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October 17, 2006

Easy Home Cardio Exercise: Cross Country Skiers

Cross Country Skiers: This is a great cardiovascular exercise that involves total body movement that simulates cross county skiing. To perform this exercise correctly:

1. Start in an upright position with the legs in a staggered stance (one leg about 3 feet in front of the other).
2. If the left foot is in front, put the right arm out in front, and visa-versa.
3. Start the movement by shifting the feet (right foot in front) and the arms. Make sure the front arm goes up in the air and the back arm should be down at the side, slightly behind.
4. Repeat to the other side. Keep repeating in a continuous fashion for a timed period. Make sure to keep the core tight throughout the exercise.

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October 12, 2006

Easy Home Cardio Exercise: Invisible Jump Rope

Invisible Jump Rope. This traditional exercise can also be used without any equipment, which can sometimes get in the way. It focuses on conditioning, core, and ankle stability and strength. To perform this exercise correctly,

1 Start in an upright position, with the feet shoulder-width apart.
2 Pretend that you are holding a jump rope in your hands elbows stay in at the side
3 Begin by jumping, pushing off on the toes and swinging your arms in a circular motion, as if there was a jump rope in your hands.
4 Repeat for a number of repetitions or a timed period.

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October 6, 2006

Easy Home Cardio Exercise: Traditional Jumping Jacks

Traditional Jumping Jacks: This traditional exercise can still be a challenging exercise. It focuses on conditioning and total body endurance. To perform this exercise correctly:

1. Start in an upright position with the feet together and hands to the side.

2. Begin the movement by jumping vertically while at the same time move the feet out shoulder width apart and the hands coming up above the head.

3. Return to starting position and repeat for a number of repetitions or a timed period.

4. Make sure the core stays tight and the movements are quick and controlled.

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October 3, 2006

Home Cardio Exercise: Rotating-Pivoting Upper Cuts

Home Cardio Exercise: Rotating-Pivoting Upper Cuts. 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 cocking the right elbow back and rotating to the left side while swinging an upper cut punch, stopping at eye level, and pivoting the right foot towards the punch. Repeat 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 to 5 lbs.
Repeat for a number of repetitions or a timed period.


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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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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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