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Balance

Side Plank

Side Plank

A.

Lie on left side with knees straight. Prop body up on left elbow and forearm, feet stacked. Raise hips until body forms a straight line from ankles to shoulders. Keep hand on hip to maintain balance. Hold for thirty seconds, then switch sides.

Oblique Squat

Oblique Squat

A.

Place hands on head, elbows pointing out. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and descend into a squat position.

B.

Press back into standing position and lift left leg higher than hip level while crunching side so left elbow taps left knee. Return to start, and repeat on the other side. That's one rep.

Warrior III Angel

Warrior III Angel

A.

Stand with feet hip-width apart, arms by sides. Hinge forward from hips to lower torso until it’s parallel to floor, raising left leg back and up so that body forms a T to start. Extend arms forward and rotate palms to face up so that pinky fingers touch.

B.

Scoop straight arms around and back and rotate hands until thumbs touch above low back. Return to start position. That’s 1 rep. Continue for 30 seconds. Switch sides; repeat.

Mistakes and Tips:

For a challenge, hold a 3-or 5-pound weight in each hand.

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