Get creative with your exercise routine
7/31/2015 3:01 PM
Use a sturdy chair to perform tricep dips, just as you would by using a bench at the gym. Lower yourself and push back up. Remember when you lower your body, don’t allow your elbows to bend to more than a
Dining Room Table
Use the table for standing pushups. You’ll really feel this one in your pectoral muscles. Be sure to keep your abdomen muscles tight to maximize the exercise.
Start standing, transition from standing to sitting into a chair then back to standing. Great for leg strength and working on functional strength for squatting and standing motion.
Use it to strengthen your shoulders. Straighten your arms over your head while holding an end of the towel in each hand about 18 inches apart. Keeping your arms over your head, pull with each hand using moderate pressure, creating resistance. Hold for several seconds and repeat.
Stairs or a Stoop
Stand on the edge of a step on your tiptoes and lower your heels as far as you can. Then slowly push up as high as you can and repeat. Your calf muscles get defined fast.
Stand in the middle of a doorframe with your arms extended to the right and left. Press on each side of the frame as hard as you can, while keeping your hands flat. This isometric exercise activates the shoulders, biceps and triceps. Push with moderate pressure.
Place your back flat against the wall and bend your knees until they are at a 45 degree angle to the floor. Try to hold the position for a minute. This will strengthen your legs, especially your quads.