I’m scouring the internet, reading health and fitness mags, checking out blogs and observing at the gym. All to get ideas and keep learning . I’ll try them all out and every Wednesday I will feature a new and different workout. Why on Wednesday? Well, it’s the middle of the week, which is a great time to mix up your gym routine a bit and re-motivate yourself to finish out the week strong. Plus “workout Wednesday” sounds good (alliteration! My high school English teacher would be proud).
A workout Wednesday might just be one exercise, a great tip or a whole 30-60 minute routine.
Today’s workout is: Lats, Traps and Abs, Oh My!
The true title of this exercise should be Lats, Traps, Abs and Delts oh my, because this exercise works them ALL (but that was just too clunky)!
The best part about this new miracle worker? It’s so stinking simple!
Stand with feet shoulder width apart with a dumbbell in each hand. Lift arms to shoulder width apart with elbows at a 90 degree angle. Palms should be facing forward.
Now slowly dip your body to one side as far as it can go without twisting your hips and with abs engaged. Slowly return to standing and go the other direction.
I couldn’t believe how much I felt this the next day. Not only in my oblique’s but my upper and lower back as well. You’re also working arm and shoulder muscles at the same time!! I used 10 pound weights, but it was tough. Start with 5 pounders and see how you feel.
Have you tried this exercise in the past? Let me know if it works for you!