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
Sit up nice and tall in your chair.
- 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
- Place your feet flat on the ground.
- 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.
- As you exhale, pull back on the band keeping your elbows
close to the side. Your elbows should reach straight back and behind
- Inhale as you release and come back to starting position.
- 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
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Senior Stretching Exercises
Don't forget to stretch your muscles after a good workout. These
stretching exercises are great for seniors or those with limited