Particularly over the summer it is nice to have a few simple exercises that are easy to remember. This particular series builds arm endurance and strength, and is good for a little light toning. It’s also versatile, allowing you to make additions, increase repetitions, or add hand weights when it becomes too easy. Make it a point to do it once daily and I think by the time you get back to a full schedule in the fall, you’ll see a difference in your ability to carry and maintain those arms throughout long barre exercises.
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