The 12 Days of Fitmas Day 8: Chest opener

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How: Sit with legs straight in front of you. Clasp hands at base of neck. Support your head and open your elbows away from each other as you look toward the ceiling.

Why: The front of our chest and shoulder muscles often get tight from school work. Taking time to lengthen this area can help with upper body alignment for kicks and turn sets.

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