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I am giving you this week a resistance movement which I am sure you will enjoy doing. This exercise will make your muscles stand out more clearly and enable you to obtain control over them.
You should stoop down and pick an imaginary weight or object off the floor and then push it to arms length overhead. I have illustrated the last part of this movement in the enclosed photo #19.
When you perform this exercise, think about what you are doing and put forth effort, for you will not get any good out of this exercise unless you concentrate. Just imagine that your whole life depends upon the picking up of this imaginary object, and work accordingly. After you have pushed it overhead, relax and start all over again. I am sure that after you have done this from five to ten times, your muscles will not only feel lively, but they will appear larger. This is a fine exercise to either begin your drill with, or else to end your drill with.
You can vary this movement somewhat by pulling and pushing an imaginary object, instead of lifting it overhead. For instance, reach out and pull towards you as hard as you can, or you can push away from you strongly. If you would rather do the pulling and pushing, be sure not to combine them, but pull a few times and then push a few times. If you pull and push without relaxing, the blood will not have a chance to flow. Always make it a point to relax for a second after each movement, in order to give the blood a chance to flow freely.
I suppose you have noticed by this time that nearly every exercise I have given you, has called for the play of the arms. I am a firm believer in giving the arms more work than any other part of the body, for as I told you once, you cannot get your arms too large or too strong. Then too, every time you work your arms, you cannot help but exercise your deltoid or shoulder muscles; neither can you help but work your back and chest. The larger you get your arms, the better you will look, not to speak of the feeling you will experience, owning powerful arms.
I am sure you will be able to add this weeks work to your present routine, but if you should not have the time or energy, why just drop some similar exercise you have been doing for this weeks work.
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