Tone your abs, chest, and arms with the Curl and Press
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By adding weight to the curl and press, you're not only firming your abs but you're also sculpting your chest and your arms. We're going to grab a set of dumbbells to do this exercise and lie back on our mat with our feet flat and our legs bent. Bring the dumbbells to your chest with your elbows pointing out to the side. Now you're going to contract your abs and curl your head and shoulders off the mat, then extend your arms pressing those dumbbells up. Lower the dumbbells back to your chest and then lower your head to the floor. That's one repetition. You're going to curl up, extend, lower and lower. Good. Curling up, exhale as you curl up. Press, and curl back down. Do two sets of 8-12 repetitions of this exercise resting 30 seconds in between sets. When you could easily do 12 reps, use the heavier weight.
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