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Just One Leg at a Time
If you need to strengthen your hips and legs, take it 1 leg at a time. 1 legged squats is the best way to strengthen your legs and hips, as well as strengthen your flexibility and balance.
If you’ve never done a 1 legged squat, use a chair or table for support. Simply lift 1 leg out in front of you, and then squat down on the supporting leg, keeping your supporting foot flat on the floor. Try to go all the way down to where your butt just touches your ankle, then rise back up. Do as many reps as you can on 1 leg in 1 minute, and then do the other leg. Stronger legs and hips in just 2 minutes!
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Stretch It Out!
Use a simple thera-ball to strengthen and stretch your back and chest. Stretch your back and chest by laying on your back on the ball and stretch your arms out to the side and over your head and allow your head to stretch backwards.
Use a thera-ball to improve the results of back and chest strengthening exercises such as sit-ups, planks and pushups. They demand you fire postural muscles to maintain balance and control.
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So, if you haven’t tried yoga yet, it’s probably because you feel like you don’t want to “waste” a workout hour on just stretching. That’s normally what people like us (Pretty Hard Workers!) think about yoga… before trying it.
But, when you arrive at class and see others doing poses like the one above (crow pose), you can’t deny that yoga has some intense benefits. What other kind of workout would help you hold your body in a balancing pose like that?
Today’s guest blogger drives home the point – if you haven’t tried yoga yet because you think it’s too easy… it’s time to change the way you think about this age-old practice:
Including a yoga practice in your exercise routine has many benefits. But, did you know that yoga may even attribute to a younger looking you? Learn how yoga helps elongate our muscles, improving our posture and range of motion.
Using a variety of exercises to enhance your training is important for a number of reasons. We are discussing the benefits of including a yoga practice in your training routine. Yoga is much more than a series of stretches and poses. Learn how a yoga practice will help you maintain balance through your body and training.
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