Rheumatoid Arthritis Exercise: Isometric Chest Press
To gain strength in your chest, follow these steps:
- With your arms at chest level, press the palms of your hands together as hard as you can.
- Hold for five seconds and then rest for the same amount of time.
- Do five repetitions.
- Slowly build up to holding the press for 10 to 15 seconds at a time.
- If it makes your joints hurt, ask a trainer to show you another type of isometric chest exercise.