Elbow Exercises For Seniors And The Elderly

Bicep Curls

Elbow exercises for seniors and the elderly like bicep curls works on strengthening your  bicep muscle. Many activities during the day require strong elbow flexors to lift.

These may include picking up your grocery bag, lifting up a load of laundry or even your grandchild. These muscles are called elbow flexors because they flex for bend the elbow.

This is a very common movement we use throughout the day without even thinking about it. Checking out of the food store, you lift items out of your cart, place them on the belt, put them back into your cart, reach for your wallet, hand the money to the cashier and push your cart to your car.

Purpose of this exercise

Elbow exercises can strengthen the upper part of your arm. Will make lifting activities easier.

Step 1

Hold the weight in your hand at your side. Begin with your shoulders straight and your palm inward.


Step 2

Bend your elbow toward your shoulder while turning your palm up. Return to the start position and repeat 10 times.



Inhale during the upward movement phase. Exhale during the downward movement phase.


Keep your shoulders back. Make sure to completely straighten and bend your arm.Breathe out as your arm comes up, and breathe in as your arm comes down.

Take it up a notch

Try this exercise while standing to work on your balance. Switch to an elastic band for a stronger pull at the end of your range.

How to do Bicep Curls

How to do Bicep Curls

More Upper Body Strengthening

1. Bicep Curls

2. Overhead Elbow Extension

3. Triceps Kickbacks

4. Diagonal Inward Shoulder Raise

5.Diagonal Outward Shoulder Raise

6. Shoulder Rolls

7. Overhead Press

8. Shoulder Press Lying Down

9. Upright Rows

10. Bent Over Rows

11. Side Shoulder Raises

12. Elbow Side Extensions

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