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Weighted Exercises

Updated March 17, 2020
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Nikki Prosch

SDSU Extension Health & Physical Activity Field Specialist

Strength training is an important way to keep your body moving and in optimal health. Strengthening your muscles also helps your body perform everyday activities with ease and comfort. Current guidelines recommend adults incorporate strength training exercises 2 or more times each week.

Grab some small hand weights (1lb-5lb), full water bottles or canned goods and give these exercises a try:

Left: A young woman demonstrating the upright row exercise. Right: A young woman demonstrating the chair pose exercise. For a complete description of the movements, call SDSU Extension at 605-688-6729.
Left: A young woman demonstrating the warrior 2 pose. Right: A young woman demonstrating the warrior 3 pose. For a complete description of the movements, call SDSU Extension at 605-688-6729.
A young woman demonstrating the starting and finishing position for a weighted squat exercise. For a complete description of the movements, call SDSU Extension at 605-688-6729.
A young woman demonstrating the starting and finishing position for a weighted tricep row exercise. For a complete description of the movements, call SDSU Extension at 605-688-6729.
A young woman demonstrating the starting and finishing position for a weighted core twist exercise. For a complete description of the movements, call SDSU Extension at 605-688-6729.

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