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January 25, 2007

Easy Home Exercise: Foam Roller Leg Curls

Easy Home Exercise: Foam Roller Leg. 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 to 15 repetitions.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 9:40 AM

January 10, 2007

Easy Home Exercise: Push-ups with Core Ball Lateral Planks

Easy Home Exercise: Push-ups with Core Ball Lateral Planks. This in not only a great upper body exercise, but when performed correctly, is a great core exercise that adds advanced shoulder stabilization. This exercise involves, the chest, back, triceps, shoulders, and core muscles. To perform this exercise correctly:

1. Hands shoulder width apart, with the shoulders lined up with the wrists with one hand on the core ball.
2. Body straight during movement
3. Lower the body to where elbows are in 90 degree angle, inhaling on the way down.
4. As you exhale, push up, fully extending the arms, rotating the body to the side of the core ball lifting the other hand off the ground, with arm extended straight up
5. Now you should be balanced on one arm on the core ball arms are straight and strong. Feet are side by side, both on the floor.
6. Slowly return to starting position and repeat on the same arm. Repeat for 4 to 10 repetitions on each arm
7. Make sure to keep the core muscles, glutes, legs as tight as possible
8. Remember, this is a very advanced exercise. If at any time you feel discomfort in your shoulders, arms, or hands, discontinue immediately.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 2:54 PM

January 3, 2007

Easy Home Exercise: Push-ups with Core Ball Lateral Planks

Push-ups with Core Ball Lateral Planks. This in not only a great upper body exercise, but when performed correctly, is a great core exercise that adds advanced shoulder stabilization. This exercise involves, the chest, back, triceps, shoulders, and core muscles. To perform this exercise correctly:

1. Hands shoulder width apart, with the shoulders lined up with the wrists with one hand on the core ball.
2. Body straight during movement
3. Lower the body to where elbows are in 90 degree angle, inhaling on the way down.
4. As you exhale, push up, fully extending the arms, rotating the body to the side of the core ball lifting the other hand off the ground, with arm extended straight up
5. Now you should be balanced on one arm on the core ball with arms are straight and strong. Feet are side by side, both on the floor.
6. Slowly return to starting position and repeat on the same arm. Repeat for 4 to 10 repetitions on each arm
7. Make sure to keep the core muscles, glutes, legs as tight as possible
8. Remember, this is a very advanced exercise. If at any time you feel discomfort in your shoulders, arms, or hands, discontinue immediately.

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