hip bridges with a wobble cushion
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Exercise Of The Week: Hip Bridges Using A Wobble Cushion

Hip bridges work a substantial amount of muscles; the hip abductors, gluteus maximus, hamstrings, your core, and the quadriceps are all involved in maintaining balance. Using a wobble cushion makes it much more difficult. This variation, stabilizing with one leg, is another version that increases the difficulty. Lay on your back on the floor- you… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Hip Bridges Using A Wobble Cushion

lat pulldown
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Exercise Of The Week: Resistance Band Lat Pulldown

The lat pulldown is another exercise that can be completed using resistance bands and door anchors. You can also modify the setup like I have, wrapping the band around a pullup bar, or however else works best for you. Latissimus dorsi (Lats)Image courtesy of: kimberlyberg.net To complete the exercise: Stand with one foot about a… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Resistance Band Lat Pulldown

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Exercise Of The Week: Side Steps With A Resistance Band

This week's exercise is another leg exercise that can be ramped up using a resistance band. The instructions for this are simple: Start with your feet about shoulder length apart, with the resistance band around both ankles. The band should be somewhat snug, but not overly so. With your knees slightly bent, step sideways with… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Side Steps With A Resistance Band

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Exercise Of The Week: Leg Lift Using An Exercise Ball

This week's exercise is a leg lift using an exercise ball. This will help build abdominal and lower back strength. Lie face up with your legs straight and an exercise ball between your ankles. Raise your shoulders and head slightly off the floor and keep your arms out by your sides with hands just off… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Leg Lift Using An Exercise Ball

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Exercise Of The Week: Lat Extensions Using Resistance Bands

This week we'll continue using the resistance bands with a door anchor. This exercise, the straight-arm lat extension can be done either standing or kneeling. Kneeling allows for isolation of the latissimus dorsi muscle (see image below). SET UP Anchor: Secure the band(s) to the door with the door anchor at the top of the door.… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Lat Extensions Using Resistance Bands