Free weights can be a very effective part of any weight training osteoporosis exercise program. However, you need to be careful handling your free weights since they can place a lot of strain on your spine if you do not lift safely. Keep the weight close to your body and use your leg muscles to assist you. In the following video, I demonstrate how to safely handle free weights if you have osteoporosis and make them an effective part of your exercise for osteoporosis program.
I encourage you to incorporate free weights into your weight training osteoporosis program. However, pay attention to the mechanics of handling the free weights and you will enjoy many years of safe bone building. To learn more about a comprehensive exercise program for osteoporosis, I encourage you to consider my MelioGuide Exercise for Better Bones program.
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