Virtual Fitness: How To Do An Abdominal Figure 8 With A Water Bottle

Strengthen Abdominals, Hip Flexors, Heart. Improve Balance and Coordination.

INSTRUCTIONS: Bring chin to chest and round your back off the mat. Alternate legs as you pass the water bottle under and around each leg, forming a figure 8. To target the abdominals, keep back rounded throughout the exercise.
MODIFICATION: If you don’t have a water bottle, use a tennis ball, or other small ball.

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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 provide

Virtual Fitness: How To Do An Exercise Ball Warm-Up

Improve Cardio While Working Upper and Lower Body
Warm-Up Exercises Performed In The Video
  • Cross-Over Step Back
  • Arm Circles
  • Push-Ups
  • Knee Tucks
  • Squat Circle-Around
  • Jumping Jack
INSTRUCTIONS: Change the playback speed to the slowest. Focus on one exercise at a time, and do it correctly rather than attempting to do them all at once. The size of the ball determines how difficult the exercise will be. Use a smaller ball, if you’re struggling. Omit exercises that are too difficult.

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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 Standing Soleus Stretch

The Soleus Muscle Is Located In The Back of the Lower Leg
This Video Features Both Audio and Visual Instructions
The Soleus is the lower part of the calf muscle. It plays an important role in walking, running and maintaining balance. The Soleus Stretch should be part of your regular stretch routine, especially if you’re a runner.

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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