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Valley Stream/Wantagh (516) 887-5500
Brooklyn (718) 333-1500
Valley Stream/Wantagh Offices (516) 887-5500
Brooklyn Office (718) 333-1500

Simple At-Home Exercises To Maintain Muscle And Joint Strength


The closures and limitations of gyms and other fitness facilities have thrown a wrench into the workout routines for many people. However, it is still possible to maintain both muscle and joint strength from the comfort of your own home. At Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, our team understands the important link between exercise and remaining healthy. To help our patients increase their chances of remaining pain-free, our orthopedist in Brooklyn would like to share some simple at-home exercises that anyone can perform.

Diamond Pushups

  1. Lie flat on the ground placing your hands under your chest.
  2. Make a diamond shape with your hands and begin to push your body off the ground.
  3. Try to keep your back flat and core tight while doing so.
  4. Once your arms are completely straight, begin to lower your body back down to the ground.
  5. For optimal results, our orthopedist in Brooklyn recommends repeating this exercise for 10-20 reps for three sets.

Squats

  1. Stand up straight with your feet shoulder-width apart.
  2. Keeping the weight on the balls of your feet, begin to bend your knees and bring your body towards the floor.
  3. Keep your back straight, core tight, eyes forward and hips out on your descent.
  4. Aim to bring your knees to a 90-degree angle before returning to a standing position.
  5. Perform three sets of 15-30 repetitions.

Situps

  1. Lie on the ground with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor.
  2. Cross your arms over your chest.
  3. Keeping your knees bent and feet flat, squeeze your core and bring your elbows to the top of your knees.  
  4. Return to the starting position.
  5. Like the other exercises listed, perform three sets of 15-25 repetitions.

Contact Our Orthopedist in Brooklyn

With an air of uncertainty over New York and the rest of the world, creating a routine that can be done daily will help to alleviate stress and increase health levels. At Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, our team’s commitment to caring for our patients will never falter, no matter the situation. Our orthopedist in Brooklyn stresses the importance that at-home exercises play in maintaining muscle and joint strength. For more at-home exercises that are easy to perform, contact us today!