We are not all created equally when we discuss muscles, joints, and the skeletal system. Of course, as long as we have no birth defects and are not the victims of debilitating or disfiguring injury, we should all have 10 fingers and 10 toes and the same number of muscles, bones and joints.
However, we do not have the same size, strength or endurance nor do we have the same needs or abilities. Therefore, we can not and should not expect a one sized fits all approach to exercise. You are not competing with the guy next to you in the gym or the girl using a particular piece of exercise equipment before or after you. Instead, you are competing with you.
Once we understand the need for aerobic exercise to build the heart and lungs, and the nine basic exercises in strength work, we should tailor an exercise program that relates to your body and what you want to do with it. A runner has different exercise needs than a weight lifter, a football player has different needs than a golfer, and a dancer has different needs than a homemaker.
With the right exercise program you can improve your health, performance, flexibility and skill. Contact our office for a consultation to evaluate your needs and help set up an exercise program that will assist you in accomplishing your goals and objectives.