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6 Top-recommended Exercises For A Lean Body After 40

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1. Squats

Your range of motion will increase with continued practice.

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SQUATS

I encourage my patients to perform three sets of 10 as deeply and painlessly as their bodies will allow.

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2. Core Strengthening and Stabilizing Exercises

To position up, lie flat on your back with bent knees and pelvis. 

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CORE STRENGTHENING AND STABILIZING EXERCISES

You can incorporate weights or elevate your knees when you're ready to take things to the next level.

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3. Pushups

You can modify pushups by performing wall pushups or floor knee pushups. 

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PUSHUPS

Ensure that your core remains engaged throughout the duration of the exercise.

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4. Pull-ups

To prepare for pull-ups, stand beneath the pull-up bar and grasp it with an overhand hold.

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PULL-UPS

The more slowly you perform this exercise, the more labor your quadriceps will do. 

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5. Heel or Calf Raises

This exercise is most effective when performed on the edge of a step with only your toes on the step and your heels hanging off the edge.

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HEEL OR CALF RAISES

Performing three sets of 15 to 30 repetitions or continuing until the calf muscles become too fatigued to continue.

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6. Cardio or Plyometrics

Finally, it is time for cardiovascular exercise or plyometrics.

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CARDIO OR PLYOMETRICS

Start with activities such as cycling, strolling, and rowing.

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