Sunday, May 26, 2013

Day 330- Side Arm Mermaid

This exercise increases the strength and support in the side of the body.

To do this exercise you will need a mat.  Start in the side plank.  Inhale into the back of your ribcage and lower your hips towards the floor.  Right before your hips touch the ground  exhale and push your hand into the ground and lift your hips into the air as the top arm floats to the side and then over your head.

Things to think about 
This exercise builds shoulder stability.  To increase the benefits be sure that your neck is as long as it can possibly be and that you are sliding the shoulder blade down your back.

To protect the wrist in this exercise, think about the four corners of your hand.  Your thumb, pointer finger knuckle, pinky finger knuckle and the lateral edge of your hand should all have equal weight.

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