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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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