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  • The 5 WORST Exercises For Age 50+ (AVOID!) Do Instead

    This article is a transcribed edited summary of a video Bob and Brad recorded in December of 2023. For the original video go to https://youtu.be/J0TmOACWk4I Mike: Today we're going to show you five common exercises that most people do that you should probably avoid, especially as you age. Brad: That's right because if you're over 50, you probably learned how to do some stretches and other common exercises improperly back in the day. And now there are better ways to do it. Okay, the first stretch is for your hamstrings as well as your lower back. Traditionally, a lot of people were taught to touch their toes in either the seated position or standing and reach for their toes. Brad: Now it does stretch the hamstring muscles, but the problem is it stresses the lower back and particularly puts undue stress on your discs and can cause problems with the back. So we're going to show you some alternatives that are really going to get to those hamstrings and stretch properly. Okay, here's the first option Mike is going to show. Now he does have tight hamstrings. Mike: Don't tell them. Brad: Anyway, go ahead, show him what to do. Mike: So this is one option you can do in a seated position. You will need something to put your foot up on, like a stool in a straight back chair. This won't work so well in a recliner. So all you're going to do is try to push your knee down straight. You should feel a stretch. If you don't feel much, you can bend forward slightly. I'm not very flexible here but don't round your spine because this is the same position we were just in. So keep a nice straight back, lean forward, and yeah, I really start feeling it. You can do 30 seconds on one leg and then switch to the other. You could do both at once if you feel comfortable doing this. Brad: Right, I suggest one at a time. Two is just hard to keep the back straight. Mike: Yeah. Brad: Now we're going to show you the standing option. This is my favorite. I've taught a lot of patients how to use this that are mobile and have good balance. And even if your balance is a little off, use a stairway. You have the handrails one or two if they're there, use those for balance and you simply use the steps. You're going to stretch one leg at a time. I'll do my right leg. Now the key to this stretch is to keep your knee straight. We don't want it flexed. Get it straight to start out with. You can start on the first step. Now I'm going to lean forward and feel those hamstrings stretch. Don't get real aggressive, just let them stretch and really relax and breathe. Brad: Now Mike's going to show my back going to a bad position. So go ahead Mike, put the stick up there. So I have a straight back. Now if I lean forward, I lose that good posture. Mike: He's losing contact with his head here and his upper back. You do not have three points of contact. You want contact in your lower back, your mid-shoulder blade, and the top of your head and we lost those. Brad: All right, now I'm going to keep that upright posture so the stick is straight. Brad: Oh and I already feel the stretch in the hamstringing and I'm only leaning that far. That's good, the goal is not to get your nose to your knee but to stretch the hamstringing. So do that, you can go pressure on, pressure off, you can hold it for 15 up to 30 seconds. I usually go pressure on, pressure off, and do both legs. It's an excellent stretch for those hamstrings and you'll feel it very nicely. Okay, the second exercise was very popular, particularly for strengthening the back muscles. So it's called the Superman. You lie down on the floor and elevate the head and arms and there we go. Brad: The lower back muscles are really working well. It's a good strengthening exercise, but we have found out recently from Stuart McGill a back expert with a lot of research that it puts undue stress on the vertebra and actually can cause fractures in certain situations. So we're going to show you a better option, get the same strength and avoid that risk. All right, a great option for this from Dr. Stewart McGill is the pointer dog. You should do it not on a bed, but on a carpeted floor or with a mat. Go ahead, Mike. Mike: It's also known as a bird dog for some people. So you're going to start in the all-fours position. I'm going to lift my right arm and kick my left leg out simultaneously. Hold this position with the flat back for up to five seconds if possible. Then you're going to switch. I'm going to do my left arm with my right leg. I'm just showing this separately so you understand what I'm doing. But you're supposed to kind of lift them out together. Mike: Make sure not to extend your head up too much and don't reach up too high. It's just kind of a straight back and Brad can kind of show a straight line that I'm forming with this exercise. Brad: Yeah, so you want to be in a straight line. Mike, lift that leg. Yeah, that leg is too high here. The head's too high, bring it back down. Brad: And now Mike is working pretty darn hard right now. The one thing that you cannot see that Mike mentioned is to keep the back in a neutral or straight position. To do that, you really need to tighten up those tummy muscles and that's something you can't see, but you will feel it. Mike: If this is challenging for beginners. You can simply do one arm at a time and you can do one leg at a time to begin. Brad: Right, excellent job, Mike. Mike: The next common exercise people perform that is not always the most optimal one is called the upright row. So typically it can be done with dumbbells, bands, or cables. And notice I am bringing the dumbbell up to my chest, flaring out my elbows. Now this is a shoulder-strengthening exercise, however, it can lead to issues like impingement or rotator cuff tears possibly over time. Brad: That's right. Alright, a couple of good option that are not going to stress the rotator cuff muscles as much and go very well without pain. If you have bands, which I like bands because you can vary the resistance so easily. We're going to go out to the side but not higher than 90 degrees. Parallel or horizontal to the floor with your arms is as high as you want it to go. I actually prefer to go a little under that to be on the safe side. Mike, talk about the dumbbells. Mike: Now it's okay if you're slightly forward a little. Just don't be out in front of you. You can be directly out to the side. Just don't position too far back. This is quite a stretch here. So you're just going to raise out to the side, hold for a few seconds, and control it back down. It's going to work a lot more and you don't need as heavy a weight versus people just flying through them, not doing much. Also, you don't want to shrug and lift. You want to keep your traps relaxed and just lift out to the side. Brad: Excellent points Mike, I'm glad that you took over because I forgot about those. Mike: The next common exercise to avoid is full sit-ups like Brad is demonstrating here from back in his day in PE class. So this is a good core strengthening exercise. It's going to work those abdominal muscles. However, it's putting a lot of pressure on the discs in your spine, which can be problematic over time. So we're going to show you an alternative way to do them. Brad: And by the way, it wasn't PE class back in the day when I was in school. It was gym class. Mike: So we're still going to do a sit-up of sorts. Brad is just going to do it with a neutral back. So to begin, he's going to put his feet on the table with bent knees. He's going to put his hand on his low back region here and he's going to push down into it, engaging his core, see how he engages his core. You should feel pressure on your hand if you're doing it correctly. Now once he's in this position, he has a nice flat back. He is going to curl up, but he's going to keep a straight back lifting his head up towards the ceiling. So essentially all you're going to really do is lift your top shoulder blades off of the mat like Brad is demonstrating here and you'll get a good abdominal crunch going on there and it really works the core. Brad: Now one thing you'll want to avoid is a very common mistake people make, they will flex their neck, bring it forward, which really stresses that neck and it's not good. What I do is I have my hands across my chest and I take the back of my fist and I put it right up against my chin. And that reminds me to keep my head and neck straight. Just one of those little things that works well for me. So you can give it a go. Brad: The next exercise, very common back in the day is feet out wide, arms out, and then you flex forward at the hips, right hand to the left toes, left hand to the right toes, and we called them windmills. Now the big concern about this is we're flexing the low spine and rotating at the same time. That can put forces on the lower back that can cause an injury. So we're going to show you some options to get some rotation without that injury risk. Brad: Okay, we're going to show you a few options to do this one, to get that rotation, first of all for beginners or just to test out your back, lie down on the back on the floor, a carpeted floor is best, knees together, feet together and shoulders back, head back. And I call these windshield wipers. We're going to take the knees together, go to the right. This should be pain-free. If it creates pain, you do not go that far. And we're going to go back and forth right to left. 10 repetitions. Now if it does hurt in one direction, do not go that way or just go in the pain-free range, go the other way. And that may be pain-free all the way. Brad: So if this is painful in one direction and not the other or whatever, do not go to the more advanced phase which Mike is going to show in standing. I'm going to show one other option if you happen to have an exercise ball. I use the exercise ball all the time, so I would like to promote it because it really works well and it works well for this. Let your legs go over the ball, let the weight of your legs on the ball, and simply roll the ball right to left. It's a little bit different, I like it better. It feels better. It gets a little more emphasis on the back rotation and is very controllable. Alright, 10 repetitions on that is a good option. Go ahead Mike, show the standing options. Mike: Okay, a little bit more advanced version is standing rotation. So my feet are shoulder-width apart. I'm going to place my hands on my hips here and I'm going to start rotating to the right and left. This is just going to feel different because this time your feet are planted and your upper spine is moving versus the way Brad was showing if this feels good, both directions. You can take a broom handle or a stick, whatever you have, place it over your shoulders, and then it just kind of helps you get a little bit more rotation and you might notice one side your tighter. So maybe work that way a little more. Like I can feel this going this way a little bit, so. Brad: Again, do this one cautiously if you haven't done it before, that should be completely pain-free. Just a normal stretch feeling, I happen to like this stretch a lot. I do it on a regular basis, it works well for me. But again, I've gone through all the other ones first. Mike: And it is important to maintain a neutral spine with this because I'm not doing that flexing, rotating component like the stretch we showed earlier. Yeah, I'm just keeping a nice straight back and rotating. Brad: Very relaxed, very comfortable, good. Alright, so I hope you've learned something new here and found some new waves to do exercises because they can get old and the other ones can be a little risky. So we're going to show you some other videos. Mike, are you ready? Mike: So if you want to check out more videos on some exercises you should never do or can be problematic, check out the video "15 Common Exercises You Should Never Do! (Updated)." Visit us on our other social media platforms: YouTube, Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, TikTok, Wimkin, Mewe, Minds, Vero, SteemIt, Peakd, Rumble, Snapchat, Clapper, Threads Bob and Brad also have a Podcast where we share your favorite episodes as well as interviews with health-related experts. 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  • How To Manage the Aches That Come On As You Age

