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Weight Lifting for Women


Circle and Bend Warm-up for Women

This circle and bend warm-up for women prepares your body for weight lifting by warming up your muscles and slowly stretching them. You can do this warm-up with or without an exercise ball.

Assume starting position as shown.

Step 1
Assume starting position as shown.

Stretch arms (or ball) straight up overhead, keeping knees soft.

Step 2
Stretch arms (or ball) straight up overhead, keeping knees soft.

Lift torso and slowly stretch to the right side.

Step 3
Lift torso and slowly stretch to right side in order to make a circular motion.

Bring arms (and/or ball) down toward floor, keeping a slight bend in knees.

Step 4
Bring arms (and/or ball) down toward floor, keeping a slight bend in knees.

Continue circle until you return to starting position.

circle and bend weight lifting exercise

circle and bend weight lifting exercise for women

Step 5
Continue circle until you return to starting position.

circle and bend weight lifting exercise for women

Step 6
Repeat 10 times, then reverse direction.

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