It is halter back wearing season and no one wants bra over hang to kill any chances of us having a sexy back. Get the look you want this summer by doing this easy, no weights required workout designed by Vera Musgrove of shazzyfitness.com.
Lie face down on the floor, with your arms and legs extended straight out. During this exercise, it's important to keep your head and neck in a neutral position to avoid neck strain.
Slowly begin to lift your arms and legs simultaneously while keeping them straight (but not locked!). As you lift your limbs several inches off the floor, your back should arch and your abs should be tight. When you have reached your maximum lifting point hold the position for 5 to 8 seconds, then lower your limbs and relax. Repeat for 3 sets of 12.
OPPOSITE ARM & LEG EXTENSION
Start by placing your hands and knees on the floor, keeping your hands beneath your shoulders and your knees right beneath your hips. While keeping your neck and back level extend your right hand and left leg simultaneously. Reach your extended arm directly out in front of you while also reaching the extended leg directly behind your torso. Your core should remain tight and back flat. Hold this position for 5 seconds. Slowly return to the starting position. Repeat this exercise with the alternate arm and leg. Do 12 repetitions for each arm/leg combination.
Start by lying back down flat on the floor, and then slowly lift your legs until they reach a 45 degree angle. Try to keep your lower back flat. Next, bend your knees and using your hands, pull your knees towards your chest. Hold this position for about 10 seconds, and then relax. Repeat 5 to 10 times.