November 16

Upper Body Toning Exercises | Exercises for Seniors & Beginners | Day 12


Welcome to day 12! Today we will be working on upper body strength and toning exercises. This quick, effective and manageable strength training workout is great for seniors and beginners who want to see an improvement in strength while exercising at home. Whether you are 20 or 70, this strength training program can help you to become a stronger you in a short period of time. We will work out 5 days a week, have two days off and will come back the next week with new exercises to keep you motivated. This program is suitable for seniors who are used to exercising, and beginners new to strength training. Ensure you warm up first and check in with your doctor to make sure you can start a strength training program.

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00:00 Intro & mini warm-up
01:15 Strength exercises
18:24 Stretching
22:09 Ending words

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  • Hi Jules! I was sweating within moments today! Tried the superman on the floor for the first time, my balance was really challenged but I am making progress. Thank you for all you do 😊

  • Thank you for this great session, Jules…superman on the floor was so good!!! Biceps and back on the burn: strong shoulders and back will no longer be only metaphoric for me, all courtesy of your excellent coaching.🥰
    You’re looking exceptionally nice today, have a lovely day ahead.

    • I’m glad to read that you enjoyed the supermans and the new back exercises. Thanks for the compliment, Anuradha. I had my hair done the day before I recorded this one:)

  • At the beginning I didn’t think I’d be able to do the plank but I’m holding it for the count of 40 and on my forearms 😳👏👏👏. I love how you are building us up gradually. Thank you

    • I love how you were able to hold the plank for 40 seconds, especially since you didn’t think you could do it. Congrats for surprising yourself by trying it and succeeding!

  • Another great work out. I need to work on my Superman because I’m a little wobbly. 🙂 Although I’m seeing less wobble in my arms which I’m loving! Thanks Jules!

  • Thank you very much Jules for a great exercise as usual and for your newly introduced elements in the horizontal position, which I don’t generally prefer, but here it is naturally advisable. It wasn’t easy, but it was a matter of repeating the exercise. I did the workout with pleasure.💛

  • I was really excited to be able to do today’s exercises. I was thrilled when you did the superman on the floor because I was familiar with it as “bird dog” and am able to do it. Now time to work on my balance with your short strength and balance exercises. See you tomorrow.

  • Good morning Again 😊 loved this session so much…the work on the floor was SO good!! Thank you so much for Not Rushing through your instruction and cueing. I love your sense of CALM…I can’t even tell you how much appreciate your pace of both exercises and speech pattern. 🤗🤗🤗 Have a fantastic rest of your day ❤️

  • Another great start to the week☺ I definitely feel my strength is increasing; the squats yesterday were easier than the week before! The plank is a challenge for 40 seconds on my forearms…but will keep pressing through to see increase more and more! Thank you for your encouragement ☺

  • That was a great workout. I’m aiming for 40 seconds in the floor plank. Yesterday was only 28 seconds. Today was 35 before I had to stop to not compromise my form. My arms are feeling today’s workout already. 😅 You are doing an amazing job coaching.

  • Another great workout Jules…’s good to trade off doing upper then lower body……..thank you for the encouragement you give us through out the workout….have an awesome day….God Bless…Anne

  • Thanks for the fantastic day 12. Never did superman on the floor but today loved doing it. Time just flew away working with you. Thanks for your calm and clear instructions. I overdid it yesterday so reminded myself not to do it again. Stay blessed Jules❤

  • Hi Jules,
    I just finished today’s workout.
    Yesterday I went out and bought 8 pound weights and used them for the “heavier” weight. I just had 1, 3 and 5 pound weights before. I think it went well.
    I have a problem with my left arm. I went to physio again yesterday. He says it is helping but I am not convinced.
    I find it easier to do the plank on my forearms as I weigh over 200 pounds and my wrists feel it. I felt it in my wrists with the 8 pound weight too. I managed to do the 40 seconds.
    I have walked over 10,000 steps the last 3 days too and am proud of that. I am trying to get in shape for a tour to Holland and England next June.
    Thanks for your help.

  • So glad to find you on YouTube! Work outs for older adults is what I’m into. And it doesn’t take long and very beneficial. Thx

  • Thanks so much for the workouts! I am 61 years old and have been running most of my life completing many marathons and a few ultras. I have concentrated mostly on cardio and neglected strength training, often embarrassed by how weak my arms are. I am definitely feeling stronger as your workouts have progressed and love the shorter length of the workouts enabling me to continue with some cardio.

  • A very good toning exercise. Can I add to my tones if I eat spinach every other day, like Popeye? Thank you so much, Jules. Looking forward to seeing you on day#13.

  • Dear Jules, I am an 89 year young male working my way back to normal strength partially disabled by a bad fall in my kitchen that cracked a couple of vertebrae and caused my muscles to atrophy. I started out hiring physical therapist which quickly became too expensive, I have day & night caregivers now and one of them discovered your wonderful training videos and I am enjoying joining you for your 30 minute chair exercise for beginner’s Thank you for helping me to recover my strength & balance. You are so great to be with on YouTube five days a week!
    Happy Hal 👨🏼‍🦳
    Mill Valley, Ca
    Happy Hal

  • I enjoyed this workout,I think its time for me to get some 12pd weights,thats exciting for me,also i was able to go 60 secs on my forearms,very pleased ,thanks so much for you truly wanting to help people get strong and stay strong

  • Another fabulous challenging workout. That’s me for two weeks, heading to Copenhagen tomorrow to meet my first grandchild! Keep up the good work everyone. Thanks Jules.

  • Two planks in one day – I can’t believe I did that! But I wanted to catch up and stay on track. The 30 second plank was beginning to feel a little less difficult, but the 40 second one is very challenging. I hope it also gets easier as I get stronger. Thanks for this series Jule. It feels so good to get stronger.

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