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1 Weight lifting exercises An important part of being healthy is exercising regularly and staying active. PAL (Physical Activity Line) is a phone line, website and physical activity resource designed to help you make wise choices about physical activity so you can enjoy life to its fullest. PAL is brought to you by the CSEP Health and Fitness Program of BC and the Public Health Agency of Canada. PAL is operated by university/college-trained exercise professionals. Weight lifting (also known as resistance training, strength training or weight training) helps create strong, healthy muscles and bones. Weight lifting involves movements of muscle groups that increase in weight and frequency over time, to increase muscle strength and endurance. When weight lifting, keep these things in mind: Do one exercise for each major muscle group, including arms, shoulders, chest, abdomen, back, hips and legs. Do exercises on both sides of your body. Keep all movements smooth and controlled, not jerky. Avoid holding your breath. Here are some common weight lifting exercises. Any weighted object can be used for these activities (for instance, a dumbbell or can of soup). Many of the activities can also be done with exercise bands. web: tel:

2 Arms Biceps curls Stand or sit and hold a weight in each hand, with your hands hanging down by your sides. forward. Bend your arms at the elbows to curl the weights up toward your shoulders. Stop for a second at the top position, then slowly lower the weight back to the starting position. Remember: keep your elbows by your sides, avoid jerky movements, keep your stomach muscles tight and keep your back straight (not arched). Triceps extensions Sit and hold a weight in one hand with your arm straight up above your shoulder. Your palm should be facing in toward your head. throughout the exercise. Keep your stomach muscles tight and your back straight (not arched). TIP: Repetitions are the number of times you do an exercise. A set is a group of repetitions. Be sure to take a rest after each set. Shoulders Overhead press Stand or sit and hold a weight in each hand. Bend your elbows and lift the weights up to your shoulders. forward. Push the weights up so that your arms are straight above your head. Then bend your elbows and lower the weights back to shoulder level again. muscles tight and your back straight (not arched). Bend your elbow and lower the weight to the side of your head. Shoulder raises While keeping your elbow Stand or sit and hold a weight pointing up, straighten your in each hand, with your arms arm up to the starting position straight down so the weights again. are beside your legs. Remember: your elbow should stay in the same place your legs. web: tel:

3 Lift your arms straight out in front of you at chest level. Your arms should be parallel to the floor. Lower your body until your chest touches the floor, then straighten your arms again. Return to the starting position. Alternative exercise: lift your arms straight out to the side. Chest muscles tight and your back straight (not arched). Bench press Lie flat on a bench so your bottom and shoulders are touching the bench, and your feet are flat on the floor. Hold a weight in each hand with elbows bent and palms facing toward your feet. With arms shoulder-width apart, press the weights up so that your arms are straight and the weights are above your chest. Push ups muscles tight and keep your back straight (not arched). Lie face down on the floor with your hands shoulder-width apart and your toes tucked under. Push up until your arms are straight. Also keep your back and legs straight. Back Bent-over rows Stand next to a sturdy bed or table. Bend your left knee and rest it on top of the bed or table. Put your left hand on the surface next to your knee. Hold a weight in your right hand with arm hanging straight down. Your palm should be facing toward your body. Slowly bend your elbow and pull the weight straight up to the side of your chest, keeping your back straight. Lower the weight back down to the straight arm position. Pelvic tilt Remember: focus on using your back muscles. Lie flat on your back on the floor with your arms by your sides. down. Bend your knees and keep your feet flat on the floor. web: tel:

4 Press your lower back against the floor. Relax your back, then repeat. Alternative exercise: keep your back straight and lift your bottom and lower back off the floor. Hold this position, then lower down to the floor. Chin ups You ll need a chin-up bar in a door frame for this exercise (a sturdy ceiling rafter in a garage can also be used). Grab onto the bar by getting someone to lift you (you may also be able to jump up and grab the bar, or stand on a chair to reach it). Keep your hands shoulderwidth apart with palms facing toward your body. Hang below the bar with your arms straight. Lift your body until your chin reaches the bar. Then lower yourself back down. At first, you may need to rest your feet on a chair or have someone support your feet. Remember: lift straight up. Don t swing to get your body up. Stomach Sit ups and/or crunches Lie flat on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Straighten your arms and put your palms on your thighs. Slowly raise your head and shoulders off the floor and slide your hands up your thighs until they reach your knees. Lower your head and shoulders back to the floor. Prone bridge Lie face down on the floor and bend your elbows so they re under your shoulders. Rest on your elbows with your forearms and palms flat on the floor. Push your body up so that you re balanced on your forearms and toes (as you would do in a push-up). Hold this position for seconds, then rest and repeat. Alternative exercise: to make this easier, put your knees on the floor or straighten one leg and have one knee on the floor. tight and back flat. web: tel:

5 Legs Squats Stand with your feet flat on the floor, about shoulder-width apart. You can hold onto a chair or wall for support. Bend your knees and slowly drop down until your thighs are parallel with the floor. Hold for a second, then stand back up. Calf raises muscles tight, back straight, head up and avoid leaning forward. Stand on a step with your feet shoulder-width apart (do this on the bottom step of a staircase, not the top step). Hold onto a chair or wall for support. Lift your heels up so you re standing on your toes. Lower your heels down so they hang below the step. Then rise up again. muscles tight, back straight and head up. Lunges Stand up straight with feet close together. Step forward with one foot, leaving the other foot in the starting position. Make sure both feet are pointing straight forward. Lower your back knee almost to the floor, then rise up again. Alternative exercise: hold weights in your hands while you do this exercise. Step ups muscles tight, back straight and chest up. Avoid leaning forward. Don t let your front knee go forward past your toes as you drop down. Stop where you feel comfortable. Stand in front of a step with your feet about shoulder-width apart. Have your arms by your sides or on your hips. Step up onto the step with your right foot, then add your left foot and hold for a second with both feet on the step. Step down off the step with your left foot, then your right foot. web: tel:

6 Repeat, starting with a different foot each time. Here are some other sheets related to this topic: Alternative exercise: hold weights in your hands while you do this exercise. Remember: keep your back straight. Precautions for strengthening activities. Weight lifting tips. How to choose safe equipment. How to get started. Here s where to get any or all of these sheets: tel: web: Here s the number to call if you have questions or want more information: Physical Activity Line The health information provided on this sheet is only a guide. You also need to rely on your common sense and good judgment. If you receive advice from a doctor or health professional that doesn t agree with the information provided here, follow the advice of your doctor or health professional since it s based on your specific history and needs. web: tel:

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