No equipment exercise program for the 50+ - 3/10

Week Three of a Ten Week series: Upper Body Strength

Vintage Fitness is an in home personal training company which inspires movement in the 50+ in Toronto.  

Clients often ask us for easy exercises which are appropriate for someone over 50 that require minimal equipment which they can do at home or in their condo gym.

This is the third week of a ten week blog series filled with exercise pictures and videos.  The focus this week is on upper body strength.  There are pictures as well as videos for each exercise.  If you have questions drop me a note erin@vintagefitness.ca

Wall/counter push up

Wall/counter push up

Benefits of this exercise: Strengthens the pushing muscles of the chest 

Tips: The counter push is more difficult than the wall push up.  If you have shoulder issues make sure you keep your hands just wider than your shoulders.

Do it 10 times.

Video:


Back Pull

Back Pull

Benefits of this exercise: Upper back strength and chest stretch

Tips: Keep your shoulders relaxed and pull the band to your chest

Do 8-12 reps

Video:


Bicep curl

Bicep curl

Benefits of this exercise: Builds arm strength for lifting and carrying
Tips: Stand Tall and use the upper arms to lift instead of “rocking” up using your hips.

Do it 10 times.


Tricep Overhead extension with the band

Tricep Overhead extension with the band

Benefits of the exercise: Strengthens the triceps and stretches the shoulder

Tips: Relax your shoulders and keep your core tight

Do 8-12 reps each side

Video:


Good Luck!

Erin

Vintage Fitness

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Vintage Fitness is an in home personal training company in Toronto, Canada.  We specialize in energizing the lives of people over 50 with exercise. 

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