Exercise of The Week: Plié V raise
It is good to change things up in your routine so that you don’t get bored, that is why I post different exercises on a weekly basis. When I look for new exercises to do/share I try finding them from various sources, and this week I found a good one on prevention.com. This exercise tackles different muscles at the same time and is great if you really don’t have a lot of time in your day. Remember 15 minutes of exercise is better than no minutes. This exercise takes a plié which is great for your thighs and adds in a V raise to help strengthen your shoulders. So how do you do it?
Start by holding a weight in each hand (5 to 10 pounds to start) and make sure that your feet are more than shoulder width apart. You want a wide stance and make sure that your toes are pointed outward. Lower down into a plié squat, you should look like (A). Now as you straighten your legs make sure you are squeezing glutes (butt for those of us who think glutes just sounds funny). At the same time you are going to raise your weights above your shoulder so that your arms form a V shape. You should now look like (B). That’s it, that is one rep! They recommend doing this exercise for at least one minute. But remember listen to your body. If you are feeling a pain or you the weights might be too much just switch to smaller ones. There is no shame in starting small and working your way up!Other Exercises: Grasshopper Push Up Balance Fly Plank on an exercise ball Dumbbell Chop Dumbbell Swing Jackknife sit-up Bent Over Row 30 Day Fitness Challenges: Ax Chop Dumbbell swing Jackknife sit ups Russian Twist Just Abs Challenge Squats Dumbbell squat thrust
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