FIGHT­ING FIT

Sunday Herald Sun - Body and Soul - - FRONT PAGE -

am flooded with emails from our over-50 read­ers ask­ing for more work­outs that suit their needs. They tell me tales of sore knees, a back that plays up, a shoul­der that doesn’t move as it used to and a hip that gives trou­ble. With all these aches and pains, it’s nat­u­ral to think some of the work­outs we show­case are a lit­tle too fancy, but look for ways to make the ex­er­cises work for you. You may need to change an ex­er­cise for an­other or re­duce some of the reps but if that’s too much, to­day’s workout is per­fect for you. En­joy.

1Why? Per­fect for train­ing the al­limpor­tant mus­cles out back. How? With knees slightly bent, bend for­ward at your hips and place a hand on the Swiss ball. Look for­ward at a point on the ground five me­tres in front. Stick your bum out and lengthen your spine. Grasp a dumb­bell in your other hand and hang it down to­wards the ground. With your palm fac­ing to your rear pull it up to a point just out­side your shoul­der. Straighten your arm and re­peat. Al­low your shoul­der blade to move but don’t ro­tate your torso. Reps: 3 sets of 10-15 each arm.

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