About 10 years ago I was building a practice in Edgewood. It was my first time really paying attention to the demographics of who I was treating and what trends I might be seeing in referrals. I recall one of the twenty-something Rehab Aides remarking, "so pretty much I should assume that when I'm 52 I'll have a shoulder problem"?
Here is Beth (I'd love to go on and on about Beth's age, her ranking as a competitive US squash player and her rocking workout program...but she doesn't love me doing that) - so again, here she is offering some ideas about adding jumping rope to your home program. If you don't have a rope it is important to the workout to involve your arms with some resistance. The rolled towels she substitutes work well and swing the rope forward as well as backward to emphasize the shoulder blade muscles critical in (everything) jumping. The rope should be fit for your leg length, please reach out in the comments section if you want those details. Start with short intervals as Beth directs and expand as you would any high intensity interval until you have more tolerance in your quadriceps and calves.
Some background on Beth and The EngineHouse 16 follows.
I’m a little fascinated by the design of the microscopic coronavirus and have looked at tons of images of it. One of the more beautiful images is on a preceding post courtesy of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Admiring the virus, however is a bit like the fascinating yet psychopathic character Villanelle on the BBC show Killing Eve. The crown of proteins that are so cool to look at turn out to be exactly the destructive pieces that destroy critical cells in the deepest portion of the lung and cause a cascade that can kill.
Hopefully this will be part of an ongoing series focusing on home exercises often done incorrectly. I've solicited help from my EngineHouse16 partner,
Beth Fedorowich, the owner of Fitness Essentials personal training. In this video we are going to focus on alternating arm and leg raises and the plank and common plank progressions.