Go to a yard sale & buy a bowling ball. Use it as a medicine ball. Some of the strongest muscles in your body involve twisting. Move the ball from waist down through your legs & raise it up "like hiking a football," then raise it up behind your head & rotate/twist and stretch your body 1st on one side and then the other. Then, move the ball outside of one leg, raise and hold; then, slowly bring the ball up & over the opposite shoulder, rotate/twist, stretch and hold. Do the opposite side. Number of reps. are what you feel up to. For me, this is fantastic core exercise.
Throw in some curls or tricep exercise as desired. I mess around with small duck-pin balls for hand strength, occasionally, as well. Works different muscles than weights.
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