Exercise of The Week: Dumbbell Cross Jab

Dumbbell Cross Jab

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We are now into the third arm exercise for the month. This one is called the Dumbbell Cross Jab. It really is not that hard, pretty much imagine yourself punching across your body. It really isn’t that bad but I am warning you…you will feel it! You are going to begin by placing your feet a little wider than hip width apart. Make sure that you keep a slight bend to your knees. Hold your dumbbells at chest height (elbows bent, do not lock the elbows) and make sure that your palms are facing each other. You should look like A. Now comes the fun part!  You are going to slowly punch your left arm across your body and stop when the dumbbell is in line with your right shoulder.  At the same time you are going to  pull your right arm towards your chest. You should now look like B.  Now, repeat with the right arm. That’s one rep. Do 1-2 sets of 10-12 reps.

It sounds complicated but really it is just punching across (that’s the cross jab part) and pulling the opposite hand in. By pulling that hand in you are getting ready to do the move on the other side. This move is especially fun on a day when you really need to vent! Just imagine your problems in front of you and knock them out! Have fun with this but of course listen to your body. You should not feel anything pulling when you do this! I did recommend sets and reps but everyone is different and you need to adjust to what feels best for you. Eventually you will be able to increase reps and weight, but you need to focus on technique first. Everything else comes with time and practice.

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About Eunice

I like to joke that I am "a well of useless information" but for once I can share that information with people that might want to listen. I love trying new things and now I have an audience to share it with...hopefully. I hope you enjoy what you read :)

Posted on March 16, 2016, in Exercise of the week, Fitness and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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