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September 13, 2006

Home Cardio Exercise: Rotating-Pivoting Punches

Home Cardio Exercise: Rotating-Pivoting Punches. This is a great conditioning exercise that improves trunk flexibility, shoulder endurance and is also a great way to release stress. To perform this exercise correctly:

1. Start in an upright position with the feet pointing straight, shoulder-width apart. Make a fist with the hands and place them in front of the face.
2. Begin the movement by punching with the right hand to the left side, using trunk rotation and pivoting the right foot towards the punch. Return to starting position, repeating with the left side.
3. Make sure to pivot with every punch, but keeping the head straight at all times. Make the movements fast and explosive.
4. Advanced clients can use light weight from 1-5 lbs.
5. Repeat for a number of repetitions or a timed period.

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September 7, 2006

Home Cardio Exercise: Bodyweight Base Rotation

This exercise improves on rapid response and is great for conditioning the core muscles. This drill can also improve an athlete’s core performance. To perform this exercise correctly:

1. Begin with the feet shoulder width apart and a slight bend in the knees (45 degree angle). Make sure that the shoulders are squared and aligned with the body
2. Begin the movement with a small hop while rotating the hips 45 degrees to the right and the arms counter rotate to the left. Make sure the shoulders stay facing forward by only using the hips.
3. Quickly hop while rotating the hips to the left and the arms counter rotating to the right. Make sure the shoulders stay facing forward by only using the hips.
4. Pretend there is an “X” on the floor and your feet move to the ends of the “X”
5. Make sure to rotate from the trunk, not the shoulders

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September 5, 2006

Home Cardio Exercise: Hopscotch Drill

Hopscotch Drill. This exercise is great for conditioning or increasing performance for an athlete. This drill is also great for increasing balance, stability, and reaction. To perform this exercise correctly:

1. Begin with the feet shoulder width apart
2. With every move, you are going to be hopping forward
3. Start by hopping forward onto the right leg, then hop forward landing on both feet
4. Continue by hopping forward to the left leg, and then hop forward landing on both feet again.
5. Continue this pattern for repetitions or a timed period.

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