Hi. I’m Alicia. I hope you are doing good today. Thanks for joining me. So check me out over on my website. That is Taylorlife.com. One of the things I don’t talk a lot about
is that I have an autoimmune disorder called Ankylosing Spondylisis. A-S for short. And whenever it acts up, it acts kind of like
arthritis. It settles into the big joins like the spine
and the hips. So I got this this week. It is a resistance band workout for healthy
seniors. It’s specially designed for senior people. It improves flexibility and strength. Yes. I know I am not a senior. But I have a lot of the issues that they do
and I really need a gentle and safe workout. Let’s check it out and see what’s in the box. It’s really taped together – there we go! So, It comes with a little exercise booklet. It’s got some handles. This is so you can attach them to your resistance
bands if you want to, but it’s not required. Then it’s got two sets of resistance bands. So let me put them together and then I’ll
join you back in a minute and we’ll take a look at some of these exercises together. Ok. I’m back. And I have my resistance bands together and
as you can see, I’ve got a little tail on both sides and that’s because I’m short so
I can put the handles anywhere along the fitness band that I need to. I’m only 4’10, so this right here gives me
the resistance that I need. I chose the green one because it has more
resistance than the yellow one and that’s what I need at this point in my life. So, sit up straight and tall. Keep both feet flat on the floor and just
remember to breathe. Now. As you do this, it’ll become habit and breathing,
sitting up straight – all this will come naturally. Don’t worry if you mess up the first time. And you have resistance bands, but they don’t
have handles, feel free to use any resistance bands. I’ll be sure to put a link down below for
this set if you really like this set and you can check that out. Ok? Now, be sure to talk to your doctor. I am not a doctor. I am just a blogger. This is a program that I am putting into place
to help me because I need some gentler exercises, but your needs may be different than mine,
so talk to your doctor. Or next two exercises are going to work our
arms. It’s gonna work our biceps and it’s gonna
work the back of our arms called the triceps. Take your fitness band and trap it on the
floor beneath your feet. First thing we are going to do is a bicep
curl. Keep your elbows tucked in at your waist and
slowly lift. We’ll just do that for 5 or 6 times. Then take a break and when you feel ready
add some more sets. Up your challenge. Next up is the tricep kickback. Keep your band trapped under your feet. Then, just pull your arms back. Keep your elbows tucked in next to your sides. You should feel that in the back of your arms. Ok. The next exercise we are going to do is going
to work our upper back. This is right between the shoulder blades
and it’s called a shoulder squeeze. So hold the fitness band in your hand with
your palms straight up and level with your lap. Again, keep your elbows tucked in and grasp
your fitness bands with both hands and just pull apart. You just do just like that – just pull apart,
keeping your elbows tucked in at your side. And you can feel this in your upper back. And just do that about 5 times. Ok. The next exercise is gonna work our upper
chest and the backs of our arms again. Take your fitness band and put it behind you. Bring it up to underneath your armpits and
this is where your hands should start as well – right here next to your armpits. You have your elbows down at your side. Fitness band behind you and you just pull
straight forward. You should feel that through your chest and
in the front of your arms and in the back of your arms. I feel it in both places. I hope that you really enjoyed this upper
arm strength training routine for seniors. It is easy enough for beginners to do. You don’t have to be a senior to enjoy it. I’ll be sure to put the link down below. They have a lot more exercises in this book,
including some for the lower body, as well, but today, like I said, I just wanted to focus
on the upper body. And I thank you for watching and I hope you
have a great day. Thanks Bye Bye