8. Practice The Inverted Bicycle You might remember this little exercise from elementary P.E. class. Lie on your back with your hands
12.Lie flat on your back. This exercise is a very slight motion that starts with your arms raised (elbows straight, arms straight). From this position, reach higher toward the sky or ceiling, keeping your elbows straight. All motion should be from your shoulder blade only. Relax back to the starting position. Repeat 8 to 12 times.
Perfect Butt! Lie flat on your back with your legs straight, and raise one leg straight in the air. Try not to bend your knee! Then, with your arms and hands flat on the ground, raise your hips off the ground. Hold for five seconds. Repeat ten to fifteen times with each leg. Feel the burn! This is one exercise for your butt you’ll feel right away! It also helps strengthen your core.
1. Vertical Toe Touches Lie on your back with your legs extended straight up. Use your abdomen muscles to lift your torso off the floor as you reach your hands towards your toes. Return to starting...
Don't let the sweet name fool you, this move works the abs quite thoroughly. Lie on your back with your knees open and the soles of your feet together (in a butterfly position). Lengthen your arms overhead so they are resting on the floor. Exhale and bring your hands and knees toward each other performing a full-body crunch. Your shoulder blades should be off the mat as your perform a small reverse crunch lifting your pelvis a bit off the mat.
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None of us wants to think about ever having to perform doggy CPR, but preparedness is the best prevention. Here’s an incredible infographic on how to perform CPR on your dog - you might want to print this out and tape it to...every room in your house. Consult your vet and remember – practice (on a soft toy) will get you ready for real life situations.
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Planks are effective on their own, but add a stability ball in the mix and you'll really feel the burn in this core and butt-toning move. Lie on an exercise ball under your belly and walk your hands out until the ball is under your shins. Your hands should be directly under your shoulders. Draw your navel toward your spine to engage your abs and stabilize your torso. Lift your left leg up, squeezing your glute, then slowly lower your leg back onto the ball. Switch sides and lift the right ...
Do you ever wake up around 3 or 4am? Next time this happens, remember this poem from Rumi and don't go back to sleep. The early morning hours are full of spiritual energy and prana (life force) and are an ideal time for your daily sadhana (meditation, yoga or other spiritual practice). These hours before dawn are when you are close to Source, and a great time of inspiration and creativity. Put your feet on the floor, and listen to your inner thoughts. — www.wellnesswithpenny.com
Sexy Arms in 6 WeeksIf you’re just starting out, aim for two sets of 8 to 12 reps of the heaviest weight you can handle for each exercise. Looking for more of a challenge? Shoot for two sets of 15 to 25 reps per exercise. Bent-Over Row Step IPrimary muscles worked: lats, back extensors, rhomboids, rear shoulders, biceps, core. Stand with a slight bend at the knees, holding the weights at your sides. Lean over, extending your chest while reaching your hips back. Allow your arms to hang straight down toward the floor with your palms facing your thighs. Bent-Over Row Step II Looking forward at the ground (not up), pull your elbows up and rotate your hands until your palms are nearly touching your upper rib cage and your elbows point toward the ceiling. Lower the weights to the starting position with control. Repeat.tip: Keep your belly button pulled in toward your spine to engage your core and protect your lower back. Upright Row Step IPrimary muscles worked: shoulders, upper back, biceps.Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart with the weights hanging down in front of your body, their ends touching.Upright Row Step IIRaise your upper arms, leading with your elbows while bringing the weights up the front of your body as if you were tracing an imaginary midpoint, stopping when your elbows become level with your shoulders. Lower the weights back to the starting position.tip: Keep your chin up and your belly button tucked in. Chest Press on Ball Step IPrimary muscles worked: chest, front of shoulders, triceps. Sit on a ball and walk out so that your head and shoulder blades are resting on the ball. Lift your hips by contracting your glute muscles to make a bridge. (Your feet should be shoulder-width apart and below your knees to give you stable support.)Chest Press on Ball Step II Bring the dumbbells to your shoulders. Then extend your arms over your chest and bring the dumbbells together to make a triangle over your chest. Lower the weights back to the starting position and repeat. tip: You will need to engage your core throughout the exercise to avoid falling off the ball.Overhead Press on Ball Step IPrimary muscles worked: shoulders, upper back, triceps. Sit on an exercise ball with your belly button pulled toward the spine. Hold the weights in front of your shoulders, your palms facing in.Overhead Press on Ball Step IIPush the weights up until your arms are extended. When your arms are extended, they should be slightly in front of you rather than directly overhead. Lower the weights to the starting position and repeat.tip: Keep your chin lifted slightly and your core stable.from this website
Pilates Alphabet: Lie on the ground, raise your legs, and write the alphabet in the air with your feet. This dynamic exercise will strengthen your low abs in no time. Make sure to keep your abs engaged the entire time!
