07 Jul Debra Defied her Rheumatoid Arthritis through Strength Training
Words from Brad:
I couldn’t believe someone Debra’s age had endured pain, for more than 2 years, that is usually associated with older people. When I told her strength training was a viable tool to help her reduce her arthritic pain she was keen to try it out and it certainly worked wonders for her. 10kg down and 12% less bodyfat is an added bonus too!
Word’s from Debra:
“It’s been 2 years that I have had bad knees (ed. rheumatoid arthritis). Ever since I have had the problem, I didn’t know what to do, so I decided to try working with Brad. It has been great! I haven’t been to the doctors since, my knee strength has been improving rapidly, and they have been feeling much better overall. Not eating foods that are acidic for me and decreasing the amount of refined carbs I have been eating has helped too.
Since I have been seeing Brad, my knees are so much better. I can now do movement I haven’t been able to do for a long time. I can now go on the stepper, x-trainer, bike, swim and am doing lots of challenging weights. I used to have a hard time getting up from my lounge or chair, now I have no problems. I can feel a big difference in myself, from Brad helping me with my knees. I also feel a lot happier with myself too which is fantastic. Being a full time hotel porter, I have to bend my knees constantly to pick up bags, now I have no problems.
My advice is to keep pushing. Even when you are feeling like it’s not working and you are in a bit of pain (arthritic pain) keep going…. In a months time or so you feel a lot better and like a different person.”
Debra Defied her Rheumatoid Arthritis through Strength Training – July 2015