The American College of Sports Medicine’s physical activity recommendations for healthy adults recommend at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity, five days per week. In addition, strength training should be performed a minimum of two days each week.

As we age, we tend to lose lean muscle mass. Resistance training helps maintain and combat the loss of muscle mass by increasing muscular fitness. This form of training can also prevent osteoporosis. Resistance Training can be accomplished with traditional free weights, dumbells, weight machines, body weight and medicine balls.

Join Blue Sky MD for our April fitness challenge! We encourage you to get in 50 push-ups each day, broken up however you like. Check us out on our social media channels and be sure to share YOUR push-up pictures.

Are you new to resistance training? Check out the video above for an easy and quick work out to get you started, and below is a step-by-step guide on how to do a proper push-up. We hope you’ll join Blue Sky MD for our April fitness challenge! We encourage you to get in 50 push-ups each day, broken up however you like. Check us out on our social media channels and be sure to share YOUR push-up pictures.