Posted on 24 March 2017.
Why the bosu ball? “By adding an unstable surface, a BOSU ball increases activation of the rectus abdominus and facilitates extra activity per exercise than a stable surface would,” says Meaghan.
3 sets / 12-15 reps
1. Begin by lying on the Bosu ball with your hips just off the edge of the ball. Place your hands behind your head to gently support your neck.
2. Exhale and curl your upper body over the Bosu ball. Hold for a brief second at the top before slowly returning to the starting position.
Words/workout: Meaghan Terzis
Photography: James Patrick
Butt sculpting and core strengthening workout
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Posted on 05 February 2017.
Why: The triangle push-up gets its name from the position of your hands. Mastering this movement with a modified position of knees on the ground is recommended to keep proper form. The triangle push-up is an excellent total body and core exercise with emphasis on triceps.
How: Begin the move by positioning hands on the mat directly under chest with fingers spread and thumbs and forefingers touching, making a triangle shape. Straighten legs in a plank position (harder) or knees on ground (easier). Make sure the back is flat and abs are engaged as you bend the elbows, lowering until your chin or chest touches the mat. At the bottom of the movement your elbows will naturally flare out to the side. Press back up to starting position while keeping a rigid torso through entire movement.
Nail it: If you can’t go all the way down to a full push-up, go as far as you can and work your way up to a full push-up as strength grows. Exhale breath as you push back up to starting position.
Workout by: Brooke Stacey
Posted in Aerobics, Bodybuilding, Exercises, Training Methods, Weight loss
Posted on 04 February 2014.
Elevated push-ups Sarah Lawrence demonstrates elevated push-ups for beginners and advanced.Level 1 will put your hand on a step/box while Level 2 will put your feet on the step/box.Keep hands outside shoulder width and lower your chest down, keeping a neutral spine. Exhale as your push from your palms and squeeze your chest to finish in a plank position.Photo credit: Helen MareeNEXT: 7 ways to improve your push-ups>>
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