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Low-Impact Exercises That Drive High-Impact Results

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MOTRIMAX EXERCISES
Huffington Post Canada/ Sabrina Campolucci
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In our twenties we would go to the gym and train hard without thinking twice about the stress we were putting on our joints. Things change as we age and we may begin to experience pain in our joints, shoulders, knees or back. But this doesn’t have to get in the way of achieving our #fitnessgoals.

In partnership with Motrimax™ 12-Hour Liquid Gels, we present you with five low-impact exercises that don’t inflame pain and still drive results. These workouts will get your joints moving and blood flowing to help remedy pain while helping you attain the beach body you’ve always wanted.

  • Plank
    Huffington Post Canada/ Sabrina Campolucci
    The plank engages your core but doesn't put pressure on the back like regular sit ups would. • Make sure that your elbows and shoulders are in line with each other as well as your neck in line with your spine and hips • Keep your belly button pulled toward spine the entire time • Make sure to not let your hips drop • Try holding this position for 30 seconds and slowly increase the time when you feel comfortable
  • Side Plank
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    The side plank engages your core as well. This move strengthens your abdomen and lower back but puts more emphasis on your obliques and hips than a regular plank. • Start on your side • Make sure that your elbows and shoulders are in line as well as your neck in line with your spine and hips • Push your hips up off of the ground • Keep your belly button pulled toward spine the entire time • Make sure to not let your hips drop • Try holding this position for 30 seconds and slowly increase time when you feel comfortable
  • Superman
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    The Superman is a great exercise for your whole posterior chain. We often neglect to work on our glutes and hamstrings so this is a great exercise for our rear. • Start by lying face down your mat • Extend both your arms and your legs • Simultaneously lift up both of your arms and legs as high as you can • Hold this position for one second • Repeat this move for 10 to 12 times
  • Glute Bridge
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    This is great for your posterior chain. It allows you to target your glutes and hamstrings. The stronger they are, the better your back will feel. • Start by lying on your mat • Make sure that your feet are a shoulder width apart • Push your hips up and squeeze your glutes • Hold this position for 30 seconds and slowly increase time when you feel comfortable
  • Wall Squat
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    This exercise will strengthen your legs. It targets the quadriceps and forces you to keep a great posture when you press your back and shoulders against the wall. • Find a stable wall • Place your back against the wall • Slowly step away from the wall and slide your back down until your knees are at 90 degrees • Hold this position for 30 seconds and slowly increase the time when you feel comfortable

Joint pain and pain from inflammation don’t have to get in the way of how you live your life. Motrimax™ 12-Hour Liquid Gels provides quick, effective and long-lasting relief so that your can keep going.