For people with cystic fibrosis, getting “back” into shape is a common occurrence. Because of the nature of the disease, patients often experience set backs in both their health and fitness routines. But, exercise is an important and essential part of remaining compliant with treatments and medications in order to live a longer, healthier life with CF.
In the following video series, Jerry Cahill, a 60+ year old double lung transplant recipient and CF survivor, walks through a circuit training series he built with his trainer to help him get back into shape after set backs.
Remember – every cystic fibrosis patient is different! So, you may need to consult a trainer and/or your doctor to discuss the length of your workout, how much rest you need, and the best way to remain hydrated.
In the fifth circuit, Jerry and his trainer concentrate on total body movement and quickness with a three-step workout. They start with 5 sets of 5 at each station and, once Jerry feels an increase in his strength, they will add in additional reps.
This video wind sprint was made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Gilead to the Boomer Esiason Foundation.