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Upper Body Standing Moves

Boxer
2 set 15 reps
Starting Position
Stand with feet hip-width apart, knees bent, torso almost parallel to floor. Hug elbows to sides, hands near chest.

Action
EXHALE: Extend left arm forward (palm down), right arm back (palm up).
INHALE: Hug arms in.

Repeat, switching arms.
Special Instructions
Keep back flat and arms parallel to the floor, head in a neutral position looking at the ground.

Muscles Worked: Upper back, shoulders
Demonstration;
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis
es
.asp?ID=110&from=fitplan&plan=96


Wall Pushups
2 sets 15 reps
Starting Position
Start facing wall, arms length away, feet slightly apart, legs straight (but knees not locked). Place hands onto wall, slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.

Action
INHALE: Keeping head in neutral position, bend elbows to lower head/chest toward wall, coming as close as you can to it but not touching it.
EXHALE: Straighten arms and return to starting position for one rep

Special Instructions
The further your feet are away from the wall, the more difficult this exercise will be. Also be sure not to lock knees or elbows.

Muscles Worked: Chest, Triceps, Shoulders
Demonstration:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis
es
.asp?ID=107&from=fitplan&plan=96


Edited by: MSMEME29 at: 8/27/2011 (23:19)

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