Member Question: Strengthening for Maintenance

author : Michael Silva
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Question from timbarcz
 

I have a question regarding maintenance health. I had a knee operation a year and a half ago, and I feel that had I been "properly balanced" I would never have needed surgery. Post surgery, while going through rehab, my physical therapist and I talked about prevention. She did some exercises to test my strength and balance in certain areas. I WAS TERRIBLE. I can squat 400+ pounds and at my peak bench 350 pounds, but when asked to be on all fours and lift an arm and leg on the same side of my body, I can't.


Now to the question. Without paying a personal trainer or a PT on a regular basis, is there a regimen of exercises I can do to strengthen all around? I've always lifted weights, but I've found the exercises prescribed are a bit "odd" (ie. strengthening for the glute medius) and are not exercises I would find on my own. [.....]

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date: September 3, 2005

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Michael Silva is the president of FOUNDATIONperformance, LLC, a sports medicine and fitness consultation company. Michael works a great deal with runners and triathletes from the RI and MA area. Michael is a physical therapist, exercise physiologist, and certified strength and conditioning specialist.

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Michael Silva is the president of FOUNDATIONperformance, LLC, a sports medicine and fitness consultation company. Michael works a great deal with runners and triathletes from the RI and MA area. Michael is a physical therapist, exercise physiologist, and certified strength and conditioning specialist.

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