Post Thanksgiving: Trim off the turkey in today's Exercise Minute

Strive To Be Fit LLC owner Justin Wecker explains the steps of three push-up workouts to strengthen your upper body.

Strive To Be Fit LLC owner, Justin Wecker, will teach us a variety of push-up workouts that will help burn off those Thanksgiving meals. All you will need for these exercises is yourself and a couch.

Push-Ups

The first exercise in this circuit will be the regular push-up. Start off in the plank position with your arms fully extended. Next, push your body down and make sure that your elbows are pointed out and at a 90-degree angle. Make sure you don't let your body touch the floor. If you are uncomfortable with doing a push-up this way, you can place your knees on the floor while you do this exercise instead. Do this exercise for 30 seconds and then rest for 30 seconds.

via GIPHY

Hands Elevated Push-Ups

The second exercise will be the hands elevated push-up. This exercise is just like a regular push-up except you will be pushing off from an elevated area like a chair, box or couch. Get in the push-up position with your hands placed on your couch or chair so that you are elevated. Then, begin doing push-ups in this position. Do them for 30 seconds and then take a 30-second break.

via GIPHY

Feet-Elevated Push-Ups

The last exercise in this circuit is called feet-elevated push-up, also known as decline push-ups. This exercise is similar to the hands elevated push-ups except your legs will be on the couch or chair instead of your hands. Start off by placing your knees on your couch or chair and your hands firmly on the floor. Then, start doing push-ups in this position. Make sure that your elbows are pointed out and your core stays nice and tight. Do this exercise for 30 seconds and then rest for 30 seconds before repeating this circuit.

via GIPHY

Have a great workout!

© 2017 KVUE-TV


JOIN THE CONVERSATION

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment