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Enhance your upper-body strength with 3 simple moves

Enhance your upper-body strength with 3 simple moves

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Enhance your upper-body strength with 3 simple moves

Nike master trainer Eva Redpath's upper-body circuit tones and builds support while improving core stability.

Wondering when's the best time to work out? Nike master trainer Eva Redpath suggests following your body's clock. "If you're an early bird, morning exercise could be ideal. If you're a night owl, evening might be best; however, be sure to follow it with a calming bedtime routine, including light stretching or meditation, to put you in a relaxed state for sleep," she says. "If your schedule allows, a lunchtime workout, with the accountability of coworkers, is always a good option. Consistency and the ability to commit are most important. So the best time of day to exercise is when it works for you."

1. MODIFIED TRICEPS PUSHUP
Eight to 12 reps x three sets

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Photography by Geneviève Caron

Start here
Begin in a kneeling position.

1. Place your hands on the floor shoulder-width apart, keeping your shoulders in line with your hands.

2. Bend at the elbows to lower your chest toward the floor, keeping your elbows tight to your sides. 

3. Push up. repeat.

2. PLANK WALKS
Eight to 12 reps x three sets

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Photography by Geneviève Caron

Start here
Begin in a plank position with your elbows in line with your shoulders.

1. Place one hand on the floor, followed by your other hand, keeping your core engaged.

2. Push up into a high plank position. 

3. Return to the starting position. repeat. 

3. OVERHEAD PIKE PUSHUPS
Eight to 12 reps x three sets

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Photography by Geneviève Caron

Start here
Begin in a high plank position.

1. Push your hips back and up into a pike position. 

2. Bend at the elbows, lowering your upper body toward the floor.

3. Pause, then push back up until your arms are straight. Repeat.

 

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