Here’s one of my favourite exercises for strengthening your arms:
1. Sit on a bench or chair, with your hands beside your hips. Lift yourself onto your hands, and move your body forward, so that you are suspended in front of the chair or bench.
2. Lower yourself slowly toward the ground, as though tryinging to sit on the floor. Don’t bend your arms too far (beyond 90 degrees): you don’t want to strain your shoulders. Pause, and push back to starting position.
- Use your triceps (muscle at the back of your arm) to do the lowering and the lifting. Don’t use your hips or legs to lower or raise you. No cheating.
- You may choose to avoid this exercise if you have shoulder problems.
If this move is too challenging at first, try it with your knees bent to 90-degree angles.
Have a good workout!