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Flexion Raise

Flexion Raise

A.

Grab both ends of the towel about shoulder-width apart. Relax the shoulders down and back and extend arms forward at shoulder height, keeping a slight bend in the elbow to start.

B.

Slowly lift the towel overhead for one eight count, then slowly lower the towel down to starting position for one eight count.

Progressive Angular Twist

Progressive Angular Twist

A.

Grab both ends of the towel about shoulder-width apart. Relax the shoulders down and back and extend arms forward at shoulder height, keeping a slight bend in the elbow. Twist towel to the left, raising right hand slightly and lowering left hand, then switch, twisting in the other direction.

B.

Start small, twisting about 10 to 20 degrees in each direction. After one eight count, progress into a medium-size twist, and for the third eight count, twist a full 180 degrees so the towel is vertical and one hand is directly over the other. Progress back to medium twists and then small twists for one eight count each for five eight counts total.

Tap Those Traps

Tap Those Traps

A.

Grab both ends of the towel about shoulder-width apart. Relax the shoulders down and back and extend arms forward at shoulder height, keeping a slight bend in the elbow.

B.

Pull the towel toward chest with elbows wide, squeezing shoulder blades together. Extend arms forward to return to starting position.

Extended Horizontal Pulse

Extended Horizontal Pulse

A.

Grab both ends of the towel about shoulder-width apart. Relax the shoulders down and back and extend arms forward at shoulder height, keeping a slight bend in the elbow. Holding this position, pulse up and down. Start small then slowly make the pulses larger.

Sasha DiGiulian Makes History As the First Woman to Conquer 700-Meter Mora Mora Climb

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Photo: Francois Leabeau/Red Bull Content Pool

Mora Mora, a massive 2,300-foot granite dome in Madagascar, is ranked as one of the most difficult climbing routes in the world with only one man making it to the top since it was first established in 1999. That is, until last month when professional free-climber Sasha DiGiulian conquered it, setting the record for the first female ascent.