25 Best Exercises For People Over 40

9. Incline Pushup

Physical trainers and doctors often recommend this exercise to people diagnosed with joint disorders and osteoporosis and can also be performed by people looking to maintain the strength of their bones. You can perform incline pushups on any object offering incline assistance; examples include a chair, stairs, or a bench.

How do you perform this exercise?

Stand by holding each arm of a chair keeping your hands shoulder-width apart. Your chest should be kept out and your shoulders must be kept down. The body and back should remain properly aligned. Engage your abs and glutes and lower your chest down as much as you can. Make sure you are not putting excess stress on your joints when lowering the chest.

Next, fire your triceps and chest up, flex the muscles on your back, and finally push your body back to the position it started from. Your body must form a perfectly straight line. Perform three to five sets of this exercise with 10 to 15 in each.

Written by Mark Forge

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