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Resistance Chair The Resistance Chair Exercise System is the original Gym in a Chair and your answer to a comfortable and convenient solution to working out, building muscle strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular health. Most exercise systems are complicated, are hard to move, and require hours of assembly. The Resistance Chair is foldable and wheeled for easy storage, and is made of high-quality, commercial-grade materials.

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Magneciser Bike: Your Inexpensive Alternative To The Smooth Rider II Bike

We've talked about the Gentle Rider bike and it's creation and deletion on the Resistance Chair Market. A lot of people we come across aren't ready to throw down just as much money for the Smooth Rider II Bike attachment that they did for the Resistance Chair Exercise System. That's fully understandable. There should be some clear steps to certain products. So, we've searched far and wide and come up with something very similar to the Smooth Rider but with a couple differences and at a lower price point so you can start working out your legs without breaking your wallet.

Meet the Magneciser Pedal Exerciser Bike. The function, smoothness of the Smooth Rider Bike and the build quality are all the same. So, what are the differences then?

It does NOT attach to the Resistance Chair - but that's okay, this sturdy build will keep sturdy on the ground, giving you a solid lower body workout either on your own or with the Power Ride Bike DVD

It does NOT have the built in Row Lateral Bar with Cables - this one a lot of people aren't too worried about losing. You'll get plenty of workout with the cables on the chair, so stick with legs on a leg machine

It CAN be doubled as an upper body ergometer pedal exerciser - this is a really cool feature. A lot of the ergometers such as the Therapy Trainer are getting very popular, so why not purchase the exact same thing and get two functions for half the price!?

How much is the Magneciser Pedal Exerciser Bike? 



New Releases: Fabrications Enterprise!

Be sure to check in soon about all the Fabrication Enterprise equipment going to be released on ResistanceChairGym.com!

Exercise Bands, Hand Squeeze balls, a cheaper alternative to the Smooth Rider II Exercise Bike and so much more!



Resistance Chair Exercise With Injury Series: Lower Back Pain (VQ)

Always Check Back for more medical guidelines from VQ!

Low back pain is an extremely common condition that affects approximately 84% of adults
at some point in their lives (1). This condition can be self-limited and resolve on its own
or may become chronic requiring intervention. Low back pain is usually secondary to
muscle or disc injury, ligament strain, emotional stress, and degenerative changes in the
spine. Low back pain is also often from deconditioned low back musculature and weak
core stabilizers. In many cases of chronic low back pain the cause remains unknown, but
exercise therapy has been shown to be beneficial..

Symptoms
People affected by this condition usually describe a dull, achy, or sharp pain in the low
back. This pain can be exacerbated in many different positions but there is considerable
variability among patients depending on the cause.

Diagnosis
The diagnosis of low back pain requires the presence of typical symptoms as
described above along with a focused exam by a healthcare professional. Xray, MRI, or
electrodiagnostic studies may be considered for further evaluation.

Management
Management of acute low back pain typically includes nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory
drugs (such as Ibuprofen), therapy modalities (heat, cold, electrical stimulation), and a
specific rehabilitation program. The mainstay of treatment for a majority of low back
pain sufferers is an exercise therapy based rehabilitation program such as offered by the
Resistance Chair. Other possible treatments include acupuncture, massage, manual
therapy (such as chiropractic therapy), and supportive back braces. Some patients
who do not respond to conservative treatment may be candidates for a steroid injection
(epidural) or may require surgical evaluation.

The Resistance Chair Solution
Exercise therapy has been shown to be effective in reducing pain and improving overall
function in adults with low back pain (2). People with low back pain should engage in
a program of regular specific exercises and stretching focused on lumbar stabilization
and core strengthening. Rehabilitation for low back pain emphasizing core strength,
low back support, and posture correction result in the alleviation of pain and disability
(3). The Resistance Chair Solution addresses all these factors by incorporating a core
strengthening and stability management approach for the treatment of low back pain.

 



Resistance Chair Exercise With Injury Series: Osteoperosis (VQ)

Always check back for more medical guideline information from VQ!

Osteoporosis is a condition where bones gradually decrease in mass or density making
bones weaker and brittle. This process is progressive in many cases and can lead to
bone breaks (fractures) and disability if not treated. Women are more commonly affected
by this condition following menopause because of hormonal changes. However, anyone
of advanced age likely has some degree of bone density loss and can benefit from
treatment such as a structured exercise program. Osteoporosis is often caused by a
combination of factors including suboptimal nutrition (especially in the 20’s when bone
is building), hormone production, and activity level. Bone density is maximal during
the late 20’s and early 30’s and then gradually decreases with age. Other conditions
such as hyperthyroidism, hyperparathyroidism and hypogonadism can cause hormonal
abnormalities speeding up bone loss. Certain medications have also been associated
with osteoporosis. Inactivity also contributes to bone loss and increases risk of fractures
related to falls. Specific exercise training may actually strengthen bones reducing the risk
of fractures and even falls.

