Ground Work for the Rider?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > The Horse Forum Community > Rider Wellness

Ground Work for the Rider?

This is a discussion on Ground Work for the Rider? within the Rider Wellness forums, part of the The Horse Forum Community category

    Like Tree2Likes

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        05-15-2013, 03:05 PM
      #1
    Weanling
    Ground Work for the Rider?

    So I am really almost weak. My upper body and legs could use A LOT of work. I ride a ton, but I need to work my muscles more. I have a strong core, but my arms and lower legs and a little bit of my upper legs are pretty darn weak. :/ any simple exersizes that I can do to help that? ( I can't run per my doctor's orders)

    Also any stretches I can do to limber up for riding?
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        05-15-2013, 06:06 PM
      #2
    Showing
    Umm... anything? Take some soup cans and hold them down by your sides then lift them straight out like airplane wings and hold for 30 second, a minute, 2 minutes, etc. as you get stronger. Then hold them out infront of you like you are doing the mummy walk for 30 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minutes, etc.

    Knee-Pushups really strengthen your core. I couldn't even do 1 and now I can do 10.

    Situps, planks, crunches.
         
        05-16-2013, 10:29 AM
      #3
    Weanling
    Thanks ! I just have trouble finding easyish things to do that wont hurt my bones ( I have a medical condition) so I can't do the long work outs only the short like 5 or 10 minute ones. :/
         
        05-16-2013, 11:21 AM
      #4
    Trained
    The Sparkpeople website has all kinds of very short exercise videos - try there?
    Posted via Mobile Device
         
        05-16-2013, 03:44 PM
      #5
    Weanling
    Thanks I'll try that :) I just can't put a ton of stress on my joints. Like I can't do push ups :(((((
         
        05-16-2013, 04:26 PM
      #6
    Super Moderator
    Can you stand balanced on one leg? I do a lot of that; like when washing dishes or emptying the dishwaster or ? I stand on one leg as long as I can, then the other. Uses many small muscles in the lower leg for balance, and engages core meaningfully.

    When you get good, do it with eyes closed.

    And stand on one leg, bend down and pick up something off the floor without putting the raised leg down.

    To avoid too much stress to the knee, keep the weight going down through the back of your leg and through the HEEL, so keep positioned as far back as you can and still stay balanced.
         
        05-16-2013, 05:14 PM
      #7
    Trained
    I will try to remember to link you to some basic ballet ankle-strengthening. Part of the problem is is that riding will put some strain on your lower body joints and so will the exercises to help you strengthen them.
    Posted via Mobile Device
         
        05-17-2013, 02:55 PM
      #8
    Weanling
    I push through the pain that riding gives me :/ but I'll try the standing on one leg thing !
         
        05-19-2013, 05:57 PM
      #9
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by HorseCourage    
    I push through the pain that riding gives me :/ but I'll try the standing on one leg thing !
    What pain is that?
         
        05-23-2013, 02:12 PM
      #10
    Weanling
    The pain I have comes from many benign bone tumors on most of the joints in my body. It becomes increasingly difficult as I grow to do any sort of activities. Simple walking for long periods (like 5 miles) can put me in pain for 2 weeks. But I've found that the elipticle doesn't hurt too bad, and I also do a lot of crunches, and ab work. Also hold my legs up
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Ground Work countrylove Horse Training 14 10-31-2012 08:20 PM
    Hard Work, very experianced rider looking for work! barrelracercjr Horse Jobs 3 08-09-2012 12:30 PM
    Ground work MrsSnyder Horse Training 2 08-30-2007 10:09 AM
    haflinger to trainer ground work or saddle work????? carriegeorge100 Horse Training 3 05-10-2007 02:43 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:55 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0