Exercise of the Week

April 2, 2008 · Print This Article

The new Exercise of the Week is one that I use with many of my clientèle at the beginning stages of a workout program.

Use the opposite arm opposite leg raise to strengthen your lower back, and improve balance. Practice maintaining core activation and developing a proper breathing pattern (exhale when you exert force). Get your inactive spouse or grandparent off the couch and try this exercise for 3 sets. Do 10 reps the first set, 12 on the second, 15 reps on the third.

Aloha,

Chris

Exercise of The Week: Opposite Arm Opposite Leg Raise

Exercise Description:
Opposite Arm Oposite Leg Raise
Classification:
Low back
Instructions:
1. Start by placing yourself on your hands and knees.
2. Slowly raise your opposite arm and opposite leg and extend them out away from the body.
3. Return to the starting position and repeat with the other side.
4. Repeat for the required repetitions.
5. Always keep this movement slow and controlled.

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