Symptoms
People with osteoporosis usually do not have any symptoms until they suffer a broken
bone or fracture. This often is related to a fall secondary to poor conditioning and lack of
exercise activity. Compression fractures of the spinal bones (vertebrae) can occur without
any associated trauma in osteoporosis. This can lead to significant pain and decreased
function that may last for several months. Although not always painful, spinal compression
fractures can lead to significant loss of height and poor posture. Hip fractures are also
related to osteoporosis and can severely impair quality of life and function. Osteoporosis
elevates risk of arm and wrist fractures with falls which can severely impact one’s ability to
perform daily activities. A rehabilitation program specifically aimed at osteoporosis treatment
is a powerful tool in the reduction of fractures and falls.

Diagnosis
The diagnosis of osteoporosis involves a careful history, physical examination, laboratory
studies, and specialized bone density testing performed by a health professional. This assessment
should also include a review of ones activity level and identify ways to improve
conditioning. An important part of the treatment is identifying any medical conditions or
medication that may be contributing to bone loss. Other imaging techniques such as a CT
scan may also be done for further evaluation.

Management
Osteoporosis management involves a combination of mediations, nutritional
supplementation with diet modification, smoking cessation, and exercise therapy. These
treatments should also be considered in those without osteoporosis for prevention of
this disease. The treatment of osteoporosis involves a focused rehabilitation therapy
program to gradually restore adequate strength and improving overall function. People
with osteoporosis or those who would like to prevent it should adopt a regular exercise
program including strengthening, weightbearing and balance exercises.

The Resistance Chair Solution
A strengthening program as provided by the Resistance Chair and weight bearing activities
such as walking are vital in treatment and prevention. Another benefit of the Resistance
Chair Solution is a rehabilitation program to improve overall conditioning and
lowering the risk of falls. These exercises and stretches are the optimal initial treatment
approach to this disease and ensuring maximal quality of life and independence.

 



Therapy Trainer Hand Cycle: Why Upper Body Resistance Is Always Important

Upper body strength in your elder years is very important, especially when/if you have lower body ailments and problems decreasing your quality of life. Keeping you heart rate up, your stamina solid and your daily lifestyle active is a goal everyone over the age tt-ballgrips1-500.jpgof 50+ should be striving for. We came across the Therapy Trainer HandCycle (Hand Peddle Exerciser) on the internet and was pretty impressed by its current feedback, the look of the quality, and that it's being used by the San Fransisco 49'ers. The Therapy Trainer uses magnetic resistance to give you a smooth workout much like the Smooth Rider for your lower body.

You can also use the Therapy Trainer for your legs, which is a lower resistance and an introduction-like workout if you don't want to use the Smooth Rider II Bike attachment. We plan on having this type of product in our store soon. A lot of people have been asking about an introductory lower body workout, this is smaller, lighter, but also has a fair amount of limitations including now Row bar and lower resistance than the Smooth Rider at a cheaper price. The Therapy Trainer is a big thumbs up by ResistanceChairGym.com and we're hoping this product takes off so you can see it as well possibly on national television commercials down the road. 

The company is currently trying to promote this to certain teams in the MLB for their upper body conditioning; mostly for the pitching staff. The Therapy Trainer uses resistance to give you results, upper body workouts, and puddles of sweat from all the weight you've lost and muscle mass you've gained. 

Check out ResistanceChairGym.com for more information on this product and so many others by following this blog daily!



Resistance Chair Exercise With Injury Series: Elbow Pain

The following information is cited from VQ's manifest when it comes to elbow pain, the symptoms, the management, and the exercises you can do to prevent and improve/heal it with the resistance chair exercise system!
We'll be posting more of these "medical protocols and guidelines" from VQ Actioncare down the road so you can read and follow the steps to each series of injury improvement with the Resistance Chair.

Elbow Pain - you can follow the different exercise for elbow pain here with the Resistance Chair Exercise System.

