Push-Up

  1. Level 1: 3/4 body weight
    1. Knees on floor, hands (generally) one hand distance in front of shoulders
    2. Hinge at hips to form a diagonal line from knees, through hips, through shoulders, to head
    3. Bend elbows, allowing them to find a comfortable angle*, don’t force them out to the side
    4. Return to straight elbow
  2. Level 2: full body weight
    1. Toes and hands on floor
    2. Stiffen body
    3. Bend elbows,¬†allowing them to find a comfortable angle*, don’t force them out to the side

*Tuck elbows into hips for more direct tricep work

 

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Lateral Lunge

  1. Begin standing with feet under hips, toes facing forward
  2. Step to the side with one leg, keep toes facing forward, hips and shoulders squared with them
  3. Bend the leg that is moving, keep the stationary leg straight
  4. Tap the floor with the hand that’s on the same side of the stationary leg or put hands on hips
  5. Press off the foot of the leg that’s lunged to side to return to center
  6. Repeat/alternate

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