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October 19, 2006

Easy Home Exercises: Stability Ball Bridge

Stability Ball Bridge . This exercise is great to strengthen the core, glutes, hamstrings and lower back. When performed correctly, this exercise can be beneficial to rehab lower back and weak hamstrings, and to tone the glutes. To perform this exercise correctly,

1. Lying on the back, with legs slightly bent, feet together with toes pointing up, feet on top of the middle of the stability ball.
2. Relax the head and shoulders as you lift the hips up and hold for 2 seconds
3. Make sure to stay on the heels of your feet and squeeze glutes at the top
4. Slowly lower hips, without touching the ground and repeat
5. Make sure to keep stomach tight throughout range of motion

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October 17, 2006

Easy Home Exercise: Bodyweight Ice Skaters

Bodyweight Ice Skaters. This is a great way to condition and increase your heart rate while working on your lateral movement. To perform this exercise correctly,

1. Start in a slight squat position, knees slightly bent, hips back, so that knees are not passing over the toes
2. Pushing off with the left leg, jump laterally to the right side, landing on the right leg, in a squat position
3. Make sure that you land softly by landing on your heels and absorbing the pressure in the thighs and glutes.
4. Repeat by pushing off with the right leg, jumping laterally to the left side, landing on the left leg, in a squat position.
5. Make sure to use your arms while pushing off, picture speed skater
6. Repeat in a continuous motion for a timed period.

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October 12, 2006

Easy Home Exercises: Bodyweight Ice Skaters

Bodyweight Ice Skaters. This is a great way to condition and increase your heart rate while working on your lateral movement or side to side motion. To perform this exercise correctly:

1. Start in a slight squat position with knees slightly bent, hips back, so that knees are not passing over the toes
2. Pushing off with the left leg, jump laterally to the right side, landing on the right leg, in a squat position
3. Make sure that you land softly by landing on your heels and absorbing the pressure in the thighs and glutes.
4. Repeat by pushing off with the right leg, jumping laterally to the left side, landing on the left leg, in a squat position.
5. Make sure to use your arms while pushing off-picture speed skater
6. Repeat in a continuous motion for a timed period.

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October 6, 2006

Easy Home Exercises: Bodyweight Chair Stepovers

Bodyweight Chair Stepovers. This is a very effective way to increase your heart rate while working on balance and conditioning. To perform this exercise correctly,

1. Start in a standing position next to a chair or bench
2. Step over the chair/bench raising the left leg to a 90 degree angle and bring the leg to the other side of the chair or bench. Follow with the right leg.
3. Repeat, starting with the right leg stepping over the chair or bench, following with the left leg.
4. Repeat in a continuous motion for a timed period
5. To advance, hold arms above the head throughout the exercise with or without load i.e. medicine ball, core ball, or light dumbbell.

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October 3, 2006

Easy Home Exercises: Wall March/Run

Easy Home Exercises, Wall March & Run. This exercise is a safe and effective way to increase your heart rate without putting heavy pressure on your knees. To perform this exercise correctly,

1. Stand 4 feet away from the wall, leaning forward, placing your hands on the wall
2. Start by bringing one knee to 90 degrees. Then lowering that same leg, while at the same time, bringing the other leg up to 90 degrees. Repeat, each time, while trying to pick up speed.
3. Make sure to stay on your toes, and land softly throughout the exercise.

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