Strength Training After Physical Therapy

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Strength Training After Physical Therapy: Chalene Johnson's Extreme Workout Routine

Strength training is all the rage these days. Where the aerobics of the 80s are still in play, they have been diminished in popularity by the workouts that promise to tighten, tone, and yes, strengthen muscles. The sculpted, tone, athletic body seems to be the goal at present and workouts have been refined to meet this growing demand.

Aside from the desire to have the ultimate fit and toned body is a very real need for the kind of physical exercise required to recover from injury or surgery. Physical therapy offers specifically tailored exercise designed to strengthen and facilitate the body's repair of muscle tissue. Patients are challenged to reach beyond their comfort zone in these instances. Without doing so, they will not meet the goal of fully recovering from injury or surgery.

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ChaLEAN Extreme Workout Routine
ChaLEAN Extreme Workout Routine

As a take away after physical therapy, patients are often encouraged to use strength training workouts to continue their recovery and increase their overall fitness. The Chalean Extreme Workout Routine set to debut at the end of 2008 would be an example of a strength training program that could easily fit this purpose.

Fitness guru Chalene Johnson is no novice to conceptualizing workout programs. In fact, she created Turbo Jam Maximum Results, Turbo Jam Elite, Turbo Jam Cardio Party, Turbo Jam Booty Sculpt, Turbo Jam Total Body Blast, and Turbo Jam Kickin' Core-all well received by her fans. The Chalean Extreme Workout Routine promises to offer more of Johnson's high energy, fun and challenging moves which may offer physical therapy graduates a viable option for continued improvement in fitness.

By using the ChaLEAN Extreme Workout Routine, patients would be able to achieve what they need; increased strength and range of motion, as well as toned muscles. Johnson's new program would actually nicely dovetail with the end of physical therapy, offering an opportunity for better recovery.

The new 90-day workout is divided into three, 30-day phases; burn, push and lean. The initial ‘burn' phase is similar to the starting point for physical therapy. Usually physical therapy begins with training the muscles to correctly execute the exercises. The Extreme Workout Routine also begins by focusing on mastery of the correct form of the moves. Muscle failure occurs when one loses the correct form of the move while attempting to execute it. The number of repetitions leading to muscle failure varies among people, but the kind of move impacts this number. Because Chalene Johnson has carefully designed these strength training moves, they can lead to muscle failure in only 10-12 reps. The ‘push' phase builds on the gains achieved during phase 1 by challenging specific zones beyond their current fitness level. Muscles are coaxed to respond to the ‘push' phase by increasing strength, tone and range of motion. The ‘lean' phase augments the gains already achieved by the other two levels.

This new workout might be a credible next step for people finishing up their physical therapy.

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Comments 13 comments

jaems 7 years ago

Sounds like a routine I would be interested in, as I'm recovering from knee surgery.

khushe 7 years ago

It is very important to gain your lost strength after any kind of mishappening. ChaLEAN Extreme Workout Routine seems to be very promising for the recovering patients.

Ryan 7 years ago

I know of multiple people that would benefit from this service. I'll have to let them know about this program. Thanks!

Joshua 7 years ago

Great routine for a faster recovery. Very helpful, Thanks!

Usarmymike319 7 years ago

This sounds wonderful to also be able to give you more of a workout in a shorter amount of time being able to build muscle.

Justo 7 years ago

I don't see the point of people who aren't recovering from surgery using physical therapy techniques, as was mentioned in the article. However, this looks like a great tool for people who are recovering from a disability.

TJ 7 years ago

This seems like an excellent program.

Programs that focus on a variety of areas (i.e. increasing strength, toning muscles, range of motion, etc) have many uses in routines. A program like this is something I wish I had engaged in after my knee surgery.


patients would be able to achieve what they need; increased strength and range of motion, as well as toned muscles

strongman 7 years ago

strength training is a very important part of recovery

Andy 7 years ago

I like how this routine seems to address the mental aspect of recovery. Getting confident enough to be comfortable with strength training is half of the battle. I would be anxious to try this after my shoulder surgery.

everythingandnothing 7 years ago

I'm going to look further into this. I'm healing from a bad knee.

Marie-Jeanne 7 years ago

I need to put on some muscles. I will look into that program since I have not worked out for a while.

John Mazza 7 years ago

Will definitely check this program out. Need to start working out again.

connielee 7 years ago

Sounds like a good plan.

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