5 Resistance Band Exercises for Seniors

Bicep Curls Without the Weights

Do the things you routinely lift -- from milk to your grandkids -- feel heavier than they used to? Try bicep curls. These won't add bulky muscle to your frame, but you'll notice that carrying your groceries into the house gets a little easier.

Begin in a standing position with your feet a shoulder's width apart.

  1. Place the middle of the resistance band under your feet and hold one end of the band tightly in each hand.
  2. Let your arms fall to your sides.
  3. Beginning one arm at a time, slowly and gently bend at the elbow (keep your wrist straight) and lift your hand toward your shoulder.
  4. Slowly unbend that arm.
  5. Repeat with the other arm.