Interesting page - a spine strengthening exercise:
A bone strengthening exercise: Interesting page... - Bone Health
Snap! That's what I have...just received it yesterday and have yet to sort out the weights. 6lbs is pretty good, I think I'll start a little below that. I'm off to bed now (UK), but I'll give it a shot tomorrow. By the way, I'm having my first pilates lesson in a couple of weeks so I'll mention the exercise to her and if she gives my any pointers I'll pass them on. Have a good weekend
Delighted to get this information, just what I've been looking for. I intend to go to a personal trainer, one who I know and trust, and get her help to create a strength training progressive programme. I've known for a number of years that I've spinal osteoporosis but there were few if any programmes available specifically for people with osteoporosis. At least now there is advice online. In the meantime on a weekly basis I walk, do barn and ceiles dances, Pilates and aqua aerobics. Not so keen on the gym!
I asked my physiotherapist about it and she said it would be a bad idea for me. I have polymyalgia rheumatica and that makes some things harder because there is a weakening of the muscles by steroid treatment, as well as certain vascular problems. However I do wear a weighted walking vest periodically and I am sure it has helped. Certainly my bone density has improved over the past year!