Angel Wing Hold

Engage your entire posterior chain while getting a killer stretch with this multifunctional move.

Lara McGlashan MFA CPT | August 03, 2016

Setup: Lie facedown on the floor, arms extended overhead, head and spine neutral.

Move: Lift your upper body and legs off the floor (keeping your head neutral — no arching!) and sweep your arms around behind your lower back. Clasp your hands together and straighten your arms, pressing your knuckles toward your heels and lifting your upper body as high as you can without arching your neck. Hold for two breaths, then release your hands, sweep them back overhead and lower to the floor to complete one rep. Do three sets of eight reps.

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Lara McGlashan MFA CPT

Oxygen Fitness Editor Lara McGlashan has more than 15 years of experience as a writer and editor, who specializes in health, fitness, and nutrition. 

Lara is an ACE-certified personal trainer and fitness consultant. Her sports background includes skiing, snowboarding, flying trapeze, yoga, competitive beach volleyball, dance, mountain biking, hiking and running, to name a few endeavors. She is currently exploring the world of CrossFit in her home base of Connecticut, where she lives with her 2-year-old son, Alex.

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