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Starting new work out routine

Discussion in 'Women's Community Forums' started by pink_fins, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. pink_fins

    pink_fins Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Northern WI
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    I am 66 have arthritis and still want to dive. I have been going to our gym (3 times a week) doing machines, arms, back, legs etc. on a rotation basis during the week and then 15-20 min on the treadmill each time.

    I am looking for some routine that would help with getting on boat. I have solved my problem with the quick release clips on my fins by using the fore arm gipper machine ( up to 7 lbs now ;-) ) so that is not a problem

    any ideas?

    I live in Northern WI so no diving till going to CCV in May and sure I can do shore dives. But boat dives are fun too
    thanks
    gail
    ps I do swim 3 laps when I have my arthritis aerobic class.
     
  2. lilkittydiver

    lilkittydiver Angel Fish

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Rutherford County, NC
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    Girl! You're still young :wink:

    Believe it or not, try some Bikram yoga. Working out does increase muscle mass and strength, but yoga will help strength, as well as flexibility. Plus Bikram means it's in a heated room, so that definitely helps. Heat helps pain with many things. Swimming in a heated pool will help you also.
    Also, supplements (preferably organic/natural). Also, check over the counter for Capsaicin Cream. It's similar in a way to icy hot, but will help with arthritis pains.

    Now into a couple odder remedies: Acupuncture. You have to do it, but I swear on the $15 dollars I have in my pocket, It works. I have shoulder injuries and it helped me. It forces you to relax also, which is GREAT! :) Also, you can have e-STEM done (trascutaneous electrostimulation). It doesn't shock you, and it feels amazing. It's electrical impulses that go through your skin/muscles. It feels like little miniature tapping. It also tenses your muscles up, sending the currents through. When the time is up, your muscles no longer contract, and feel SOO much better. I hate being shocked, so trust me, its nothing that you feel like that. I went to my chiropractor & Physical therapist to do mine. Its so relaxing! Oh, and get a massage! :)

    I hope I've helped! :)

    Edit: the natural/organic supplements will be safer in your bloodstream than anything chemical, especially when diving!
     

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