Originally Posted by Changergirl
I'm another big fan of both planks and pushups and variations of both. I just started a new program and two of the toughest exercises were body weight ones. Planks with alternating leg lifts and Alternating T-Stabilization (which starts off in push up position). You should be able to find videos of both on youtube.
Lunges and squats are great too. My legs have definitely tightened up since doing both. Another good body weight leg exercise are step ups. I just use a regular kitchen chair with no extra weight and make sure I'm only using one leg. The higher the chair the better the workout.
Ooh, I've got a question for you in that case! As someone who does both, which do you think is better to start off with, planks or push ups? I've always been really awful at both of them, and while I intend to do both, I'm wondering if one is better to start building certain muscles to help with the other or not.
I feel kind of silly since I've almost spent tons of money on those little rubber 'steps' that you can stack up to do that, it honestly never even crossed my mind that I could just put a chair or something against a wall. Lol thank you!
Originally Posted by JeniH
Just increases the number of push ups. It doesn't specify how you do them, that's up to you. I'm doing them on a counter (can't do even one regular push up lol). I was thinking when I'm done with the 30 days I could do it again either against the sofa arm (lower so it would be harder) or do "girly push-ups". Maybe I could work up to regular push ups... I'd be happy just being able to do one!
That's actually a really good idea though! I think starting out with the 'easier' ones and building that up would help build muscle regardless so when you progress to a proper push up, it won't seem so far out there impossible.