HOW: Begin laying on your stomach with your arms resting in the “pocket” area behind your back with your palms facing up and your elbows resting comfortably on the ground. From this position, lift your elbows off the ground as you bring your hands off the low back, straighten your elbows, rotate your thumbs towards the ceiling and bring your arms up overhead finishing with elbows bent and your hands resting on your head. Return to the starting position.
FEEL: You will feel your shoulder muscles working with the performance of this exercise.
COMPENSATION: Keep your gaze down as you perform this exercise and your core engaged minimizing an arching in your low back.