Join Jake Feree for an exercise that utilizes both your upper and lower body, strengthening and toning your shoulders back, and butt.
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Reverse Fly with Hip Abduction Exercise Hi! I am Jake from Reno, Nevada. I want to try and teach my clients and educate them to bring fitness into their daily life and something that they could do on a daily basis, whether it would be something as little as maybe parking a little bit farther so you can get a little extra walk, going up the stairs instead of taking the elevator, just little changes that they can make throughout their day. The exercise that we’re going to do right now is going to be a reverse fly with the added hip abduction. With that one, our main goal behind that is we want to be hitting our -- First thing we’re going to do is we’re going to position all of our weight on the one side of the body and we’re going to raise that leg up. You’re going to see a lot of people when they’re sitting or typing on the computer all day, their shoulders, around forward. So the benefit behind that is it’s going to help open you up, it’s going to help pull you back. The benefit behind raising that leg is we’re going to involve some of the abductor muscles and also your gluteus maximus. So we’re going to raise that leg up and we’re going to go ahead and grab the band and we’re going to hit some reverse flies. The benefit behind doing exercise with the band is it’s very easy to adjust your weight when needed. The closer you bring your hands into the middle, the harder the weight is going to be for you. The further we pull it out, the easier the weight is going to be for you. So we’ll start about in the middle, we can always adjust if we need to. We’re going to go ahead and bring our arms up just so they’re just as high as your -- which is the back part of your shoulder. We’re going to raise that up right in front of our body. We’re going to raise that leg right to the side and we’re going to go ahead and pull those arms straight back and bring it forward nice and slowly. So we’ll just straight back and forward slowly. The benefit behind bringing that leg up again is you’re going to involve some of those leg muscles and also with having our leg up, it’s going to take you off balance a little bit which automatically makes you stabilize those abs, involving some of the core muscles to the exercise. We want to make sure that we do this nice and even so halfway through that exercise, we’re going to go ahead and split the other way, so that leg goes up and we continue with the same motion, just pulling back and bringing back in. The most common mistake that I see on this exercise is people tend to shrug their shoulders too much. We want to be very careful that we’re trying to keep those down, not putting pressure on the joint so it’s squeezing straight back and forward slowly. And that’s going to help with the -- The biggest problem I see with a lot of clients is their shoulders are tilted in a little bit. So this exercise is going to help open that chest up, pull those shoulders back and help with your -- again it’s bringing fitness in as a life. I’m Jake and this is Studio for Fitness.