Week Two of the Summer Fitness Plan for midlifers: upper body and sleep

Jo and Luke Gray are guiding you through a six-week reset plan to get you in shape over summer - The Telegraph
Jo and Luke Gray are guiding you through a six-week reset plan to get you in shape over summer – The Telegraph

For the first week’s plan, click here. Week Three will be published on Monday August 10


This week’s exercises

By Luke Gray

Last week I focused on the core, probably the most influential part of the body during exercise. This week, it’s all about the upper body. These exercises can be done each day and should last no longer than 20 minutes in total.

1. Shoulder Taps

10-20 reps

Luke demonstrates a shoulder tap
Luke demonstrates a shoulder tap

For those who can manage an extended plank position, shoulder taps are quite a challenge. But don’t worry if you can’t achieve an extended plank, you can do this move with a half extended plank, where your knees are on the floor.

  1. Position yourself on your hands with the shoulders directly above. Feet off

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