Video: Full Body Strengthening Exercise
The exercise I demonstrate in this video will not only work out several muscle groups at once, including your legs, core, chest, and shoulders, but it will also add an aerobic element to your strength workout that will help you lose weight faster. Here are a few important things to remember when you do this exercise:
-When you get into the plank/pre-push up position, make sure your shoulders are lined up directly over your hands so that your arms are perpendicular to the floor.
-Your knees should be behind or in line with your toes when you squat down to put the weights down on the floor.
-To make this move a bit easier if you’re just getting into the fitness groove, walk your feet into your hands instead of jumping when you go from the plank to squat position. You can also do this move without dumbbells.
–Laura DeLallo, Founder, Living Fit
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