Shoulder Press for Seniors

A shoulder press is a weight training exercise with many variations. It is normally performed while standing, in which a weight is pressed straight upwards from racking position until the arms are locked out overhead, while the legs, lower back and abs maintain balance. They are great shoulder exercises for seniors.

The shoulder press works several muscles of the upper body, improving strength in several of the major upper body muscles, leads to stronger bones and improves stability in your arms, shoulders and torso. It improves posture and leads to better shoulder structure.

If you’re interested in practicing Shoulder Press for older adults and seniors with Fitness4Fun in our classes, get in touch today.

Is Shoulder Pressing Important?

The shoulder press is a great exercise to include in your exercise program as it stabilizes back muscles and makes a very good rehab exercise. Shoulder mobility can be enhanced while taking part in a shoulder press and the ability to reach above one’s head is improved.

The best way to start a should press is by lifting the weight in each hand, put them at chest level with your palms forward and your feet shoulder width apart. Hold it and then return to your start position.

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What are Tricep Extensions?

The tricep extension, as the name suggests, strengthens the tricep muscle by stretching. The tricep is the muscle in the back of the upper arm. It is muscle which is used little and can benefit from strength training.

Tricep Extension

Increased tricep strength brings stability to your shoulders and arms improves flexibility and increases range of motion.

This makes it easier for doing every day tasks such as lifting and reaching. Building muscular strength is used in treating and preventing Osteoporosis and Osteopenia.

This is a great exercise for seniors and active adults to include in their exercise program, as it can be done standing up or sitting down. You can remain comfortable while also exercising your triceps.

Tricep extensions are an excellent exercise to build and shape your upper arm muscles. Whenever you use your arms, your triceps come into action so building strong arms, including the triceps, is essential for building strength and will give you more ability to complete your everyday tasks.

There are several varieties to try for the Shoulder Press and the Tricep extension. If you are interested in learning more, join the Fitness4Fun classes and we can help you to build your upper arm strength.

Benefits of Shoulder Press Exercises?

The shoulder press is very beneficial for seniors. The shoulder press can improve your ability to grip or pull, they allow you to fully extend your arms and they also build strength and endurance for upper arm strength.

The shoulder press will improve your overhead strength dramatically even if done with a light weight if you perform them correctly. Shoulder press exercises also can improve your shoulder mobility. When you correctly do side shoulder raises or diagonal inward shoulder raises, then your range of motion will be improved over time.

Finally, the shoulder press helps to improve your core strength. Core exercises in strength training help the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen to work together. This leads to better balance and stability, whether on the playing field or in daily activities.

Why Should You Attend Classes?

Whether you’re a beginner or you find it easier to stay motivated in fitness class when you’re with friends, there are lots of incredible reasons to consider attending one of our classes. If you’re unsure, you’re always welcome to get in touch with John to see if they’re the best option for you.

Check Out Our Online Classes

If you’re interested in any of this and you want to learn more about taking part in some yoga for pain relief classes, you should get in touch today. Here at Fitness4Fun, we’re passionate about helping seniors get active and enjoy the benefits that comes with doing so. And it’s so easy to get started.

At the moment because of the Covid-19 situation, we’re offering online classes for seniors, meaning you can easily take part from the comfort of your own home and you don’t need to worry about coming into contact with other people. In the future, when it’s safe to do so, we’ll return to offering in person yoga for pain relief classes too.