Saturday, February 20, 2010

Simple Arm Movements

This is from Pop, and Rock class at Alvin Ailey. Look it up online if you want more information. Stand with legs shoulder width apart. Raise your arms straight in front of you, shoulder level, palms flat and facing outward with the fingers over the wrist. Now turn each hand outward (in different rotary directions), so that your fingers are below your wrists. Keep your palms flat. This will work your triceps. Do five sets of ten repetitions.

Keep the same stance. Place your palms together, as if you are praying, in front of your solar plexus. Keep your elbows on shoulder level. Now raise your hands, palms still together, over your head and in front of you, and then bring them back to center before your solar plexus, and then down to your navel. Do four sets of tne repetitions.

Disclaimer: None of the above information can be taken as a substitute for advice from a medical professional such as a physician.

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