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Intermediate

Reverse Plank Dip

Reverse Plank Dip

A.

Sit on floor with legs long and hands on floor behind hips and below shoulders, with fingertips facing forward. Lift hips so body forms a straight line from shoulders to heels to start.

B.

Slowly bend arms back, lowering straight body to hover above floor. Straighten arms to return to start.

Booty Lift

Booty Lift

A.

Sit on floor with ankles crossed, hands on floor next to hips and below shoulders, with fingertips facing forward. Press into palms to straighten arms, bringing knees toward chest and lifting butt to hover above floor. Hold for 20 seconds (or as long as you can). Lower.

Spicy Boat

Spicy Boat

A.

Sit on floor with legs long and arms by sides. Lean torso back 45 degrees and lift straight legs 45 degrees, coming to balance on tailbone, reaching arms forward so body forms a V, to start. Hold for 5 seconds.

B.

Slowly lower legs and torso to hover above floor. Hold for 5 seconds.

C.

Return to start, and rotate torso toward right. Hold for 5 seconds. Rotate toward left and hold for 5 seconds. That's 1 rep. Do 3 reps. That's 1 set. (If you need to modify, bend legs 90 degrees.)

Scissor Legs Hold

Scissor Legs Hold

A.

Lie faceup on floor with legs long and arms by sides. Lift right leg up at a 45-degree angle, and lift left leg to hover above floor. Curl torso off floor and press palms together, reaching hands to outside of right thigh. Hold for 5 seconds. Without lowering to floor, switch sides; repeat.

Knee to Shoulder In Elbow Plank

Knee to Shoulder In Elbow Plank

A.

Start on floor in plank on forearms. Lift right leg to hover above floor to start.

B.

Bend leg, pulling right knee up toward right shoulder. Return to start. That's 1 rep. Do 10 reps. Switch sides; repeat. That's 1 set.

Half-Moon

Half-Moon

A.

Stand with feet together and arms by sides. Fold forward, then shift weight into right foot as you walk both hands forward about 1 foot. Lift left leg, place left hand on hip, and rise onto right fingertips. Rotate torso toward the right as you extend left hand up. Hold for 1 minute. Switch sides; repeat.

Donkey Kick

Donkey Kick

A.

Stand with feet together and arms by sides. Fold forward and walk hands out until body forms a narrow upside-down V (this is a shortened downward dog; heels may or may not be flat on the floor).

B.

Bend legs deeply, and roll onto the balls of your feet to start.

C.

Rock your body forward, so shoulders come over wrists, shifting weight into hands and lifting feet to come into a modified handstand (try to get hips, shoulders, and palms in a straight line) with legs bent. Hang in air as long as you can; land softly in start.

Part B - V-Up

Part B - V-Up

A.

Lie face up on floor, holding ball with both hands overhead and resting on floor. Lift arms, head, shoulders and legs off floor to start. Rise up onto tailbone (so body forms a V) and pull ball into chest. Slowly lower to start. Repeat (without lowering to floor) for 30 seconds

Part B - Rotating Lunge Switch

Part B - Rotating Lunge Switch

A.

Stand with feet hip-width apart and hold ball in both hands at chest with arms bent out to sides to start. Step right foot forward into a lunge, bending legs 90 degrees, then rotate torso toward right. Return to start. Switch sides; repeat. Continue quickly alternating sides for 30 seconds.

Part B - Slider Push-Up

Part B - Slider Push-Up

A.

Start on floor in plank with right hand on ball and left hand on floor (if you need to modify, drop to knees). Do a push-up. Roll ball to left hand, then do a push-up. Continue quickly alternating sides for 30 seconds.

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