For all the ladies (and gents, don’t lie) who have ever envied another’s collar bones, I am happy to report that they are not just a product of genetics or excessive skinniness. As it turns out, visible collarbones have much to do with the posture of your shoulders.
Here are 3 Simple exercises to help you achieve your new sexy shoulders:
1) Stretch your pecs & chest: stand in a doorway with elbows on either side of the door frame and let your body weight sink through
2) Back extension: lay on the floor face down, with hands directly under shoulders. draw shoulders away from ears and lift up head chest and hands. hold for 5 breaths. repeat 10 times. (your upper back should start burning, make sure your shoulders are down!
3) Triceps: (rotator cuff): using 2 lb weights, stand in a lunge 1 foot forward, square off the hips, then lean forward from the waist. bring your arms back so they are lines up with the sides of your body. let your arms band at the elbow about 45 degrees, then send them back to straight. the straightening is where the work is.
The trick to all of these exercises is that they strengthen the upper back and rotator cuff. This is important for healthy shoulders, and sexy collar bones.
See you in sleeveless this summer!
New York Pilates