Virtual Fitness: How To Do A Single-Leg Squat

Single-Leg Squat Strengthens the Quadriceps, Calves, Glutes

The Single Leg Squat Is An Advanced Lower Body Exercise That Needs No Equipment

I N S T R U C T I O N S
  • Stand on one foot with hands on hips, toe pointed forward. Draw in your abs.
  • Squat down on one leg as deep as possible driving the hips back. Align knee over toes.
  • Maintain balance throughout. Ensure weight is balanced, back doesn’t round or excessively arch, knee does not collapse inward, and torso and hips do not rotate.

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Virtual Fitness: How To Do Plank Walk-Ups

The Plank Walk-Up Is A Bodyweight Strength Exercise for Arms and Core Stabilizers
I N S T R U C T I O N S
  • Begin in an Elbow Down Plank position with elbows under shoulders. Palms flat.
  • Maintain a straight line from crown of head to your heels.
  • Feet slightly apart.
  • Keep neck long while looking at mat.
  • Slowly lift up off mat, one arm at a time, until elbows are straight. Place hands under shoulders
  • Slowly release downward into the start position.
  • Repeat for desired repetitions.
COMMON ERRORS: Body sagging toward mat. Shoulders lifting toward ears. Winging shoulder blades. Chin droops toward floor.

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Virtual Fitness: How To Do Single-Leg Balance Reach

Single-Leg Balance Reach, Strengthens Outer Hips, and Core Stabilizers
I N S T R U C T I O N S
  • Stand tall on right foot.
  • Place hands on hips. Point feet forward.
  • Move left leg sideways as far as possible for 8 to 10 repetitions.
  • Switch legs and stand on left foot. Repeat exercise.
  • Avoid leaning forward. Maintain balance throughout.
  • Move slowly.
M O D I F I C A T I O N: 1) Limit the lift angle. 2) Place hands on wall at shoulder height for support.

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Virtual Fitness: How To Do Step-Up-To-Balance Bicep Curl To Overhead Press

Step-Up-To-Balance Strengthens Core, Thighs, Biceps and Shoulders
INSTRUCTIONS

Dumbbells are sold by Power Systems, Perform Better and Amazon

FreeStyle Step: Red/Black Sold By Perform Better

INSTRUCTIONS
There are 4 moves. 1) Step up on to platform with left leg. Stand on left foot as you do each exercise. 2) Perform 1 dumbbell curl. 3) Perform 1 dumbbell overhead press. 4) Lower weights and step down. Move slowly throughout each move.

EXERCISE GOAL: Maintain stability
MODIFICATIONS: 1) The higher the platform, the harder it is to maintain stability. Use a lower platform if needed. 2) Stand on one foot while performing the exercise without the platform. 3) Reduce the weight by using smaller dumbbells.

EQUIPMENT: Dumbbells, Platform, or Step

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Virtual Fitness: How To Do Plank Slide Outs

The Plank Slide Out Is A Bodyweight Exercise That Strengthens Core, Shoulders, Upper Back, and Arms
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Get into an all-fours position on your mat.
  • Place a plastic sliding disc under each hand.
  • Lift into a plank position with hands under shoulders and arms straight.
  • Feet about hip width or slightly wider. Toes curled under.
  • Lower down to the down position of a push-up.
  • Slide right arm forward into a straight line. Return right arm to start position.
  • Repeat the same movement with left arm.
  • Push-up with arms straight. Bend elbows and lower down.
  • Continue repeating the sliding exercise for desired repetitions.
EQUIPMENT
  • Plastic Disc Sliders/Gliders
  • Exercise Mat

Gliding Discs sold by Amazon, Perform Better Gliding Discs for Carpet or Hardwood, Power Systems Gliding Discs for Hardwood or Carpet

MODIFICATION
  • Perform the exercise on all fours sliding the disc 4-6 inches, or less from shoulder.
  • Eliminate the push-up.
  • Move arm forward to tolerance performing quarter or half slides.

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EXERCISE DOs and DONTs – As with all exercise programs, when using exercise videos that appear on this site, you need to use common sense. If your muscles are weak, either do the modifications, or don’t attempt this exercise if it’s too difficult for you. When starting an exercise program, be sure to discuss your plans with your healthcare provider