In yoga, Camel is a pose that increases flexibility in your spine, and also stretches the muscles in the front of your hips, belly, chest, and shoulders. This challenging variation using a weight will strengthen your quads and abs.
To give it a try, read more.
- Stand on your knees with your toes tucked. If this hurts your knees, fold up a mat or towel and stand on that for a little cushioning. Your thighs should be parallel.
- Hold a dumbbell comfortably with both hands in front of your chest. I use an eight-pounder.
- Take a breath in and as you exhale, use your quad muscles to lower your torso behind you. Don't arch your back as in Camel pose, but instead keep your torso in one straight line. As you inhale, return your torso back to the starting position.
- Repeat for a total of 15 times. Complete a total of three sets.