The sciatic pain is the worst, but luckily exercise can help! The best relief is strengthening the muscles surrounding the area and keeping them flexible. The Nautilus Lower Back machine, performed through a pain free range of motion, has been extremely successful for many people who have suffered with sciatic pain, coupled with specific abdominal exercises. A custom exercise program with a personal trainer’s guidance, ensuring that pressure is kept off the nerve, can alleviate the pain.
Many research studies have proven that proper strength training through a pain free range of motion will benefit someone with Rheumatory Arthritis. Proper strength training will help to alleviate pain and will increase muscular strength, develop stronger bones and connective tissue, while also helping to reduce body fat. Our Fitness Foundation program, which is strength training 3 times per week and monthly nutrition, is perfect. Someone with Rheumatoid Arthritis is taken through a pain free range of motion and started at a lower intensity. Spinal stability and strength through a pain free motion is extremely important along with cardiovascular activity at a lower intensity. We gradually increased the intensity depending upon the individual’s progress.
When we enter pre-menopause, which can happen as early as 35, we start storing more fat around our waist because our ovaries slow down the production of estrogen. We store more fat in the fat cells around our waist because they are good at producing estrogen. This does not mean that the body has to store fat and become fatter. With sound balanced nutrition and some proper guidance in strength training, you can have the best body you ever had in your 40’s and on. Proper strength training is the number one way to get that body. You will put back lost muscle tissue that will increase your metabolism and burn more calories than just diet and cardiovascular exercise could.
You burn more fat and increase metabolism only if you have no food in your stomach and what you ate the night before has already been digested. However, if you are weight training, you are not going to have enough fuel to supply the energy to perform the set appropriately to create a stimulation that can cause growth and an increase in metabolism that you are ultimately looking for.
What matters most is the amount of calories you put in during the day verses what you expended, and putting back the eight pounds of muscle tissue that burns four hundred calories per day back on your body. (That is if you are a 35-40 year old man- worse if you are older)
Pick the time of day that you are going to have no excuses to not workout, and workout to fatigue on your first workout! Also, understand what you need to eat in a day to burn more fat. That’s how you will get leaner quicker; not just lose weight.