Thursday, April 2, 2015

Cues To Keep You Safe!


As you face tomorrow's workout, remember to keep it safe. Here are some cues that my clients hear on a regular basis if for no other reason than a reminder.
#1. When hopping either side to side or up and down, land softly.
The knees are always slightly bent..
#2. When jogging for any length of time, brace the core muscles. If you are unsure of how to accomplish that, send me an email.
#3.  Squats should be done with the spine in neutralPush the heels into the floor as you squat and as you return to standing.
#4. Pull in your belly button. The rest will follow and everybody's got one!
#5. When doing exercises that require bending over such as a dead lift, remember it is a hip hinge. Don't bend from the waist line.
#6. One of my favorite exercises is table top.  Remember to keep your neutral spine; no sagging belly or hips out of line.
#6. After mastering some upper body exercises such as bicep curls and front raises, lift one foot to add another dimension to the exercise.  Be sure you can balance on one foot alone
before adding upper body exercises.
#7.  Breathe. Exhale when the exercise is hard.
If exercise is new for you, work with a trainer.The cost of a trainer is a lot less than a pulled muscle, a doctor's visit or a hospital stay! Keep it safe!