“Osteoporosis and vertebral fractures are a consequence of glucocorticoid immunosuppression therapy in lung transplant recipients…Vertebral fractures are the most prevalent type of fracture in transplant recipients, representing approximately 35% of all fractures, and they can be the most debilitating and activity-restricting injuries in organ transplant recipients.”
Bud Fox to Gordon Gekko in the movie Wall Street: “How many yachts can you water-ski behind? How much is enough?” It's not Bud’s call as to what is enough for Gordon.
If someone of limited means spent $8000 on a piece of exercise equipment to use just a few minutes a week some people might say it was an unwise investment. Again, it's not their call.
The purchaser of a $8000 MedX low back exercise machine was a baggage handler at Northwest Airlines. This was related to me by the man who delivered the equipment. Northwest airlines had a wellness program that incorporated the MedX low back exercise machine; due to cutbacks the program was eliminated. Some workers were helped so much by the program that they bought the low back machine for their homes.
Demanding exercise is what stimulates positive change. Well designed exercise equipment will often use changes in leverage to make exercise more demanding and, interestly at the same time, safer.
Wedge a crowbar under a heavy object and apply pressure. Your leverage decreases and difficulty level rises the closer you get to the heavy object. MedX exercise equipment (the kind we use at Austin Fitness Training and New Orleans Fitness Training) utilizes the same principle; while the weight stays the same throughout the range of motion, the leverage and difficulty level change.
The presistant aches and pains from old injuries were my excuse for not exercising. Not exercising led to more aches and pains, less activity, weight gain, and weakness. In a weakened state illnesses are likely to be more frequent and protracted.
I got pneumonia and bronchitis, and my asthma flared up. My blood oxygen absorption rate fell to the low 80s. My heart had to work harder to get the oxygen I needed. As a result my blood pressure rose, and my resting pulse was twenty beats per minute higher. I was listless and constantly tired.
My cardiologist was concerned that I may have had a silent heart attack, so he conducted a series of tests. I passed. That was almost a year ago, the bottom of a negative cycle. They say you have got to hit rock bottom before you commit to making a change.
Since that time I have changed my eating habits. I have not missed a strength training session regardless of the aches and pains. Funny thing is, the exercise made the aches and pains go away. Pain-free, I was able to add other activities. I began biking a couple times a week.
A simple equation that has been proven to work for golfers: Increased strength and flexibility will result in increased club head speed, increased distance, and decreased likelihood of injury. We have all the MedX core exercise equipment used by golfers on the PGA tour at both our Austin Personal Training and New Orleans Personal Training locations.
Imagine living with pain every day. You are getting older and your life has become compromised. The prospect that the pain will always be there presents a bleak picture. It does not have to be that way.
Care should be taken to minimize the likelyhood of injury when exercising. At New Orleans Personal Trainers and Austin Personal Trainers we use smooth controlled movement that minimize the ballistic forces that can cause injuries. We also will use MedX medical rehab equipment that can be used by both athletes and those recovering from injury.
I first used the MedX lumbar exercise machine in a doctor’s office. At the time I had been suffering for two years with constant back pain. I thought that I was destined to live that way the rest of my life. Amazingly my pain went away. Many of our clients have had similar results. Their stories and further explanation here and here.
When attempting to exercise the lower back typically the more powerful muscles of the hips do much of the work while the lumbar muscles move through a limited range of motion and contribute little to the movement. The MedX Lumbar Machine safely addresses that problem by isolating and effectively working the lumbar muscles. The video explain how that works.
The MedX Rotary Torso is one of the five pieces of the MedX Core Spinal Equipment line. This equipment is often used for rehab. This equipment increases strength, flexibility, stability, and endurance. – all vital factors necessary for a healthy back. At Austin Fitness Trainers and New Orleans Personal Trainers we have all the MedX Core equipment plus full lines of MedX strength training equipment. The equipment and the protocol we use has contributed to our success working with those who have back problems
MedX put 90 million dollars into research to develop safe effective exercise equipment for the lower back. This equipment is often used for rehab. I first used this equipment in a doctor's office. Their Core exercise equipment was developed to strengthen the muscles of the abs and lower back. At Austin Fitness Trainers and New Orleans Personal Trainers we have all the MedX Core equipment plus full lines of MedX strength training equipment. The equipment and the protocol we use has contributed to our success working with those who have back problems.