Abs:TABLE CRUNCH WITH BALL Lie with your back neutral (not arched). Your feet should be in the air, legs bent, hands holding a four-pound medicine ball above your head, elbows slightly bent. Use your abs to come up into a crunch position; avoid relying on momentum from your arms. Return to the start position. Do two sets of 15 reps.
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This is a butt-challenging variation on your standard Superman. Lie on your belly, and hold an exercise ball between your feet. Engage your abs, and extend your arms straight out in front of you. As you inhale, squeeze the ball and lift your knees, arms, and chest off the floor. Hold for a count of 10, and then slowly release your body back to the floor. Complete two sets of 10 lifts. Source: POPSUGAR Studios
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butterfly crunch: Don’t let the sweet name fool you, this move works the abs quite thoroughly. Lie on your back with your knees open and the soles of your feet together (in a butterfly position). Lengthen your arms overhead so they are resting on the floor. Exhale and bring your hands and knees toward each other performing a full-body crunch. Your shoulder blades should be off the mat as your perform a small reverse crunch lifting your pelvis a bit off the mat.
Strengthen little hands and arms by using a potato smasher! This is just 1 of the 25 occupational therapist-approved fine motor activities you can do with your child, using items from around your house!
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Bench Press w/ Crunch- Grab a pair of 8-10 pound dumbbells and lie faceup on an exercise bench, knees bent with feet flat on the bench.
This move is the ultimate booty burner, and it gets the triceps nicely too. Begin seated with your hands behind you with your fingers pointed away from you. Press the heels of your feet and hands into the ground as you raise your pelvis off the floor until it is in line with your shoulders and knees. Lower your pelvis back to the ground to complete one rep. Do 15 reps. Source: POPSUGAR Studios
Targets obliques Lie on your back with your arms extended out to the sides at shoulder height. Raise your legs until they're perpendicular to the floor (A). Lower your legs to the left side of your body so you meet the floor a few inches away from your left hand (B), then bring them back to center. Repeat, lowering your legs to the opposite side. That's one rep. Do 12.
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What you’re working: Obliques, hip flexors and other muscles are engaged to maintain stabilization as you move through this exercise.
How to do it: Starting from plank position like you are going to do a pushup, walk your feet towards your hands in baby steps. Once you get to the point when you have to start bending your legs, start walking your hands forward in baby steps until you are back in the plank position.
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V-sit-incline-press. This is a great exercise that combines core and arms:) Balance yourself on your butt with your legs in the air and your knees slightly bent. Pick up a weight of dumbbells that allows you to do 10 reps in a row. Repeat 3 times. If you're just starting out, practice balancing on your butt with no weights, in this position for 10 seconds straight and work up to adding weights!
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Lose belly fat with this abs, butt & thighs at home exercise routine that only takes15 minutes to complete! You can do this workout anywhere you have a little floor space to do the movements. Use this routine on its own to tone your abs, butt and thighs or combine with other videos from my channel for an all over workout. Recommended Equipmen...
#WHWeekendChallenge Triceps Leg Extension. Want to avoid "bingo wings"? You know, those flaps that hang down from the backs of your upper arms and wiggle when you wave? Give this exercise a try! It works your pushing muscles, the triceps, which generally see very little action. Plus: You're working your core with the extra stability challenge! SO...ARE YOU IN?
This upper elementary math freebie is a very fun, hands-on PowerPoint game to motivate students to practice their rounding skills in numbers of up to 7 digits.
As the New Year approaches, you might have it on your mind to spend more time with your children. Knowing how to bond with your children isn’t always obvious, and can take some practice. This is where I fail tend to not get it right. I am a Mom, but I’m not perfect. This year …