Start with simples, low-impact exercises, but steadily increase their difficulty. Each session should be challenging but not grueling – it’s good to feel sore the following morning – bad to feel hobbled.
Start with the first exercise and do sets of 15 to 20 reps, taking two to four minutes of rest between each set.
Goal: Complete three of these exercise sessions per week
Knee Push Ups: You probably know how to do a classic push up. In this variation, your weight is on your hands and knees rather than on your hands and toes.
Classic Push Ups; Support yourself on your toes and hands below your shoulders, arms extended, and back and legs straight. Lower your chest to the floor by bending at the elbows – keep your back and legs straight throughout – then extend your arms and returning to starting position.
Feet Elevated Push Ups: In this more challenging variation, the feet are on a raised surface instead of the floor. This surface should be approximately knee height when you’re standing – A chair or bench is a good option.