over the next 5 weeks I’ll post 5 different kinds of workouts and you can do them all or find the one that you like the best: strength workout, walking workout, jumping rope workout, yoga workout and ball workout…
there are 4 exercises in the strength workout and you’ll need a step stool for these exercises- take it easy at first and check with your doctor before doing this or any exercise
push-up- (strengthens: chest, shoulders, back of arms, abs) place your hands on a step stool, shoulder width apart, straighten your legs behind you. Bend your elbows to lower your chest as close to the stool as you can, hold the low position and return to the high position, repeat 3 times.
leg-lift crunch- (strengthens: abs, front of thighs, good for balance) sit on the edge of the step stool with your hands behind you. Put your feet flat on the floor, heels together, knees together and almost straight. Lean back and bend and pull both knees up toward you by pulling with your abs. Lower your legs, but don’t let them touch the floor, repeat 5 times.
reverse lunge- (strengthens: thighs, calves, stretches hips and improves balance) stand on the step stool and take a big step back with your right leg, landing on the ball of your foot. Bring both fists to your waist, elbows back. Bend your right knee a little and your left knee at a 90 degree angle over your left foot. Step back up on the stool, switch legs, repeat 4 times.
triceps dip- (for backs of arms, shoulders, abs, fronts of thighs) sit on the step stool with your hands grasping the front edge. Put your heels on the floor, knees almost straight. Slowly lower yourself off the stool toward the floor by bending your elbows and lift your right leg.Press up with your arms as you lower your foot, switch legs and repeat 5 times.