Body Sculpting Exercises
8 Body Sculpting Exercises You're Not Doing
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One-Arm Pull Down
Works: Back and biceps
What you need: Medium to heavy resistance tubing with a handle on one end
How to do it: Attach the end of exercise tubing high up on the door hinge above your head. Stand in a semi-lunge (for balance) with one foot about six inches in front and to the side of the other, knees slightly bent, and pull the handle straight down with one arm; pause and slowly return to starting position. Do 12 to 15 reps on each side.
Why you need it: A traditional rowing exercise using both arms at once allows the dominant side to take over, which can lead to injury, says Holland. This move strengthens muscles equally on each side of the spine, which reduces the risk of low-back pain.
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