Exercise help needed!

Exercise help needed!

18 posts
5 March 2011
Ive decided this year I really need to get fit and in shape, in general I do very little exercise except walking my dog.
I need to keep in shape, especially if I am going to carry on nude modelling, and possibly going down the latex route.
I have problems with loose ligaments (double jointed) which means my joints have a tendency to pop out of their sockets and cause pain, so I really need help with what kinds of exercises I am able to do which will not cause these problems.

I have tried yoga etc in the past, but I think I really need to kick start my fitness and lose some weight before carrying on with that in order to stay in shape.

Please Help!!

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Posted 5 March 2011
Oh no, looks like Im destined to be a chubby hehe
Posted 5 March 2011
I do sit up to keep my stomach toned and also walks with the dogs. another good thing is walking up and down stairs its tedious but very good for your leg muscles.
Posted 5 March 2011
jes
Model
jes
Walking, running, swimming, cycling.

Posted 5 March 2011
Mimi_C
Model
Mimi_C
I have the same joint problem, my knees pop out at the very least three times a week :|

Do not go running, just don't do it! It's hurting my knees and ankles just thinking about it.

Swimming + aquarobics,  this does not put any extra pressure on the joints, plus it's generally old ladies and they're lovely

Step plus on the wii but wear knee supports!  Actually all of wii fit is quite good and it doesn't feel like exercise 'cause it's fun.
Posted 5 March 2011
Mimi_C

I have the same joint problem, my knees pop out at the very least three times a week :|

Do not go running, just don't do it! It's hurting my knees and ankles just thinking about it.

Swimming + aquarobics,  this does not put any extra pressure on the joints, plus it's generally old ladies and they're lovely

Step plus on the wii but wear knee supports!  Actually all of wii fit is quite good and it doesn't feel like exercise 'cause it's fun.


Thanks Mimi.
Yeah I now running is a bad idea, I tried it once before and couldnt walk for the following couple of days.
I think I will see if there are any aquarobics classes near where I live, and will get the wii fit back out  emoticon
Posted 5 March 2011
skymouse
Photographer
skymouse
Squats + Deadlifts.

#c00000; text-decoration: underline;">But check first with an appropriate expert, as your hyperlaxity could be either a distinct advantage or a disadvantage for these exercises, and depending on the which of your articulations are affected and the way you execute the exercises, the movements could range from being more effective for you than for most people all the way to being a terrible injury risk.
Posted 6 March 2011
Edited by skymouse 6 March 2011
Thanks. Unfortunately I think I am the latter. At certain times by ligaments are worse, and during such times I can find it difficult to even walk up stairs, any kind of weight on my knees when bent can cause my knees to dislocate, and often results in trapped nerves also In general my upper ligaments are stronger than those in my legs, so I may be able to do more upper body work, and probably swimming and possibly an exercise bike my my lower half.
Posted 6 March 2011
Rage
Model
Rage
Oh god.
All this talk of exercise makes me tired. haha.

I think your best bet is to speak with a professional, they could sort out a regime for you that works for you body type and body issues. Dont start anything without contacting someone though - you dont want to cause more damage my sweet.

x


Posted 6 March 2011
BicycleRacer
Photographer
BicycleRacer
Cycle to the pool, swim then cycle home !
Posted 6 March 2011
Serena
Model
Serena
Join CURVES. They are nationwide and suit any age and any stage of fitness. I've enjoyed their ladies own gym myself and ladies of 70+ have been which means they are easy on the joints but still 'work'. The circuit only takes 30 minutes but the machines cover all muscles areas.

Posted 6 March 2011
gazhilla
Photographer
gazhilla
Incline walking on the treadmill, cycling, cross trainer. Light squats and leg press using knee wraps.. Cardio and some resistance training will help. In fact , building the quadriceps and the hamstrings will cause a tightening of the connective tissues and more joint stability. When I put my knee out wrestling, worst thing I did was stop squatting, became far worse. Physio told me to build back up as it stretched and tightened the connective tissue
Posted 6 March 2011
Ohhh thanks for that. Im having a LOT of problems with my joints lately, still taking the dog for a walk but hurting lots when I get back. Is it possible that some types of foods make this better/worse?
Posted 9 March 2011
Mimi_C
Model
Mimi_C
Loki_Winters

Ohhh thanks for that. Im having a LOT of problems with my joints lately, still taking the dog for a walk but hurting lots when I get back. Is it possible that some types of foods make this better/worse?


Really if you're joints are anything like mine changing your diet really wont make much of a difference. Everyone without a joint problem will tell you it will help.. but really when you're in pain everyday anyway changing your diet to foods you don't like for a tiny difference really isn't worth it.

Losing weight will help, don't think you need to as i love your figure... but any less weight on your joints will make a huge difference.

Get to your Doctors though and ask them to refer you to physio, they will give you exercises to help with your joints... i'm sure there is something they can give you for it aswell. I used to be on loads of stuff when i was little but this was for a multitude of problems.. i'll ask my mum tomorrow if there was anything in particular for  joints.

Also if your knees dislocate often, instead of putting them back in yourself... go to the hospital... the NHS will soon realise it's much cheaper to just fix the problem with surgery rather than keep putting your knees back in. I just found this out.. felt i should share.
Posted 9 March 2011
garymck
Photographer
garymck
Chris Harrison has a good diet regime have you asked him how he keeps his body in shape?



Posted 9 March 2011
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