Upper arm exercises for seniors

by Pat
(OK)

What weight should I use for your upper arm exercise?

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Jul 28, 2011Upper arm exercises for seniors
by: Douglas Schrift

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 of 15 repetitions, 3 to 5 days per week.

Overhead lift: Using the same or lighter weight, hold your hand at shoulder height and then lift overhead, extending the elbow. Perform 3 sets of 15 repetitions, 3 to 5 days per week.

You will notice a significant increase in your strength and flexibility in 4 to six weeks. Good luck!

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