Workout Wednesday: Easy Arms

Workout Wednesday: Easy Arms

Work towards firmer arms — in just 5 minutes! Today’s Workout Wednesday is all about your upper body. This exercise targets arms, shoulders, lats, and back muscles; while challenging your ability to stabilize the torso and shoulders during arm movement.

Workout Wednesday: Easy Arms

Step 1

Grab light weights (2lb to 5lb). Stand straight, engaging abdominals to stabilize your torso.

Step 2

Raise your arms to shoulder height, then reach forward as if hugging an imaginary tree. You should feel a stretching in your arm-pits. Keep your shoulders down, elbows high, and chest open.

Step 3

Release imaginary tree and return to start up position while keeping shoulder blades wide. Repeat 12 times. Take a pause, then do another set of 12.

Honest Tip: If you have any shoulder injuries this exercise can be done without any weights.

~Leila, FitPilates

Leila Cunningham is a Certified Pilates Instructor based in Los Angeles, California. When she isn’t sharing her knowledge and passion for Pilates at her studio, she’s spending time with her husband and two beautiful daughters. For more fitness tips and easy exercises, check out her YouTube channel.

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