We started lockdown last week with some exercises for strengthening our legs, and this week I have an arm exercises video for you. The exercises should be familiar to those of you who attend the Physio Fit Exercise Class
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We don’t have access to any dumbbells in our house at the moment, so we had great fun this afternoon making our own. We filled two 500ml pop bottles with dry sand, and then filled them up with water. Each bottle weighs just over 1kg. There were plenty of opportunities for maths and physics lessons doing this, for those of you that are homeschooling at the moment.
1kg weights may feel too light for you, so rather then completing 5 sets of 5 repetitions that we usually recommend to help manage sarcopenia, the natural weakening of muscles that happens as we get older, I would try completing 10 repetitions, and repeating this up to three times.
Alternatively – find a heavier weight! Please share with me your creative ideas for making a 2 or 3kg weight, that is neither too bulky or potentially dangerous