The Kitchen Table
First, make sure you have a sturdy table at your disposal. If you do, place you hands on the edge of the table, shoulder-width apart. Walk your feet slightly back so you're leaning your weight on the table. Make sure your arms are extended, back straight and core engaged. Lower your chest toward the table, hold, and then push yourself back up to the starting position. This is an incline push-up, a great full-body move.
You can also use:
- A chair
- The couch
- A step
- The kitchen counter
Take the broom and grip it with both hands, about shoulder-width apart. Fingers face forward. Press it up, overhead and then rest it on your upper back, just below the base of your neck. Stand tall and engage your core. Twist the broomstick and your right arm forward, while allowing the left arm to move backward. Return to center and then twist to the right.
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Remember the laundry basket from above? Bring that back out. Load it up with clothes and top it with the laundry detergent. Use this weight to perform deadlifts.
Stand tall with feet hip-width apart. Place the basket between your feet. Keep your shoulders down, away from your ears and chest up. Slightly hinge at the hips, bend your knees, and push your rear back. Grasp the handles of the basket and keep your back straight. Drive through your heels. Keep your arms long, back flat and stand up. Lower the basket to the ground and repeat.
The kitchen table chair can help you work your triceps. Begin by turning your back to the seat of the chair. Place your palms on the seat with your fingers facing forward. Then, with your legs straight or bent at 90 degrees, bend the elbows to lower your glutes to the ground. Press through the palms to target the triceps like never before. Then push up to the starting position.
Always speak with your doctor before starting any new exercise program.
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