College Workout 2

DB Side Bend

Starting Position: Stand with your feet about shoulder width apart.
Hold a DB in each hand.
Laterally bend your torso to the side and then repeat to the other side.
Return to starting position.

Weighted Russian Twist

1. Roll out onto ball in a supine position. The ball should be on your upper back.
2. Keeping your hips and body parallel to the floor (no sagging of the hips) rotate your shoulders to the right holding a dumbell with your arms extended.
3. Remember to keep your trunk parallel with the floor.
4. Now rotate towards your left and repeat back and forth until the desired number of repetitions is met. The ball should pretty much stay in one place. Keep your body in a straight line and parallel with the floor. No sagging of the hips.

Single Leg Kickbacks

1. Start in a four point position with your hands and knees on the ground.
2. Proceed to kick your leg back and up until you reach full extension.
3. Squeeze your glute muscle while performing this movement.
4. Repeat with the other leg.
5. For a more advanced movement you can attach an ankle weight around your leg.

Diamond Pushups

1. Lie face down on the floor with hands palm down, fingers pointing straight ahead, and aligned at the nipple line.
2. Place hands in the center of your chest and form a diamond shape with your index fingers and thumbs. Feet should be at hip width with toes on floor.
3. Start position: Extend the elbows and raise the body off the floor.
4. Lower your entire body (legs, hips, trunk, and head) 4-8 inches from the floor.
5. Return to the start position by extending at the elbows and pushing the body up.
6. Remember to keep the head and trunk stabilized in a neutral position by isometrically contracting the abdominal and back muscles. Never fully lock out the elbows at the start position and avoid hyperextension of the low back.

Count Body Builders

Start in a standing position and bend your knees and place your hands on the ground.
Extend your legs back into a push up position.
Bring your knees back in towards chest and stand back up.
This should be a continuous motion and be fluid.

Push ups with knee tuck

1. Start by getting in a push up position with your feet on top of a ball.
2. Proceed to perform a push up balancing on top of the ball. Return to the starting position and then bring your knees in towards your chest.
3. Return to the parallel position and repeat for the prescribed repetitions.

Supine Calf Raise

1. Lie on your back with the ball under your upper back.
2. Push off your toes so that your heels and legs rise towards the ceiling.
3. Return to the starting position and repeat for the prescribed repetitions.

Hip Bridge on Ball

1) Assume back lying position on floor. Place hands at sides with palms down on floor.
2) Start position: Place heels on top of Flexaball with knees slightly bent.
3) Raise hips off floor by pressing heels into ball.
4) Return to start position.
5) To increase difficulty, raise and extend arms above chest.

Oblique Curls

1. Sit in upright position on flexaball with feet flat on floor.
2. Walk feet forward allowing flexaball to roll underneath body until it is positioned on lower to mid-back region. Raise hips slightly to create a “table top” position parallel to floor.
3. Place hands behind head with elbows back and out of sight. Head should be in a neutral position with a space between chin and chest.
4. Leading with the chin and chest towards the ceiling, contract the abdominal and raise your right shoulder up toward ceiling.
5. Return to start position and repeat with the other shoulder.
6. Remember to keep head and back in a neutral position. Hyperextension or flexion of either may cause injury.

Oblique Crunch with Medicine/Stability Ball

1. Sit in upright position on flexaball with feet flat on floor.
2. Walk feet forward allowing flexaball to roll underneath body until it is positioned on lower to mid-back region. Raise hips slightly to create a “table top” position parallel to floor.
3. Place hands above head holding a medicine ball. Head should be in a neutral position with a space between chin and chest.
4. Leading with the chin and chest towards the ceiling, contract the abdominal and raise your right shoulder up toward ceiling and bring medicine ball towards opposite hip.
5. Return to start position and repeat with the other shoulder.
6. Remember to keep head and back in a neutral position. Hyperextension or flexion of either may cause injury.

Med ball toss and crunch

1) Sit in upright position on flexaball with feet flat on floor.
2) Walk feet forward allowing flexaball to roll underneath body until it is positioned on lower to mid-back region. Raise hips slightly to create a “table top” position parallel to floor.
3) Hold medicine ball above your head with your arms semi-straight.
4) Leading with the chin and chest towards the ceiling, contract the abdominal and raise shoulders up.
Now throw the ball to your partner as you crunch up.
5) Stay up until your partner throws the ball back and then return to start position.
6) Remember to keep head and back in a neutral position.

One Arm Bride on Ball with Reach

Starting Position: Start on your knees with one forearm on the ball.
Roll yourself out towards the ball using the one arm to support your weight until your body is semi straight.
Return to the starting position and repeat with the other arm.

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