The following exercises may be simple or quite challenging for older adults. It is important for instructors to progress or regress each exercise as needed, to keep the participant safe, challenged and successful. Balance Exercises on the BOSU ® Ballast ® Ball (BB) Knee Lift. Examples of exercises for older adults using an exercise ball: Leg lifts – Sit on the ball. Place hands on either side for support. Lift your left leg, initially bent and slowly flexing it forward. People Used/5(44).
These exercises should focus on the muscles needed to perform the activities of daily living (ADL). Before you start consider this Many older adults are fearful, and rightly so, that they can get hurt when starting a new exercise program. Clients must be progressed so that each move is performed safely. Sit on an exercise ball, a bosu ball or a roman chair. If using a ball, begin by placing your feet flat on the ground. If using a roman chair, begin by tucking your legs under the leg support. Bend your torso to a degree angle from the floor. Place your arms across your chest and lean back as far as you can.