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An exercise for strengthening the arms and shoulders (figure 25). It is best performed on parallel bars, but many exercisers improvise by using benches, chairs, or other furniture. However, you must make sure the ‘equipment’ is anchored securely before you start the exercise.▪ Grasp the two bars so that your upper arms are flexed. Lift your feet off the ground and cross your legs at your ankles. Lift your body by straightening your arms. Make the movement in a strict vertical line. Slowly return to the starting position and repeat the exercise.There are a number of variations of this exercise, including adding weights to a special harness, and reversing the grip so that the knuckles are pointing inwards.

▪ Grasp the two bars so that your upper arms are flexed. Lift your feet off the ground and cross your legs at your ankles. Lift your body by straightening your arms. Make the movement in a strict vertical line. Slowly return to the starting position and repeat the exercise.

Figure 25

Subjects: Medicine and Health.


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