General Information

Elbow pain may be due to many different conditions affecting the joint or in the surrounding
muscles or tissues. Overuse or injury can predispose the elbow to inflammation and
swelling leading to pain. Swelling may occur from inflammation of lubricating sacs
(bursa) located between certain tissues. If elbow pain is not treated properly initially, it
can become a chronically painful problem. Muscle tendons and muscle-to-bone insertion
sites (epicondyles) are common areas of inflammatory processes. There are two main
epicondyles in the elbow located on the outer (lateral) and inner (medial) parts. There are
also multiple nerves that course around the elbow region which can become compressed
contributing to pain. If the elbow is injured, disruption or damage may occur in the
supporting tissues (ligaments) also causing pain. Most conditions affecting the elbow can
be treated successfully with a proper exercise and stretching program.

Symptoms

People with elbow pain often report exacerbation with certain movements such as flexion or
extension of the wrist. Certain activities and/or sports may also cause painful elbow flares.
Swelling of the elbow region and loss of full range of motion can result is some patients.
Pain on the outer portion of the elbow is most common and is often from inflammation
of the lateral epicondyle, know as “lateral epicondylitis”. If weakness or sensory changes
such as numbness occur in the arm or hand, it may be a sign of nerve compression or
damage may be occurring.

Diagnosis

The diagnosis of elbow pain syndromes are made by a healthcare professional following
a focused history and exam to identify this condition. X-Ray, MRI, or other studies may be
performed for further evaluation if necessary but are usually not needed.
Management

Treatment of elbow pain involves pain relieving medications such as nonsteroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs (such as Ibuprofen), therapy modalities (heat, cold, electrical
stimulation), modification of exacerbating activities, and a specific rehabilitation program.
Bracing may be indicated in some cases to reduce repetitive movements allowing tissues
to heal. One example of a brace is the forearm band which may be helpful in some patients.
Some patients who do not respond to conservative treatment may be candidates for a
steroid injection (epidural) or may require surgical evaluation.

The goal of a therapy program is to reduce inflammation and restore elbow and forearm
muscle strength resulting in decreased pain. A recent study demonstrated that patients
with elbow pain from chronic lateral epicondylitis showed a significant decrease in pain,
recovery of the muscle weakness, and improvement of the forearm tendons on imaging
studies (1). It also showed improvements in the ability to perform work related tasks and
increased participation in recreational activities (1). A regular exercise therapy is a vital
component of elbow pain treatment and prevention.

The Resistance Chair Solution

The Resistance Chair Solution incorporates specific stretches and exercises to target
and treat elbow pain from a variety of conditions. This program is designed to reduce
this inflammation by improving flexibility and strength along with joint mobilization. The
program also balances elbow musculature further stabilizing the joint and reducing
repetitive injuries. These exercises are essential for maintaining and restoring strength in
the arm and forearm muscles. Development of a regular toning program combined with
activity modifications is important in preventing recurrences.

Check out the exercises for elbow pain, using the Resistance Chair, HERE!



Resistance Chair Exercise With Injury Series: Shoulder Pain

The following information has been taken from VQ Actioncare in regard to shoulder and/or rotatorcuff injury and the use of the Resistance Chair. Please look for additional injury series blogs following this one soon. You can also see the exercises for these specific injuries here while using the Resistance Chair Exercise System and it's accessories. We here at ResistanceChairGym.com want to provide you with all the information possible to help you with your journey into a healthier, happier you using the Resistance Chair!

Shoulder Pain Rehabilitation Protocol

  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome
  • Shoulder impingement

The Resistance Chair Solution:

a. General Information:

Shoulder impingement is one of the most common
causes of shoulder pain in older adults. The rotator cuff
tendons (most commonly the supraspinatus muscle) and/
or shoulder bursa (fluid filled sac that acts as a cushion)
become inflammed when compressed between the
bones in the shoulder (scapula and humerus). Patients
often report soreness and pain, especially with overhead
activities. If left untreated, the rotator cuff tendons can
weaken and possibly tear or even rupture. Patients may
also lose range of motion due to pain and disuse. The
rehabilitation approach includes: focused strengthening of
the shoulder stabilizing muscles to improve mechanics,
improving the stability of the shoulder motion to resolve
tendon and bursa irritation, and restoring range of motion
with proper stretching when necessary.

b. Causes:

  • Overuse, especially with repetitive lifting
  • Poor mechanics when performing shoulder activities
  • Shoulder instability (muscle imbalance/weakness)
  • Poor posture. Slumped posture and/or weakened back muscles cause the shoulder
  • blade to tilt forward, exacerbating the impingement.
  • Injury/Trauma
  • Degenerative arthritis


c. Symptoms:

  • Pain in the front, top and/or side of the shoulder and upper arm.
  • Increased pain with raising the arm overhead.
  • Pain increased with lifting or reaching behind your back.
  • Tenderness over the upper outside part of the shoulder.
  • Decreased strength if left untreated.
  • Pain at night impairing sleep when lying on the affected arm.


