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Target Lift Exercise

Essential Exercise

This technique can be applied to any regular resistance exercise. Before you make a move with a weight (or your body, in the case of a push-up or sit-up), figure out where the movement will end. Then, with more speed than you normally use, move the weight or your body and stop at that point. Slowly return to your starting position and repeat.

If you lift weights three times a week, make one a target-lifting session.

How to perform The Target Lift Exercise:

  1. Standing with feet hip-width apart, hold weights (3 to 10 pounds each, depending on your fitness level) in your hands, palms facing each other, in front of your thighs. Envision the point to which you will raise the weights (it should be near shoulder level, so that your body forms a "T").
  2. Inhale, then exhale as you quickly raise your arms out to the sides, stopping at that point. Hold, then inhale and slowly lower.
  3. Repeat 8 to 15 times.
  4. Lateral side raise to a T position

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