Karrie Adamany Pilates
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A must.

Whether you have a big rack or a small stack, your pectoral muscles help you carry the load.

Strengthening your pecs might be something you associate with muscle heads at the gym, but those muscles are necessary for proper functioning and movement of your shoulders and arms…and for supporting your girls.

Remember Marty Maraschino from Grease when she flexed her pecs and made her breasts dance? Classic scene: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFAwSqK3SdQ

 

Chest press with Magic Circle or non-weighted ball.

Stand up tall with your feet in Pilates stance (heels together, toes apart and squeezing your thighs together). Let me take a moment to mention that when I say “stand up tall” we all know by now that it means you are engaging your abdominal muscles to create length and stability in your torso while not lifting your shoulders. Raised shoulders do not create length in the body. They only create stiff and cranky shoulders and necks! But I digress…

Hold the Magic Circle or ball in both hands. Extend your arms directly in front of your chest and squeeze the circle/ball with the palms of your hands. Your fingers should be straight and long, not gripping. Hold the tension for 5 counts then release. Repeat this 3 times. Then pulse (squeeze) 10 times. Release the tension.

 

 

To add some pizazz to this move, raise your arms up above your head, still keeping the circle/ball slightly in front of your head while continuing to keep your shoulders down. Now repeat what you did above: squeeze the circle/ball with the palms of your hands. Hold the tension for 5 counts then release. Repeat this 3 times. Then pulse (squeeze) 10 times. Release the tension.

 

I’m not promising you’ll be able to do what Marty did. I still can’t. But do this move a few times a week and you will feel a lift in your chest and stronger and toned arms and shoulders.

Now bust a move!

xoka