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Hug a Tree

Angle-Based Images: Hug A Tree Video
Angle-Based Images: Hug A Tree Video
Angle-Based Images: Hug A Tree Video
Angle-Based Images: Hug A Tree Video
Angle-Based Images: Hug A Tree Video
Hug a Tree: Step 1
Step 1 Sit with your legs crossed in a lotus position. Loop a resistance band around your ribs and wrap the ends around 1–3 pound weights. Holding the weights, stretch the band to bring your knuckles together in front of your chest, your elbows open out to the sides.
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Hug a Tree: Step 2
Step 2 Open your arms and squeeze your shoulder blades together.
Hug a Tree: Step 3
Step 3 Bring your knuckles together as you open your shoulder blades.

Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

This is a shoulder stabilization exercise. Try to isolate your shoulder blades and move them instead of moving your arms. Avoid scrunching your shoulders by keeping your neck long and your shoulders held down.

Benefits

Challenges your ability to stabilize the torso during arm movement

Modifications

To modify, sit on a chair and/or do not use weights.

Related Exercises

  • Strength Exercises
  • Arms Exercises
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