Strength Training is important for all of us!
Today we are going to add just one weight. This weight should be heavier than your light hand weights but still one you can easily move around. I will be using one 10lb weight but you can use any item around your home. A gallon of liquid weighs about 9lbs, could use laundry detergent, flour or sugar container, a small storage bin, be creative. I’m sure there is something you can find. Take these moves slowly as this may not only be a new type of movement, but also an item you may not be used to holding.
To be as Parkinson's specific as possible, we want to focus more on functional strengthening than on general weights or machines. We also want to focus more on strengthening the extensor muscles, than the flexors! We also want to incorporate posture, balance and all the good stuff into all the forms of exercise we do. Instead of you trying to figure all of this out, we designed a class just for you!
Remember, safety first! Modify activities as needed! Use support for anything in standing as needed, use the chair to get up and down from the ground, take your time and skip or modify activities if you need it!
-Light Hand Weights (1-3lbs) or something similar from around the house!
-A great attitude
-Hard work ;)
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