    Pain is an aspect of life that is unavoidable, and everybody will experience it at some point. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly half of all American adults experience pain in their daily lives. The situation only grows more concerning when we look at the elderly as studies based on the National Health and Aging Trends Study show that the majority of adults with recurring pain experience multiple and separate kinds of pain. Ultimately, pain is a constant reality for a lot of people, and while it's natural that people are affected by aging, it's also possible to age in a healthy manner. The human body is a complex machine, and while that makes it likely to falter, it also provides countless opportunities to help its internal processes to ensure a higher quality of life. Here are three important strategies that can help when dealing with existing aches and prevent future pain. Exercising and Stretching Perhaps one of the most common ways to minimize pain is to limit movements and try to be as delicate with it as possible, however, this isn't always the best course of action. A study in 2015 published by the University of Antwerp proved that exercise is effective when dealing with chronic pain, even if it isn't musculoskeletal. This doesn't mean that individuals should force themselves to keep on moving despite the pain. However, it's important to understand that precise movements and professional guidance can help a body recover its old strength and overcome its aching. Muscle weakness as a whole is a major cause of pain, and statistics released by the CDC confirm that it becomes more common with aging. The prevalence of muscle weakness that comes with age is another important reason to exercise even if no musculoskeletal complications have developed. Strong and active muscles aren't likely to generate aching, and the more developed they are, the more resistant they'll be to impacts and falls. While a lot of individuals correlate exercise with intense regimes and gym subscriptions this doesn't have to be the case. A low-impact exercise, such as yoga, can be easily followed at home and in the comfort of the neighborhood. A Proper Diet Perhaps one of the most important aspects when it comes to aging in a healthy manner is a person's diet. An unbalanced diet will undeniably make people more likely to develop health complications and comes with its own set of pains. But when it comes to food, what is consumed can be as important as what is avoided. As such, eating foods that slow down aging is incredibly important in any diet. But likewise, it's important to truly grasp what this means in a medical and scientific context. In broad terms, while many foods are known to have health benefits when most people discuss anti-aging food they usually mean food that contains antioxidants. Antioxidants are nutrients like Vitamin C and E that can help prevent oxidation at a cellular level. This means that a diet rich in antioxidants can prevent tissue deterioration both inside and outside of our bodies, making it so that the negative effects of aging manifest at a slower pace. Foods rich in antioxidants include broccoli, almonds, Brazil nuts, and asparagus. The Importance of Supplements While most antioxidants, vitamins, and other beneficial molecules can be found in food, that doesn't mean they can only be consumed this way. Supplements can be a reliable tool to meet the recommended values for certain vitamins or proteins. Many supplements are explicitly sold under an anti-aging label, meaning that they are easy to identify. The health impact of supplements might not be the same as that of anti-aging foods, but studies have proven their efficiency in various circumstances. For instance, Vitamin C supplement consumption has been linked to reduced cases and severity of colds in both adults and children. Aging is a reality of life, but that doesn't mean it has to be tied to pain. Pain is a complex process that warns of the issues and injuries a body is experiencing, meaning that the best way to avoid aches as we get older is to have better preventive care. The appropriate level of exercise can help get rid of or avoid musculoskeletal aches. Meanwhile, a proper diet can load a body with important nutrients like antioxidants that slow down aging considerably. Supplements are great to provide that final push a body might need to avoid pain. There are many ways to avoid the aches of aging, and it all starts with the conscious choice to change some habits.

  • Frozen Shoulder Step-By-Step Exercise & Pain Relief Program For The Unthawing Stage

    Unthawing Stage: At this stage, you can become a bit more aggressive with doing the Booyah Exercises. Booyah Exercises: Start by doing exercises 1-3. 1. Stick under shoulder blades in armpits. Perform chin tucks. (10 repetitions) 2. Progressive Statue of Liberty. (10 repetitions) (Stick on the floor or a chair) 3. Extensions of shoulder pain arm using opposite arm OR with broomstick or booyah. (10 repetitions) After the extension of your painful shoulder is equal to that of your nonpainful shoulder, you may stop exercise 3. Substitute exercise number 4 instead. So, you are doing exercises 1, 2, and 4. 4. Shoulder internal rotation with stick or belt. After internal rotation of your painful shoulder is equal to that of your nonpainful shoulder, you may stop exercises 4. Substitute exercise number 5 instead. So, you are doing exercises 1, 2, and 5. 5. Supine assisted flexion. With the other arm or with Booyah Stik. After flexion of your painful shoulder is equal to that of your nonpainful shoulder, you may stop exercises 5. Substitute exercise number 6 instead. So, you are doing exercises 1, 2, and 6. 6. Slide the hand of the painful shoulder arm up the wall using a towel. May include hanging with all the exercises if it does NOT increase your shoulder pain after hanging. Check out the full Shoulder Pain Relief Program series of videos along with downloadable guide sheets for each video on our website here: https://www.bobandbrad.com/health-programs/shoulder-pain-relief-program

  • Beginner Exercises With An Exercise Band-Whole Body!

