Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Exercise of the Week!

Two-in-One Toning
Rushed for time at the gym? Try this exercise to hit your back and delts in one shot.

What to Do: Three sets of 12 to 15 reps

Target Muscles: latissimus dorsi, rhomboids, trapezius, lateral deltoids

Set Up:
Stand with your feet hip-width apart, holding a light to medium dumbbell in each hand. Keeping a slight bend in your knees, hinge forward from your hips until your torso is about 45 degrees to the ground. Extend your arms toward the ground [A].

As you maintain a straight back, flex your arms to draw the weights up until they reach the sides of your ribcage [B]. Slowly extend your arms back toward the floor, keeping a slight bend in your elbows [C]. Next, raise your arms up and out, leading with your elbows, until your arms are almost parallel to the ground [D]. Lower your arms back to the start and repeat.

TIP: Want to hit your rear deltoids? As you set up your starting position, lean forward from your hips until your torso is parallel to the ground; from this position, you may need to bend your knees more for stability.
Here is another move to get beach body ready - strengthen your rotator cuffs with this lying rotation!

Related Links:1. Your On-The-Go Upper Body Routine
Tone Your Triceps
3. Sculpt Your Rear Delts

Danielle's notes:

Do this on dyna disk, reebok board or bosu and you will intensify the burn in your legs too!

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