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Exercises


Sideways Knee Pull-In on BOSU
Summary

This exercise targets the abs and obliques, as well as increasing overall stability.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Hip Flexors, Back: Lower, Abs: Side, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Balance
Side Plank on BOSU (on elbow)
Summary

This exercise improves core strength and stability.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Front, Outer Thigh - Hip, Abs: Side, Abs, Shoulder: Side, Shoulder: Rear, Core, Hip Stabilizers, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Balance
Starfish Side Plank on BOSU
Summary

Advanced core stability and balance exercise.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Front, Outer Thigh - Hip, Abs: Side, Abs, Shoulder: Side, Core, Hip Stabilizers, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Balance
Outward Back Curl
Summary

This is a simple back stretch.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Stretches, Pilates
Child's Pose
Summary

Simple back stretch

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Upper
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Stretches, Yoga, Pilates
Posterior Shoulder Stretch
Summary

Good Shoulder Stretch

  • Muscle Group: Shoulder: Rear, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: None
  • Categories: Stretches
Shoulder Stretch
Summary

Shoulder Stretch

  • Muscle Group: Shoulder: Rear, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: None
  • Categories: Stretches
Seated Rows with Band
Summary

This is a great seated exercise with the band.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Lats, Shoulder: Rear, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength
Diagonal Rear Delt Exercise with Band
Summary

This is a very simple shoulder exericse

  • Muscle Group: Back, Lats, Shoulder: Front, Shoulder: Side, Shoulder: Rear, Trapezius: Upper, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength
Dumbbell Rows
Summary

This is a great free weight exercise for your back.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Lats, Back: Middle
  • Equipment: Free Weights
  • Categories: Strength
Advanced Plank
Summary

The Plank is an excellent core exercise and test of core strength, this version of that exercise is more advanced.

  • Muscle Group: Lats, Shoulder: Front, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Cat Stretch
Summary

This is a simple back stretch exercise.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Neck, Trapezius: Upper, Back: Upper, Back: Middle
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Stretches, Pilates
Back Extensions on the Mat (Beginner)
Summary

This is a simple exercise to strengthen your low back.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Neck, Core, Trapezius: Upper, Trapezius: Middle, Back: Upper, Back: Middle
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Side Star Plank
Summary

This is an advanced version of the plank exercise. It focuses on working your side abdominals, and hip abductors and is more difficult than a regular side plank.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Outer Thigh - Hip, Abs: Side, Abs, Core, Hip Stabilizers, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Balance
Pitcher's Stretch
Summary

This is a good stretch for any sport involving overhand motion, ie. pitching, tennis, etc.

  • Muscle Group: Shoulder: Rear, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: None
  • Categories: Stretches