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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