Month: June 2013

How much Arm Weight?

“What weight should I use for your upper arm exercise?” Strengthening the upper body is vitally important for performing our daily tasks and chores. Maintaining strong shoulders, upper back and arms will make your chores seem easy and quick. My two favorite exercises for the upper body are the simple bicep curl and overhead lift. Bicep curl: Women can start by holding a 3 to 5 pound weight and men can start with a 5 to 8 pound weight with the right hand by your side. Slowly bend the elbow bring the weight to your shoulder. Perform 3 sets...

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Too Much Exercise?

“Since I posted the question about my exercising heart rate, I have dropped the eggs and have lost about seven lbs and now weigh 208 The charts say I should be in the middle 190’s at most and so I am heading in that direction. My time on the bicycle is between 2 and 3 hrs per ride, 5 times a week on average. I am not sure if there is a point where too much exercise is too much–that is for optimal health? Any ideas for me? At 68 I don’t want to wear my body out before...

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