Narrator: Busy advertising executive Yolanda O'Hern cherishes this special time of her high pressure day-time she has scheduled just for herself - her daily workout.
Aaron Small: Let me grab some dumbbells.
Yolanda O'Hern: It helps me keep a cool head and just take a deep breath and deal with conflict a lot better.
Aaron Small: Looking good.
Narrator: Despite her best efforts, Yolanda suffered injuries in the last few years that sidelined her exercise routine: first her knee, then her back.Master Trainer Aaron Small often sees such injuries among baby boomers.
Aaron Small: They have the right intentions, they want to work out and exercise and they are very motivated to do so. However, improper stretching and warm-up can factor in to many injuries that they sustain.Also, improper use of the machines can lead to injuries, particularly in the back.
Narrator: Once injured, experts suggest the following when restarting weight training: stay active - work out the parts of the body that are not injured - after carefully stretching the areas those are;always begin with a 5-10 minute warm-up; begin strength training with low loads and pain free motion; add weight slowly; add reps before you add weight; always stretch what you strengthen;if you can, try to get some assistance from a qualified trainer to help you adapt exercises to your personal benefit.
Aaron Small: Tight abs, protect the back, definitely a lot stronger.