Laying My Exercise Foundation

MY EXERCISE BAR

A 3 feet 3 inch long tension curtain rod, fully closed, I use for my exercise bar. Small circumference. You can buy longer or thicker; this suits me.

Since I have dystonia, a spinal cord and spinal column injuries, muscle, nerve and joint pain, tendonitis probably due to computer work, in neck, shoulders, elbows and wrists, I’m backtracking and starting over. I went for the gold, so to speak, and overdid it.

I’m laying my foundation by working out absent weights or resistance, using an exercise bar to balance, stabilize and guide me, applying my own body parts as the weight to strengthen my small muscles in neck, core and legs, while simultaneously bringing my larger muscles into the action.

I’m also using the bar for stretching all individual muscles and muscle groups.

My goal right now is to increase slowly the reps and sets I do throughout the day/night, being mindful of new stresses and strains. And taking breaks from it when needed, whether that means a day or two or three.

I discovered that the bar can give quite a work-out.






 

 

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