Join Chinyere Minott for an exercise that targets the core while working the shoulders, arms and glutes.
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Opposite Arm and Leg Lateral Reach Exercise Hi. My name is Chinyere originally from Jamaica. Fitness is not just the physical element but it’s also mental and spiritual. Now living in Calabasas, California. Find something that you’re passionate about, have fun with it and enjoy. Today we’re going to be doing the opposite arm, leg lateral reach. That’s a really good exercise for your thighs and also for the muscles in your hips. To do this exercise, we want to make sure, of course proper alignment of the body, neutral position. I want to make sure that the toes are pointing forward and not outward, okay? You’re going to have one hand on the hip, actually would be this hand and the opposite arm would be out, the other leg about six to 10 inches off the ground. So, lift and down, lift and down, lift and down. And then we’re going to do on the other side because you really keep things balanced here, so you’re going to lift this had which will be your right. I know we get the left and right confused sometimes. So we lift the right hand and it’s going to be left like six to 10 inches off the ground. So that’s up and down, up and down, up and down, up and down. To make it even more basic, you can use a chair. You have one hand on the chair, the other hand on your hip and you take your leg out and raise six to 10 inches off the ground, and lower. Raise and lower. And you do the same on the other side, raise and lower, raise and lower. And this is a great way you can do to keep it really, really basic if you think that it’s too much to have one-arm out and the other leg out. And it’s great exercise to do and have fun.