Four Best Strength-Training for Joint Pain

Step-up: Stand facing a whole tone. Raise your right foot onto the onto the step, then bring your left footupward to see it. Return your fight foot to the floor, then bring your left foot down to touch up. That's one rep. Act 10-12 reps; switch legs and repeat to finish one circle. For an additional challenge, practice the move on a bench or chair. (The higher the surface, the harder the movement becomes.)

Chest Fly: Rest on a weight bench or on the floor with a dummy in either hand, arms open wide to either side and palms turned to look upward. Slowly circle arms up, lifting weights up in front of your breast. Slowly circle arms down, lowering weights down for one rep. Act 10-12 reps to complete one circle.

Upright Row: Stand with dumbbells in either hand, elbows bent back by the sides of the waist. Hinge forward slightly from hips, keeping back straight. Extend arms forward, straightening elbows. Bend elbows back by the waist, pulling weights by sides. That's one rep. Act 10-12 reps to complete one circle.

Biceps Curl: Stand with dumbbells in either hand, arms lifted forward to about shoulder height and palms facingupward. Keeping elbows in position, bend elbows, drawing weights toward shoulders. Keeping elbows in place, straighten arms, reaching weights away from the shoulders. That's one rep. Act 10-12 reps to complete one circle.