Purpose:  Strengthen the back, shorten trapezius and rhomboids



Exercise Description

  1. Lie on your front arms by sides with palms facing up
  2. Inhale, Exhale and raise the chest and head off the floor, extending the back, retracting the shoulder blades while rotating the arms and turning the palms to face down
  3. Inhale and return the shoulder blades to their initial position and lower the chest back down
  4. Repeat 12 times

Watch Out Points

  1. Ensure you keep neck in alignment by looking toward the floor throughout
  2. Do not lift the legs or squeeze the bottom
  3. Ensure core and pelvic floor are engaged and shoulders remain away from the ears


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