Push ups!!

This is a Body Sculpting pattern from www.turnstep.com. (pattern 16807)

There is no faster, easier way to get in shape than to use your own body weight. This is a sample 2 minutes a day to start and increase as you get stronger.

Push ups work your chest, back, bicep, tricep, shoulders, and most important--abdominals.

Lie chest-down with your hands at shoulder level, palms flat on the floor and slightly more than shoulder-width apart, your feet together and parallel to each other.

Keep your legs straight and your toes tucked under your feet.

Straighten your arms as you push your body up off the floor. Keep your palms fixed at the same position and keep your body straight. Try not to bend or arch your upper or lower back as you push up.

Exhale on the way up, pause for 2 counts then back down again as you exhale. Resist the urge to drop down as you want to work against gravity.

Try not to bend your body and contract your abdominals for more support.

For beginners, start on your knees, back straight, abs contracted.

Do as many as you can and then increase from that point on.

Do push ups upon rising in the morning and in the mid afternoon for a quick jolt of energy.

Spin Diva

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