In this day and age, with the typical western lifestyle, most of us are Healthy Living in a way that is constantly rounding our shoulders forward. Hunched over our desks, computers, while driving, etc.
The around the worlds exercise targets our essential “pushing” muscles while keeping our shoulders nice and open.
Primary Muscles Targeted: Chest
Secondary Muscles Targeted: Shoulders
1. Lie face up on a flat bench. Hold a free weight in each hand, with your arms parallel to the floor and by your sides, palms face up. Your hands will be next to your thighs. Be sure to keep your elbows slightly bent to prevent injury. This will be your starting position.
2. Move the dumbbells in a semi circle from the start position to over your head. The arms stay parallel to the floor at all times.
3. Inhale as you move the weights overhead and exhale as you return your arms back to the start position.
Blissful Being Blast Tip: Lie face up on a stability ball, shoulder blades on the centre of the ball, head resting on the ball with your hips completely off the ball. Focus on keeping the hips lifted for the duration of the exercise.