TONE UP AGAINST THE WALL
These creative moves from US-based trainer Nora Tobin require only the support of a wall – making them great go-tos when travelling.
Works shoulders, triceps, chest, abs and butt Stand facing wall and place hands on it at shoulder height so arms are fully extended to start. Bend elbows close to sides and lower body until chest grazes wall, then push back to starting position for one rep. Do two or three sets of 12 to 15 reps. Works obliques, butt and quads Stand with back to wall, feet hip-width apart, hands behind head, and elbows bent. Squat to start. Keep arms pressed into wall and slowly lower left elbow towards left ribs. Pause, then return to starting position. Repeat on right side to complete one rep. Do two or three sets of 12 to 15 reps. Works shoulders, chest, abs, butt, quads and hamstrings Start in plank position with feet pressed firmly into wall. Walk feet up wall as you step hands towards wall. Get as close to the wall as you can, pause and then reverse the move to return to starting position for one rep. Do two or three sets of eight to 10 reps. Works abs, butt and hamstrings Lie face up with knees bent and feet on wall. Lift hips so body is in straight line from shoulders to knees to start. Pull left knee forward at a 90-degree angle to bring foot off the wall [ shown]. Pause, then return to starting position and repeat with right leg for one rep. Do two or three sets of eight to 10 reps.