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Move of the Day: Pilates Press
Targets: Shoulders, back, chest, triceps, biceps, and abs
*Start in full push-up position, balancing on hands and toes. MAKE IT EASIER: Keep both knees on floor.
*Bend right knee 90 degrees so that toes point up.
*Bend elbows directly behind you, keeping arms close to body, and lowering only a few inches toward floor. Press back up.
*Do 8 to 10 reps. Switch legs and repeat to complete 1 set.
*Do 2 sets!!!

Move of the Day: Pilates Press

Targets: Shoulders, back, chest, triceps, biceps, and abs

*Start in full push-up position, balancing on hands and toes. MAKE IT EASIER: Keep both knees on floor.

*Bend right knee 90 degrees so that toes point up.

*Bend elbows directly behind you, keeping arms close to body, and lowering only a few inches toward floor. Press back up.

*Do 8 to 10 reps. Switch legs and repeat to complete 1 set.

*Do 2 sets!!!

Move of the day: Cobra Push Up
I did a push up challenge this week in my classes and one of the stars of the workout was the Cobra push up! Very graceful…maybe even a little seductive. This takes a lot of upper body strength so don’t be discouraged if you can’t do it with attempt #1.
This move works your chest, arms, and core.
A. Start in plank on palms
B. Then pretend you have a bar (limbo bar) in front of your head and try to bring your head under it, then your back as you lower yourself into a chest pushup. If you go low enough your chest will graze the mat.
C. Once you’ve slithered under the bar, come into a full cobra with straight arms

D. Then come back to plank and repeat

Move of the day: Cobra Push Up

I did a push up challenge this week in my classes and one of the stars of the workout was the Cobra push up! Very graceful…maybe even a little seductive. This takes a lot of upper body strength so don’t be discouraged if you can’t do it with attempt #1.

This move works your chest, arms, and core.

A. Start in plank on palms

B. Then pretend you have a bar (limbo bar) in front of your head and try to bring your head under it, then your back as you lower yourself into a chest pushup. If you go low enough your chest will graze the mat.

C. Once you’ve slithered under the bar, come into a full cobra with straight arms

D. Then come back to plank and repeat