July 14, 2008

Muscle-building Monday

Try it three times this week:

Counter top push-ups

Position yourself to do a push-up by standing at your counter-top (standard height) with your palms on the ridge of the counter, arms straight, feet/legs making a 45 degree angle with the floor. Push yourself up counting 2 seconds, and lower yourself back down to where your chest is less than an inch from the counter top, counting 2 seconds.

Complete 3 sets of 12 reps, resting for 60 seconds between sets.

*If this is too easy, perform regular push-ups on the floor either using bent knees to prop you up or resting on your toes (I hate to phrase it this way but woman-style or man-style.)


Mark Salinas said...

I love push-ups! I do many each day!

Live Well said...

have you tried the "T" kind where you raise one arm up straight above your head as you push yourself back to starting position??