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Core Exercises you can do

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Two for You!

 Here are two core exercises you can do anytime, anywhere to strengthen obliques, rectus abdominis and transverse abdominis. 
That’s the purpose of our exercise blog…to introduce new and fun exercises that you can do at home with little or no equipment because we know you can’t always get to the gym!
Exercise #1: Heel taps
Start by lying on your back. Lift your knees so they are directly above your hips. You should have a right angle at both your hip and knee as shown. Then hinge from your hip and slowly lower one leg down to tap the floor with your heel. Slowly (I repeat,slowly) return to the starting position and then repeat with the other leg. You can make this more challenging by straightening the leg. Be sure to keep your spine in neutral and don’t let your pelvis tip as you lower your leg. Exhale as you lower your leg & inhale as you lift it back up. Do 10 alternating (5 on each side)
Exercise #2: Knee Drops
Start in the same position as Exercise #1 except place your arms straight out from your shoulders. Keeping knees and feet together, slowly lower legs over to one side twisting through your torso. Keep your shoulder blades in contact with the floor even if that means limiting how far over you lower your legs. Inhale as you twist to the side and exhale as you pull your legs back to center. Repeat on the other side. You can make this more challenging by changing the position of your arms as shown in the video. Do 10-20 alternating side to side.
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