Ready to work those “pushing” muscles? Grab the heaviest dumbbells you can manage (while maintaining proper form), and hit the mat!
Upper Body Power Workout, Part I
Do each exercise for 30 seconds, moving from one exercise to the next without resting. Complete the full circuit 2 times.
- Run in place
- Jumping jacks
- Arm circles
Complete the full circuit 3 times, resting for 1 minute in between each circuit (but not resting in between each exercise). Then move on to Circuit 2.
- Bench Press – 8 reps with the heaviest weight you can manage with good form
- Push-Ups – 20 reps (on your toes or knees)
- Dips – 25 reps
- Mountain Climbers – 30 reps with each leg, alternating
Complete the full circuit 3 times, resting for 1 minute in between each circuit (but not resting in between each exercise).
- Overhead Press – 8 reps with the heaviest weight you can manage with good form
- Wide Push-Ups – 15 reps (on your toes or knees)
- Plank Shoulder Taps – 10 taps with each hand, alternating
- Wall-Supported Handstand: Hold for 15 seconds (or substitute another set of 15 push-ups)
Finish with 5 minutes of stretching.
Plank Shoulder Taps
As always, listen to your body and your doctor when starting a new fitness program. I’m an enthusiast, but not a healthcare professional. Although running and exercising are TOTALLY AWESOME, they also come with risks. Be bold, but be smart!