squats = getting out of a chair, reaching to get something from a low cabinet. woodchops with a weight = reaching to get high things step ups = stairs pushups/standing chest press with resistance band = pushing open a heavy door rows = pulling open a door deadlift = shovelling snow, moving heavy furniture, picking up a heavy box.
Edited by: ZORBS13 at: 2/6/2014 (21:49)
“Sometimes the moments that challenge us the most, define us.” - Deena Kastor
I just learned about Functional Fitness and was wondering if anyone has any specific exercises that an older female could do safely. When I mean "older" I talking early 60s. I want to learn to do exercises that would mimic my everyday activities: walking up & down stairs, reaching for items up in a cabinet, getting up and down from a chair, etc. Get the idea? I would love to hear from anyone if you have suggestions or know of a website that show any functional exercises.
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