Chair Exercises: Shoulder Press

Increase your shoulder strength by doing a shoulder press activity.

Use the tips listed below to help you get started:

  • Perform this exercise safely with proper alignment by sitting up straight and rolling your shoulders back.
  • Use a sturdy chair that allows you to put both feet on the ground comfortably. Avoid chairs that wheel, rock, or have handles.
  • Always check with your doctor before beginning a new type of physical activity, or if you experience any pain or discomfort before or after an activity.

Shoulder press:

As with the bicep curls, for this exercise, you can use weights, soup cans or simply your hands while performing the movement.

  1. Start with your arms bent at 90-degree angle.
  2. Extend your arms up as high as they can go without locking your elbows.
  3. Slowly return your arms to a 90-degree angle. Try repeating this exercise in sets of 10-15 repetitions.