Posted by Chris, edited
on March 15, 2000 at 05:52:25:
In Reply to: Re: Hip Arthritis and stretching posted by chris on March 13, 2000 at 16:49:22:
: : :
: Your welcome! I really hope you take up this. FYI - I have horrible flexibility and hate stretching,
: but the more you do it, the better you will be! Chris
: : You were given bad advice. believe me, I'm not perfect, but weight machines are WORTHLESS for this
: : : kind of problem. 4 walls and gravity are all you need (actually, forget the 4 walls). You need RANGE
: : : of MOTION, which come from stretch and strengthening.
: : : Stretching:
: : : 1)butterfuly (adducter stretch)
: : : 2) two kness over (rock side to side).
: : : 3) Pretzle stretch
: : : 4) Pirformis stretch (hard)
: : : 5) knees to chest
: : : 6) One knee to chest, one flat
: : : 7) push ups (back)
: : : 8) standing hamstring
: : : 9) standing inner thigh stretch
: : : 10) chair lunge (down on one knee like I am proposing - raise back leg,
: : : slightly bent, and push forward)
: : : 11) calf stretch
: : : 12) standing piriformis stretch
: : : 13) trunk rotation using broomstck behind neck, knees bent like a hockey player.
: : : Then, i do exercise (5) that work on strength and range of motion.
: : : Sounds like your pain is really bad - I think the biggest thing with Hip problems is that
: : : pretty much you're condemmed to joint replacement unless you can reverse your symptoms.
: : : Two books and a coach (web master, I have no vested interest except to help this guy out) that
: : : are great:
: : : "Heal your Hips" Amazon and "On being Hip" Amazon. You MUST make an effort to do these EVERYDAY
: : : to see results.
: : : If you commit to a program, progress will be slow, but just remember..you're like me..we have no
: : : choicce to fight this. It pains me to think that you think doing squats will benefit you -at least
: : : right now. If you can't even put your shoes on, you have to start doing the right things right away.