Exercise of the Week– Arm Circles

This exercise will work your shoulders. You can do it standing or sitting with your legs crossed. That makes it versatile–something you can do anywhere! Whether you are standing or sitting make sure your core is engaged and try not to let any muscle move except your arms and shoulders. Here’s how you do it.

  • Extend both arms out the sides–parallel with the floor.
  • Circle the arms from the shoulders in one direction (repeat 10 times)
  • Circle the arms from the shoulder in the opposite directions (repeat 10 times)
  • As the exercise gets easier throughout the week, circle 20 time in each direction, then 30.

Notes: How big should you make your circles? Remember the motion comes from the shoulder, but your hands should look like they are tracing dinner plates.

Of course, don’t forget to breathe.


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Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.

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