EASY SEATED ARM EXERCISES
- Easy Seated Arm Exercises for the Shoulder-Shoulder Circles: Circle your shoulders slowly—shrug them up toward the ears, back, down, forward and up around again. Circle 2-3 times, ending with shoulders back and down.
- Easy Seated Arm Exercises for the Rotator Cuff-Pendulum Warm-up: Sit tall with your spine straight. Place the left hand on the right thigh for trunk support. Lean to the right side, and allow the right arm to dangle from the shoulder. Move the arm forward and back several times. Initiate the motion from the shoulder. Relax the arm as much as possible and let it move freely. Move the arm in a circle. Reverse the circle.
- Easy Arm Exercises for the Back-The Cross and Open: Arms straight, reaching toward the knees, palms down, wrists crossed. Uncross wrists, turn palms up, and bring the hands even with the front of the chair seat. Cross wrists in front again, BUT this time, open and bring the hands even with the middle of the chair seat (palms up). Cross wrists a third time, BUT this time, open and bring hands toward the back of chair, turning palms up as much as possible. Squeeze shoulder blades together.
- Easy Arm Exercises for the Fingers-The Flower: Fingers Open Like a Flower: Begin with the palm up, the pads of all 4 fingers touching the pad of the thumb. Slowly open the hand 1/2-way, as though it were a bud opening into a flower. Gently close the fingers, then stretch 3/4 open, close, and finally, gently open the hand all the way up. Return to the starting position.
Recommended SIT AND BE FIT Workouts for Arm Exercises: