Functional Fitness is all about engaging multiple muscles in one move, so you see results faster and feel the benefit in everyday activities. Instead of sitting in a machine and flexing just one muscle, try this Fixed Wall Press to tone triceps while strengthening your core. Trainer Layna demonstrates.
Stand with arms extended at chest height and hands open against fixed wall bar. (Clenching around a bar increases blood pressure, so it’s best to keep fingers loose and palms open.) Lock shoulder blades down your back. Keep your body in a plank position as you lower your elbows beneath hands until they reach the wall. Slowly press — from the palms out — until your body is upright and arms are straight. Continue until fatigued.
For a variation, try a split lunge stance to engage quads and glutes.
Target muscles: triceps, core, and shoulders.
By Layna Polansky for The Women’s Club
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