If you’re trying to use your time under a lockdown or during self-isolation to get fit and achieve new goals, then Kayla Itsines has a challenge for you.
The fitness star has posted on Instagram her tips for how we can all work up to doing a full push-up, on our toes, even if we’re currently struggling to push up from our knees.
In the post, entitled Push-up Progression, Kayla says that when she recently told fans in a forum “ask me anything”, one of the most common questions was “how do I build up to being able to do a push-up on my toes?”
To answer, the fitness trainer has put together a series of short videos where she demonstrates five different movements to do, in the order posted, to help her followers reach their goal of doing a full push-up.
Kayla says: “Begin with the first exercise and when you start to feel strong and confident, move on to the next.”
Fans should start with a wall push-up, before moving on to an incline push-up (on your knees to make it easier), then a push-up on your knees, before working your way up an incline push-up on your toes, and finally, a full push-up.
And if you’re locked down with no equipment, don’t worry – all you need is a mat, a chair and a small amount of space.