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August 31, 2006

Home Cardio Exercise: Mountain Climbers

Mountain Climbers. This is a great conditioning exercise that increases core strength and endurance. To perform this exercise correctly:

1. Begin in a push-up position (arms lined up with the chest, legs extended out)
2. Make sure to keep the head in line with the body and the stomach muscles contracted throughout the range of motion.
3. Start the movement by bringing the right knee to the chest and back to starting position.
4. Quickly alternate to the left leg and continue this movement for a timed period (anywhere from 30 seconds - 5 minutes).

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August 29, 2006

Home Cardio Exercise: Swimmers

Swimmers. This is a great exercise to strengthen the core while providing cardiovascular endurance and at the same time involving the entire body. To perform this exercise correctly

1. Lie on the stomach with the arms and legs extended straight in line with the body
2. Make sure to keep the head looking down so that it is in line with the body.
3. Begin by lifting the chest, arms and legs slightly off the floor keeping the head in line. The only body part touching the floor should be the trunk.
4. Lift the right arm and left leg up and then quickly alternate to the left arm and right leg. Continue in this motion at a quick pace while keeping the stomach, legs, and glutes tight throughout the motion.
5. Perform for a timed period, anywhere from 30 seconds to 2 minutes
6. Make sure not to shrug the shoulders, and also the arms and legs do not touch the floor.

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August 22, 2006

Home Cardio Exercise: Lunge Jumps

This exercise is a very effective way to firm, shape, tone, build and increase muscular endurance for the legs. To perform this exercise correctly:

1. Stand in a lunge position, right foot forward
2. Make sure to keep your hands behind your head
3. Jumping up and switch foot position in mid-air, landing in a lunge position, with the left foot forward, keeping the hands behind the head.
4. Repeat 10-15 repetitions, or timed

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August 14, 2006

Home Cardio Exercise Tip: Sports Cord Ice-Skaters

Sports Cord Ice-Skaters: This exercise is great for working on stability while keeping the heart rate up. It also helps increase speed and power in runners. Make sure you have mastered the ice-skaters without resistance before starting this exercise. To perform this exercise correctly, make sure that there is enough room for the person to jump laterally (side to side) such as outside or an open facility. A second person may be required for assistance.
1. Loop the sports cord around the torso so that one handle is free. Tie the other handle of the sports cord to the bottom of a door, a stable object, or have the 2nd person hold the other end close to the ground, firmly.
2. Begin in an athletic position, with the cord to the right side of the body.
3. Standing on the right leg, bound to the left, landing on the left leg.
4. Bound back to the right, landing on the right leg. Repeat for a number of repetitions or a timed period.
5. Switch the cord to the left side of the body, and repeat the motion for a number of repetitions or a timed period.
6. Key points: Remember to go for distance on each bound. When landing, make sure to absorb the pressure by leaning forward, putting most of the resistance in the glutes and quads.

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August 3, 2006

Home Cardio Exercise: Sports Cord Running/Jogging in Place

Sports Cord Running/Jogging in Place: This is an excellent exercise to improve speed, quickness and conditioning. It also improves balance and lower body strength and power. Two people are required for this exercise. To perform this exercise correctly:
1. Begin by putting the sports cord around the torso. It is highly recommended that someone hold the other end of the sports cord. TIGHTLY.
2. Walk out, allowing a bit of room for tension in the cord. Start running in place, getting the knees up high and rapidly moving the arms at the same time.
3. Continue running for a timed period.
4. Moving the arms faster will neurologically make the legs move faster.

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