Thursday, January 05, 2012

Stand Up and Get Down Variation

As I have posted before, working with body weight may be the most effective means of training for strength and endurance. Here is one variation?

Stand on the edge of a mat with legs shoulder-width apart. Bend your knees and get down toward the floor by placing the palms of your hands in front of you. You are now extended horizontally over the floor. Keep your head, neck and spine aligned. Do not have your hips or butt be higher than your back. Now extend the right arm and then the left arm straight outward in front on you, aligned with your shoulder. Repeat for four sets of ten repetitions. Each repetition extends each arm out one time.

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