Exercises to Strengthen
• Do the exercises _____ times a day with:
• Repeat each exercise _____ times.
• Hold each position for _____ seconds.
• If you prefer, the exercises done lying on a firm, sturdy table may also
be done on the floor or on an exercise bench.
For each of the next three exercises, use a long dowel rod
or an L bar.
Lie on your back, holding
the dowel with both hands
Have elbows straight and
the dowel resting across
Lift the dowel up over
your head as far as you
Hold. Slowly lower the
dowel back down and relax, then repeat.