One of my favorites!
This is a great exercise for improving core strength, posture, and stabilizing the scapula.
Start in a very strong plank pose with all of the core muscles locked in. As you pull the elbow up, you are isolating the postural muscles that stabilize the scapula in your upper back. You are also working on balance, coordination as well as strengthening all of the muscles associated with core strength.
- Level 1 - Demonstrated with elbow bending
- Level 2 - Demonstrated with a straight arm
Do 2 sets of 20 repetitions
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