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UPPER BODY EXERCISES

Upper body exercise is naturally beneficial for swimmers, who depend on their shoulders and arms to propel them, but strong arms are also important in running, biking and aerobics. ... Toned and strong arms will also help propel you in other exercises that rely heavily on your legs.

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STRENGTH AND ENDURANCE

PUSH UPS

1. Lie on your back with your knees bent (A). Keep your back in a neutral position, not arched and not pressed into the floor. Avoid tilting your hips. Tighten your abdominal muscles.

 

2. Raise your hips off the floor until your hips are aligned with your knees and shoulders

 

3. Hold for three deep breaths.

 

4. Return to the start position and repeat.

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STRETCHES

SUPERMANS

1. Lie on your stomach with a rolled towel or a small pillow under your hips to support your back. You might also use a folded towel to support your head. Tighten your abdominal muscles.

 

 

 

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