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.