Join Amy Cheryl for an exercise that focuses on your core through balance utilizing your chest, arms, and abs.
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Single Leg Crossover Plank Push Exercise Hi, I'm Amy Cheryl and today I'm going to show you the single leg plank push. You wonder what that is? Well I'm going to tell you. It’s going to work all of your core muscles. Your abs to give you that flat tummy, your back muscles to help to protect your back and give you a strong core. And what’s so great about this too, is it’s going to work all of your upper body muscles. So come join me. Come on now. So accompanying your elbows down, spread your fingers wide and then step your feet back into a plank position. Now remember this is advanced, so you're going to cross one ankle over the other. It feels good, right? Inhale as you press and pull the tush up. Draw the shoulders down the waist and as you exhale, pull the stomach in. You know, I heard that if you do this with a smile, you get better results. So continue with me and put a big smile on that face because I know it feels so good. It’s hard but hard can feel really good sometimes when we get into the breath. Inhale as you press it out, and why don’t you switch ankles? Be nice and even give the same amount of level of attention to both legs. Inhale as you press it up, draw the shoulders to the waist. Now really feel the exhale pulling the stomach it, just a couple more. If you're getting a little tired in your shoulders, you can always cross and interlock your hands like so and continue like this. If it starts to creep up in the neck, you maybe want to rest. But you know you’re doing it right if you feel it in your shoulders, under your armpits and that tummy. To the reason why I love that exercise is because it’s really important to connect the breath to the movement and that helps to get rid of the pouch in the tummy. Come do one more with me. You know what, I want you to do one more. I just want to show you, this is how it really looks while the neck is relaxed. Then what you’re going to do is you’re going to keep alternating to two reps with one ankle and then switch and do two reps with the other. All right, drop the knees down, place the hands on to the earth, sit yourself up and you did it. Hope you enjoyed it.
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