Exercises

Fire Hydrant Side Leg Lift

July 13, 2013 Exercises
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 Start: Lying on your side Rest you head in your hand Place your top hand on the ground in front of yourself for support Keep your bottom leg straight Bend the top leg to 90º and rest it on the ground in front of you Movement: Press the hip forward, squeeze you bum, and lift […]

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Lower Back, Hip, and Knee Stabilizing Exercises

June 21, 2013 Exercises

Today I wanted to provide you with a few exercises and stretches that will help stabilize your lower back, hips and knees, to help prevent or rehabilitate the nagging pain that can be felt in these areas. Often times, squats, lunges and other popular exercises can cause discomfort or irritation in our joints. This irritation […]

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Side Leg Lifts

May 31, 2013 Exercises
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Start: Lying on your side. Bottom leg bent, top leg straight. Rest your head in the hand of your bottom arm. The top hand can rest on the floor in front of you for balance. Keep your hips stacked so that the top hip is directly over the bottom hip. Do not allow the top […]

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The Secret to Strong Abdominals

May 10, 2013 Exercises
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Ahhhh… I finally did it!  It has taken me two long years, but I’ve finally uploaded my first video to youtube! No I haven’t been working on this particular video for two years (that would be ridiculous), but it did take me that long to work up the courage to step in front of the […]

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Bent Over Row

January 11, 2013 Exercises
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Start: Stand with your feet hip width apart Break at the hips and stick your bum out behind you Bend forward, while keeping the chest out and the back straight. Your upper body should be close to parallel to the floor Hold your weight(s) directly below your shoulders, with your arms extended Your knees should […]

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Stability Ball Crunch

January 11, 2013 Exercises
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Start: Sit on top of the ball and slowly walk your feet out as you lay back on the ball The ball should feel comfortable on your lower back, and be in contact with your back from your tailbone to your shoulder blades Keep your head inline with your spine and your elbows back. You […]

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Sumo Squat

January 11, 2013 Exercises
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Start: Start with your feet wider than shoulder width apart, and your toes turned out to 45º Keep abdominals tight and back straight Shoulders down Eyes looking straight ahead Movement: Begin the movement by breaking at the hips and pushing your bum out behind you and your chest up and out in front of you […]

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Single Leg Bridge

December 19, 2012 Exercises
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Start:  Lying on your back One knee bent, foot flat on the floor Cross the other ankle over the bent knee Arms down by your sides Movement: Contract your abdominals and begin to do a slight pelvic tilt Contract your glutes (bum muscles) and lift your hips off the mat until your body is in […]

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Bridging

December 19, 2012 Exercises
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Start: (Same as Pelvic Tilt Start) Lying on your back Knees bent, feet flat on the floor, hip width apart Arms down by your sides Movement: Contract your abdominals and begin to do a slight pelvic tilt Contract your glutes (bum muscles) and lift your hips off the mat until your body is in a […]

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Pelvic Tilt

December 18, 2012 Exercises
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Start:  Lying on your back Knees bent, feet flat on the floor Arms down by your sides Movement: Begin the movement by contracting your abdominals, pulling the bellybutton in, and pressing your lower back into the floor The hips should scoop under and just the very bottom of the bum should come off the floor.  […]

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