Exercise is like medicine

Exercise is like medicine - Exercise is like medicine, it...

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Exercise is like medicine, it has to be prescribed by a professional to avoid serious side effects! You must consult your physical therapist to know what exercises are good for you. You also need to know the limitations or modifications needed while designing your training according to your body type. Being a physical therapist I usually see patients coming with a pain problem often started after working out with their personal trainers at the gym. Upon discussion and after evaluation, I found that they did some exercises which were absolutely contraindicated for their body. For instance, I had a female patient who came with a complaint of back pain which started after doing 30 repetitions of back extension on a back extension machine at the gym with her personal trainer five days ago. This woman weighted roughly about 240- 260 lbs and was approximately 5'5" tall. She was obese and had absolutely no tone in abdominals for lumbar spine (lower back) stability. According to this presentation, exercises like back extensions, sit ups and leg raises are strictly contraindicated for her. It
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This note was uploaded on 12/02/2011 for the course ECON 501 taught by Professor Charlesmalderelli during the Spring '11 term at NYU Poly.

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