seated arm circles
Weekly Exercise

Exercise Of The Week: Seated Arm Circles

Seated arm circles target the shoulders and core. They are another great exercise to do while at work, school, traveling, or just when you need to limber up a bit. Arm circles can be done seated or standing- this week’s variety is the seated version.


  • Start by sitting nice and tall in a chair, with your arms stretched out at your sides in a “T” position.
  • Reaching through your fingertips, keeping your arms straight, begin to make small circles rotating from your shoulder joint. Repeat for 30 seconds, then reverse directions.
  • You can also hold light weights to help you build more strength with this exercise- but be cautious to pick weights that you can manage comfortably without compromising your posture or swinging the weights.
  • Whichever method you decide to use, with or without weights, be intentional about rotating your arms, not swinging your arms.

Please speak to your provider before starting any new exercise regimen.

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