Join Ashley Marriott for an exercise that strengthens both your upper and lower body, focusing on your shoulders, glutes, and quads.
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Hey I’m Ashley Marriot from Santa Cruz, California and you’re going to be joining me on some reverse lunges with lateral raises. That’s right, our reverse lunge is just too boring. We’re going to spice it up and add some shoulder work. And I’ll always tell my clients, if you want your waist to look smaller -- Don’t tell them I told you. I love efficiency so if you only have 15 minutes, you can get a great workout, it doesn’t have to be two hours. Here we go, legs nice and neutral in that split stance about hop width apart, abs in, shoulders back. We’re going to step back with the right leg with a lunge, taking the arms up at the same time. Let’s do it, eight on each side, down and up. [Demonstration] Really important here, make sure the front knee is right over that ankle. If it’s protruding over the toe, knee problems, don’t want that. Let’s get lower for four more. [Demonstration] Good, march it out going back down for another set. Lunges with a lateral raise and really I focus especially with clients that want to multitask. You know you’re working your shoulders, you’re working your abs and your major muscle groups but you’re also feeling really empowered. It’s easy to whip up, it’s going to remind you to stay tall. Sometimes when you’re just doing lower body, you can get real loose so I like to add arms in, makes you remember your alignment. This time, more shoulder work, taking on straight out instead of bent, abs tight, deep breath, center and focus, let’s go down slow. [Demonstration] Five more and you got it. [Demonstration] Four, the press always helps you, three more, you got this, two, all the way down, one, awesome job. Great work, see you soon.
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