Work your shoulders and upper body with this fitness trick from the author of One Hundred Strength Exercises.
To work your shoulders at different angles, try this move from One Hundred Strength Exercises by Ed McNeely (Burford Books, 2005).
- Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, holding a medicine ball with right hand against a wall at arm's length.
- Keeping hips and shoulders square to the wall, outline the letters of the alphabet by tracing the ball against the wall.
- Aim to get to z; if you have to stop at p, shoot for q next time.
- Repeat with left arm.
Originally published in Fitness magazine, May 2006.