Until I started Pilates,I had little to no upper body strength.
After a neck injury about 8 years ago, I realized how important upper body strength is in regard to keeping my neck and shoulders happy and healthy.
This side-lying arm sequence will tone and stretch your arms. It's a favorite of many of my clients. And I teach it quite regularly to my prenatal students, since it's safe and wonderful for pregnant women.
For this sequence, you’ll need a handweight and a mat.
For ladies I recommend a 2 or 3 pound hand weight and for men I recommend 5-8 pounds. Only work in a range that feels good to your shoulders.
Click below to give it a shot!
Now that you’re finished, leave a note in the comments below to let me know
- Which movement was the most challenging to you?
- How do you feel now that you’re finished?