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Hi, how long does it take to rebuild muscles by WALKING if I haven't been able to walk for a while because of a disability?
I was  very inactive for several months, but fully recovered now. Also what's a good exercise for upper body muscle rebuilding? Another way to ask it, how long before I don't get any benefits to the lower body muscles from walking alone. And need to start weight training? Thanks a lot

Hi Tod,

It will not take long at all if you are walking everyday especially utilizing stairs and hills.

As far as the upper body you need to start with body weight exercises first, pushups planks etc.  Once you feel good about how your walking feels you will need to begin your weight training.  Even with the lower body you need to start body weight only.  Lunges, squats etc.

Hope it helps.

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