d. Management

A physician may diagnose this condition based on one’s symptoms and clinical exam.
Treatment may include medication (NSAIDs such as Ibuprofen), ice, rest with activity
modification (avoiding overhead lifting and related pain inducing activities), and a
specific rehabilitation program (often with physical therapy) to reduce inflammation. In
more severe cases a steroid injection may help to reduce swelling and pain. Surgery
may be indicated when conservative treatment fails.

e. The Resistance Chair Solution

The Resistance Chair Solution rehabilitation program includes: focused strengthening
of the shoulder stabilizing muscles to improve mechanics, improving the stability of the
shoulder motion to resolve tendon and bursa irritation, and restoring range of motion with
proper stretching when necessary. The program also corrects postural abnormalities and
balances the rotator cuff musculature for proper shoulder stabilization.

Technique Key: Sit upright, ensuring proper posture, with shoulders relaxed away from
ears and make sure to breathe continuously through exercises.

SEE THE EXERCISES HERE!



New Resistance Chair Gentle Peddler Coming Soon!

It so happens that we like to take the proper steps to helping you find the best possible fitness and health solution to any and all your problems. Here at ResistanceChairGym.com we want to find the best products and offer you, the customer, the best in any accessories or related products that you can use with your Resistance Chair Exericse System. Way back when there was the Gentle Rider Bike Attachment, but unfortunately, the manufacturer made the call that it wasn't up to par for what they wanted to provide to their customers; and we agree 110%. Now, we're on a mission to find the best low-impact, introductory bike peddler we can find, so we can offer it to you to use with the Resistance Chair! 

The Gentle Peddler Bike Attachment will be about providing customers who already own the chair with an introductory cycling system without having to fully commit to the Smooth Rider II Bike Attachment. Now, don't misunderstand, the Smooth Rider is the creme le creme of bike attachments, but we also like to offer baby steps to those who just got out of surgery or really need help in taking it slow with muscle deteriation or joint problems. 

We always like to keep our customers in the loop, and we also like to keep updating the products we sell to our customers. Senior health and fitness is a #1 priority for us, so be sure to check back to ResistanceChairGym.com frequently so you can see all the new products we'll be coming out with to sell in the near future!



Smooth Rider II Exercise Bike - NOW FREE SHIPPING

Leg injuries, hip problems, and ankle pain can be...well, a pain. The Smooth Rider II Bike Attachment is a perfect coupling for the Resistance Chair Exercise System. Lightweight, portable, and virtually frictionless, the Smooth Rider using reverse contact magnetism to provide a smooth, non-cranking feel. The Smooth Rider attaches to the chair and has a built in front lateral row bar to help you work your pectorals, upper back, arms, shoulders, and even neck muscles. The cycle comes with a set of level 5 anchor resistance cables but can easily be switched out with any other level cable (sold separately). 

What kind of injuries or problems are reasons to purchase the Smooth Rider II Bike Attachment?:

  • Strain
  • Herniated disc
  • Fractures
  • Sciatica
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis
  • Weak Muscles and Ligaments
  • Tight Joints
Any of these are reasons you should start working out to improve your overall health, whether you buy the Smooth Rider II Bike Attachment or not. The bike has had ample reviews with nothing but positive feedback and a less than 2% return rate on all purchases of any Resistance Chair Exercise System product. What's even better is we've waived the shipping to help you help yourself. Why not start improving your health? Let's get things done with the Smooth Rider II Bike Attachment.
 
UPDATE: The Smooth Rider is backordered until the end of March, but pre-order it now to get in line and get the free shipping!


Ball Exercise Chair - New Way To Work Out, Even At Work

The workout industry is constantly changing so, here at ResistanceChairGym.com we have to constantly change with it. We spotted the ball exercise chair on a couple of infomercials and online ads and thought to check it out. It seems that this product is starting to gain headway especially in the departments of fitness and workout with the appropriated age groups. The Ball Chair Exercise System is actually by Gaiam and has taken off sincegaiam-balance-ball-chair-colors1.jpg they started the campaign. The Ball Exercise Chair is simple, it's a workout ball in a chair on wheels with resistance bands. Eerily simliar to that of the Resistance Chair Exercise System, the ball chair is said to have great reviews and becoming really popular. 

The Gaiam Ball exercise chair might be coming to the ResistanceChairGym.com if we can get something set up; which is looking to be a good possibility. There's not much accessories with the chair, and it's not going to tempt a lot of people that come to this site, but then again why not be a little up on the trends and offer something some people are looking for. The chair is designed by chiropractors and is for better posture and core strength. We'll keep you posted on what the news is on this chair and when exactly we'd get it.