1. Start by grabbing a high positioned cable in each hand with your arms extended out and above shoulder level. If you don’t have access to a gym with a cable machine, use a Fit Band secured at shoulder level.
2. Keeping your arms straight bring your arms down and in towards the center of your midsection.
3. You are trying to primarily use your chest muscles to bring your arms together.
4. Return to the starting position, arms extended, and repeat for 20 total repetitions, for 3 sets.
1. Stand with feet shoulder width apart or sit on bench in an upright position.
2. Starting position: Grasp the Dumbbells with an overhand grip (palms down). Arms should hang down to the front with elbows slightly bent.
3. Raise the Dumbbells to the front of your body at about shoulder height, keeping your elbows only slightly bent.
4. Return to the start position and repeat with the other arm. Do 3 sets of 20 repetitions, each arm.
( Remember to keep your back and your head straight in a neutral position – hyperextension or flexion may cause injury. Keep your shoulders stabilized by squeezing your shoulder blades together throughout the movement. )
2. Step onto the middle of the tubing with back foot or both feet.
3. Start position: Grasp the handles with an underhand grip (palms facing forward) with your arms hanging down at your sides. Elbows should be close to your sides.
4. Flex at the elbows and curl handles up to approximately shoulder level. Keep your elbows close to your sides throughout the movement.
5. Return to the starting position. Repeat for 3 sets of 20 repetitions.
6. Remember to keep your back and your head straight and in a neutral position throughout the movement. Your shoulders should be stabilized by squeezing your shoulder blades together slightly – only the elbow joint should be moving.
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(Jack Witt is a Health and Fitness Coach providing In Home Personal Training, Personal Training at Private Fitness Centers in the North Hollywood, Burbank, Studio City, Sherman Oaks areas, as well as Worksite Health Programs, Corporate Wellness, Life Coaching Products, Keynote Speaking, and Group Exercise Classes. He is an author of fitness and health books "Tight, Tone, and Trim" and "Cut, Cool, and Confident", available at Amazon.com )