#6 – Press-ups
A totally simple but fantastically effective exercise, mainly for the chest but you will work the backs of your arms and front shoulders too. Lie face down on the floor, placing the hands slightly wider than shoulder width apart and then push yourself up by straightening the arms. Next, lower yourself to the floor until your nose touches it and then push yourself back up into the start position. Keep your body in a straight line throughout. If you can’t do full press-ups straight away, you can do them by resting on your knees initially until you become strong enough to do the full version. To make it more challenging, you can do them whilst elevating your feet on a chair or by bringing your hands closer together. Hands together has the effect of working the backs of your arms a lot harder.