Exercise: A Guide from the National Institute On Aging

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Shoulder Flexion
Illustration of the Shoulder Flexion exercise

Strengthens shoulder muscles.

  1. Sit in armless chair with your back supported by back of chair.
  2. Keep feet flat on floor even with your shoulders.
  3. Hold hand weights straight down at your sides, with palms facing inward.
  4. Raise both arms in front of you (keep them straight and rotate so palms face upward) to shoulder height.
  5. Hold position for 1 second.
  6. Slowly lower arms to sides. Pause.
  7. Repeat 8 to 15 times.
  8. Rest; then do another set of 8 to 15 repetitions.