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Hi, I’m Dr. Venus Ramos from Huntington Beach, California. And I believe I have your prescription for the fit body and healthy life you are looking for. I really like to be able to train clients to know their bodies. Know when something feels like a good burn and when something feels like ow pain, that’s not the way that suppose to feel. So, you’re ready for a workout? I know I am.
So, I think that is very important to watch their form and when we’re doing the exercise correctly to tell them that they’re doing correctly. So they’re familiar with how that feel and then you can prevent injuries that way. I would like to show you an exercise called a Plank Knee Cross.
Now, this is a great exercise for beginners when it comes to trying to train your core. When I refer to your core, I’m talking about the framework of your body. Basically, the muscles, the bones, the tendons, all of that which are body’s built upon. So I’m taking to shoulder bone, the spine, the pelvic bones and all of the muscles tendons and ligaments that attached to them. This is your core and that’s we’re going to work today, okay.
Now, we’re going to first start in the flank position. You have to get down on your hands and knees. Push up on your toes. So, basically, this looks like it’s going to be a push-up position. You need to make sure that your shoulders and your wrists are lined-up so that your wrist are directly below your shoulder. You’re going to keep your head, neck, spine but glutes, legs all of it in one perfect line.
A nice straight line very important for this exercise as you keep everything nice and tight, you’re going to curl your pop hold the same and you’re going to reach that knee to the opposite elbow. You don’t need to touch the elbow but just reach toward. The flank knee cross is a great exercise, one, because it works the core muscles and those are the ones that help prevent injury. And two, because you’re actually working when you’re not doing activity, you’re actually working your muscle when your just sit-in or actually position in the flank position. Keep alternate each side. So that’s flank knee cross.
So, when you do core exercises like that, you’re going to find the simple everyday chores that you have to do like mowing the lawn, caring the groceries, it’s so much easier to do. I’m Dr. Venus Ramos from Huntington Beach, California and this is Studio for Fitness.