No equipment exercise program for the 50+ - 9/10

Week Nine of a Ten Week series:  Better Posture

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 ninth week of a ten week blog series filled with exercise pictures and tips.  The focus this week is on exercises the stretch the chest and strengthen the back to improve posture.  Standing taller makes you look trimmer, reduces pain in the neck and shoulders and keeps you more balanced.

Back Row

Back Row

Benefits of the exercise:

Strengthens the upper and mid back

Tips:

  • Keep a tall spine
  • Keep the shoulders relaxed
  • Do this exercise 10 times

Video:


Chest and shoulder stretch

Chest and shoulder stretch

Benefits of the exercise:

Reduces tension in the chest and shoulders which helps to combat slouched shoulders

Tips:

  • Only lift your arms to the level that your shoulders can stay against the wall
  • Keep the shoulders relaxed
  • Hold the stretch for 1 minute

Video:


Neck Stretch

Neck Stretch

Benefits of the exercise:

Eases tension and tightness in the neck

Tips:

  • Look towards you opposite armpit
  • Adjust the angle of your head until you find the areas of tension
  • Hold the stretch for 1 minute

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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