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A workout for the arms and core

January 12, 2009|Karen Voight | Voight is a freelance fitness writer and the creator of a line of fitness DVDs. The latest is "Sleek Essentials Workout."

To challenge your arm and core muscles simultaneously, try this variation of a plank position. Move slowly so you can keep your arms and shoulders stationary.

-- Karen Voight

1 Kneel on the floor and place your wrists directly below your shoulders, fingers facing forward. Straighten your legs behind you and come to the top of a push-up position. Shift your weight over your left foot and raise your right leg to hip height. Press your heels back and slide your shoulder blades down and away from your ears. Keep your hips and shoulders squared to the floor.

2 Pull your abdominals in toward your spine as you slowly bring your right knee toward your left elbow. Keep pressing your left heel back and keep your shoulders directly above your wrists. Pause for two to three seconds. Return your leg behind you and repeat on the other side, bringing your left knee toward your right elbow.

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karen@karenvoight.com

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