Daily Fit 4/8/19: Easy Way To Sculpt Strong Arms

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Wellness Tip Of The Day: Add plank-ups to your upper body strength training routine.​

How To Do Them: Start in a high plank position, keeping your core engaged and your wrists, elbows and shoulders all stacked on top of one another. Lift your right hand and place your right forearm on the floor, and then lift your left hand and place your left forearm on the floor, being mindful that your hips stay parallel to the floor throughout the movement. Once you’re in your forearm plank, it’s time to go back up! So lift your right forearm and place your right hand on the floor, and then lift your left forearm and place your left hand on the floor to complete the move. Repeat for 30 seconds, and then switch up which arm you move first to even things out, and go for another 30 seconds.

Why They Work: Plank-ups are a phenomenal bodyweight exercise that tone multiple parts of your upper body all in one go. Performing the pushup motion with one arm at a time allows you to isolate your triceps, shoulders and upper back muscles on each side. It also strengthens your chest muscles like a standard pushup does. And then because you’re holding an isometric abdominal exercise the entire time, you benefit from core stabilization work as well. [Swirled]

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