Angels in the snow is a Beginner level Strength exercise in the Exercise for Better Bones program.
Angels in the Snow Exercise
Angels in the Snow, Beginner Level Strength Exercise.
You want to start by getting down onto your back. If you need some support under your head, this would be the time to put it there. You want to have your feet and your knees hip-width apart, palms up and just slightly away from your body.
As with all the exercises, you’re maintaining just a neutral curve in your back, so just a little space here where you can put your hand in. And that should stay like that the entire exercise.
So your abdominals, that’s their job to keep it there. You take a breath in. And you’re going to exhale, keeping your tummy tight as you press your upper arms into the floor, going as high as you can. And you keep going up, so long as you can keep contact with the floor.
If you need to stop and take another breath in, that’s totally fine. And just keep going as far as you can, as high as you can, keeping your upper shoulders and upper arms in contact with the floor.
Breath in. And same thing coming down. Push into the floor, push into the floor. You should feel this throughout your back. Good.
Now, tip here. I don’t want you focusing on pushing your forearms in, because often times what will happen is, you’re using triceps and you end up hyper-extending or bending your elbow the opposite way, and it takes away from the benefit of the exercise. So really focus on upper arms. Even if your forearms actually come up off the floor, that’s totally fine.
That’s it for Angels in the Snow.
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