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I strained a shoulder while doing lat pull downs about two months ago and finally got into the osteopath yesterday. He told me that at my age 50+ if I am going to do weights, ( I do an hours cardio on bike and tread mill and then do about 20 minutes on four machines a day) that I would have to start doing yoga.

He told me that being over 50 the body loses a lot of elasticity (his words) and this has resulted in the muscle pain. Mind you I don't get the pain while exercising but tend to at night which is disrupting my sleep.

In particular he stated that I need to do yoga stretching exercises before doing the cardio and then at the end after weights. This is news to me as I have previously used a cross trainer at home 4-5 times a week for an hours for cardio, but only gotten into the weights since last July.

Anyone with similar experiences or advice about this? Thanks
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Hi Geoffrey,

Make sure to stretch and warm up before regular exercises and get nutritive diet plan from your coach to meet body requirements for workout. Make sure you are having regular check ups, focus on technique and take rest between exercises.

http://sanantoniofitbody.com/


Edited by Adriane - 10/25/12 at 12:57am
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Doing an hour of cardio and 20 mins of machines every day seems excessive to me. Perhaps the shoulder injury occurred because you were fatigued from all of the cardio you had been doing beforehand... Have you heard of/considered giving something like Primal Blueprint Fitness a shot? It's oriented towards much more functional strength-training movements than you would find with machines. Even if you aren't interested in the program, it's worth looking at his methodology and such - seeing as how he's in phenomenal shape and is a 50+ year old male.

 

Yoga is outstanding. The benefits are astronomical, especially when it's implemented alongside an effective strength and conditioning program. Highly recommend that you give it a shot - the results will definitely be better than those you'd experience from the cardio+machine training you're doing now.

 

Best of luck, and rest up that shoulder!

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Originally Posted by FMacDonald View Post

Yoga is outstanding. The benefits are astronomical, especially when it's implemented alongside an effective strength and conditioning program. Highly recommend that you give it a shot - the results will definitely be better than those you'd experience from the cardio+machine training you're doing now.

Adding yoga to my fitness routine recently has helped a lot already. So far I enjoy it, and can feel modest gains. I'll continue with it.
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