    This article is a transcribed edited summary of a video Bob and Brad recorded in January of 2024. For the original video go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD7cTQtqP0k&t=754s Mike: Today we're going to show you a complete beginner whole-body workout routine you can do with a set of resistance bands. Brad: That's right, we have 10 exercises, you can do this workout perfectly, you can use it with a door anchor or the wall anchor. We'll explain it all and it works very well. Your typical resistance band set will come with five different color bands. Each color represents a different resistance or strength. They'll come with an ankle strap. We'll show you exactly how to use that near the end of the video. Another important component is an anchor. We have a door anchor that comes with the resistance bands, so you can use any door in your house, open it up, put the anchor in there, and then close the door, making sure it's tight. Then you have a nice support anchor. Brad: So when you do your exercises, you have a good stretching resistance that you're going to get from different angles. You can put it at shoulder height, at the top of the door, or at the bottom of the door. As you'll see, those different angles can be used to your advantage to strengthen different muscle groups. Mike: Another option you can use is the wall anchors created by Bob and Brad. Now you do have to mount it to a wall into a stud. You can see how long the screw actually is, so it'll not come out. If you order it from our website, it does come as a four-pack. On Amazon, it comes in athree-pack three pack. Brad: So when you install these properly like we instruct, they actually hold up to 800 pounds, so you are not going to have a problem with them coming out unless you're a silverback gorilla. Mike: Okay, first we're going to show a couple of exercises to work the pec muscles here. So I have two bands doubled up. You can do one band, however many can fit in the wall anchor here. I'm going to get a good stretch. I'm going to keep my arms out wide and then bring them together, almost touching my knuckles in front of me. It's kind of a flying motion. I'm not doing a pushup, I'm doing a fly. I like to have a nice staggered stance when I perform this exercise and I'm going to do 10 repetitions of this. And Brad, what else do you want to say about this? Brad: I do want to mention not only a staggered stance but make sure your feet are wide apart about shoulder width wide. When I've worked with this with my wife, I really need to work with that. And then she said, oh yeah, I feel much more stable and strong with a good base, very critical. Mike: Now another chest exercise you can do for more like a pushup is simply pushing out in front of you. You will be a little bit stronger with this. So maybe you use a different band than you were using for the flies. Again, you can do 10 to 15 repetitions, two to three sets. Brad: Right, and I do want to emphasize, you know, Mike is using two bands for more resistance. The other way to get more resistance with the bands is simply to leave the bands on there and walk farther away. These bands are rated to go three times the length of them. They're very strong and you have to be careful. If you're walking way out and feel like, oh, maybe it's going to snap, simply put another band and go to two. You can go up to three bands with the wall anchor. I've tried four, but it's hard to get them in there. Three is probably the limit. Mike: Okay, for this next exercise, I only need one side of the band for this. So I'm going to take one side of the band and put it into the wall anchor and it's going to stay in place. Now this is called a shoulder lateral raise. It's going to work the top shoulder muscles. I'm going to bring my arm out to the side. This gets a lot more challenging, I'm stepping further away. As you can see, I'm grunting a little bit more. I like to do 10 to 15 repetitions. Make sure to switch sides and do the other side with this exercise. Do not shrug the shoulder. Just simply raise out to the side and come back. Brad: Right, think about good posture. Mike is standing here with the shoulders back, feet between them or underneath them as well as a wide base of support. Again, I want to review that. So should we go to the biceps next, Mike? Mike: Sure. Brad: All right, let's go to the biceps next. We're going to do bicep curls. With this, I'm going to actually use two bands because "curls for the girls." Anyway, get serious about it. I'm going to strap them to the bottom anchor. And this is the way I like to do them at home. I put them there, I face away from the wall, palms out, and then I'll step till I get the right resistance and I'll pull up and it really works well. Now you can do these from the middle anchor as well. You get a little more stretch on the shoulders and the biceps. Do whatever works best for you or you can actually do both. Brad: Now if you really want to get strong and focus on that, this is what Bob always used to do. He'd double up and put both ends of the band in one hand. Get in the good wide stance and really worked that strong. I always stick with one in each hand and work a really modest exercise. Mike: Next we're going to work the tricep muscles. They work on extending your elbow straight. I'm going to use bands from the top anchor. Brad will show an alternative version. Now I'm going to step away so I have some tension. I'm going to have a staggered stance again and I'm going to simply push my elbow straight. Notice I'm not pulling into my body at all. I'm just kind of pushing straight down. I'm also not bringing my arms way up, I'm keeping my elbows at the same point because that is the point of the tricep, to extend the elbow, again, you can do 10 to 15 repetitions, two to three sets, and Brad will show an alternative version you can do here. Brad: Yep, you can simply put your back to the wall. And I like to do this because I can slide down to increase resistance. I keep my elbows on the wall. That reminds me to have stable elbows so they don't move. This isolates the triceps and then the farther down you slide, the more resistance you get and also you get some quadricep strengthening at the same time. Mike: Okay, now we're going to work the lat and back muscles, as well as the scapular region a little bit. So I'm going to do a pull-down. It's kind of similar to doing a pull-up, but you're going in the opposite direction. I'm going to straighten my arms all the way and I'm going to squeeze my shoulder blades together as I pull down with this exercise. Go nice little and controlled. I like to do 10 to 15 repetitions of this. You can do more bands with this if you want. Most people's backs are pretty strong. If you have too many bands and you're on the floor like this, you might start sliding forward. So make sure you maybe have something in front of you if needed. Brad, do you want to show an alternate version of this? Bob: You bet, notice Mike had really good back posture along with it. Now another way, and this is going to actually emphasize more on the latissimus dorsi. I like to do this one on a chair or a stool right below and then I'm going to put my back to the wall. I can do this with good posture and simply put my hands out to the side and pull down. This is a really nice way to isolate your lats. As a matter of fact, it's really hard to find anything at home to replicate this without getting a machine using some cable. So this is a big advantage for this particular exercise. I feel like I'm going to learn to fly. Brad: All right, a nice way to get wrist strength is actually to take the band and you're going to take your foot and put it on top of that band, the other foot on the band shoulder width apart. And I'm only going to do one wrist at a time. I find it's a little easier to isolate and get a good strengthening exercise. You can put your forearm flat on your thigh or simply put it on the tabletop like I have here. And we're going to stretch into extension here a little bit. Make sure you have enough stretch on there. And then open up the fingers. That's going to give even more strength to that wrist and fingers. And then back down. Do 10 to 15 reps like this and you might as well just turn your hand over and strengthen the other side of the wrist and do 10 to 15 this way. You'll find that this direction you will be weaker if you're normal, which I think 99% of us are. And do that on both sides, it works really well. Mike: The most important part of the exercise is to keep your forearm touching the mat or your leg the whole time. Otherwise, you're going to start cheating. Brad: Yeah, if you start lifting your forearm, then you're not isolating anymore, it's working the bicep. Mike: Okay, now we're going to show a couple of variations of leg exercises. I'm going to do a lunge and Brad is going to do a squat. For the lunge, I like to have a few bands here. I'm going to hold the handles, now, you can hold it at shoulder height. This might be enough resistance. I personally wrap it around my arms and then I will do lunges. You're not going to feel much as you go down, but as you go up, you're going to feel that resistance. I like to do 10 repetitions. Make sure to keep your feet firmly planted on this. Because if they're not, it'll fly up and sling at you. So make sure to have a firm foot on there and you're going to work both sides. Do 10 repetitions on each. Brad: Actually, that is one big advantage of doing this using the wall anchor. I have it securely in the wall anchor. I like to face away from the wall. Same hand position that Mike mentioned. I'm going to go two feet wide and I'm just going to do a squat. And the resistance comes from the bands as I go up and to get more resistance, I simply step out. Or I could add another band on there as well. You can vary this and do the lunge as well. It has a different angle. It's not so vertical so it works different muscle groups. So you'll feel a difference. It's whatever works best for you. Brad: All right, let's get to those calf muscles. That works really well with the wall anchor. Mich wilk demonstrate. Mike: So in order to work the calves, I need to put the band over my shoulder. Personally, if you're fine with keeping them in front of you at shoulder height and getting enough resistance, that's okay. I'm going to wrap it here and then I'm going to get resistance as I go up. And actually, you have to control yourself on the way down because it really wants to pull you back down. So it's really going to strengthen your calves. Again, three sets of 10 to 15 repetitions. Brad: Right, so you get some eccentric strengthening on the way down. Big benefit plus your working balance as well, which is a really nice benefit you get from bands. Okay, the next thing we're going to focus on is quadricep and hamstringing strengthening. We're going to isolate it. This works really well to isolate it. We're going to use the ankle strap. If you remember I mentioned it at the beginning. Here's one of the reasons you can use it. I already have the ankle on the strap on this ankle. I'm going to actually use the higher anchor because it gives a better angle for the hamstring. Easily put that on there. It's nice to have a chair or stool on wheels so you can vary the resistance very easily by getting farther out again, and adding more bands if you need. Straighten the knee and I'm going to curl underneath, and the full range of motion. We're not going to do little cheating arcs like I call them. It's the full range out and curl it under. Now if you happen to get a hamstringing cramp with this, which if you haven't done these before, you might, you simply stop, straighten the knee out, lean forward, stretch it out, and then actually I would stop that exercise until the next day. Once the muscle cramps, it needs a break. It's just one of those little things that do happen to certain people. Brad: Now to do the other one, the quadricep muscle, simply take the band out of the anchor there. I'm going to put the band in the bottom anchor. Now I do need to get the band to go between the legs of the chair. Okay, I'm going to work this, start at a 90-degree, angle in the knee, lift up slightly, and kick. Now this works out well because the strap around the ankle fastens it and stabilizes it to the band, to your ankle. So you can go up and back down and work your range just like this. Don't do them too fast. Just like I mentioned in the hamstrings. Out, hold for a second, and come back down. 10 to 15 of these as well. Brad: Now continuing on taking advantage of the ankle strap, I'm going to actually leave it hooked up to the bottom anchor. I'm going to use something for balance, a stick. You can use whatever you want and maybe you won't need assistance for balance depending on your level. Again, I'm going to find the right resistance by the distance away from the wall or simply add resistance or a heavier band, abduction. Really important for that hip. If you're one of those waddle walkers, this can be a good exercise. Now the beauty of working on this is I'm strengthening my left hip, but at the same time, my right hip is working incredibly to maintain balance and stability. Make sure you don't cheat, in other words, don't lean to the side. This is not what you want to do. The upper trunk is strong and stable and we isolate this hip motion. Do 10 to 15, I guarantee you you'll feel it right in the hip. Brad: Look at my toes, make sure they're pointed straight ahead and not turned out to the side. This is a tendency a lot of my patients do when I hip strengthen with them, I correct them and it works out well. So you can go hip abduction, step over the top of the band, and go into hip flexion with a straight knee, isolating the flexors. Then the crossover, the hip adduction to work the groin muscles on the inner thigh. And then last but not least, is hip extension. Good tall and strong trunk, kick behind you with a straight knee. Don't lean forward because it's cheating and we want to maintain that upright posture. You'll feel those butt muscles working and going to town really well with that. I'm getting tired, I need a break. Brad: All right, with these hip exercises in all four directions, you're going to go 10 to 15 repetitions. If that gets too easy, add more resistance or add another set of 10 to 15, it's your choice. Mike: And make sure to work both legs. Now throughout the week, if all these exercises are too much in one day, maybe just pick five on Monday, five on Tuesday, and then repeat Monday's workout on Friday. Pick and choose, just make sure you're working your entire body. Brad: That's right, banding is such a wonderful workout, this is all I use is bands and body weight and it really works my balance, my strength, and stamina. I'm not turning into a Hulk, but I'm healthy. Mike: So you'd like to check out more videos on how to use resistance bands, take a look at "How to Use Resistance Bands; Best Beginner Guide by Bob and Brad. Get Fit & Look Great!" Visit us on our other social media platforms: YouTube, Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, TikTok, Wimkin, Mewe, Minds, Vero, SteemIt, Peakd, Rumble, Snapchat, Clapper, Threads Bob and Brad also have a Podcast where we share your favorite episodes as well as interviews with health-related experts. 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  • A Huge Cause Of Accidental Falls. How To Stop!

