Virtual Fitness: How To Do Single Leg Floor Bridge

The Single Leg Floor Bridge Is A Basic Core Stabilization Exercise That Strengthens The Glutes and Hamstrings. The Challenge Is To Maintain Hip Stability While Balancing On 1 Foot.

INSTRUCTIONS
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Lie on your back. Bend knees at a 90 degree angle.
  • Maintain neutral low back.
  • Place feet on mat at hip width.
  • Place your arms out to the sides palms down.
  • Gently draw the shoulder blades back.
  • Lift right foot a few inches off mat.
  • Draw your navel toward your spine as you lift your lower back off mat.
  • Bridge the body up into a straight line with knees higher than hips, and hips higher than shoulders.
  • Pause for a few seconds , and then slowly lower your back down to the mat.
  • Keep the right foot off mat for desired number of repetitions.
  • Move slowly and maintain stability throughout the exercise.
  • Repeat the exercise by lifting the left foot off the mat.

ERRORS: Arching the low back. Flattening the low back to the mat. Raising shoulders toward ears. Placing feet together or too wide apart. Uneven hips during lifting. Unable to maintain stability. Tailbone sags toward the mat.


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Virtual Fitness: How To Do Floor Bridge

The Floor Bridge Is A Basic Core Stabilization Exercise That Strengthens The Glutes and Hamstrings

INSTRUCTIONS
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Lie on your back. Bend knees at a 90 degree angle.
  • Maintain neutral low back.
  • Place feet on mat at hip width.
  • Place your arms out to the sides palms down.
  • Gently draw the shoulder blades back.
  • Draw your navel toward your spine as you lift your lower back off mat.
  • Bridge the body up into a straight line with knees higher than hips, and hips higher than shoulders.
  • Pause for a few seconds , and then slowly lower the spine down to the mat.
  • Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
  • Move slowly and maintain stability throughout the exercise.

ERRORS: Arching the low back. Flattening the low back to the mat. Raising shoulders toward ears. Placing feet together or too wide apart.


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Virtual Fitness: How To Do Single Leg Squat Touchdown

Single Leg Squat Touchdown Is A Basic Core Stabilization Exercise That Strenghtens Legs and Thighs

INSTRUCTIONS
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Begin in a standing position. Feet hip width.
  • Place left hand on left hip.
  • Bend hips and knees into a squat, while balancing on left foot.
  • Reach down to touch left foot with right hand.
  • Hold briefly. Return to standing position.
  • Perform desired number of repetitions while balancing on left foot.
  • Repeat the exercise while standing on right foot.

ERRORS: Losing control of the exercise by either moving too fast, or performing too many repetitions.


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Virtual Fitness: How To Do Transverse Lunge To Balance

Lunge To Balance Is A Basic Core Stabilization Exercise That Improves Lower Body and Core Strength

INSTRUCTIONS
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart with hands on neutral hips.
  • Rotate 90 degrees to the right into a lunge stance with right knee forming a 90 degree angle.
  • Hold briefly whlile maintaining balance.
  • Return to start position.
  • Raise right knee while maintaining balance on left foot. Hold briefly.
  • Repeat exercise leading with left foot.

ERRORS: Losing control of the exercise by moving too fast, or your lunge is too wide.

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Vintage Fitness: Joseph Pilates Training A Client On The Reformer 1944

Joseph Pilates (1883-1967) immigrated to the United States from Germany around 1925. Thereafter, he and his wife Clara, opened a fitness studio in New York City, where he taught an exercise regimen that he named Contrology. The routine primarily focused on core strength using either a mat, a reformer, or one of several other machines invented by him. Sometime after his death in 1967, his exercises became known as Pilates.

Joseph Pilates was 61 years old in this film.