For today's Training Tip, our National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, introduces circle lunges — lunges to the front, side and back. This is a great exercise to work all the different muscles on your legs: quads, adductors and abductors, hamstrings and glutes. Watch the video and then complete three sets of five reps on each side. Ask your coach for a replacement exercise if you have knee issues.
For today's Training Tip, our National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, introduces a great exercise to tone our triceps (back of the arms): tricep dips. In this video, Carrie offers three different varieties of dips to try. If you are a beginner, start on the floor. If you are familiar with tricep dips, either elevating your body off the floor or using a chair are perfect variations. Dips can be hard on the shoulders, so if you have any shoulder issues, do not attempt these. Otherwise, make sure to push your shoulders back and have your arms directly behind you with the tops of your hands right under your butt.
For today's Training Tip, National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, introduces three different varieties of overhead presses you can try, which will work your shoulders and triceps. Grab some dumbbells, between 5 and 15 pounds (depending on your level), and let's try it! Double click here or on image below.
Our National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, shares a great exercise for our glutes, hamstrings and core: the bridge. Carrie shares three different variations (intro to advanced) that will help strengthen these muscles and help with balance, as well. Grab a mat, click on the image below, and try it!
This video is the first in a series where our National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, will share exercises using a stability ball. Today's tip focuses on hamstring curls. This exercise not only can improve your hamstring strength, but also works to increase the strength of your core, glutes and quads. Reinforcing all these muscles helps protect your hamstrings from injury. There's also some advanced moves at the end. So grab a ball and a mat and join her!