Fitness Coach Chris Freytag shows you how to tone your entire upper body with this move
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This exercise is the crouch and pull, and this is a great exercise, because it really works your whole body. We are going to start with our feet about a hip width apart, and you want to hinge over from your hip flexors. Keep your spine long and your abs tight and come all the way over. At the same time, bend your knees down to about 45 degree, so you are in a crouching position. Drop those arms down, so your hands are below your shoulders and the waist are facing in, palms faced in. You are going to naturally pull that arm back, like you are rowing. Use that large back muscle and rotate your whole torso to the side. You are going to feel it in your obliques. Come back to the start and rotate to the other side. Row back using your back muscles and rotating through your waist, your obliques come back to the start, and row and pull. That added rotation is really working your core body, right through there. Good, one more each side out, rotate, pull, elbow goes behind you, and again and release. You really feel that in your midsection as well as your back. Check the workout at a glance, for the recommended number of repetition and continue to alternate side-to-side.
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