Including those in your arms, shoulders, core, and legs. Please remember to warm up before doing any of these exercises to avoid injury:
Bicep Curls: These strengthen your biceps, which are key muscles used in swinging the metal detector. You can use dumbbells, a barbell, or a resistance band.
Tricep Dips: This exercise targets your triceps, helping you maintain the extension of your arm while holding the metal detector.
Shoulder Presses: They build strength in your shoulders and upper arms, improving your ability to hold and swing the detector.
Wrist Curls: Strengthening your wrists can help you maintain control of the detector. You can do this exercise with a light dumbbell.
Planks: This is a great exercise for overall core strength. A strong core can help you maintain good posture during long detecting sessions.
Lunges: Lunges work your legs and core, which will help you maintain stability and stamina while you're on the move.
Squats: Squats strengthen your legs and core, and they mimic the action of bending down to dig up a find.
Standing Rotation: This exercise strengthens your obliques and improves your rotational strength, helpful for the swinging motion in metal detecting. You can use a resistance band or a medicine ball.
Lateral Raises: This exercise helps strengthen your shoulder muscles, assisting in the swinging motion of metal detecting. You can use dumbbells or a resistance band.
Bird Dog: This exercise works on your core and balance, assisting in overall stability while swinging a detector and walking uneven terrain.