NHS Strength and flexibility: standing press-up 

The NHS Strength and flexibility podcast series helps you get fit without the expense of a gym or fitness trainer. Featuring Laura from the NHS Couch to 5K programme, these podcasts talk you through a series of equipment-free exercises to improve your strength and flexibility. In the videos accompanying the podcast series each exercise is demonstrated. In this clip, Laura shows you how to do a standing press-up.

Download the series videos and podcasts from iTunes

Transcript of NHS Strength and flexibility: standing press-up

STRENGTH AND FLEXIBILITY STANDING PRESS-UP

Stand at arm's length from the tree.

Place your hands on the tree, arms straight and shoulder width apart.

Hands flat and pointing up. Keep your back and legs straight.

To start the move, slowly bend your arms

until the tip of your nose almost touches the tree.

Then slowly straighten your arms to return to the starting position.

For more over a challenge,

try standing further away to lean more of your weight against the tree.

Or try doing the press-ups with your hands placed on a bench

instead of a tree.

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