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Senior Exercises To Help Loose Those Jiggles…

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Senior exercises that will keep you alive and well for years to come. As you age it’s more and more vital that your keeping your heart healthy. Cardiac arrest is the largest it’s ever been in the U.S, why, because people are eating wrong and not exercising on a regular basis. Here’s a couple workouts for seniors that you can do in the comfort of your own home. These moves focus on core strengthening and balance.

Do these workouts in order, three times each with only 2 minutes of rest between each workout. With every exercise you always need to know weightlifting basics, so you don’t hurt yourself. For this workout you will need a pair of 5 to 10 pound hand weights for this senior workout. Another thing you should never forget when exercising is to stretch all your muscles that you will be working out that day. So many people forget to stretch and wonder why they are really sore after they workout.

Exercises Sets Reps
Upward Punch 3 5
Cross Punch 3 5
Downward Punch 3 5
Side Reaching Lunge 3 5
Front Reaching Lunge 3 5
Back Reaching Lunge 3 5

Senior Exercises To Help Loose Those Jiggles...

Upward punch:

With this senior exercise you want to stand with feet shoulder width apart, knees slightly bent and hand weights at shoulder height. Press upward with one arm, straightening elbow, then lower that arm back to shoulder height. All your doing is punching the air with your weights. Remember to alternate arms.

Cross punch:

Stand with feet wider than shoulder width apart, knees slightly bent and hand weights at shoulder height. Pivot to the right, pressing left arm in front of your chest, straightening your elbow. Remember to alternate arms.

Downward punch:

Stand with feet shoulder width apart, knees slightly bent and hand weights at shoulder height. Lean forward slightly from the hips, keeping back straight. Press downward with right arm, straightening elbow. Remember to alternate arms.

Side-reaching lunge:

Stand with feet parallel and hip width apart, hand weights at sides. Step to the side with your left leg, and bend left knee. Keeping your back straight, bend forward at the hips and reach weights to laces of left shoe. Step back to start. Continue side stepping and bending, alternating legs.

Front-reaching lunge:

With this senior exercise stand upright, feet hip width apart and hand weights at sides. Step forward with your left leg into a lunge, your left knee should form a 90 degree angle. Keeping back straight, bend forward at the hips and reach weights toward left foot, allowing right knee to bend. Step back to start, repeat on right side, then alternating sides.

Back-reaching lunge:

Stand with feet hip width apart, knees slightly bent and hand weights at sides. Step backward with your left leg on a slight diagonal, bend left knee when foot is flat. Keeping your back straight, bend at the hips and reach weights to left shoe. Step back to start, repeat on right side and remember to alternate sides.

This workout will get you up off the couch and get you feeling great about yourself. If your needing any equipment for your house, check out our equipment page for some good advice on equipment. If your looking to get outside for some fresh air, you should look at some of these great outdoor exercises to get your cardio that you will need.