Senior Seated Row Exercise

Senior Strength Training Exercises Video Series

Add this senior seated row exercise to your fitness program. It is the first video in the senior strength training exercises series.

This one is done, as the name suggests, while seated in a chair.

The instructions and video below demonstrate this move by using a resistance band. Make sure you use a band with the right resistance for your fitness level.

If you are not sure, then start with a band with the least resistance.

You can also use light weight dumbbells if you don't have a band. You can even do this without any equipment and just let your body weight add the resistance.

If you start out using no equipment, then try to build up to using a band or light dumbbell weight.

This exercise will work your shoulders, arms, chest, upper back and part of the lower back.

Exercise #1 - Senior Seated Row Exercise

You want to use a flat band for this, not the tube type bands. If all you have is a tube, then just make sure to place it under the arch of the foot so it won't move while you do this senior strengthening exercise.
  1. Sit up nice and tall in your chair.
  2. Place the band underneath both feet in the center of the band. Make sure it stays flat and is not bunched up to where it can roll.
  3. Place your feet flat on the ground.
  4. Criss cross the band and hold onto the band with one end in each hand near the end of the band. For more resistance, hold the band further away from the end.
  5. As you exhale, pull back on the band keeping your elbows close to the side. Your elbows should reach straight back and behind you.
  6. Inhale as you release and come back to starting position.
  7. Repeat this several times.
Don't do more than you are comfortable with. You want to strengthen the muscles, but not injure the muscles.

Watch the video below to ensure you are doing the this move correctly. 

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