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Mogget

Guest
I wonder if I could ask your opinion, please? (Apologies if this isn't
your area).

I need to get back to the resistance training, but I am getting to the
gym approximately never. I've got some dumbbells & a Swiss ball, and I
wonder how to get myself a basic routine with these.

Any chance you could please list some good exercises for me to do at
home? If I don't recognise the name, I can google it :)

It doesn't have to be a thorough bells-and-whistles routine. Just the
major muscle groups will do nicely. When I'm fitter and stronger, I can
tweak it.

Many thanks,
--
Mogget, the Churl in the Puce Greatcoat
 
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Roger Zoul

Guest
Try googling "Nina and dumbbells" in this group. She posted a nice
routine...can't remember if it involved a swissball, though.


Mogget wrote:
|| I wonder if I could ask your opinion, please? (Apologies if this
|| isn't your area).
||
|| I need to get back to the resistance training, but I am getting to
|| the gym approximately never. I've got some dumbbells & a Swiss
|| ball, and I wonder how to get myself a basic routine with these.
||
|| Any chance you could please list some good exercises for me to do at
|| home? If I don't recognise the name, I can google it :)
||
|| It doesn't have to be a thorough bells-and-whistles routine. Just
|| the major muscle groups will do nicely. When I'm fitter and
|| stronger, I can tweak it.
||
|| Many thanks,
|| --
|| Mogget, the Churl in the Puce Greatcoat
 
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Roger Zoul

Guest
Here is the link to what Nina posted:

http://tinyurl.com/9dvl


Mogget wrote:
|| I wonder if I could ask your opinion, please? (Apologies if this
|| isn't your area).
||
|| I need to get back to the resistance training, but I am getting to
|| the gym approximately never. I've got some dumbbells & a Swiss
|| ball, and I wonder how to get myself a basic routine with these.
||
|| Any chance you could please list some good exercises for me to do at
|| home? If I don't recognise the name, I can google it :)
||
|| It doesn't have to be a thorough bells-and-whistles routine. Just
|| the major muscle groups will do nicely. When I'm fitter and
|| stronger, I can tweak it.
||
|| Many thanks,
|| --
|| Mogget, the Churl in the Puce Greatcoat
 
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RRzVRR

Guest
Mogget wrote:

> I wonder if I could ask your opinion, please? (Apologies if this isn't
> your area).


It is my area now... since you've been gone I've become a
personal trainer and have been working for several years now.
That's why I don't have as much time to spend on-line.

> I need to get back to the resistance training, but I am getting to the
> gym approximately never. I've got some dumbbells & a Swiss ball, and I
> wonder how to get myself a basic routine with these.


Yes you can, in fact by doing a some free weight work while on
the Swiss ball (SB) you end up working our core muscles (abs and
back) while working the targeted muscle group (i.e.. shoulders or
chest) a bit more than if you where simply standing or lying on a
bench. Plus there's a lot of variation that you can do with a SB
to help you progress. I often have beginners doing pushups using
the SB because it can make it easier then if they did it the
standard way, then over time you change the leverage and it can
become harder then if you did push-ups the standard way.

> Any chance you could please list some good exercises for me to do at
> home? If I don't recognise the name, I can google it :)


I'd highly recommend you look into getting a couple of books that
focus on training with a SB. I haven't come across anything on
line that explains SB work very well. I've got a few of books,
but I'm not sure any of them are "THE BEST" on SB training. The
one that had the most information and was laid out with
beginners, intermediate and advanced (plus a seniors) workouts
was "Swiss Ball For Strength, Tone and Posture" by Maureen Flett.
However most of my practical learning came from another
trainer/ physical therapist who's worked with Swiss balls for a
long time.

In fact if you could afford the time and money it would take I'd
suggest you read up on training with a Swiss ball, then pay to
visit a trainer who has experience with SB work. But I understand
that that might not be possible. So what I'd suggest would be to
first start working on getting your abs and back stronger
before you start to do a lot of free weight work on the SB. Take
a couple of weeks to work on getting your core muscles strong
first. You don't want your core to be the weak link in your
workout with SB. Use some of the standard free weight advice
others have posted then combine the SB work with the free weight
work after your core has some strength and endurance.

I think you'll be surprised how much you can do with SB. In fact
if someone was starting out and didn't have the money for a gym
nor the space for a home gym, a SB and free weights is exactly
what I'd suggest.

--
Rudy - Remove the Z from my address to respond.

"It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!"
-Emiliano Zapata

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MU

Guest
On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 14:34:04 GMT, RRzVRR wrote:

> It is my area now... since you've been gone I've become a
> personal trainer and have been working for several years now.
> That's why I don't have as much time to spend on-line.


This should be good.

> Yes you can, in fact by doing a some free weight work while on
> the Swiss ball (SB) you end up working our core muscles (abs and
> back) while working the targeted muscle group (i.e.. shoulders or
> chest) a bit more than if you where simply standing or lying on a
> bench.


Bull. The only thing you can get out of a Swiss ball workout that yu cannot
get on a stable platform is "real" trainers laughing at you.

I have this picture of this idiot standing on a Swiss ball with 55 pounds
overhead. He thought it was cool. I thought it was sheer stupidity.

Swiss balls came from the physiotherapy world. They should stay there.
"Trainers" who use Swiss balls out to be shot on sight. They are unneeded,
useless, potentially dangerous and financially unnecessary.
 
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Glitter Girl

Guest
Hi Rudy!

Can you reccommend exercises for me-my abdominal muscle seperated during my
last pregnancy, and am waiting to be sure about possible pregnancies before
I have it repaired. What should I avoid?

Glitter Girl
"RRzVRR" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Mogget wrote:
>
>> I wonder if I could ask your opinion, please? (Apologies if this isn't
>> your area).

>
> It is my area now... since you've been gone I've become a personal trainer
> and have been working for several years now. That's why I don't have as
> much time to spend on-line.
>
>> I need to get back to the resistance training, but I am getting to the
>> gym approximately never. I've got some dumbbells & a Swiss ball, and I
>> wonder how to get myself a basic routine with these.

>
> Yes you can, in fact by doing a some free weight work while on the Swiss
> ball (SB) you end up working our core muscles (abs and back) while working
> the targeted muscle group (i.e.. shoulders or chest) a bit more than if
> you where simply standing or lying on a bench. Plus there's a lot of
> variation that you can do with a SB to help you progress. I often have
> beginners doing pushups using the SB because it can make it easier then if
> they did it the standard way, then over time you change the leverage and
> it can become harder then if you did push-ups the standard way.
>
>> Any chance you could please list some good exercises for me to do at
>> home? If I don't recognise the name, I can google it :)

>
> I'd highly recommend you look into getting a couple of books that focus on
> training with a SB. I haven't come across anything on line that explains
> SB work very well. I've got a few of books, but I'm not sure any of them
> are "THE BEST" on SB training. The one that had the most information and
> was laid out with beginners, intermediate and advanced (plus a seniors)
> workouts was "Swiss Ball For Strength, Tone and Posture" by Maureen Flett.
> However most of my practical learning came from another trainer/ physical
> therapist who's worked with Swiss balls for a long time.
>
> In fact if you could afford the time and money it would take I'd suggest
> you read up on training with a Swiss ball, then pay to visit a trainer who
> has experience with SB work. But I understand that that might not be
> possible. So what I'd suggest would be to first start working on getting
> your abs and back stronger before you start to do a lot of free weight
> work on the SB. Take a couple of weeks to work on getting your core
> muscles strong first. You don't want your core to be the weak link in
> your workout with SB. Use some of the standard free weight advice others
> have posted then combine the SB work with the free weight work after your
> core has some strength and endurance.
>
> I think you'll be surprised how much you can do with SB. In fact if
> someone was starting out and didn't have the money for a gym nor the space
> for a home gym, a SB and free weights is exactly what I'd suggest.
>
> --
> Rudy - Remove the Z from my address to respond.
>
> "It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!"
> -Emiliano Zapata
>
> Check out the a.s.d.l-c FAQ at: http://www.grossweb.com/asdlc/faq.htm
>
>
 
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RRzVRR

Guest
Glitter Girl wrote:

> Hi Rudy!
>
> Can you reccommend exercises for me-my abdominal muscle seperated during my
> last pregnancy, and am waiting to be sure about possible pregnancies before
> I have it repaired. What should I avoid?
>
> Glitter Girl


When was your last pregnancy? I hope that it was recent. Did
your doctor diagnose this separation?

