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October 27, 2005

EASY HOME EXERCISE: Stability Ball Balance Sit-and-March

This exercise is excellent in strengthening the core muscles while improving balance and stability. To perform this exercise correctly:
§ Begin by sitting on the stability ball, feet flat on the floor, back straight, stomach tight, shoulders squared and hands on the hips.

1. Engage the stomach muscles while lifting the right leg off the ground and hold for a second.
2. Return to starting position and repeat with the left leg.
3. Continue in a marching form for a timed or number of repetitions.
4. A key tip – find a focus point to look at while performing this exercise.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 12:07 PM

October 26, 2005

EASY HOME EXERCISE: Foam Roller Unstable Lunge

This exercise is great for strengthening the lower body while providing balance/stability for the hips, knees, and ankles. To perform this exercise correctly:

1. Begin a stride length behind the foam roller while placing the front foot widthwise on the foam roller.
2. Make sure to keep both feet pointing forward, the hips and shoulders squared, and the stomach contracted throughout the range of motion.
3. Begin the motion by lowering the back knee towards the floor in a 90 degree angle, while keeping the stomach contracted (make sure the knee does not touch the ground and stay on the toes on the back foot).
4. Make sure that the front leg also goes into a 90-degree angle.
5. Return to starting position and continue for 12-15 repetitions.
6. Repeat with other leg.


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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 12:19 PM

October 21, 2005

EASY HOME EXERCISE: Foam Roller Leg Curls

This exercise is great for strengthening and to prehab the hamstrings and lower back by using an unfamiliar tool. To perform this exercise correctly:

1. Start by lying on the back with your arms at your side.
2. Place the foam roller under the calves, just above the ankles.
3. Raise and keep the hips up throughout the range of motion
4. Pull the foam roller in towards the body, bending the legs (contracting the hamstrings and glutes).
5. Make sure that you do not arch your back and perform this exercise slow and controlled.
6. Slowly straighten the legs, while keeping the hips up
7. Continue this for 12-15 repetitions.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 9:40 AM