    This article is a transcribed edited summary of a video Bob and Brad recorded in January of 2024. For the original video go to https://youtu.be/W9sm4F2sZbA Mike: Three weeks ago, Bob's 92-year-old mother fell down while trying to get out of her chair. Bob, Brad, and I have often dealt with this many times, but there is a solution. Brad: As a matter of fact, at one point, both of my parents needed a lift chair. So I did a lot of research to find out what was the best chair for them. And I found out there was a big misconception that a lot of people think a lift chair is just so people can get in and out of the chair easier, which is true, but there's a lot more than that. Mike: Some additional benefits from a good lift chair include improved circulation through your legs, having good posture, and most importantly you want it to be comfortable. Brad: That's right, and I found I was really looking for leg circulation because my mother has poor leg circulation and there's a specific chair that's going to help with that, as well as the other benefits. We'll share that with you so you don't have to do the research that I had to do. Alright, so actually we bought two separate chairs from two different manufacturers for my mother and father. And this was a couple of years ago. And now actually, after reviewing this chair, I would've much rather bought this chair because it's a better quality, has better options, and the price was definitely better. Mike: We're going to discuss the 10 advantages of the FlexiSpot XL6 Home Power Lift Recliner. The first advantage of using a lift chair is that you can get up from a higher position, so people who are struggling to stand up independently from a normal chair can get up from a higher surface like this. Now, you don't want to fully depend upon the total height being raised that high if you don't have to because over time it can make your legs weaker. Brad: Right. Mike: So just go as high as you need to get up. As Brad is showing here, he could probably get up from a lower position using his quads a little more and keeping him strong. Brad: Right, don't let the chair take over your strength. Alright, the next point is posture and comfort. They're directly related, and what I always look for is a firm chair, not a soft one. We want good back support and if it's too soft and cushy in the seat, what happens is you sink way into it, which some people think is a comfortable, nice soft chair, but it makes it much more difficult to actually get out of that chair. You need this rocking motion for people before they get the momentum, and that soft cushions can round the back out and hold in that static rounded, poor posture over time, can cause pain. Okay, the next point, very critical, is circulation of the legs. Now some chairs, when it lifts up, they do not have a cushion all the way across by the knees. It's not very comfortable that way and it creates pressure points in two areas, which actually impede circulation, therefore, swelling in the legs actually can get worse and not better as a result of lifting up. This chair does the job that it should do. I'm very happy with it. Mike: Another way this chair helps with blood flow is you can actually get all the way flat. You want to get your feet more elevated above your heart and this will help with circulation and lymphedema. Now you can even throw some pillows in if you want to raise your feet up even more. But this chair actually gets flat. I was surprised. Brad: What really caught my eye with this product is the price, $499, and the quality is very good. I'm happy with it. I paid more than that for my parents' chairs and they're not as good as this. So I actually want to cover more options and benefits that this chair has because I really like them. This one is really particularly good for head comfort and neck comfort. It has three different levels you can easily adjust for the head. Go ahead, Mike. Mike: It also has two controls, you may have noticed. One is for the actual lift chair component and the other is for a vibrating massage as well as heat. There are eight different options with three different vibrating modes. Brad: Now, one little thing that for me, is a big thing is they have a place to store the handheld remotes. Actually, there's a loop here and you can drop 'em there and they're easily accessible. I can guarantee you that there are people that will drop these if they don't have that. And they'll be on the floor, they will not be able to reach it, or it gets tucked down in here and they can't find it. I know that's a situation with my mother and she's not the only one that has that problem. Mike: A few more nice features of this recliner is that it can hold up to 400 pounds of weight and it also has a dual motor system. Brad: Yeah, so in a dual motor system, it's really handy for individual comfort, 'cause one motor actually controls the leg lifting up and down and the other one reclines back, as well as controls lifting up for standing. It is really helpful to have those two systems available. Mike: Now this chair also comes in two options of material, synthetic leather or chenille, which is what we have here, and both are water resistant, so if you spill something on it, you can easily wipe it off. Brad: Now also included is this complimentary pillow. It actually works really well for ergonomics and comfort. You can either put that at your lower back for support, now again, this is personal, you may or may not want it. Go back, it's a nice spot for that neck range where you have may have a hollow spot, a little support there, as well as below the knees. So placing the pillow right under the knees can oftentimes alleviate knee pain if you've been walking and that arthritis is bothering you, it's a great little benefit. We really think this is a great deal for a lift chair. Again, it's the Home Power Lift Recliner XL6 with massage, heat, and headrest. Mike: Bob & Brad's followers can use code BB50OFF for a special discount. Visit us on our other social media platforms: YouTube, Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, TikTok, Wimkin, Mewe, Minds, Vero, SteemIt, Peakd, Rumble, Snapchat, Clapper, Threads Bob and Brad also have a Podcast where we share your favorite episodes as well as interviews with health-related experts. For this week’s Giveaway visit: https://bobandbrad.com/giveaways Bob and Brad’s Products Pain Management: C2 Massage Gun (US) C2 Pro Massage Gun with Heat and Cold Therapy Fit Glide Q2 Mini Massage Gun (US) Knee Glide Eye Massager EyeOasis 2 Eye Massager White EyeOasis 2 Eye Massager Black T2 Massage Gun Air 2 Massage Gun Foot Massager X6 Massage Gun with Stainless Steel Head D5 Pro Massage Gun Leg Massager Holy Cowabunga Cream Uni Massage Gun D6 Pro Massage Gun Back Massager Posture Pad Lite Foot Massager EZBack Massager Weighted Heating Pad Fitness: Resistance Bands​ Pull Up System Pull Up Bands Wall Anchor​ Grip and Forearm Strengthener Hanging Handles​ Hand Grip Strengthener Kit Stress Balls Stretching: Booyah Stik Stretch Strap Bob & Brad Amazon Store and other products Bob and Brad Love Check out our shirts, mugs, bags, and more in our Bob and Brad merchandise shop​ Medical Disclaimer All information, content, and material on this website is for informational purposes only and are not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Affiliate Disclaimer: Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases. However, this does not impact our reviews and comparisons. We are highly selective in our products and try our best to keep things fair and balanced to help you make the best choice for you.

  • Frozen Shoulder? Step-by-Step Exercise & Pain Relief Program for the “Frozen Stage”

    Frozen Stage: Booyah Exercises: Start by doing exercises 1-3. 1. Stick under shoulder blades in armpits. Perform chin tucks. (10 repetitions) 2. Progressive Statue of Liberty. (10 repetitions) (Stick on the floor or a chair) 3. Extensions of shoulder pain arm using opposite arm OR with broomstick or booyah. (10 repetitions) After the extension of your painful shoulder is equal to that of your nonpainful shoulder, you may stop exercise 3. Substitute exercise number 4 instead. So, you are doing exercises 1, 2, and 4. 4. Shoulder internal rotation with a stick or belt. After internal rotation of your painful shoulder is equal to that of your nonpainful shoulder, you may stop exercises 4. Substitute exercise number 5 instead. So, you are doing exercises 1, 2, and 5. 5. Supine assisted flexion. With the other arm or with Booyah Stik. After flexion of your painful shoulder is equal to that of your nonpainful shoulder, you may stop exercises 5. Substitute exercise number 6 instead. So, you are doing exercises 1, 2, and 6. 6. Slide the hand of the painful shoulder arm up the wall using a towel. Check out the full Shoulder Pain Relief Program series of videos along with downloadable guide sheets for each video on our website here: https://www.bobandbrad.com/health-programs/shoulder-pain-relief-program

  • Common Mistakes Leading to Bicep Tendonitis and How to Avoid Them

    Introduction Bicep tendonitis is a common injury that affects many people, especially those who are active in sports or exercise regularly. It occurs when the tendons in your bicep become inflamed and irritated. This can cause pain and make it hard to move your arm. Understanding the common mistakes that lead to bicep tendonitis is important because it helps you avoid this painful condition. By learning what these mistakes are and how to avoid them, you can keep your biceps healthy and strong. In this article, we will discuss the most common mistakes that cause bicep tendonitis and provide tips on how to avoid them. This way, you can enjoy your workouts without the worry of getting injured. What is Bicep Tendonitis? Bicep tendonitis happens when the tendons in your bicep get irritated and swollen. Tendons are strong cords that connect muscles to bones. When these tendons get inflamed, it can cause a lot of pain and make it difficult to move your arm. Symptoms of Bicep Tendonitis Pain in the front of your shoulder or upper arm Swelling and tenderness Weakness in the affected area Difficulty moving your arm, especially when lifting or reaching overhead Bicep tendonitis can make everyday activities like carrying groceries or brushing your hair uncomfortable. It’s important to recognize the symptoms early so you can start treating them right away. Common Mistakes Leading to Bicep Tendonitis Improper Warm-Up One of the biggest mistakes people make is not warming up properly before exercising. A good warm-up gets your muscles ready for activity and helps prevent injuries. Why Warm-Up is Important: Warming up increases blood flow to your muscles and makes them more flexible. This reduces the risk of strains and tendonitis. Effective Warm-Up Exercises: Try light cardio like jogging or jumping jacks, followed by dynamic stretches such as arm circles or shoulder rolls. Overtraining Overtraining happens when you push your body too hard without giving it enough time to rest. This can lead to tendonitis because your muscles and tendons don’t have time to recover. Dangers of Overtraining: Constant stress on your biceps can cause inflammation and damage to the tendons. Importance of Rest: Make sure to include rest days in your workout routine. Your body needs time to heal and get stronger. Incorrect Form and Technique Using the wrong form when exercising can put extra stress on your biceps and lead to tendonitis. It’s crucial to perform exercises correctly to avoid injuries. Common Form Mistakes: For example, lifting weights that are too heavy or using poor technique in exercises like bicep curls and pull-ups. Proper Form Tips: Start with lighter weights and focus on your technique. If you’re unsure, consider working with a trainer to learn the right form. Ignoring Early Symptoms Many people ignore the early signs of bicep tendonitis, thinking the pain will go away on its own. This can make the problem worse and harder to treat. Risks of Ignoring Symptoms: Continuing to exercise despite pain can cause more damage and lead to chronic tendonitis. Early Intervention: If you notice pain or swelling in your biceps, take a break from activities that aggravate it and seek medical advice. How to Avoid Bicep Tendonitis Proper Warm-Up Techniques A good warm-up routine is essential to prevent bicep tendonitis. Warm-Up Routine: Spend 5-10 minutes on light cardio, followed by dynamic stretches targeting your arms and shoulders. This prepares your muscles for the workout ahead. Balanced Training Program To avoid overtraining, it’s important to have a balanced workout plan. Balanced Workouts: Mix different types of exercises to work all muscle groups evenly. Include rest days to allow your muscles to recover and prevent overuse injuries. Correct Exercise Form Maintaining proper form during exercises is key to preventing injuries. Form Tips: Always start with lighter weights and increase gradually as your strength improves. Focus on slow, controlled movements and keep your body aligned. Seek Professional Guidance: If you’re unsure about your form, consider hiring a personal trainer to help you learn the correct techniques. Listening to Your Body Paying attention to your body’s signals can help prevent bicep tendonitis. Recognize Symptoms: If you feel pain or discomfort, stop the activity and rest. Don’t push through the pain, as this can cause more harm. Adjust Workout Intensity: Modify your workouts based on how your body feels. If you’re tired or sore, take it easy or skip the workout to allow for recovery. Effective Treatment and Rehabilitation If you suspect you have bicep tendonitis, there are steps you can take to manage it. Immediate Steps: Rest the affected arm and apply ice to reduce swelling. Over-the-counter pain relievers can help with pain and inflammation. Recommended Treatments: Physical therapy exercises can strengthen the muscles around the tendon and improve flexibility. Your doctor may also suggest anti-inflammatory medications. Rehabilitation Exercises: Gradual stretching and strengthening exercises can aid in recovery and prevent future tendonitis. Conclusion Bicep tendonitis can be painful and disruptive, but by understanding and avoiding common mistakes, you can keep your biceps healthy. Remember to warm up properly, avoid overtraining, maintain correct form, and listen to your body. Taking these steps can help you enjoy your workouts and daily activities without the worry of injury.

  • Top 5 Massage Gun Heads For Pain-All Ages

    This article is a transcribed edited summary of a video Bob and Brad recorded in December of 2023. For the original video go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SF22yXQu560&t=231s Brad: Massage guns have become very popular and are very successful in treating muscle tightness, pain, as well as improving circulation. They're even good for people like me over 60 years old. Mike: So we have 12 different massage heads here and you may be confused which ones you should use, so we have narrowed it down to show you the best options. So we have used massage guns for years with ourself, with our patients and different clientele, and we know what works and what really doesn't. Brad: Now we feel very confident in this information. As a matter of fact, Bob feels so confident about this he has gifted through Christmas gifts 327 massage guns to his family. Mike: Did you count them all? Brad: Well, no, but he does have eight sisters and two brothers and about 300 nieces and nephews and cousins. And most of them have gotten a massage gun. So actually, I'm joking a little bit about Bob, but he has actually gifted a lot of these guns. He really likes them as well as we do. And the big question of today's video is we have all these, 12 or 13 massage heads, and which ones do you really need and which ones really work? We are going to give you that information right now. Okay, so one of the very most universal heads that there are in our opinion, my opinion, is the round head and it works so well because it's universal in regards to how you can address the massage. Brad: For example, we get it going and you want an aggressive massage on your forearm, you go straight in with the round head and it works out very well. Brad: If you want to vary the resistance or the direction of the massage, so it turns from a deep massage into a cross friction massage, which is very beneficial, you actually turn the head 90 degrees, then you can do a cross friction massage. We've advocated this with great success in a number of our videos. Mike: Now, they're all pretty similar in shape. The size can differentiate between the models and some are rubber and some are more foam, but they all work pretty much the same. Brad: Very good, so the one is round head. Let's go to number two. All right, the next head is actually a new head out on the market. We really like it and we're absolutely amazed how well it works. Here's the shape of it and it actually has a cold or a hot setting, two levels of cold, two levels of heat and it really works well. I thought for sure they could never do that with a package like this, but it works well. We do sell it with our Bob and Brad C2 gun, and again, it heats up very quickly. You can feel it. Now, I thought when you put it on the cold mode, your body would heat it up and you would not feel the cold after using it for 20 or 30 seconds. That's not the case. It continues to keep that cold surface and it really makes a difference when you're working the massage, depending if you're a hot person or a cold person, right? Mike: The head itself is rechargeable and is battery operated, so if it's not working, it just needs a charge. Brad: That's right. Now, one of the things about these percussive massage guns is they actually can get aggressive, particularly if you use the head near a bone. But if you use the airhead, it's actually cushioned and soft. Not all massage guns have the airhead. Make sure you get a massage gun with an airhead. Mike, what are some of the benefits that you're demonstrating? Mike: I can go right on my bone here and it is not painful at all. I'm on my elbow, which normally hurts if you hit it just right or my kneecap. No problem at all, not painful. They do come in different sizes, obviously, depending upon which massage gun model you have. Brad: Let me make it clear, however, you do not want to massage on a bone on purpose like Mike was doing, but it's simply when you get close to the bone like when working on a tendonitis, which is a very common treatment with a massage gun. it really takes out that danger of pain if you hit the bone, if you're using a hard, very rigid head. Now in regards to heads and what they're made of, now, this is something that has just come about in the last year or so. Most heads were made of a hard plastic material, which works good, but they can be a little aggressive and now they've changed it to these soft foam heads. They look very similar, but you can see these are kind like an air head, but they're not. Brad: They're less aggressive than the hard head. Just make sure that you know what you're purchasing when you get it. Mike has a sample here. Mike: Yes. The one on the right is more rubberized. The one on the left is a firm plastic. Obviously the rubberized one is going to be a little bit softer. The size difference is just, these are for different models of massage guns. Brad: The big picture is know what material that you're buying with your gun and the final and number five head we're going to talk about is the bullet head. Now I'm going to say in general, if you're a thinner person or you're an older person, 55 or older, this is going to be used with caution. They get very aggressive. If you have a lot of muscle and you want to get deep into the muscle to break up a knot, this will work well. Bob used to use this one a lot on his calves. I think he's got his calves loosened up now, but the bullet head really works well to get in deep, but it is aggressive, so don't get it if you're concerned about being too aggressive. Mike: Yes, a massage gun is great for any pinpoint or trigger points you may have in large muscle groups like the thighs or even the calf region, just kind of palpate around, you find a tender area, maybe work around it a bit until it loosens up, and then if you want to get more aggressive with it and it feels okay, you could certainly push down in there and it'll really get that tension released. Brad: That's right. Alright, so these are our favorite five massage heads for the reasons we mentioned. Now the air head, hot/cold head, and round head are the three that I personally like the best and use the most. Everyone has their own liking, but I think you'll really find this information helpful when choosing massage heads and treating yourself. Mike: Now, if you're looking to purchase a massage gun, you can check out the video "How To Buy The Perfect Massage Gun For YOU!!!" It explaining what massage gun may be right for you. Brad: That's right, that's a nice video as well. Visit us on our other social media platforms: YouTube, Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, TikTok, Wimkin, Mewe, Minds, Vero, SteemIt, Peakd, Rumble, Snapchat, Clapper, Threads Bob and Brad also have a Podcast where we share your favorite episodes as well as interviews with health-related experts. For this week’s Giveaway visit: https://bobandbrad.com/giveaways Bob and Brad’s Products Pain Management: C2 Massage Gun (US) C2 Pro Massage Gun with Heat and Cold Therapy Fit Glide Q2 Mini Massage Gun (US) Knee Glide Eye Massager T2 Massage Gun Air 2 Massage Gun Foot Massager X6 Massage Gun with Stainless Steel Head Leg Massager Holy Cowabunga Cream Uni Massage Gun D6 Pro Massage Gun Back Massager Posture Pad Lite Foot Massager EZBack Massager Weighted Heating Pad Fitness: Resistance Bands​ Pull Up System Pull Up Bands Wall Anchor​ Grip and Forearm Strengthener Hanging Handles​ Hand Grip Strengthener Kit Stress Balls Stretching: Booyah Stik Stretch Strap Bob & Brad Amazon Store and other products Bob and Brad Love Check out our shirts, mugs, bags, and more in our Bob and Brad merchandise shop​ Medical Disclaimer All information, content, and material on this website is for informational purposes only and are not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. 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  • Frozen Shoulder? Step-by-Step Exercise & Pain Relief Program for the “Freezing Stage”.

