Cobra Curl

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Move Targets: Total body


Step 1: Lie face down with your legs slightly wider apart than your hips. Place your palms on the mat under your chest, fingers pointing forward. Press your elbows in close to your ribcage and squeeze your shoulder blades towards one another. You should feel your chest start to open.

Step 2: Inhale and use your back muscles (not just your arms) to lift your head and chest off the floor. Come to the tops of your toes and take deep breaths. Keep your neck elongated and in line with your spine. To help, find a spot a few steps in front you to look at. Hold for 10 seconds. Exhale as you return to the starting position.

Step 3: Hold for one deep breath and then repeat. Do this as many times as you can for 60 seconds.

Modification (Beginner): Do not stand on your toes, keep laces of your shoes on the ground, the soles of your shoes facing upward, and do not raise your chest/torso as high off the mat.

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