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Day 9: Strong Shoulders, Strong Arms – Planks Away!

Instructor: Kristine Chaussard
Level: Intermediate

Focus :   

Strong shoulders, strong arms, today is: upper body day. Lots of planks today, lots of shoulder work, biceps and triceps. All our exercises are toning and sculpting to build leaner muscle mass. These exercises are also excellent for better posture and building a stronger back. Wrist strength will also be challenged and improved today. In addition to the resistance of the Reformer today we are also using the addition of heavier hand weights. This will deepen the work, challenge and intensify the results in muscle definition, tone and fat burning.

Remember the building of lean muscle is largely what helps in burning fat even during rest periods. This is why our program focuses on both types of training. Using the Reformer with its resistance will also maximize all our work.

Equipment Needed :     

Reformer and 1 heavier set of dumbbells/hand weights. I suggest 8-10 lb. if you have them, otherwise use what you have. (The box is pictured in this video but not used during the workout, you do not need it).

Class Level :     

Intermediate level taught, but modifications given for certain exercises when needed, therefore this class is FOR EVERYONE! Listen to your body, never push too hard too fast but do challenge yourself, go out of your comfort zone and you will see growth and change!

The Course of this Class :   

We start with planks which are oh so effective for building strong shoulders and strong arms not to mention a strong core. After a series of planks, pikes and side planks we move onto a side kneeling series. Check the recap at the beginning of this video for a quick overview. You’ll work your posterior and anterior deltoids, triceps, biceps, lats, shoulder supporters, obliques, anterior serratus and more. If you have winging shoulder blades when in a plank, these exercises will help you build the strength required around those blades to set those well against your rib cage. If you have a weak upper back, these exercises will improve your strength. Get ready to finish with inversions and a full posterior chain strengthener.

If you are still wanting to do more at the end of today’s workout, try repeating it one more time, otherwise check below in this description for hand selected other upper body workouts to try.

Goals :     

Stronger shoulders, arms, upper back and entire upper body. Balanced musculature. Lean muscle tone. Sculpt, shape and definition. Increased confidence in planks and inversions. Better muscle definition. Fat loss. Transform strength and fitness. Improve upon alignment and form during practice. Alternate daily workouts to finish the week with full body focus. See and feel actual progressions. Achieve your goals whether to improve strength, posture, burn fat and calories. Have fun 😉!

Next up : 

Lower body day.

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Day 1: Upper Body Strength Training, Trim & Tone, Arms & Abs Strong “Reformer Every Day” MONDAY, Upper Body Reformer Fit Workout: Arms & Abs Kicker 💪🏼, Arms & Abs Workout Burn & Firm Reformer Live Replay, Superwoman Sculpt Arms & Abs, Fun & Fabulous Abs & Arms

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