Arm Pull Exercises - Managing Diabetes

Min Naruki-van Velzen, MSc, discusses pull exercises as part of a workout to help manage diabetes.

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Min Naruki-van Velzen, MSc, discusses pull exercises as part of a workout to help manage diabetes.
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Featuring Min Naruki-van Velzen, MSc, Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist

Duration: 1 minute, 4 seconds

This next exercise is a pull muscle group exercise.

It involves the muscles in your upper back as well as through your torso. Again, this is a large muscle group, so it helps out with people with type 2 diabetes, to help maximize insulin sensitivity.

So with the pull exercise, you can support your low back with the seat of a chair and then your legs just form a three-point stance so your low back is well supported. You notice torso is horizontal and parallel to the ground, and then it's just a pulling motion, very natural motion, lifting up.

Now obviously you want to do both sides to get both arms, and the pulling motion again gets the muscles in your upper back, back of your shoulders. So there's a great example of a pull muscle group exercise.

If you would like a program that's more individualized to your needs, please consult with your local kinesiologist, trainer, or physiotherapist.

Presenter: Mr. Min Naruki-van Velzen, Athletic Therapist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Athletic Therapist

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.