Hammer Curl/Tricep Extension Combo – Upper Body Strengthener
Fitness tip by Jackie Scorzetti
It’s never too early to prepare for all the heavy lifting that will come along with baby. This combo move will tone and strengthen the biceps and triceps, as well as incorporate the anterior muscles of the shoulder. Be sure to tuck your pelvis during this exercise to help support your lower back.
How to Do It:
Stand with feet together or with a slight space in between. Hold your dumbbells at your sides, palms face in towards the body (Fig A). Inhale, squeeze your elbows in, and then exhale as your curl the dumbbells up so that they touch the front of our shoulders (Fig B). Inhale and lift your elbows towards the ceiling (Fig C). Exhale and straighten your arms (Fig D). Come out of the exercise by reversing these steps. Work up to 3 sets of 10-12 repetitions.
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