As we’ve shared in many previous exercise posts, stability and strength are crucial elements of fitness. It’s not all about hitting a certain weight, pant size, or look. And by strength, we don’t mean being able to lift like an Olympian. Physical fitness is a combination of factors, but the underlying truth is that if you are lacking fundamental strength and stability, you are more likely to become injured completing even routine movements. This week’s exercise, like many others, focuses on stability (maintaining balance throughout the movement) and strength (in holding your own body weight).
-Start by getting into a push-up position, but with your knees on the floor, directly beneath your hips.
-Lift your bottom into the air (avoid arching your back), and while holding in the inverted “v” position, move your right hand to tap your left knee, reaching underneath yourself.
-Return your hand to the starting position and lower your knees to the ground.
-Complete the same movement, but with the left hand and right knee.
-Repeat the movement 12-15 times.
-Work towards completing three sets of 15 repetitions.
Please speak to your provider before starting any new exercise regimen.