This balance and upper body workout is a fun, unique way to firm and strengthen the upper body, while testing your balance.
As a fun bonus feature, watch right to the end to discover how to make this exercise routine even more challenging.
Balance exercises have amazing health benefits, especially after the age of 50. You’ll work the stabilizer muscles that reduce tension around your joints and help reduce joint pain, you’ll also reduce your risk of falls and you improve coordination.
And, of course, you’ll also firm the back of your arms, sculpt your shoulders and strengthen your back.
During this workout, the way you hold the weight is important. By holding the weight in the opposite hand to the leg that’s on the ground (that is, if your right leg is on the ground, your left hand is holding the weight) you further strengthen coordination by strengthening the neural pathways within the brain that connect the right and left brain hemispheres and teaches your body to work in unison.
So, while you transform your upper body physique, you’ll work your balance, and train your brain to coordinate better!
Now that’s a win, win!
This workout is a bit more advanced that some of the other Get Back to Fit After 50 videos, so make sure you’ve mastered the following workouts first:
For this workout you’ll need 1 or 2 weights, depending on whether you’re doing the first phase of the workout or you’ve advanced to the bonus.
If you don’t have any, use 2 cans instead.
Also, make sure to take off your socks and shoes to really wake up the sensory receptors in the bottom of your feet.
So, are you Ready!? Let’s get started!
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