Stand with feet slightly apart, knees slightly bent, hands on hips or one hand on a chair or wall for balance. Shift weight to right leg keeping it slightly bent. Lift left leg slightly forward infront of right leg, keeping foot flexed and toes pointing forward.
EXHALE: With a small movement, slowly swing left leg across center line of body, infront of right leg. Lift as high as possible. Hold for 2 counts.
INHALE: Lower slowly with control to start (without letting foot rest on ground) to complete one rep. Complete all reps and switch sides.
Do not let momentum swing your leg-- keep it slow and controlled. Try to keep upper body straight-- don't lean forward or back.
Muscles Worked: Inner thigh, Quads
Get into push up position (toes or knees on floor) with hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.
INHALE: Keep body in a straight line as you lower halfway to floor. Hold for 1 count, then lower yourself all the way down.
EXHALE: Push up half way, holding for 1 count, then push yourself all the way up for one rep.
Keep abs tight to protect your back. Keep breathing steady.
Make it harder: Hold for more than 1 count at each point.
Muscles Worked: Chest, Triceps, Shoulders, Back