As many of you know, I am a group fitness instructor, but I also love to lift heavy. Once upon a time I took ballet and my director is asking me to brush up on my ballet skills. My problem is that I lack muscular endurance in my upper body. Does anyone have any suggestions to build that up while still getting my lifting in? Thanks!
Hi Wendy. One exercise that I use a lot with the female athletes I train is the upper body ergometer. This piece of equipment is excellent for building strength and endurance in the upper body, and I use it often with swimmers, throwers, strikers etc. Not knowing your particular health situation, I can’t recommend this for you, but I can say that it works well for building shoulder and back strength, as well as some work on your arms. You can vary the intensity of your exercise with this piece of equipment by performing fast intervals, or by doing longer endurance type training.
I hope this helps.