    While frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) is minimally understood, what is known is that when you have it you typically experience three stages: 1. Freezing Stage: You begin to lose motion in the shoulder, and it becomes increasingly painful. This phase generally lasts 6 to 9 weeks. 2. Frozen Stage: The shoulder becomes less painful, but the stiffness remains. This phase can last 4 to 6 months. Unfortunately, activities of daily living can be exceedingly difficult to perform during this time. 3. Thawing Stage: During this phase, the shoulder begins to gradually improve and return to normal. Both strength and range of motion are often regained. This usually takes 6 months to 2 years to occur. Each phase will be managed differently. Freezing Stage: During the freezing stage, you will want to manage your pain levels as best as possible. Your physician may recommend an anti-inflammatory or pain relief medication. They also may recommend that you receive an intra-articular corticosteroid injection. According to studies Intra-articular corticosteroid injections were effective in pain relief in the short term, but this pain relief did not continue into the long term. However, those who received an intra-articular corticosteroid injection had greater improvement in passive shoulder ROM both in the short and the long term. Ice and the use of a TENS unit can also help you control the pain levels. See our videos on the use of TENS in our TENS program. You will want to gently maintain movement during the freezing stage. We will demonstrate 3 different approaches: 1. Towel slides on the table. Place a towel on the table and place your arm on the towel. Slide your arm forward until pain or stretch is felt. Repeat 10X. The same exercise can be performed with an air-filled ball 12” or even a physioball. 2. Pendulum: Place non-involved shoulder hand on the table or countertop (or edge of the chair). Use the body to swing the frozen shoulder forward and back, or side-to-side. 10X each direction. Should be relatively painless. You can also use a broomstick or booyah stik. Place one end on the floor. Grab the other end of the stick with your arm level or below. Gently push the stick forward and back 10x. You can also go side to side 10x. 3. Reciprocal pulleys: Over-the-door pulley system. Start with short pulls to warm up the shoulder. Every 30 seconds or so perform a maximal pull to stretch the involved shoulder. 4. Also, you will want to perform the posture “W exercises”. Perform a chin tuck while putting your arms in the W position and squeezing your shoulder blades together. Repeat 10x. 5. Repeat with your arms in a T position 10x. 6. Repeat with your arms in a reverse Y position 10x. Check out the full Shoulder Pain Relief Program series of videos along with downloadable guide sheets for each video on our website here: https://www.bobandbrad.com/health-programs/shoulder-pain-relief-program

  • Major Balance Progress From 1 Small Change, 55+

    This article is a transcribed edited summary of a video Bob and Brad recorded in January of 2024. For the original video go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02RW2zlhIPQ Brad: You may be surprised that poor balance can be affected by one of the smallest appendages, especially as you get older. Mike: So we're going to show you one way you can overcome this problem and also reduce any aches and pains you may be experiencing in the area as well. Brad: Alright, so the small appendage I'm talking about happens to be your toes. Now we all know as therapists and most people know that your toes have a great influence on your balance. So for example, if you have stubbed your toe, you have a sore toe, your balance often goes very wobbly and it's a problem. Mike, I think you were just mentioning some patients we worked with who had a toe amputation. Mike: Yes, it is common in the therapy realm, especially with peripheral neuropathy, and many people have challenged their balance and walking abilities just by losing their big toe. That's how important it is to your balance and walking pattern. If you're curious to actually try yourself for yourself, don't remove your toe, but simply stand on your heels and see how much you lose your balance. Brad: That's right. So we're going to show you some simple ways to help your toes become more effective, hold your balance, and make a big difference. You'll be surprised. Alright, Mike and I were just laughing because our cameramen were actually standing on their heels to get a feel for it, and I really hope you do that as well so you understand what toes have to do with balance. Now we're going to show you some simple things you can do with your footwear as well as some stretching that you can do with your toes and strengthening that can really get your toes back in the game, making you balance and feel much more stable. So let's talk about footwear first. Mike, you've got something in your hands. Mike: So when you have typical normal shoes like I have here on the right, you could see the toe box or the end of the shoe is narrow. If you look at the one on the left, this has a wide-toe box. This allows your feet to spread out in your toes. The more surface area you can touch with the bottom of their feet, the better your balance will be. So simply changing your footwear will help. If you don't have footwear like this to begin, simply walk around in your normal shoes and then walk around barefoot in your house and you'll probably notice a difference. Brad: Alright, I want to talk about this point a little bit more, point, no pun on words, but here we have one of my wife's shoes, I guess they are pumps or something like that, but they are skinny footwear, like even my shoes. Brad: This is the style, this is what everyone likes to wear. It looks nice and cute, but you can imagine your toes get scrunched up and you have a very small area to balance on versus a wide toe box like these crocs that I wear all the time around the house. Much more stable. I can feel what's going on underneath me. And it really stabilizes my balance. Mike: We've talked to experts, specifically Dr. Ray McClanahan, who's a podiatrist, and he recommends getting shoes with a wider toe box like this to help with issues like bunions, hammer toe, plantar fascitis, a whole array of foot issues. So not only will you improve your balance, but also can help with any of those prolonged painful feet things you may have going on. Brad: Yep. It's amazing how everything fits together from balance to pain to function. That's where we're going with this. So what we want to do initially is get your proper footwear or simply make sure you walk around barefoot at home so you really get those toes to splay out and start working again because, in shoes, they can get cramped up. Now you don't have to spend money to get a pair of shoes like this, although you can and we do recommend it. I wear Crocs around the house because they're functional and they don't cost that much. They have a wide toe box and they do what they need to do to help you become more mobile and better balanced with better toe health, if you will. Now we're going to get into how to stretch and do some simple exercises with those toes to wake them up so they can help you perform your balance and eliminate the pain and problems like bunions and whatnot. So let's get on with that. Alright, let's get on with some simple stretching. Now, these are stretches that I recommend you do early in the morning, just after you get out of bed. And you can repeat them throughout the day once or twice at least. They only take less than a minute. So first of all, this is the figure four position. You can do it lying down in bed or seated in a chair. And the first thing is to flex and extend the toes. Mike, go ahead. Mike: So you could take your hand to push down your toes into flexion and then extend them back into extension. You can just do it if you want like this, but as you can see, I can't get as far. So if I press a little bit, it shouldn't be painful, just a little bit of overpressure, and just work each way. Brad: Yeah. And do that about three to five repetitions in the seated position. It's best to do it, you know, without socks on. Now, Mike actually has these cute little socks. Go ahead, show them your toe socks. Brad: They are nice socks because they allow your toes to work more. You don't need to buy those, but it is a plus in this realm. If you're doing it in a seated position this figure four, I reach all the way across to flex the toes and I just push the toes down. I literally feel the stretch all the way up into the ankle, those tendons that work the muscles that extend the toes, and then I pull back and you get everything all at once. Brad: Now this is an important adjunct to this stretch, okay? Actually do one toe at a time. Your great toe or your big toe has the most influence on your balance, so focus on that. But don't forget the other toes. I'm going to push the great toe down and work that toe and then I'm going to pull up and stretch. I just got that toe to crack. Oh, I like that, work that, and you can work side to side a little bit. We want to mobilize all the joints in that toe and get that toe to start working again. And again, each toe individually. You don't have to spend 20 minutes on each toe. Simply a few stretches. These toes usually don't experience this. Brad: And I guarantee you, if you haven't done this, you're going to feel that your foot has woken up for the first time in years. And as you do this, particularly these small toes, some people's smaller toes from those tight shoes are pushed in and it's already in that wedge shape that looks like a point without wearing the shoes. We need to open it back up again. Get that foot wakened up and doing its job once again. Mike: It's kind of fun. Brad: Alright, now we're going to show you some options to stretch your toes throughout the day when you're not seated or in bed. It works out really well, it's very quick. It's best to do it without shoes on, either barefoot or stocking. Simply go up to a wall and we're going to put our toes against the wall and push down and stretch. And you can go right to left, with more emphasis on the great toe and then on the smaller toe. And you can do that for 15 seconds or so. And you'll have adequate stretch. Brad: You can do it with your shoes on. It works okay, but it's just not as effective. Either way, you're getting a stretch. Brad: Wake those toes up some more. Mike, can you show me a way to do it on the floor the way you like to do it? Mike: So this is the way I like to perform this if you can get in a kneeling position. Otherwise, if you can't, just do it like Brad did earlier. I like to have something soft to kneel on. What you're going to do is do a tall kneeling position. Notice my toes are curled under to start and I'm going to sit my butt towards my heels. I sit for 30 seconds. You can work up to that. Oftentimes the first one I do each day, my knees and feet are a little achy. So I have to put my hands on my legs and I kind of sit like this and let it loosen up. The second time I do this stretch, I can normally just go into it. Like now, I actually did this stretch this morning, so this is what I do now. Mike: You can switch it, point your toes down, same thing. You're going to sit deeper. Again, beginners can kind of lean over like this. Once you feel loosened up, sit straight up. If you're feeling any pain on the top of your foot, you can certainly put a rolled-up towel underneath there and do the same stretch. I do it three times for 30 seconds each variation. Brad: Alright, thank you, Mike. Now to be complete with your toes, to make sure they're adequate for better balance, we need to strengthen those small muscles. One way to do it, we're going to show you a couple of options. The first is to simply put a towel down on the floor. This actually works better on a smooth floor than on a carpeted floor, but you'll get the right idea and you simply try and grab the towel with your toes and pull it underneath your foot and keep doing that. Brad: Now, if you haven't done this before and you get some cramps in the muscles under here, which is possible, simply go to the figure 4 position and stretch them back immediately. Brad: The cramps will dissipate and you'll be fine. And then carry on with the strengthening exercise the next day. That's all you need to do is curl that under with five to 10 repetitions and make sure you do the other foot. Otherwise, you'll start to walk in circles. It's a joke. Anyways, Mike, can you show a little more aggressive? Mike: Now, it's also important to strengthen the muscles in the front of the ankle as well as the back. So what we're going to do first is simply calf raises. We're going to go up on our toes. You can do five to 10 repetitions. Over time, I like to do 30 repetitions the whole day. So work up however you need to, get to that number. Now, when it comes to the opposite direction, I like to lean against the wall and then simply bring my toes up towards my nose, my heels are on the ground. With these exercises, you can wear shoes if you want to. To make this one a little more challenging, just step further away from the wall. This is going to work your front shin muscles, which are also important for walking in balance. Brad: You're only 35 and you started doing this a few months ago, right? For stretching and strengthening your ankles. Mike: Yeah. I was starting to have a little bit of plantar fascitis issues when I ran. I no longer have any of those pains. And my dad also has a big old bunion and I was going in that direction. I switched and my feet are fine now. Brad: A big old bunion. Mike: Big Old. He's old. Brad: What is he? 65? Get outta here. Mike: He's 70. Brad: All right, there's absolutely no doubt in my mind that if you work with these, within a week, you're going to feel a difference in your feet and your balance. There are wonderful exercises and I encourage this to continue. Mike, we have more information, right? If you'd like to check out more videos on how to correct your balance, just click the video link on the screen. Mike: "25 Second Balance Exercises That Stop Falls and A PDF Printout." You can't go wrong with that one. Visit us on our other social media platforms: YouTube, Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, TikTok, Wimkin, Mewe, Minds, Vero, SteemIt, Peakd, Rumble, Snapchat, Clapper, Threads Bob and Brad also have a Podcast where we share your favorite episodes as well as interviews with health-related experts. 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  • Lose Arm Flab, Using Body Weight, Dumbbells Or Bands

