Exercise! - Working chest and upper arms w/out putting strain on elbows and forearm?

02-15-2013, 03:31 PM
The story is I have a muscular disease the wreaked havoc on my core and trunk muscles. As a result, other muscles are over developed and "take over" for those muscles. For example, but forearms and wrist hurt way before I can get any burning or anything in my chest or upper arms. My calves & ankles hurt before anything else. Is there a way I can work my core muscles, shoulders, chest, back and gluts without putting strain on those the distal muscles? Also, all the muscles (chest back core) are very weak, so I can't really do certain exercises.


02-15-2013, 05:21 PM
Lacie - I would go to a personal trainer or physiotherapist who specialises in rehabilitation. Yes, it will cost, but it would probably be well worth it. I reckon someone would need to see and feel how your muscles work and work with you to come up with the right recommendation.

02-15-2013, 09:29 PM
Probably something you could look into is water aerobics. It gives your joints a break as well as work out the targeted muscle groups. I did water aerobics for a summer and it was pretty cool, even as a 20 something lol.