Saturday, September 06, 2014

Beginning weight lifting for seniors

I've lost almost 50 pounds, but now need to build and tone my muscles.  I went to an online bodybuilding website and it was too complex for me to follow.  So I talked to my fitness guru, Rodger, who made several suggestions.

Begin with the following exercises, trying to do 10-15 repetitions.  You'll want to exert yourself but not overdo it. Gradually add weight as your strength builds. Without exerting yourself, you won't have any growth in strength.

Shoulder exercise
Shoulder exercise with dumbells (also called side lateral raise)

Biceps exercises

Shoulder and tricep exercise

Shoulder and middle back workout

Chest press workout

Lat pulldown exercise

Core body plank

Be sure to consult your medicaladvisor before beginninng an exercise program.