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Exercising Outdoors: In the Mountains with Mary Lou Schell

Follow along with this exercise program that will get your blood pumping and your lungs full of fresh air from Palomar Mountain (San Diego County)!

Overhead Extension with the Ultra-Fit® Circle 

Start legs in a wide stance and feet laterally positioned. Pilates circle positioned in the palm of the hands. Moving circle over the head and towards the legs in a full Range of motion, remember to keep arms straight throughout the movement. The benefit of this exercise is for all muscles of the arms, shoulders and core.

2 Rounds – 8 Reps

 

Squat Overhead Extension with the Ultra-Fit® Circle 

Same starting position as Overhead extension exercise adding squat into the movement. The squat is a movement that drops the hip and glute to the level of the knee and back up to standing.  Coordinating the movements in this exercise is important to gain all the benefits of this exercise for upper body, lower body and core.

2 Rounds – 8 Reps

 

Overhead extension with Knee Tuck 

Starting with arms overhead and feet in a narrow base.   Begin the exercise by Squeezing the circle down towards the legs and bracing the core to help stabilize the upper body. As the circle comes down alternate the knees up towards the chest maintaining a tall posture. This exercise is a great benefit to increase strength to shoulders, arms, and core. Alternating legs with knee tuck help with balance and flexibility.

2 Rounds – 8 Reps

 

Step back Lunge with Forward press

Starting with feet together and circle close to the body begin the movement by stepping back, squeezing and pressing the circle forward. Alternating legs with each movement keeping the upper body alignment.

2 Rounds – 8 Reps

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