Fitness Tips with Kerry

June Fitness Tip’s with Kerry Engle, Shaker Pointe’s Fitness Director

Scapular Wall Presses

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This exercise is designed to combine the strengthening of the spinal extensors and the muscles that bring the shoulder blades together.

Follow these steps:

Step 1:  Stand with your back to the wall with your heels about 2 to 4 inches from the wall.  Keep your backside, shoulders and head against the wall.

Step 2:  From this position, stretch your arms out straight against the wall with the backs of your hands on the wall.  Make your wingspan as long as possible.  Your hands should be halfway between your waist and shoulders.

Step 3:  Press and release the backs of your hands from the wall.  Keep your backside, shoulders, and head to the wall.  Avoid using your neck while pressing.  If your feel the work in your neck lower your arms slightly towards your waist.

Step 4:  Do 3 sets of 10 repetitions releasing the backs of your hands from the wall.

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