This exercise will test your strength, your balance, your coordination and your focus because of the many body parts that necessarily come into play
at the same time. Then, add diaphragmatic breathing to the mix – there’s a lot going on, here.
As always, and before beginning any exercise program, check with your medical team to get clearance to perform all the exercises. Know your limitations
HOW: 1. Stand erect with feet shoulder width apart.
2. Keep feet flat on the floor.
3. Inhale (through your nose) as you slowly lower yourself to a
SQUAT position. From waist extend arms straight out as you
lower yourself. Squat until your thighs are parallel to the floor,
NOT BELOW HEIGHT OF KNEES. (Knees are bent at a
90 degree angle – NOT MORE!)
4. Exhale (through your mouth) as you slowly raise yourself to
starting position while bringing hands back to waist.
BENEFITS: 1. Develops total leg strength.
2. Builds endurance.
3. Builds energy.
4. Improves metabolism.
5. Stimulates circulation in extremities.
SCHEDULE: WEEK ONE: 20 Times
WEEK TWO: 30 Times
WEEK THREE: 2 Sets 20 Times
WEEK FOUR: 2 Sets 30 Times
THEREAFTER: 3 Sets 30 Times
The guide above is there to help you establish a base to progress from, not necessarily a required rule. Let your own body be the ultimate guide as to how you establish the proper base for you.
Together We Can…Defeat Diabetes®
Andy Mandell – Mr. Diabetes®