This exercise is called bent-over rows, fantastic for upper body posture and strength. We start with our feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent, upper body over 45 degrees. Always remember, keep a nice flat back, strong tummy. Bring the dumbbells straight up; make sure that your elbows don’t go past your shoulder line. It’s that easy.
1. Stand with feet shoulder-width apart with dumbbells in each hand and upper body bent over at 90 degrees.
2. Brace the abdominals, keep the back straight and lift the weights straight up then down again in a controlled manner.
3. The arms should go no higher than parallel with the shoulders. Slightly less is okay. Breathe in to start. Breathe out on effort.
4. Try to keep the wrists from excessive movement down or to the side.
Don't forget to follow these steps during your workout:
Step 1: Start off with a warm-up exercise routine.
Step 2: It’s time to do the 2 minute stretch routine.
Step 3: Jump in - it's time to do the exercise programme. Choose one of the four programmes.
Step 4: Now begin the cool-down routine.
Step 5: Time to finish with the stretch routine.
Step 6: Congratulations you just found your 30 minutes of activity today.
Last updated: 11 March, 2011