Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Chair Exercises

Oh, what you can do with a chair - even some dance troupes incorporate one in their routines.

1.Do the abdominal chair exercise.

2.Pectoral muscles: Do push ups using a chair by putting the palms of your hands on the edge of the chair and extending your legs outward. Proceed with push-ups. It is self-explanatory. You will have to do more work for the chair not to slips. Someone can hold it down for you when you first do this exercise. Do four sets of ten repetitions.

3. Step up: Step up and back down from the chair. Do four sets of ten repetitions.
Each set is made up of stepping with your right leg and then left leg.

4. Do squats using a chair by almost sitting. Place your legs shoulder-width or a little more than shoulder-width apart. Almost sit on the chair. Sit until you are about two inches over the chair, then slowly stand. Do four sets of ten repetitions. You can hold a circle weight for more intensity.

My third book, Pocket Guide to Fitness, is available on and If you look up my name on those Web sites, you will find my other books The Boy in a Wheelchair and Life, Work and Play: Poems and Short Stories. These two books are on my Web site

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