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[post_date] => 2011-12-08 17:11:52
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[post_content] => Once thought to be too difficult for the elderly, strength training is now seen as a great exercise for seniors. The students in Rachel’s classes range from being quite flexible and strong to somewhat frail, but Rachel adapts the exercises for all levels of fitness. The conversation is good-natured and casual, with Rachel teaching about fitness and students asking questions. The students remain very focused on the exercises, and Rachel is vigilant about their form. She carefully avoids exercises that might strain joints or worsen medical conditions.
Certain exercises are covered in each session: squats, calf raises, dumbbell rows, bicep curls, back strengthening, and balancing. These moves are designed to mimic the activities of daily life, making it easier to bend over and pick up objects, open and close windows, walk longer distances, push heavy doors open, climb stairs, and maintain balance. Ultimately, strength training and weight bearing may slow the progression of osteoporosis.
Woodstock Senior Center: Tuesday & Thursday from 11:00 to 12:00.
[post_title] => Strength Training with Rachel Eisenman
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