What happens is that the tendon between rectus muscles separates.
See: http://www.exrx.net/Muscles/RectusAbdominis.html
So you need to encourage that tendon's repair and not hinder it.
You want to avoid ab work that would cause the connecting
oblique muscles to pull upon the rectus -- so that you're not
pulling the the tear further apart or keeping it from repairing.
Things like side-bends, twisting motions and the like will work
your obliques and that could cause you more of a problem.

I haven't worked with anyone who's had your problem so I don't
have anecdotal proof on what helps. That said there are some
exercises that are suppose to help with this condition. Here's
one site that explains the ab work that should help.

http://www.maternitycenter.com/articles/post1.html


Good luck.

--
Rudy - Remove the Z from my address to respond.

"It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!"
-Emiliano Zapata

Check out the a.s.d.l-c FAQ at:
http://www.grossweb.com/asdlc/faq.htm
 
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MU

Guest
On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 17:41:16 -0600, Glitter Girl wrote:

> Can you reccommend exercises for me-my abdominal muscle seperated during my
> last pregnancy, and am waiting to be sure about possible pregnancies before
> I have it repaired. What should I avoid?


Everything. I quit having clients do ab exercises since all this BS about
"core strength" training is BS. You can't do a thing except flop around
like a fish out of water if you don't have this "core" to begin with.

Avoid every kind of stressful exercise until either you are healed or your
physician clears you.

And please, don't ask a "personal trainer" for medical advice much less
take it. These guys have bought their worthless certifications which are a
sham in the industry.
 
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Mogget

Guest
In message <[email protected]>,
RRzVRR <[email protected]> writes
>Mogget wrote:
>
>> I wonder if I could ask your opinion, please? (Apologies if this
>>isn't your area).

>
>It is my area now... since you've been gone I've become a personal
>trainer and have been working for several years now. That's why I don't
>have as much time to spend on-line.


<Snip>

Very many thanks.
--
Mogget, the Churl in the Puce Greatcoat
 
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Glitter Girl

Guest
may last pregnancy was 16 months ago, and yes, it was diagnosed by my
midwife, but I was told the seperation was too severe to correct with
exercise alone, that I would definitely need surgery....

Glitter Girl
"RRzVRR" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Glitter Girl wrote:
>
>> Hi Rudy!
>>
>> Can you reccommend exercises for me-my abdominal muscle seperated during
>> my last pregnancy, and am waiting to be sure about possible pregnancies
>> before I have it repaired. What should I avoid?
>>
>> Glitter Girl

>
> When was your last pregnancy? I hope that it was recent. Did your doctor
> diagnose this separation?
>
> What happens is that the tendon between rectus muscles separates. See:
> http://www.exrx.net/Muscles/RectusAbdominis.html
> So you need to encourage that tendon's repair and not hinder it. You want
> to avoid ab work that would cause the connecting oblique muscles to pull
> upon the rectus -- so that you're not pulling the the tear further apart
> or keeping it from repairing. Things like side-bends, twisting motions and
> the like will work your obliques and that could cause you more of a
> problem.
>
> I haven't worked with anyone who's had your problem so I don't have
> anecdotal proof on what helps. That said there are some exercises that
> are suppose to help with this condition. Here's one site that explains
> the ab work that should help.
>
> http://www.maternitycenter.com/articles/post1.html
>
>
> Good luck.
>
> --
> Rudy - Remove the Z from my address to respond.
>
> "It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!"
> -Emiliano Zapata
>
> Check out the a.s.d.l-c FAQ at: http://www.grossweb.com/asdlc/faq.htm
>
>
 
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RRzVRR

Guest
Glitter Girl wrote:

> may last pregnancy was 16 months ago, and yes, it was diagnosed by my
> midwife, but I was told the seperation was too severe to correct with
> exercise alone, that I would definitely need surgery....
>
> Glitter Girl


Sorry to hear you'll have to have surgery. Ask your doctor is
doing the suggested ab work will do any harm... and as I wrote
talk to your Dr. about how oblique work could be a problem.

--
Rudy - Remove the Z from my address to respond.

"It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!"
-Emiliano Zapata

Check out the a.s.d.l-c FAQ at:
http://www.grossweb.com/asdlc/faq.htm