Hook-lying alternate arms Exercise Videos

The hook-lying alternate arms exercise builds essential muscle to help strengthen your entire back, as well as your abdominals.

To do this exercise, start by lying on your back with your feet flat on your bed, floor or couch. Your knees should be bent and about hip-width apart, and your arms should be resting at your side.

Inhale and relax. As you exhale, raise your right arm up as you tighten the abdominal muscles and bring your arm back as far as you can without extending or arching your back. Inhale, and let your arm come back down. Relax.

If you have shoulder problems, do not bring your arm all the way back.

Repeat this exercise using your left arm.

Remember, do not arch your back. You are trying to keep your abdominal area stable, teaching these muscles how to support the spine.

Repeat the hook-lying alternate arms 10 times for each arm. You should do this exercise one to two times per day.

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