Virtual Fitness: How To A Static Latissimus Dorsi Stretch On A Stability Ball

The Latissimus Dorsi Static Stretch Challenges Core Strength While Improving Back Flexibility
A STATIC STRETCH IS HELD FOR 20 – 30 SECONDS
INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1. Get onto an all fours position with hands under shoulders and knees under hips. Draw in the abs and press away from the floor with with both hands to help stabilize the shoulders.

Step 2: Position one forearm on the exercise ball with thumb pointing upward.

Step 3: Slowly roll the ball away from the body until a stretch is felt in the latissimus muscle. Hold position for 20-30 seconds.

Step 4: Repeat on the other side. Maintain stability throughout the exercise. Maintain a relaxed breathing pattern. Keep a straight line from crown of the head to tailbone. Move slowly.

COMMON ERRORS: Overarching the back. Dropping the head downward or looking up. Sagging torso downward. Moving too fast.

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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

Virtual Fitness: How To An Active Latissimus Dorsi Stretch On A Stability Ball

The Latissimus Dorsi Active Stretch Challenges Core Strength While Improving Back Flexibility
An Active Stretch Is Not Held
INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1. Get onto an all fours position with hands under shoulders and knees under hips. Draw in the abs and press away from the floor with with both hands to help stabilize the shoulders.

Step 2: Position one forearm on the exercise ball with thumb pointing upward.

Step 3: Slowly roll the ball away from the body until a stretch is felt in the latissimus muscle. Pause for a few seconds at the top of the movement and then return to the start postion.

Step 4: Repeat on the other side. Maintain stability throughout the exercise. Maintain a relaxed breathing pattern. Keep a straight line from crown of the head to tailbone. Move slowly.

COMMON ERRORS: Overarching the back. Dropping the head downward or looking up. Sagging torso downward. Loss of balance from moving too fast.

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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

Virtual Fitness: How To Do An Agility Ladder Zig-Zag Shuffle

The Zig-Zag Shuffle Improves Agility, Speed, and Cardio
Warm-Up and Burn Calories With This Side-Stepping Drill
INSTRUCTIONS: The drill is performed to a quick tempo of three. Step into the first rung of the ladder with your right foot. Then place your left foot into the rung as your right foot steps outside the rung onto the floor. Reverse direction and repeat the movement leading with the left foot, and step inside the second rung. Quickly step outside the rung with the left foot and bring the right foot inside the rung. Perform desired repetitions.
TECHNIQUE: Side-step while keeping knees slightly flexed. Maintain neutral shoulders. Wear sneakers.

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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

Virtual Fitness: How To Do A Squat To Row

Squat To Row Exercise Strengthens Thighs, Legs, and Arms

Equipment: Elastic Tubing

INSTRUCTIONS: Take hold of the handles. Stand with feet hip width. Stand tall. Bend knees and move downward into a squat. Stand up and pull the handles toward you, and then release. Maintain neutral shoulders. Complete each move slowly with good technique. The depth of the squat depends on your strength. The lower the angle, the harder it is. Continue the exercise for desired repetitions.
COMMON ERRORS: Shrugging shoulders. Moving too fast. Using too much resistance. Leaning forward.
MODIFICATION: Choose a higher angle for your squat.

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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

Virtual Fitness: How To Do A Kettlebell Renegade Row

The Kettlebell Renegade Row Is A Stabilization Exercise That Strengthens The Core, Back and Shoulders
INSTRUCTIONS: Place the kettlebells on your mat about shoulder width apart. Get onto hands and knees. Grab the weights firmly in each hand. Keeping shoulders neutral, slowly move upward into a down plank position with feet hip width. If you require more stability, place feet wider than hip width. Slowly lift the weight using your right arm. The top of the move aligns the right elbow with right shoulder. Slowly lower the weight and repeat with your left arm. Keep hips level and positioned toward the mat. Use an appropriate weight so that you can move slowly with good technique and stay in control of the exercise.
COMMON ERRORS: Shrugging shoulder toward ear. Sagging tailbone toward the mat. Swiveling hips. Rocking back and forth. Moving too fast and losing control of the weight. Using too much weight.

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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