Isometric Seniors Exercise

Can Movement-less Exercise Really be the Key to Increased Everyday Activity?

By Paul "Batman" J.O'Brien 

B.A., N.C.E.H.S., Dip. Acu., Cert Clin. IMed., Dip. Adv. OBB, Dip. CHM, M.AFPA., M.C.Th.A.

Isometric Seniors Exercise is a great idea. This Article will tell you why. In the introduction and benefits of isometrics I explained why this is the most efficient from of strength training in the world, bar none. Now I want to focus on how it can be of particular benefit to our senior citizens. Many of you know Charles Atlas. For those that don’t Charles Atlas was one of the greatest bodybuilders and business men of all time. He held the title of being the world’s most perfect man. He developed it through isometric tension. In the photos taken of him in his early twenties and thirties he looked like a Greek Statue. What many don’t know is that in his 70’s he STILL looked incredibly muscular, toned and defined.

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Age is no reason to stop exercising. In fact, exercise and muscle mass is a bio-marker of age – the more you have the younger medically speaking you are. 

The great thing about Isometric seniors exercise is that it can be performed virtually anywhere. From the bed to the lounge chair –once you understand isometrics, a door frame or a wash cloth can become your whole gym. An entire workout you can perform in less than 5 minutes will leave you energised, strong and resilient. Where can you train? Let’s look at some of the ease places to apply isometric seniors exercise . You’ll never have to leave your room. So lousy weather is no excuse. You don’t need a gym membership and you don’t need equipment

Your Bed – Yep. You can get a great workout in bed, and is not what you are thinking. A little known fact for those that may be reading this, bed was where Bruce Lee began his workouts. It’s true. Lying in bed Bruce lee went through a series of isometric stretches and olds to get the blood flowing to his muscles and energise and focus him for the day ahead. Take a tip from a legend, start your day the right way. Workout out the minute you wake.

Your Armchair – I know, it’s amazing. You can watch TV; listen to the radio, chat with friends and workout. Simple movements like pulling your legs in against the chair strengthens your hamstrings. Pulling in your arms while holding the armrest strengthens your back and lats. A minute of this and gets the muscles awake, strong and invigorate the body with little effort.

Your Door – Next time you leave a room or get up to answer the door get in some strength training. Try pushing against the door with your arms to strengthen and tone your chest and triceps. Push up on the top of the door frame to work your shoulders. 

Most senior citizens have access to a bed, a chair and a door frame. That’s all you need and few minutes of your time to improve your strength, fitness and energy levels with isometric seniors exercise.







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