Exercise of The Week: Hammer Curl To Press
I like finding new workouts to do for my arms, and this one is the latest one. It is relatively easy to do but looks can be deceiving when it comes to workouts. Do not be intimidated by dumbbells, they are your friend. Strength training is a very important thing to add to your routine! And no, you will NOT end up looking bulky…it won’t happen so don’t be afraid! Just give it a try, you will be pleased with the results. So how do you do this?
Hold a pair of dumbbells (if just starting out start with 5 lbs if more advanced move to 10-15 lbs) at your sides with your palms facing together like in A. Slowly curl your dumbbells up toward your shoulders like in picture B. Make sure that you are moving slow enough that you are focusing on your bicep and not just using momentum to lift the weight. If you notice that you have to arch your back to help you lift the dumbbell that means you are using a weight that may be too high. You want to make sure you have good posture! Form is everything! Next, press the dumbbells over your head just like in C. Return to start position by bringing hands back to B and then to A. That is one rep. Do 12 more reps for 2-3 sets.Other Exercises: Single Leg Dead Lift Bent Over Row Shoulder Press Bicep Curl Plie Squat with Kick Frog Jump Jackknife sit-up 30 Day Fitness Challenges: Mountain Climber Tricep Dip Jackknife sit ups Russian Twist Squats Dumbbell squat thrust
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