Stength and Weaving and Art
How strong is your body for the tasks you want it to do? I am realizing that I have very weak arms and shoulders. Having been in a car accident and having 4 broken ribs didn’t help my fitness regime for about a year. Now as I try weave or paint my shoulders and arms are sore and overtired too quickly. I have had Weaver’s Elbows for years which makes for limited weaving sessions – one bobbin’s worth per session and maybe only once a day. This is tennis elbow and golf elbow combined! I am now learning this is from using (abusing) the tendons because my muscles are weak . So I have begun a stength training program beginning with push-ups and guided by my very fit gym going son. I still can’t do a full push-up – that is when I realized just how pitifully weak my muscles are! I have been practising yoga for years, but this does not necessarily strengthen the muscles – it does gives one more flexibility and some strength depending on how you practice. Once I have managed a series of full push-ups (that is 5 in a row, 5 times, with a good rest in-between) I will begin weight training at the gym with guidance. Women especially need to do weight bearing exercise as they age to help retain bone mass. But we all know this – right?