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Heres a new warm up for you!

For a general cardiovascular warm-up, perform 5-10 minutes of a low-to-moderate intensity aerobic exercise such as walking, riding a stationary cycle or using an elliptical trainer.
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Downward-facing Dog

Hold position for 20-30 seconds, return to a comfortable resting position; rest 30 seconds, repeat stretch 1-2 more times.
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Cobra

Hold position for 20-30 seconds, return to a comfortable resting position; rest 30 seconds, repeat stretch 1-2 more times.
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Dirty Dog

Perform 12-15 repetitions with each leg, rest for 30-45 seconds; repeat 1-2 more times for a total of 2-3 sets.
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Glute Bridge

Perform 12-15 repetitions; push hips up on 2-count/hold at the top for a 2 count/lower on a 4-count, rest for 30-45 seconds; repeat 1-2 more times for a total of 2-3 sets.
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Frequency:

This program could be done two-to-three times per week, with at least one full day of rest between workouts.

Intensity:

To improve strength and definition the exercise should activate the larger type II motor units and muscle fibers so the muscles should fatigue before twelve repetitions. For optimal development of strength and definition the rep range should be between six-to-twelve; if you can complete more than 12 repetitions, increase the weight.

When using heavier resistance for a fewer number of repetitions, the rest period between sets or between circuits should be longer. For example, an exercise with a heavy resistance for 6 repetitions should be followed by a rest interval of 1 ½ to 2 minutes.

When starting the program complete each exercise or stretch for 1-3 sets resting between each set before moving to the next exercise. To increase the intensity (burn more calories); turn the routine into a circuit and complete one exercise right after the other and rest for 2-3 minutes after the completion of one circuit (all exercises).

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American Council on Exercise® (ACE ®)Founded in 1985, the American Council on Exercise® (ACE ®) is a nonprofit organization committed to America’s health and wellbeing. Over the past 25 years, we have become an established resource for both fitness professionals and consumers, providing comprehensive, unbiased, scientific research impacting the fitness industry and validating ourselves as the thought leader and trusted authority on fitness.

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Why choose a certified fitness professional?

The American Council on Exercise® (ACE ®) recommends only working with fitness professionals who hold a certification accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). The NCCA has established rigorous standards for the accreditation of professional certification programs and NCCA-accreditation is the benchmark for professional credentials in allied healthcare. For more information on NCCA Accreditation please visit our accreditation page.