7 Exercises That Are Too Hard On Your Arms After 50

1. Traditional Pushups

The chest, shoulders, and triceps are strengthened by traditional pushups.

Traditional Pushups

Many fifty-year-olds can perform pushups securely, but there are also many who cannot.

2. Bench Presses

The bench press is another excellent chest exercise for developing strength.

Bench Presses

Similar to pushups, it can be difficult for those with shoulder problems or feeble wrists.

3. Barbell Bicep Curls

Bicep curls are a standard arm-strengthening exercise included in virtually every muscle-building program.

Barbell Bicep Curls

However, the use of a barbell can occasionally create elbow strain.

4. Tricep Dips

Shoulder and forearm strain can result from tricep dips. Moreover, improper execution can result in injuries.

Tricep Dips

I typically advise my elderly clients to avoid them.

5. Barbell Overhead Presses

Although many clients can execute them safely, seated dumbbell presses are a viable alternative.

Barbell Overhead Presses

The barbell overhead press is a full upper-body exercise, but it can exacerbate shoulder and neck problems.

6. Pull-ups

Pull-ups are excellent for upper-body strength, but they can be difficult, so senior clients often neglect this entire movement pattern.

7. Skull Crushers

The triceps are targeted by skull crushers, but the neck, elbows, and shoulders can take a beating.

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