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Exercises


Seated Back Stretch
Summary

A simple exercise that can be done on any chair (even an office chair!) as well as on the exercise ball.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Neck, Back: Upper, Back: Middle
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Stretches
Seated Rows on the Ball
Summary

This exercise focuses on the muscles of the shoulder & middle of the back.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Lats, Shoulder: Rear, Core, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball, Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Upper Back Curl
Summary

This is a great stretch for your upper back.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Neck, Back: Upper, Back: Middle
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Stretches, Pilates
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
Kneeling Shoulder Stretch
Summary

Simple shoulder stretch

  • Muscle Group: Lats, Shoulder: Rear, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Stretches
Single Arm Raise Balance Exercise on Exercise Ball
Summary

This exercise helps balance as well as shoulder and core strength.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Front, Abs: Side, Abs, Shoulder: Side, Core, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Middle
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Core, Balance, Pilates
Lower Back and Glute Stretch
Summary

Lying glute (buttocks) stretch.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Outer Thigh - Hip, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Stretches, Pilates
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
Leg Lift Core Stability on Exercise Ball
Summary

This exercise enhances balance, core stability, and core strength.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Abs: Side, Abs, Core, Hip Stabilizers, Back: Middle
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Core, Balance, Pilates
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
Side and Arm Stretch
Summary

Simple standing oblique stretch

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Lats, Triceps, Abs: Side, Abs, Core, Back: Middle
  • Equipment: 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

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