Standing dumbbell shoulder press! You can do the staining you can do this sitting you can do this on a machine but today I chose to do it standing I do feel that when you do this exercise standing it requires more balance and stability especially through your court and your back instead of when you sit and you're leaning back against a seat it takes a little bit of that core balance piece out of the equation and potential he allows you to lift heavier weight because you're pushing back against the seat. This is a compound movement meaning you're working at multiple muscle groups and moving multiple joints at the same time. Think about it your shoulder joints are moving and your elbow joints are moving so you're working mostly shoulders, but yours arms and chest too and then of course your core in the area of stabilizing! I did four sets of this exercise with repetition sets of 15 12, 10 and 8. Crazy enough, I was able to sleep in until 845 this morning which is insane I actually woke up about 530 to feed the dogs and then lay back in bed thinking I would not be able to fall back asleep and force myself to get out of bed at seven but I got a text message at 8:45 and realize I was late for that day! We are doing somewhat of a housewarming party this afternoon/evening so I'm interested to see how our friends will react to the three different dogs that we have right now but should be a good time and I'm excited and it's been a day filled with not fitness and it's really nice to have that break sometimes but of course I wanted to get some videos out for you guys so I'll definitely put out another one this evening before I go to bed to make sure that y'all are getting valuable content in case you do workouts on Sundays or if you need some inspiration for workouts to do first thing on Monday! Let me know if this was helpful for you down the comment section below! What is your favorite shoulder exercise? I really enjoy incline dumbbell lateral raises! But this is always a good exercise to start with! Of course I want you all to focus on your form, so please have your feet at hip width distance apart in your stance slight bend in your knees have a slight tight arch in
Day 2 - PLANK POSE
Everyone knows about planks, but the cool thing about a yogi plank is that there's specific alignments and ways to engage your whole body even more. 🏋
Try it for yourself!...
Stack your wrists underneath your shoulders, spread your fingers wide and really push down away from the earth so that you can feel your shoulder blades spreading and the muscles between them engaging. (All 10 knuckles should be firmly pressing into the ground for wrist support.)
Next, make sure that your body is straight as a board. The back of your neck, spine, tailbone and back of legs should be forming one straight line. Engage your core by tucking your tailbone down & in.
Craving more? Push into your hands so that your feet flex down into the ground to get a nice calf/foot stretch.
If you achieve all of these checkpoints you'll have a great full body pose to hold for as long as you can. Make sure you keep breathing through your nose, slowly but deeply. Focusing on emptying/filling your lungs with air will help you hold it longer too 🤓