Hybrid Forearm Plank
- Set up on forearms and knees, and give your upper arms a hug to find shoulder-width apart. Plant your hands and forearms down.
- Step your feet back to plank, and lift one arm up off the floor. You’ll be twisting from your midsection up; your toes will stay tucked under on the floor.
- Inhale while lifting your left arm, and exhale while lowering it back down.
- Alternate left and right hands for 30-60 seconds.
Alternative: Lower your knees to the floor as you do this.
Badass challenge: Move as slowly as possible, and hold for a couple breaths with each arm lifted!
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