No-Equipment Exercises for Men in Their 50s

Your shoulders, chest, and triceps all benefit from doing pushups. You'll get a little extra stability boost from this workout since it engages your core muscles.

Pushups

Rise up onto the balls of your feet from a high plank position with your hands under your shoulders. Lower your chest near the ground by bending your elbows. 

Pushups

Lower body muscles including glutes, hamstrings, and quadriceps are used during a squat. Put your feet about shoulder-width apart as a starting position. 

Squats

To do a squat, hinge at the hips and knees, then return to standing by pressing your feet together. Read recommends trying one-legged squats if you want to increase the difficulty.

Squats

Planks are an excellent way to strengthen your abdominal, hip, and back muscles. Start by laying on your forearms and extending your legs behind you. 

Planks

Keep your back from slouching and your body rigid. Engage your abs and hold this posture for as long as you can while maintaining good form.

Planks

The glutes, quadriceps, and hamstrings all get a workout as you lunge. The first step is a forward lunge on one leg, followed by a squat with both legs bent at the knees to create 90-degree angles.

Lunges

 The next step is to forcefully return to the initial standing posture. Repeat with the other leg.

Lunges

The mountain climber comes up at number ten on Read's list of top workouts for men in their 50s. Get ready for a fantastic upper-body and core-based cardiovascular exercise.

Mountain Climbers

Bring one knee up to the chest "in a running motion" before bringing it back behind you. Do the same on the opposite side, and keep alternating to build a strong core.

Mountain Climbers

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