Fad Workouts: Why They May Not Work for You

Many of the fitness programs advertised on television can be used safely—by some people. Those people are most likely to be young, strong and relatively free of physical limitations, injuries or recurring “problem” areas such as knees or shoulders. If that doesn’t describe you, then you should probably refrain from purchasing these “quick fix” and “high intensity” workouts!

Some of the most heavily advertised fitness programs are designed to be high intensity. While for some population groups this is exactly what is needed for the quickest and most visible progress, building muscle mass, for instance, high intensity also can mean higher chance of injury. This is true whether you are considering high-intensity interval training, high resistance with weights or bands, or pounding the floor with high-impact dance moves. (Read more about high intensity workouts in our blog here!)

While some television-promoted routines can theoretically be adapted for individuals who want lower-intensity workouts, your best bet, by far, for getting safely into shape is to consult OSR. We work with you one-on-one, to design a customized program to help you meet your fitness goals. Many of the

A controlled, gradual, progressive exercise program is the key. We will help you set reasonable goals for steps walked or laps swum, for instance, and you will see how far you have come between week one and week 10. We can help you understand the difference between soreness and pain as you (literally) work out kinks if you haven’t exercised in a while. If you want to build strength, we will show you how to use the right equipment safely.

Whether your goal is increased fitness, weight loss, diabetes management, fall prevention or any other target in which physical activity plays a role, OSR can help you strengthen your muscles and exercise safely. For weight loss we can help you with OSR Weight Management, and to help your body become healthy and get a good physical routine going, OSR can help you with our physical therapy department right here in Kailua!

Give us a call at 488-5555 to set up your complimentary consultation today!

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