*Check with Your Physician Before Beginning Any Exercise Program!
How to Do It
Place hands on step or platform, wider than shoulders. On knees or toes, slowly bend arms and lower body until elbows are at 90 degree angles. Straighten arms and push up without locking elbows. Keep abs tight throughout the movement! Repeat for 1 to 3 sets of 12-16 repetitions, with a 20-30 second rest between sets.
This exercise works the chest, arms, abs, back and shoulders.
*If you're a beginner, perform this exercise while on your knees.
*Keep your abs tight the entire time and don't sag in the middle! This can hurt your back.