Elevated Shoulder Taps

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Move Targets: Shoulders and Core


Step-by-Step

Step 1: Begin by placing your hands on the floor just outside of the shoulders. Pick your feet up and set them on a stable box or step, pressing backward through your heels. Notice how Melissa's entire body from head to heel is in a straight line. Look down at the floor between your fingertips.

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Step 2:  Keeping your hips square to the floor, lift one hand and tap your opposite shoulder. You'll turn your body slightly, but if you push your supporting hand into the floor and let that shoulder blade round out, you will be able to balance this position better.

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Step 3: Place the hand back on the floor and repeat on the other side. This exercise will strengthen the shoulders and challenge the core.