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    Can someone give me a description of how to do static holds other than bench press?

    For example: squats, leg press, calf raises, ect.

    Like for squats, since it’s a hold do u just not come up with the weight?

    Ps: today my afternoon temp was 98.7!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2 weeks in.

    Matt Stone

    For squats you set the rack to where your knees are slightly bent and then lift the weight a couple of inches off, hold it, and then put the weight back down. That’s all.

    For lat pulldowns you pull the cable down a few inches and hold it, then release.

    That kind of thing.

    Take it easy though. Don’t push too hard if you are in the early stages of recovery and still not menstruating.


    Yeah, I’m going to wait until I get my period back. I just wanted to know for the future :). And when my temps are consistently up (but I think the temps are starting to stay up, so hopefully mother nature isn’t too far away!)



    For static holds i always think yoga. Plank, side plank, etc … everything is a static hold … especially if you were doing hot yoga or yin yoga where the holds are longer. I don’t do yoga anymore because of personal preference, but it did serve we well for several years.

    If you are interested in holds or more specifically isometrics, you might consider gymnastic. There are adult courses everywhere or you could always buy one of the books. After you’re fully recovered, of course.

    P.S. You might want to look into “tempo” if you are going the lifting heavy things route. An example of tempo would be doing a pullup explosively on the ascend a 4 second descend … emphasis on eccentric muscle contraction.

    Happy Recovery.


    Thanks that sounds interesting. I did do bikram yoga and saw fast improvements in flexibility, but then in a few weeks I crashed because I did it when I wasn’t healthy.

    And I ALWAYS have wanted to do gymnastics. I’m naturally one of the best natural athletes I know (a little conseded, but it’s true!). I love walking on my hands and flipping on bars (I act like half my age, 9 lol). When I was younger I played travel softball (and almost every other school sport), so I didn’t have time. And when I do have time (the last 2 yrs), I’ve been not healthy enough. I have to wait untill I build back my bone density. I get another dexa scan in 1.5 years from now, so hopefully that should be just enough time to recover my metabolism, feel better, be stronger, and I won’t hurt myself.

    And I have looked for adult gyms, but I can’t find any in my area :(. So I guess when I get better I might be flipping with 3yr olds lol.

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