Join Michael Carson for an exercise that works both upper and lower body to strengthen the entire core... sculpting the shoulders, thighs, and abs.
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Bent Over Press Exercise Hi I'm Michael Carson from Rochester, New York. My philosophy is get fit and stay fit. You know that years of experience and I know what to do, but even more. I know what doesn’t work and with that advance exercise for you today. One is called the bent over press and the bent over press is an exercise that’s generated from years and years of Russian body building exercises. I'm going to use a weight. You don’t have to use a weight because it is quite advance. Now I'm going to have you start in a squat stands and what do you think about your feet. Put the pressure through your heels. And we’re going to leave at the hips and as the hips lead back, watch my hand. My hand is going to go up toward the ceiling, rotating at the shoulder. The great body and the movement, I'm going to grab the opposite and put at the bottom. Now it looks kind awkward, but I'm perfectly stretch out through waist, through my hips, through my thighs. And as I rise, I'm rotating through the body and through the waistline hitting entire your body from top to bottom. I'm going to return the weight right back to the shoulder. Watch again. I'm going to come all the way up with the hand, the hips are going back. The knee stay behind and toes and I'm pressing through the heels and up to the hips, exhaling and tightening at the abs as I do it one more time, watch. All the way up and up, shoulder rotates. The hips go back and drive to the ceiling. Did you see that? Let me do it one more time a little slower. As I push up, the hips are leaning back. All the weights to the backside of the heels, at the bottom and hold it for a brief second. I'm taking a breathe and reaching, reaching and I'm twisting on the way up to the top. And I use it as a daily basis to straighten out my back after I've been sitting for a long time. So it’s an exercise that builds strength. But also, helps your body recover from sitting for a long time leaving you stationary and sedimentary. Let’s change sides to see what it looks from the other side. Same thing, hands here perpendicular. The hips lead back, nice and tall. The shoulder rotates holding briefly at the bottom, tightening, nice and tight. Take a breathe and reach through the ceiling as you come up to the top, one more time. Here we go. All the way up, hips are back, grab that heel, free and reach to the top. And I've been doing for 17 years now. So I've a got a lot experience making balance. That’s the bent over press. It’s a very advance exercise. Try it first without a weight, but you get as you do and try that head weight.
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