With summer here, most of us are beginning to work on that beach body everybody always talks about. I don't know about you, but after this super long winter, my body is still a little stiff and not ready to jump into an intense workout routine. For me, starting slow and being very steady and consistent is the key to building a strong and healthy body.
To get my body out of hibernation and back into its active shape, I have been starting my daily workouts with this very beginner, modified push-up challenge.
You can use these moves to gain strength in the upper body, a leaner core, shed some pounds, and set yourself up with a strong foundation for an intensive workout.
This 4 minute routine consists of 4 different kinds of modified push-ups at 5 reps each, for 20 push-ups total. You can use this as a workout in itself by doing it a few times in a row, or as a warm-up to your usual practice.
Make sure you are keeping a correct form when doing these modified moves to prevent injury or strain, and always consult your physician before starting any fitness program.