Day 38: Arm Curls
by AccountingWEB on
The basic setup for working with weights and doing arm exercises includes remembering to sit up straight with your feet flat on the floor. Keep your feet together. Do the exercises slowly and try to feel the muscle groups working as you stretch.
Step 1: Hold one weight in your right hand.
Step 2: Press your upper arm into your torso for support. Your arm will stay against your body for the entire exercise. Also, keep your wrist straight throughout the exercise.
Step 3: Hold the weight just above your right knee, with your palm up.
Step 4: Lift the weight until it almost touches your shoulder.
Step 5: Lower the weight back to its position above your knee.
Step 6: Repeat eight times.
Step 7: After a short break, repeat with the same arm, another eight times.
Step 8: Switch arms and do two sets of eight with the left arm.
You can increase the number of repetitions as well as the heaviness of the weight over time.
Excerpted from Get Fit While You Sit © 1999 by Charlene Torkelson. All rights reserved.
To reproduce any portion of this article, please contact Sean Harvey at Hunter House at a510-865-5282, x 309, or by e-mail.
To order Get Fit While You Sit call 800-266-5592, fax 510-865-4295, or visit www.hunterhouse.com.
See the complete library of Workplace Fitness exercises.
You may like these other stories...
A recent study by RAND Corporation that was published online in the January issue of the journal, Health Affairs, revealed that when it comes to workplace wellness programs, there may be a distinct difference in the type of...
In CPA firms today, it's as common to see yoga mats and cross-trainers in people's cubicles as it is calculators and smartphones – particularly from January to April when many firms are willing to...
By Deanna C. WhiteLast January, AccountingWEB had the pleasure of meeting Cindy Mayhak – a fitness pioneer in the accounting profession who decided to break away from her desk without breaking away from the...
Upcoming CPE Webinars
In this jam-packed presentation Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA will give you a crash-course in creating spreadsheet-based dashboards. A dashboard condenses large amounts of data into a compact space, yet enables the end user to easily drill down into details when warranted.
This webcast will include discussions of important issues in SSARS No. 19 and the current status of proposed changes by the Accounting and Review Services Committee in these statements.
Kristen Rampe will share how to speak and write more effectively by understanding your own and your audience's communication style.
Amber Setter will show the value of leadership assessments as tools for individual and organizational leadership development initiatives.