These exercises may be reminiscent of those wacky old “I must, I must, I must increase my bust” exercises (OMG, where did that come from?!), but they’re a great way to start building upper body strength when you’ve grown weak from long term illness.
You can do these exercises standing, sitting or laying on your back. They are great for building strength in the arms, shoulders, chest (pectorals) and back. You can even feel it in your neck and abs. They really seemed to help me with rib dislocations and costochondritis, when doing them in conjunction with blasting. Grab a 1 or 3 lb weight or a can of soup and join in while watching this very casual video on beginning upper body resistance exercises!