Monday, November 5, 2007

ThinChick Challenge

Monday- Saturday the girls over at ThinChicks have a challenge move to complete. Today is no different. Today we're not only learning the benefits of yoga but the importance of weight training/toning. Today's move comes from

If you don't have a swiss ball or a barbell please do not use this as an excuse. Simply lay flat on the floor & grab your dumbbells ... soup cans ... water bottles & do the move the same as shown. Slow is so much better then going through the moves using momentum. Always go for Quality or Quantity!!!

Exercise Animations
Starting Position
Start from a seated position on the Swiss ball. Slowly walk out until your head and shoulders are supported by the ball and parallel to the ground. Your feet should be slightly further than hip width apart.

Start with the barbell centered properly with both arms extended, holding the barbell over your head. Allow your arms to bend to approximately a 90 degree angle at your elbows or just before the barbell reaches your forehead. Slowly raise the bar back to starting position. Do not let your elbows shoot out, keep them pointing straight forward. Try doing 2 sets with 10-12 repetitions.

Special Instructions
Make sure to keep your core tight, keeping your hips from sagging.

Muscles Worked: Triceps


  1. Emmi, I need to get some dumbells, Hugs Lisa

  2. that is a great exercise and is not as easy as that guy makes it look ...
    thanks for sharing

  3. Looks like a good move! I'll be trying it!!