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Park Bench Arms Workout

Published on Feb. 24, 2016 at midnight by XC

These days I have to get creative to fit in my workouts, so I try to never miss an opportunity to get active. Some days my “workout” is really just a few times during the day when I can squeeze in a few strength moves.

A simple way to do this is at the park while your kids play. As long as you can find a bench, you can get a great workout! These two moves are from the Post Baby workout I created for Fit Pregnancy. Put them together for a killer arm workout you can do with nothing but a bench!

Park Bench Push Ups

Get in plank position with your hands shoulder-width apart on the edge of a park bench and your legs extended behind you. Bend elbows, lowering chest toward bench. Push up to starting position. Do 12 reps.

Right Angle Dip

Sit on the edge of a park bench, hands grasping the seat on either side of your hips. Scoot forward until your butt is just off the edge of the bench, knees bent to 90 degrees and feet flat on the ground; cross left ankle over right thigh Bend elbows directly behind you, lowering butt toward the ground. Extend arms to starting position. Do 10 reps, then switch legs and repeat to complete the set.

Then go back to the push ups and repeat for 3 rounds total. You will definitely feel it in your arms the next day and you can feel proud of squeezing in a workout at the park!