Weekly Exercise

Exercise Of The Week: Arm Circles Using Barbells

Arm circles target the shoulders and core. They are another great exercise to do anytime you need to limber up a bit. Arm circles can be done seated or standing- this week’s variety is the seated version, using hand weights.


  • Start by sitting nice and tall in a chair, holding a weight in each hand (start with a 2 or 5 pound weight, or even a can of soup)
  • Stretch your arms out at your sides in a “T” position.
  • Keeping your arms straight, begin to make small circles rotating from your shoulder joint.
  • Repeat for 30 seconds, then reverse directions.

  • If you find that using the weights is too difficult, skip them.Whichever method you use, with or without weights, be intentional about rotating your arms, not swinging your arms.
  • The video below shows the motion without weights

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

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