Miscellaneous Exercises

5 Best Glute Strengthening Exercises with Resistance Loop Bands

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These glute exercises with resistance loop bands are a great way to help strengthen your booty muscles. They focus on strengthening all three glutes: the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus.

Today I’ll be using Fit Simplify’s resistance loop bands. They come in a set of 5 with different resistance levels from extra light to extra heavy (which ranges from about 2 pounds of resistance to about 30 pounds of resistance). They are great for maintaining resistance consistency in your glute strengthening workout, or any workout. Learn more about Fit Simplify's products.

The first glute exercise is bridging with a band. This does a great job of not only activating the gluteus maximus and medius, but also the hamstrings.

The second exercise is a supine hip flexion/extension with a band. This also works the glutes and hamstrings, as well as hip flexors.

The third exercise is a clamshell. This one really focuses on the gluteus medius, but it works them all.

The fourth exercise is on all fours, or quadruped. Some people call this the fire hydrant because of how it looks. This one does a great job of working your stabilizer muscles as well.

The last exercise is a side squat with a band. This is a great overall lower body exercises, and it works a lot of muscles in a lot of ways including the stabilizer muscles.

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5 Best Sitting Posture Tips to Reduce Back Pain & Neck Pain

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Having correct sitting posture when you sit for long periods at a desk, in your car, or even at home, can help eliminate pain in many areas. Here are 5 proper sitting posture tips to help prevent pain.

The first sitting posture tip is to make sure your hips and knees are at about a 90 degree angle. This is allows you to have good posture and distribute the weight evenly through out your body.

The second way to correct your sitting posture is to keep your feet flat. If you are shorter, you can use a stool or box to make sure your feet aren't dangling down.

The third one is to have a good neutral position in your low back area. Using a back cushion, like the Yokaro back cushion, is a great way to have support in your spine and keep you in an upright position. Using the Yokaro back cushion is an easy way to make sure your back gets the support it needs while maintaining correct sitting posture.

The fourth posture tip is to have your hands, wrists, and elbows in a comfortable position. Having them too low or too high can cause pain in all those areas including your shoulders.

Finally, having a good neck position is one of the most important ways to have correct sitting posture. Making sure that your monitor is at eye height is the best way to do that. You can also do chin tucks through out the day to help reset your neck muscles.

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6 Simple Office Stretches in Real Time

These office stretches go from head to toe and are done in real time so you can follow along. They're great for people who sit all day at work or for those times when you need a simple stretching routine that's easy to follow.

The stretches featured in this video are:

  1. The Levator Scapulae stretch for neck pain.
  2. The Rhomboid Stretch for upper back and shoulder pain.
  3. The Prayer Stretch for wrist pain.
  4. The Seated Knee to Chest Stretch for lower back and hip pain.
  5. The Standing Quad Stretch for thigh pain.
  6. The Anterior Tibialis Stretch for shin splint pain.

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7 Best Advanced Swiss Ball Exercises

These advanced swiss ball exercises are very tough, even for me. So make sure you are ready for them. I have a moderate and basic video you might want to check out instead.

The first three swiss ball exercises are a plank, plank with hip flexion to chest (same side and opposite side), and a side plank. Try to keep your butt tucked in by squeezing your glute muscles in, and try to keep your body in a straight line.

The fourth exercise is a plank, but now the ball will be at your feet. By changing where the unstable surface is, it works your core in different ways.

Now you will lie down for the next two exercises. You will do a single leg bridge on the ball, and then a knee to chest and extension with the ball. These work your hamstrings, glutes, hip flexors, and your core.

The last swiss ball exercise is a pike pull. This is very difficult, so don’t feel like you need to do a full pull in the first few times. Try to pull with your feet and core, and don’t go too far where you fall over.

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7 Best Moderate Swiss Ball Exercises

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7 Best Moderate Swiss Ball Exercises

These moderate exercises for the Swiss ball (aka therapy ball, stability ball, exercise ball, etc.) will help increase your core strength and stability. If you aren’t quite ready for this level, check out my basic Swiss ball exercises.

The first two moderate Swiss ball exercises are crunches on the ball. You can do them straight up and down, or you can cross over to get your oblique core muscles.

The next two exercises for the Swiss ball are a tabletop bridge, and a bridge with your feet on the ball. Both of these are hard, but in different ways. Make sure you are able to stabilize the ball so you don’t fall off. These are great for the hamstrings, and glutes, as well as the core.

Then you have the modified plank and modified side plank. Try to keep your butt tucked in by squeezing your glute muscles in, and try to keep your body in a straight line.

Finally you will do a dead bug with the Swiss ball in between your arm and leg. You can do opposite arm and leg, or same side. Try to keep a pelvic tilt when doing these.

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