    This article is a transcribed edited summary of a video Bob and Brad recorded in January of 2024. For the original video go to https://youtu.be/8W45bukzPVY Brad: We will show you the 12 best options that you can do to reduce and tone up those flabby arms. Jule: The three options we will be showing you are bodyweight exercises, bands, and dumbbells. Brad: Nice job. I am very pleased to announce that we're going to have Julie, my wife, to show the exercises and do a great demonstration, plus it's much more pleasurable to look at her than Mike and I. I think Mike is out golfing somewhere, playing Frisbee golf, but yeah, so what do you say, Julie? Julie: I'm happy to be here. Brad: That's right. Let's go to work. Julie: Okay. We'll be focusing on the biceps, triceps, and more. Brad: That's right and I'm going to observe and talk about body mechanics so you get the best conditioning that you can get. We're going to start out with bodyweight exercises, two or three of those, then we're going to work with the resistance bands, a couple of exercises with that, and the dumbbells. Julie: Yes. Brad: Before we get started, Julie, I just wanted to ask a question about your shirt. It's very nice. What's it about? Julie: On Wednesdays at our Burn Bootcamp, we always wear pink in support of breast cancer. Brad: Right, to help people out with breast cancer research, et cetera, nice to have an organization that supports those types of things. All right, we're going to start the first body weight pushup using the wall and standing away from the wall, approximately two to three feet. Arms and hands about one shoulder width apart. Julie's doing an excellent job. She's got a nice straight body. She's tightening her core, so we do have some core benefits and we're going to do 10 to 15 repetitions. How are you doing, Julie? Julie: I can do 10 more. Brad: Okay. Well, we can do 100 more, I bet. All right, now the next, if this is too easy, we're simply going to use a cupboard or a firm, solid piece of furniture about this height and you're going to do the same motion with the arms, shoulder width, or a little bit wider apart, feet shoulder width apart and nice straight body, tighten the core up. There you go, head up, looking good. Don't let your head flop down. Be a strong person, and look at these triceps. They are working here. She's doing good, that 10 to 15 reps. Brad: Are you counting Julie? All right, when you get done with those, or if they're too easy, we're going to go right to the floor and do a traditional pushup on the floor. Now what we're going to do, it works best for Julie and maybe for you too, is we're going to modify and use a pillow or a cushion. Julie does hers modified on her knees as opposed to on the toes, so the cushion is just for comfort, that's all it's for. You can use a pillow, like I said. Now straighten that body out. The core is going to tighten up. Okay, and go ahead. How are you doing Julie? Julie: Great. Brad: She's doing so excellent. It's just fun to work with her. Go ahead, her elbows are staying in close to the ribs, not winging out. We want to focus and isolate the triceps in this situation. All right, good. And now we even have the advanced version coming up. Now we're actually going to use a chair with a solid armrest for the advanced tricep exercise. Go ahead, Julie, and show how we start them. There we go, up and down. Now, if this is too easy, take one foot and kick it straight out in front of you. Now, I didn't tell her that we were going to do this exercise. Complete surprise, wasn't it? Julie: Yes. Brad: What's your favorite exercise, dear, out of these so far? Julie: I like these. Brad: Good. Julie: The next one we're going to show you, actually, it's a little bit harder. Brad: Right, so if this is too easy, go ahead and show the next hard one. Brad: Now the chair, you need a good armrest, a good solid chair that's not wobbly, not one of the plastic lawn chairs. Now again, this does stress the shoulders, so if you experience any pain or discomfort, do not do this one. We want to stay healthy, but this does get after those triceps and it helps the core as well as the legs. Nice job, dear. The thing about bodyweight exercise for the biceps is it's very hard to find one unless you're doing pull-ups. Most people don't have pull-up bars. We're going to get the biceps in just a bit. All right, now we're going to go on to exercises with the bands. Now when you get bands, they typically have a door anchor. We're going to use the wall anchors, but if you have the door anchor and you're not sure how to use it, you put the band in it and open the door. You don't have to have anybody on the other side, but I close it in the door and lock it. Then we can pull and do the exercises. Brad: It's important that if you do have the door anchor, and someone like Julie opens the door while you're exercising, it's not safe, so just make sure nobody would do that. You can also go at all different levels. You can go up high and lock it in, which works out really well. You can go to the top of the door and lock it in, and you can even go to the bottom of the door so you have three or four different options. Okay, so we're square with that. All right, we're going to go to the band exercises. The first one we're going to do is triceps and it goes right into the bicep very simply and conveniently. The level of the band is going to be locked in at the anchor at approximately shoulder, or chest level, and then let's do triceps first, Julie. All right. There you go, get situated. Brad: Good, now her elbows are okay here. Probably best to be a little bit lower. Whoa, I gotta watch out so I don't get smacked. Just below chin level and the elbow needs to be as stationary as possible, as opposed to going up and down. This is what we do not want. We want stationary elbows. Good, 10 to 15 reps. Can you turn around, Julie, and go to biceps? Yeah, there we go. Now there's a little twist in the band. That does not matter at all. That's the beauty of banding. They're forgiving that way. She's doing an excellent job. Look at those biceps bulge. Brad: There are a lot of guys that wish they had biceps like that. She's doing a nice job and look at those elbows staying still, perfect. Now, one thing you do not want to do is drop the elbows with this and do them down here. Brad: That works, but you want the full range of motion. You really want to maximize the benefits of doing the biceps, and triceps with the bands. Let's go to the next one. Okay, I really like this tricep exercise. It works them really well. Now with Julie, she's going to need a little more resistance so she can actually put two bands that easily fit into the anchor and she's going to go back against the wall, elbows closer against the wall. Go ahead, start them, Julie, feet are shoulder-width apart. Some people have a tendency to keep their feet together, you absolutely need a wide base for everything you do in exercise. Good, now Julie, does that feel like you need a little more resistance? Julie: Two bands have quite a bit of resistance. Brad: Are you ready for more? Julie: Yeah. Brad: All right, so the nice thing about this is we need to make the bands longer, simply by lowering Julie. You put a stool against the wall, sit down, and there we go. Elbows perfect. Does that feel like a little more resistance? Julie: Yeah, definitely adds a lot of extra tension on there. Brad: Do you want to do 20 or 30 of them? Julie: I'll try. Brad: Okay, good job. All right, now this exercise is going to work the triceps also, but it's actually going to work the abdominals and put some good stress and pull on those too. It's a bonus, double bonus. Go ahead, Julie. The anchor and the bands will be on the top anchor. Two bands for Julie. She's going to be stressed with this a little bit and she's got her feet wide apart. How's it going, Julie? Julie: Good, good, I got it. Brad: Too much tension, or are you going to make your reps? Julie: I'll make it. Brad: Good job, and so right now her stomach is actually tight, nice and tight there and that is why this is a nice benefit of doing exercises this way. All right, good job. Now we've got another one after this that's one of my favorites. This next exercise is really nice because it combines the biceps, triceps, and shoulders, all together with one fluid motion. We're going to start with biceps. You're going to need to stand on the band like Julie is. Now, go ahead, you can start, Julie, and she's working just a bicep. Now, if this is too easy, you can simply spread your feet out a little wider, and that adds resistance. Brad: If it's still too easy, you simply get a darker color band. A black one's the most resistance. Now these have a carabiner with a strap and it's as simple as that and then you'd simply go on with the exercise like Julie is working with. Now we're going to add the full kit and caboodle, I like to call it. Go ahead, Julie, up and over the head. And there we go. So we get biceps, triceps, shoulders, and we're going to do 10 to 15 of these. If you happen to have some shoulder pain going overhead, it's not for you, don't irritate your shoulder for that. There are other options. What do you think of this one, Julie? Julie: Yeah, I like it. Brad: Yeah, it's kind of fun. I'm having fun watching. It's not a problem for me. All right, good job. All right, onto the dumbbells. The first tricep exercise we're going to work on is standing. Julie's going to demonstrate it right now. Now, there are two ways people do this. They either do it right or they do it wrong. We're going to show you both. Go ahead, start going, Julie. All right, now this is the correct way to do it. She has her humerus or this arm bone horizontal. Her elbow stays stationary and she's isolating that tricep muscle. Brad: Now what a lot of people do without knowing is they do it wrong and they bring the elbow down and this does absolutely nothing for the tricep and it works the bicep a little bit. You're just doing some range of motion. Brad: So keep the arm up, make sure you feel that, and work that. Again, 10 to 15 reps, and the other side. The thing about dumbbells is, when they're too light, you have to get a bigger dumbbell, so there's a little cost with that, where the bands, you get the set and you don't need that. I use bands all the time because they're cheaper and they work really well. Okay, let's go to the next one. All right, this next option's a different way for triceps. I call it the overhead tricep reverse curl. Call it whatever you like and there we go, go ahead, Julie. Julie: Sometimes I like to put my fingers right under my elbow so that I can remind myself to keep my elbow high and then I get more of that, I can feel more of it in the lateral arm. Brad: The lateral head of the tricep, good anatomy, nice work. Now, Julie did say that these are way too light for her. She usually uses 20 to 30-pounders. Julie: All right, another option that I like to do is just using one weight and going up overhead and then back again. You get both lateral at the same time. Brad: That's very nice. It works really well for maintaining good body mechanics while you do that. You get a nice stretch in the shoulders too, as long as it's not painful. All right, now we need to get onto the traditional bicep curl. All right, now, with the dumbbells, you can do the almost identical exercise with the bands. The only difference is you cannot vary the resistance by spreading your legs or changing bands. And also what else would you like to do for that, Julie? I think one other addition. Julie: Yeah, sometimes I just raise them, and do the overhead portion as well. Brad: Good, so you get that full shoulder tricep and everything working together. All right, nice job, Julie. We are extremely happy to have you. Maybe you can come back and help us out again. I'm sure everyone was pleasantly surprised to see Julie here instead of Mike but don't tell Mike I said that, it's very critical. All right, we do have another video that's related to this. It's a really nice video because it actually works with posture in conjunction with working the arms and toning those up. So the name of it is "How to Fix Neck Hump and Flabby Bat Wings," believe it or not. We do have another woman that's a little older than you, Julie. I think she was 64 and what are you, 60? Julie: 62. Brad: 62, all right, very good. Any comments? Do you want to say hi to anyone? Say hi to the grandkids. Julie: Yep, to the grandkids. They love watching us exercise and we try to motivate them. Brad: There you go. Julie: And my Burn Bootcamp crew. Brad: There you go, another group. All right, take care. Visit us on our other social media platforms: YouTube, Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, TikTok, Wimkin, Mewe, Minds, Vero, SteemIt, Peakd, Rumble, Snapchat, Clapper, Threads Bob and Brad also have a Podcast where we share your favorite episodes as well as interviews with health-related experts. 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  • The Big Lie About Frozen Shoulders We See Again & Again.

    Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis is a common but poorly understood condition that causes pain and decreased motion at the shoulder. While a frozen shoulder is minimally understood, what is known is that when you have it you typically experience three phases: 1. Freezing Stage: You begin to lose motion in the shoulder, and it becomes increasingly painful. This phase generally lasts 6 to 9 weeks. 2. Frozen Stage: The shoulder becomes less painful, but the stiffness remains. This phase can last 4 to 6 months. Unfortunately, activities of daily living can be exceedingly difficult to perform during this time. 3. Thawing Phase: During this phase, the shoulder begins to gradually improve and return to normal. Both strength and range of motion are often regained. This usually takes 6 months to 2 years to occur. So, two things to note. One, it often improves on its own over time. And two, it can take several months and even a few years to make it through all the phases. Can exercises move things along? It seems yes. Especially in the thawing phase. Exercise can give you the best chance of regaining a normal range of motion and strength. But this is where the big lie comes in. Here are 10 titles from YouTube we have gathered from YouTube. They tout a miracle cure -often in seconds - for frozen shoulder. 1. Frozen Shoulder GONE in Seconds with AMAZING Chiropractic Adjustment 2. FROZEN SHOULDER CURE: NON-SURGICAL DISCOVERY! Dallas, Tx 3. 5 Months of Frozen Shoulder Relieved FAST (+ FOLLOW-UP !!!!) 4. SEVERE * Frozen Shoulder RELIEVED In Minutes (REAL TREATMENT!!!!) 5. Frozen Shoulder Patient Amazing Natural Cure Before & After 6. 60 Second Shoulder Release for Frozen Shoulder / Adhesive Capsulitis - Dr Mandell 7. FROZEN SHOULDER release by James Waslaski using CRYODERM 2 Shoulder Program: The Big Lie About Frozen Shoulders We See Again & Again. 8. ADHESIVE CAPSULITIS FROZEN SHOULDER FIXED WITH ONE TREATMENT! TRIGENICS OAT PROCEDURE 9. Successful Treatment for Frozen Shoulder—using Applied Kinesiology/Chiropractic 10. Frozen shoulder exercises – how I got relief in just two days. We have looked through the research and there definitely is no quick or miracle cure for frozen shoulder. We believe the above titles to be misleading at best. However, we would highly recommend you work to stretch and strengthen the shoulder. Exercises will give you the best chance of regaining your shoulder range of motion and strength. Even if it does take a good amount of time. Check out the full Shoulder Pain Relief Program series of videos along with downloadable guide sheets for each video on our website here: https://www.bobandbrad.com/health-programs/shoulder-pain-relief-program

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