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Old 04-08-21, 08:44 AM  
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Upper Body Chair Workouts (after knee surgery)?

I'm having my second knee replacement surgery at the end of the month (this is good news). I've been down this path before so I know what the recovery is like but this time I'd like to focus on my upper body, doing chair workouts, while early in the recovery process. I've been neglecting upper body work lately Does anyone have any suggestions of upper body workouts that can be done entirely sitting in a chair? DVD or Youtube is fine.

Tamilee's IWTB Arms (segment two I think) is the only one I can think of off the top of my head. Even it would have to be adapted as I think it has tricep dips which I wouldn't be able to do.

I'm trying to remember if any of my stability ball workout segments just involve sitting on the stability ball (where I could use a chair instead) or if all involve some reclining.
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Old 04-08-21, 09:25 AM  
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These are from a youtube search on upper body seated weights workout:

Bodyfit by Amy 14 Min BodySit Seated Dumbbell Chair Workout: Sitting Down Exercises with Weights for Strength

20 Minute At Home Seated Upper Body Workout with Weights She has other seated upper body workouts, too.

Tracy Steen Seated Chair Workout | Lower Body Injury Workout This one looks a bit more advanced. She uses bands and more than one pair of dumbbells. In the description, she lists the exercises. Good music.


Best wishes on your recovery!
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Old 04-08-21, 10:13 AM  
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I quite like Jane Adams arm workout from Balance & Strength. It's only 12 minutes long, but I add it to other short segments.
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Old 04-08-21, 10:47 AM  
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Man, I actually have both of these on my Youtube spreadsheet of workouts. Good tip!
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Old 04-08-21, 10:58 AM  
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I really like Margaret Richard's Getting Better. Sometimes my back acts up and I have to sit. This one is really good.
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Old 04-08-21, 11:00 AM  
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what about the chair boxing and chair salsa workouts with david stamps? they have those on amazon, i have the chair boxing but must confess to never having used it yet.
btw i may be headed down the same path with my left knee.
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Old 04-08-21, 11:15 AM  
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During a particularly bad phase of plantar fasciitis I had a YouTube rotation with seated workouts from Pahla B, Jessica Smith and Adrian Bryant (especially his bedsheet workouts).
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Old 04-08-21, 11:35 AM  
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Rachel Gulotta Fitness Sitting UPPER BODY Workout (on couch or bed while watching NETFLIX!) (Arms, Back, + Chest!) The instructor is completely silent in this one.
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Old 04-08-21, 11:13 AM  
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I really like Margaret Richard's Getting Better. Sometimes my back acts up and I have to sit. This one is really good.
Hmm. I have Fight Age with Strength and All My Best, but not Getting Better.
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Old 04-08-21, 07:32 PM  
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Hmm. I have Fight Age with Strength and All My Best, but not Getting Better.
I just did Sculpture upper body yesterday seated as my back has been bothering me when standing for too long. It worked fine, although there were some moves done lying down. I think you can probably modify many upper body workouts to do seated.

ETA: Getting Better is ideal. I did this while recovering from foot surgery twice.
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