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Seated Row | Exercises for Gastric Bypass Patients

Hi, I’m Michelle Phelan, Nutritionist at Blossom Bariatrics and today I’m going to show you some exercises that you can do from home at about two weeks postop. The next exercise we’re going to have our friend Kristen do is called a seated row. So I’m going to have Kristen swing around in the chair, again, she’s going to scoot all the way forward to the edge of that seat, perfect Kristen, thank you. Now folks you can use a one pound or three pound dumbbell. If you don’t have dumbbells at home, feel free to use cans of soup or, in a pinch, bottled waters. Alright Kristen, go ahead and grab one in each hand. Alright so what I need you to do is bend down, chest on your lap. Alright, so arms dangling with the weights in your hands. Keep those elbows close to your sides if at all possible. I want you to bring them up and pinch your shoulder blades between my finger, good job, and down again. Again folks, do fifteen of these, all in a row, rest 30 seconds, and do one more set of fifteen. Good job Kristen. Awesome, thank you. Be sure to check out our other videos by clicking the links here, or on our website at

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