Isometric Strengthening

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4. Isometric Strengthening

There’s a fine line between strengthening and injuring your body when you live with fibromyalgia. Full-body movements can be challenging and fatiguing, especially when they demand lots of muscle coordination or put stress on the joints, but isometric strengthening can simplify your strengthening routine. The idea is to use stationary objects for balance and resistance: pressing legs, arms, neck or back against a wall or another sturdy object for several seconds (while breathing) can tone your muscles without consuming much energy. Consult a physiotherapist for good isometric exercises to try, and aim to work them in twice each day to protect against muscle strain and injury.

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