Getting in better physical condition is a challenge for anyone. Keeping fit is especially challenging for those living with a physical limitation, limited mobility, or a disability. An isometric workout program may be the solution for anyone looking for wheelchair exercises, physical therapy exercises, and limited mobility exercises. Isometrics are also effective exercises for other conditions such as cerebral palsy, motor disorders, stroke victims, obesity, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, visual impairment, injuries, and anything that limits your physical abilities.
Isometrics exercises are perfect for anyone living with a disability. Here’s why:
- You can do isometric exercises in your own home
- Isometrics are zero-impact
- Isometrics make great chair exercises
- Isometrics require no expensive equipment or gym memberships
- Isometrics can be done anywhere, anytime
- Isometrics increase strength, improve flexibility, balance, and increase your endurance and cardiovascular health
The core concept of isometrics is simple. You contract muscles and hold them (static muscle contraction). You use the resistance of your own body and your body’s weight as your personal “exercise machine.” The only thing you need to exercise other than your body is motivation!
Don’t believe us? Let us prove it to you. Here are just a few isometric exercises you can try that will make you a believer.