Exercise: Raise the RakesSqueezeItIn.com Girls
Bent over raking all afternoon? Raise your rake for a good a stretch and some great shoulder toning.
Hold rake in front of chest with arms fully extended. Feet should be shoulder width apart, knees slightly bent.
Keep your core engaged and slowly bring the rake straight up overhead. Just as slowly, lower rake down to starting position in front of chest.
Repeat for 2 sets of 12.
To add a stretch: Hold rake above head and slowly bend to one side. Keep hips facing forward and bend from your waist allowing arms to follow. This move originates from your waist. Keep your lower body still as you do these stretches. Hold for 10 seconds and then come back to starting position with rake raised above your head.
Alternate sides until you have completed 1 set of 12.
Your back should be straight while performing this exercise. If you’re lower back tends to sway during this move, straighten your knees to help keep back straight.