Upper Body Seated Workout For Seniors And Beginners Using Wrist Weights | 17Min
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Senior Fitness Podcast With Meredith
In this exercise video Meredith is guiding you through a great beginner level, seated, upper body workout using wrist weights for resistance.
Using light weights as resistance on your wrists is a great way to help build strength in all areas of you upper body. Luckily you don’t have to use wrist weights for this work as well! You can get just as good of a workout using light weight dumbbells or even a playground ball as Meredith discusses in the intro section to this video.
This is a full seated workout so there will be no pressure on your legs, knees, hips or thighs. This is also categorized as a “beginner” level routine but can easily be modified to intermediate or even advanced with heavier weights and or standing. We also encourage you to go through this routine twice if you are up for the extra challenge!
Building strength in your upper body including shoulders, chest, arms and upper back is a great way to build stability when it comes to everyday tasks. Having this extra strength helps us with carrying heavier items, holding on to handrails, balancing, getting in and out of a seated position and so much more.
Remember to keep your water close by and take breaks if you need to and never do any movements that cause you any pain or discomfort. Modify this workout to your range of motion always.
Have a great workout!