Fitness tips for my aging mom??

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    drinkdran0 New Member

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    Hey guys... thanks for all the help on the ass workouts!
    now... my mom is 55 and she's constantly complaining of back, leg pains... and i feel so bad for her. she's not being active so her health is just deterriorating (sp?)

    would like any tips to start out slow... she's kind of a frail woman but i believe she can be in real good shape someday! i have hope... :x:

    thanks guys!
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    get her a personal trainer at a gym.
     
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    the problem is she's a really conservative, shy woman. last thing she would do is go to the gym... she's really private about lots of things :/
     
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    like i'm trying to help her out as much as i can cos i'm a kinesiology major... but yeah, its hard
     
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    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    its better than nothing
     
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    If your looking to start her out slow, ask her to go the mall and walk inside it for 30 min. (She should then take a break - lol I am guessing that she is no SuperGranny) And after the break walk 30 min more.

    :dunno: Thats what my grandmother does 3 times a week.
     
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    yeah right about now all i make her do is walk... like walk the dog, etc. but i want something more.
     
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    Squats and deadlifts are the key. :embd:

    Seriously though, off the top of my head, how about a swimming rec class at the YMCA? Or something like that.
     
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    i feel so bad for her. she's done so much for me and the family and it's taken a toll on her body. any tips for stretches and stuff?
     
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    get her moving and somewhat limber
     
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    A set of small and medium dumbells, some curls, tricep press, calf raises, lunges, bent over rows, pushups, squats. Any weight bearing exercise will help her build bone density and lower her risk of osteoperosis and help her feel better about herself. As said, walking is also a great exercise too.
     
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    older women seem to respond well to personal trainers over anything else. i can't explain it, but its been my experience.
     
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    ~*Pogovina*~ Whip it! Whip it good!!

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    get her warmed up to the idea of a gym by just taking her to swim and get a little cardio in a "fun" way. A LOT of women are intimidated by the idea of going to one, especially if they are conservative. When she sees people like her working out there too, she prolly wont feel so self conscious about it. (and god forbid don't take her to a place stuffed with 20 y/o hardbodies. that'd chase any self conscious out of shape woman out of there.)
     
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