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NysportsredNysportsred Member Posts: 216 Member Member Posts: 216 Member
I was hoping someone could direct me to some exercise routines that can help to build muscle. I had neck surgery four months ago and on/off back problems (spinal stenosis; some days are better than others) so i haven’t been able to lift weights like I was prior.

I do the treadmill 3-6 days a week, but would like to add to my weekly exercise.

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  • DancingMoosieDancingMoosie Member Posts: 6,026 Member Member Posts: 6,026 Member
    Sydney Cummings, Caroline Girvin, and Millionaire Hoy have good programs on YouTube.
  • NysportsredNysportsred Member Posts: 216 Member Member Posts: 216 Member
    Thank you!!
  • ChieflrgChieflrg Member Posts: 8,638 Member Member Posts: 8,638 Member
    It would be helpful if you listed the equipment you have access to.
  • sgt1372sgt1372 Member Posts: 3,696 Member Member Posts: 3,696 Member
    Progressive wt lifting (combined w/a high protein, high cal diet) is the only exercise you can do that will allow you to build muscle to any significant degree but with your physical limitations (particularly the spinal stenosis wc I also suffer from) you are limited in how much lifting you can do safely w/o risking injury.

    Doing excessive cardio will burn cals that is contrary to the goal of building muscle, if you are not consuming enough cals to retain the muscle that you already have because if no fat is available, ur body will burn muscle instead.

  • ladyzherraladyzherra Member, Premium Posts: 422 Member Member, Premium Posts: 422 Member
    I like using Les Mills on Demand from home. There is a weightlifting program on that, which is very good.
  • NysportsredNysportsred Member Posts: 216 Member Member Posts: 216 Member
    Thank you everyone!
  • Theoldguy1Theoldguy1 Member Posts: 1,352 Member Member Posts: 1,352 Member
    Chieflrg wrote: »
    It would be helpful if you listed the equipment you have access to.

    Agree and in addition what, if any, restrictions your medical team has put on you.
  • KHMcGKHMcG Member Posts: 791 Member Member Posts: 791 Member
    I would suggest bodyweight exercises to start out. It is difficult to lift too heavy when using your own body weight. This is a great channel for starting out.

  • NysportsredNysportsred Member Posts: 216 Member Member Posts: 216 Member
    Theoldguy1 wrote: »
    Chieflrg wrote: »
    It would be helpful if you listed the equipment you have access to.

    Agree and in addition what, if any, restrictions your medical team has put on you.

    I went for an appointment yesterday and asked some questions based on this thread. The way he was talking was basically he was allowing me those workouts where its like “if you don’t have weights, use bottles of water”. I can do most bodyweight exercises, but no free weights or using the weights machine I have because he said the way you sit on those puts additional strain in the neck/shoulders.”

    He actually suggested kickboxing snd treadmill each week alternating which week i do more of one than the other. He said it will help the flexibility of the back and keep the muscles impacted in my neck loose.

    This is from the doctor. Still waiting on insurance to approve PT.
  • DancingMoosieDancingMoosie Member Posts: 6,026 Member Member Posts: 6,026 Member
    If you start with body weight...have you tried yoga or piyo?
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