Join Paul Katami for an exercise that targets both the upper and lower body, strengthening the back, shoulders, inner and outer thighs.
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Diagonal Pull-back with a Hip Extension Hi. This is Paul Katami from Los Angeles, California. Everything about fitness seems to be like now lose weight in a next the 5 minutes, lose you know 10 pounds in the next five days. And I don’t really adhere to that philosophy because it is not really healthy. So, if it is part of your life and it's convenient, you be able to do it everyday and makes smart choices about nutrition and health fitness that will last to be forever versus getting you into the dress or the jeans for your reunion or whatever it is. You kind of get you know lose that weight for. And I'm going to show you a diagonal pull-back with the hip extension. I love using resistant pants because they have what is called dual resistance -- it’s kind of a positive, positive work out. Sometimes when you use weights, you let momentum take over and you have joint impact and your body does not get enough contraction in that so I think the bends really put you intact. This exercise is going to work the muscles of the upper in mid back. It's also going to challenge the muscles of you core for balance and it's going to work the quads and the glut, a problems spot on the back side. So first things first, you're going to need you handle to for this exercise. We’re going to go the choke position. You are going to hold your handle tubes with you palms up right. You're just going to flip around and grab some extra tube. You can continue flipping until you find the resistance of the appropriate to your level fitness. Great. Now you are going to take your hand on a diagonal. You're going to balance on one leg making sure your force is nice and connected. As you extend the foot behind you, you're going to pull the tube to your chest putting a nice compound work in the upper body and lower body. You're going to return back to the center and keep you balance to your core. The exercise should flow nice and smooth and release back. If at anytime you need to tap down to the floor to catch you balance that is fine. Just make sure you come back into the core and recover proper to the front. You are going to do this ten times on one leg then you're going to stop. Switch your diagonal and switch legs. Again you’ll balance, shoulders will come back and down. Your core will be responsible for stability you’ll extend the leg behind you as you pull that tube to your chest and recover. That particular exercise was great for posture, great for your upper and mid-back. And by adding some lower body work, it becomes compound so you’re doing upper and lower together which is efficient and great for your body. You do this 10 times in each side for three round. I'm Paul Katami of Los Angeles, California. You’re watching Studio For Fitness. I’ll see you at the gym.