Upper Body

Equipment Needed

  • A steady chair you can sit on for some the exercises.
  • Something you can use as handweights.  Two small bottles of water, or cans of beans will do.
  • A stretch band. This is shown in the video and is optional.

Exercises Included

  • Wrist Flexion/Extension
  • Seated Row
  • Arm Openings
  • Bicep Curl
  • Elbow Extension Overhead


Benefits of the Exercises

The exercises in this video are designed to improve your upper body strength.  Over a period of weeks or months this will help to strengthen muscles around the upper back, shoulders, arms and wrists.  The pull of these muscles on the bones will help to maintain the bone density in these areas.  These exercises can also help you to maintain good posture, which is very important in order to avoid some of the common complications with osteoporosis.

Other Warnings

Please see the warnings given in the initial introduction to these exercise videos.