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September 26, 2006

Easy Home Exercises: Jump Squats

Easy Home Exercises, Jump Squats. This is an advanced exercise, great for toning, strengthening, and conditioning the legs by adding plyometrics. To perform this exercise correctly,

1. Start with feet shoulder width apart, toes pointing slightly angled out
2. Make sure hips, knees and toes are aligned correctly throughout the range of motion
3. Hands are placed behind the head to make sure that the chest is up and shoulders are back throughout the range of motion
4. As you lower your center of gravity, the glutes push back as if you were sitting down, bending at the hips and knees in a 90-degree angle
5. Make sure the knees do not pass over the toes, and stay on your heels
6. Explode off your heels and jump towards the ceiling, landing softly back into the squatting position
7. Make sure to land softly by absorbing the pressure in your muscles and not your knees
8. Repeat for 12-15 reps

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September 13, 2006

Easy Home Exercise: Chair Dips

Chair Dips. This exercise targets the muscles in the back of the arm, or the triceps.

To perform this exercise correctly,

1. Start by putting the back of a chair against a wall
2. Place hands firmly on the edge of the seat, so that knuckles are pointing forward
3. Place the legs out in front, in a 90 degree position, making sure that your feet are pointing forward, toes up
4. Make sure the shoulders stay down and back, and the elbows stay close to your side
5. Slowly bend elbows into a 90 degree angle, pause, and return to starting position, putting the pressure on the heel of the hands
6. If at any time there is any discomfort in the shoulders, reposition and repeat the exercise. If the pain continues, stop the exercise.

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September 7, 2006

Easy Home Exercise: Bodyweight Lunge

Bodyweight Lunge. This exercise is a basic movement that provides great lower body strengthening and conditioning. To perform this exercise correctly,

1. Start with one leg out in front, making sure the knee does not pass the toes
2. Place the other leg behind you on its toes
3. Make sure that feet are pointing forward throughout the range of motion
4. Placing the hands on the hips, begin the motion by bending the back knee straight down, into a 90 degree angle. The front leg should follow, by also bending into a 90 degree angle. Never let the back knee touch the ground.
5. Hold this position for 2 seconds, and straighten legs, leaving feet in their position.
6. Repeat for 10 to 15 reps, and then switch legs.

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September 5, 2006

Easy Home Exercise: The Core Ball Exchange

The Core Ball Exchange. This exercise is an advanced way to train the abdominals by adding a fun twist to it. To perform this exercise correctly,

1. Start by lying on the ground with arms on the floor, extended over your head, holding on to the core ball
2. Make sure that legs are extended out
3. Start by sitting up, while bringing the ball towards your legs, as your legs are moving toward the ball
4. At this time, the body should be in a V position
5. Exchange the ball in between your feet and return to starting position except the ball is in between the feet
6. Make sure that the legs, arms, and ball do not touch the ground throughout the exercise
7. Repeat the motion, this time exchanging the ball back to your hands

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