Audra Yocom is a certified personal trainer based out of Los Angeles, who will be answering your fitness questions on a weekly basis (every Monday) and will also bring you monthly fitness tips via her regular column (resuming in April) to help us to disspell those myths we’ve all been subjected to regarding fitness at one point or another in our battle with the bulge. You can also hear Audra with her fitness tips during the early morning (5am – 7am) A.M. Blast block of upbeat tunes geared towards your morning workout and via her new “Fitness and Health” Show beginning Wednesday April 11th at 7:30 pm on intraffikradio.com (http://tinyurl.com/intraffikradio) or under Intraffikradio under the eclectic section under iTunes Radio. To learn more about Audra or to inquire about training sessions visit her site http://audrayocom.com.
QUESTION: Is running bad for someone with a weak ankle? And is there a way to build up that ankle without hurting it?
ANSWER: I wouldn’t suggest running if you have an ankle that is weakened due to a previous injury. It would depend on exactly what is wrong with your ankle though. You can strengthen your ankles using bands and by doing exercises like calf raises and go from there.
QUESTION: What are some of the best exercises to keep my breasts from sagging when I get older?
ANSWER: Chest presses, push ups, incline flies (these also work for working the chest area for both males and females in general)
Audra will be answering your fitness questions every Monday. If you have questions you’d like answered you may email her at Audra@intraffik.com or send to firstname.lastname@example.org. To see if your questions have been addressed check out past “Ask Audra” Column Entries here