These arm circles are harder than they look, but wait until you see the results!
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THE TOWEL WORKOUT Hi! I'm Martica Heaner, Exercise Physiologist and Certified Personal Trainer. This towel exercise is the Plank with Arm Circles. Start in your hands and knees place each hand on top of the towel. If your wrist is uncomfortable, another option is to balance your weight on your knuckles so that you keep your wrist straight. From here, extend your legs behind you and come into a plank keeping your body in a straight line from your shoulders to your heel and keeping your body still. Circle one arm, make small circles along the floor and then reverse that same arm. Then switch sides, alternate to the other arm. To make this easier, do the same thing but on your knees, keeping your body in a straight line from your shoulders to your knees and circle one arm and then reverse the circle. Make sure to engage the core muscles, switch to the other arm, and again reverse. For an even tougher challenge, go ahead and stay on your knees in the modified plank position, keeping your body in a straight line. But this time lower down into a push-up position and from here extend one arm out to the side and pull it back in. And then switch to the other arm. Aim for about six arm circles or arm flies on each arm and for best results follow this move with a three minute cardio burst.
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