Weight Bearing Exercises for Osteoporosis
This section is dedicated to information on weight bearing exercises for osteoporosis. Weight bearing exercises, when done safely, can be an effective way to build bone.
I will cover individual weight bearing exercises in my MelioGuide Exercise for Better Bones Program, equipment and gear that helps build bone through weight bearing, and individual gym exercises.
If you are looking to incorporate osteoporosis exercises with free weights into your program, you should consider the Row With Support. It is one of the strength exercises in the Active level of my osteoporosis exercise program, MelioGuide Exercise for Better Bones Program. This exercise also promotes weight bearing through the wrists.
The rowing machine is not as popular as it used to be. I remember seeing people work out on the rowing machine in preparation for competitive racing. It is not a great weight bearing exercise for osteoporosis, but it provides a good cardio workout and, when performed correctly, does reinforce movement from the hip and [...]
The Elliptical Trainer machine is a fair weight bearing exercise for osteoporosis. However, there are several guidelines that you should follow to make sure that your postural alignment is correct. These simple rules will make this exercise for osteoporosis a key part of your exercise program. I demonstrate the guidelines in this video