For all of my friends out there on the internet and anyone else who is looking for some tips to start getting into shape, but lives too far away to come and train with me in person, here’s part one of my home workout video program.
I’ll be adding more exercises for a total body workout that you can do at home without any equipment, using body weight resistance exercises. If you’ve been following my blog you will already know I am a big fan of body weight resistance training and I utilise it a lot, especially in my group fitness sessions.
This week we are doing PUSH UPS.
Now, for all of you who are going to tell me “Dave, I can’t DO a push up” – relax, and watch the video because I am going to demonstrate how to get started with descended (ie – easier) versions of push ups. We all have to start somewhere, so regardless of whether you need to start with easiest or the hardest version (or anywhere in between) you will be getting a good workout.
To get started, set yourself a target of 30 push ups. Choose a form of the exercise that allows you to do at least 5 push ups in a set. If you can do more than 10 at a time, you need to choose a harder version of the exercise. Take between a minute and a minute and a half of rest between each set, and do as many sets as necessary to reach a total of 30 push ups.
I’ll be adding more videos soon doing squats, lunges, pull ups and more, and we’ll be breaking each of these exercises down so you will be able to find a variation suitable to your current level of fitness.
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