Shoulder push-up

Recommended Repetitions: 5 repetitions

Shoulder push-up
  1. Kneel with feet hip width
  2. Tip forward at hips, until you can place both hands on floor in front of knees
  3. Keep your back straight
  4. Bending both elbows, bring your head toward the ground  (keeping chin into your chest)
  5. Press away from the floor and straighten your arms

Warm up, cool down and stretch

Before you get into your workout it’s important to warm up. Just five minutes of light activity is all you need. Things like:

  • Walking
  • Jogging on the spot
  • Pumping your arms
  • Shoulder rolls
  • Controlled punches
  • Circular ‘windmill’ arm movements in the air.

After your workout, cool down by following any of the above activities, again for five minutes. This is also a great time to stretch your muscles holding each stretch for 20-30 seconds. Make sure you hold at a point where you can feel the stretch but you shouldn’t feel discomfort or pain. Don’t bounce through these, just slow steady movements.

Disclaimer: If you have been inactive for a while, have heart disease, or a close relative with heart disease or if you have other major health problems, or are pregnant, please check with your doctor before following these workouts.