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Weekly Wednesday Workout: Opposite Arm & Leg Raises

Weekly Wednesday WorkoutWeekly Wednesday Workout: Opposite Arm & Leg Raises


Today we are focusing on the whole body from the tips of your fingers to your tippie toes!

You guys know how much I love to workout the legs and the bum, this exercise is perfect for both–but not at all easy. I have done these before in my total body classes and I realized that I need to start doing them again. It is a classic move that works out your bum, legs and arms. In the video there are 2 ways to do this, lying flat on your tummy or on all fours. Both create a really good burn really quickly. I did these post workout and I was surprised at how tough it was to complete! These are similar to supermans except you are working opposite sides of your body at the same time. That is good multi tasking! This is commercial #approved as you can’t watch anything but the floor while you are doing these moves :)

Have you ever tried Opposite Arm & Leg Raises?



Mommy. Career Woman. Fitness Addict.
Schnelle "Nellie" Acevedo is a busy mom of two young boys (2 and 4), she is a career woman by day and a self proclaimed fitness junkie by night. Brooklyn Active Mama is  a positive community that focuses on demonstrating to all women that you can always find time for fitness. She features a Weekly Wednesday Workout and a Friday Fitness Check-in series where she encourages her readers to check in and remain accountable for their fitness and nutrition goals weekly. In addition to getting in the gym 5 times weekly, Nellie became inspired to become a licensed Zumba instructor at Fitbloggin' 12. She now teaches a regular high energy Saturday Zumba class in Brooklyn. Since beginning to blog Nellie has lost 27lbs (and counting)! You can find Nellie on TwitterInstagramFacebookPinterest, & Google Plus.


  1. WOW! Those look insanely hard, which means they would be really good for me, right?! ;)-Ashley
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  2. Man, another one I can’t do with my lower back, but still wish I could. Seriously, these look hard, but so good for you!! :)
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  3. These are great!! Have you ever tried them on your elbows in a plank position? Such great core and balance work.
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  4. I guess these are no excuse exercises. I need to try this tonight. Thank you for posting it.
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  5. Well I won’t be trying these right now looks to hard….did you say bum…….*side eye* why not bunky or as yonce’ says phatty lol.
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  6. I can dig it! Legs and bum – both are my favorites to work out. I think I do well with my arms throwing Des around a lot. My very own 25 pound weight.
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  7. Those look hard and one of my New Year’s Resolutions is to get working on my core! These should help!
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  8. Yes, I’ve done those – brutal for sure – love them!!!
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  9. Yes ma’am & they are no joke!
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  10. These look insanely hard!!!

  11. OMG, it’s a plank, leg lift, and arm raise in one. Ouch!
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  12. I do a similar workout like this (not recently). Reminds me to get back into it!
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  13. Okay, these look super hard. Not that I won’t try, but I’ll celebrate if I get past 5!
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  14. I love how she takes you through the progressions on this video! Awesome find! I don’t do the more advanced version enough. :)
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