Improve strength by adding a few repetitions of these exercises to your fitness routine. (Check with your doctor first if you have any concerns.) 1 Bicep curl squats: Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, shoulders back and abs tensed. Holding a dumb-bell in each hand, bend elbows to bring wrists up to your shoulders. Slowly lower arms to your sides. After a brief pause, bend knees to adopt a squat position, keeping back straight. Return to start and repeat.
2 Push–ups: Set the timer for 30 seconds and do as many push-ups as you can. Try to use your feet to hold your weight rather than resting on your knees.
3 Lunges: Keep your upper body straight with shoulders back and relaxed. Take a step forward with one leg, lo wering your hips until both knees are bent at a 90-degree angle. Your front knee should be directly above your ankle, while the other knee hovers above the floor. Keep your weight in your heels as you push back into starting position.
4 Glute bridges: Lying on your back, place feet and shoulders flat on the ground and engage your core as you lift your hips up as high as possible. Engage your core as you lower hips to hover above the ground, then raise them again.