Pec & Shoulder Burner

Pec & Shoulder Burner

Grab some dumbbells and do this real time StrongFit Tabata training session with me and my cats. #FeelTheBurn

This is a 2 min Tabata: 20s shoulder raises (palms up) + 10s Hercules hold (thumbs up).

Do 2 rounds.

Exhale through pursed lips on the concentric (i.e. when you raise the dumbbells up). Inhale through your nose on the eccentric (i.e. when you lower the dumbbells).

Lean against a wall and press your low back against it. Leaning against the wall will help prevent you from arching your low back … it helps you engage your external obliques the entire time (the external obliques freeze your lumbar spine so that you cannot arch).  Make sure you engage your pecs and the short head biceps throughout the entire range of motion (no slacking with these muscles!). Do not shrug up with your shoulders. If you feel any tenderness in your upper traps, that means you are shrugging up. To prevent shrugging, engage your lats. If you have a hard time engaging your pecs, short head biceps and lats, then I recommend you watch my vlog about this topic!

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I post my home workouts on my @drsarasolomon Instagram and my Facebook.  Be sure to follow so you can do them too!

✅ If you want to train like I do (to fix muscle imbalances, to get stronger and fitter), then join my online Strength Academy. It's a home program, so you can train in the comfort of your own home gym. And be sure to follow me on instagram @drsarasolomon for my daily workouts!

Dr. Sara Solomon is the creator of the Fat Loss Fast System about Intermittent Fasting and Flexible Dieting. She has degrees from McGill University in dentistry (DMD) and physical therapy (B.Sc. PT). She is also a certified StrongFit Coach, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, ACE personal trainer, NASM fitness nutrition specialist, Mad Dogg Spinning Instructor, Level 2 Buddy Lee Jump Rope Trainer and Ambassador, a Team and BSN athlete, and a retired PRO Fitness Model. Her passion is teaching others how to fuel and move well.

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