Exercise of the week (8)


Lunges with Hug the tree (upper body pull backs)

Upper back strength with an open chest. If you do not have access to Pilates springs. You can use two thera bands attached to a door or pole. Keeping chest open, and upper body tall. On an exhale lunge forward with one leg and pull both springs or straps back with slightly bent elbows. Feel the shoulder blades draw together. On and inhale step back. On your next exhale lunge forward with a different leg and pull the springs back. Stay upright and push with the back legs so all of the weight does not go into the front leg. If you need a challenge, pulse the back knee up and down or pulse the elbows back and keep the chest open.

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