Yoga and Strength Training in One Move

Here’s a move that combines yoga with strength training for double the payoff. You’ll strengthen your arms and back while targeting your abs, buttocks and legs.

Step-1. 1. Standing with your feet together, hold a 5- to 8-pound dumbbell in each hand, arms dropped straight in front of you. Inhale and shift your body weight over your right leg. On an exhale, lean forward and raise your left leg behind you. Keep your abdominals pulled in to support your spine.

Step-2. Once you feel stable balancing on your right leg, contract your back muscles and bend your elbows, pointing them backward until your dumbbells are close to your hips. Pause for 2 seconds, then lower your arms. Continue the arm movement 8 to 12 times while you maintain your balance. Bring your legs together and stand up, then repeat on the other leg.

Sources: Los Angeles Times

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *