Thrive Well brings you the most current research on exercise to help you start your fitness journey. Having a certified personal trainer will provide you with proper safety, form and education to get the most out of your workouts.
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Plank Challenge. Start a new challenge today. Do a plank each day. Start with 15 seconds per day and then build up each day until you reach 3 minutes by the end of the month.
- Week 1 hold for 15-30 seconds
- Week 2 hold for 30-60 seconds
- Week 3 hold for 60-120 seconds
- Week 4 hold for 120-180 seconds
Your core is what stabilizes you and helps keep your from falling. You can do these on the ground or for more of a core challenge use the exercise ball.
The classic body-weight exercise is great to build upper body strength and stamina. The exercise predominantly hits the chest region, shoulders, arms and the core.
Proper Squat Form
Do you want to strengthen your legs, glutes and thighs? Do squats! This body-weight exercise is a great compound exercise that targets multiple muscles of the lower body.
Here’s how to properly do squats:
1. Place a chair behind you.
2. Make sure knees do not extend over toes. Feet are hip width apart.
3. Squat down until your bottom touches the chair then stand back up.
4. Start with 10 squats per day and build up from there.
Tone your triceps by doing triceps kickbacks exercise. To perform the exercise you must stabilize your body, bend arm and push back with lightweights. Start with 1 to 3 pounds. Keep the shoulder still and use the elbow to move the forearm back.
Stretch for Better Results
Once you work out, make sure to spend enough time stretching each muscle group. Stretching before and after a workout is essential to stay injury-free and achieve better results.
*The exercises provided by Thrive Well are for educational purposes only and not to be interpreted as a recommendation for a specific treatment plan. Before beginning any new exercise regime, please be cleared by your healthcare provider.