Upper Body Strength Challenge
This month let’s make moves together to strengthen our upper bodies. The exercise of the month is the old fashion push-up. The push-up is a traditional conditioning exercise that primarily works the triceps and the mid section as a whole.
To perform the push up place your body in a tight plank position initially on your toes, you then begin raising and lowering the body using your arms.
Please be mindful that everyone’s performance level of the push-up will be different, and that is ok because we all have to start somewhere. So if you are not ready to perform the push-up on your toes you can work the same muscles with an elevated push-up and progress to your toes, or push-up from your knees with the ultimate goal being push-ups from your toes.
Week 1=10 push-ups a day
Week 2= 15 push-ups a day
Week 3= 20 push-ups a day
Week 4= 25 push-ups a day
3 Key Keepers
1. Keep it “tight”, to include your torso, glutes, and abs.
2. Keep your head slightly up.
3. Keep your elbows close to your body.