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No gym? No problem!
Posted by Physician's Preference on 5/14/2012 to Health & Fitness

Just because you don't have a membership to the big, fancy gym down the street doesn't mean you can't get in a good workout.
So you do have a membership but just can't get there on some days?
Problem solved! We have 5 quick, simple exercises you can easily do from the comfort of your own home, or even in your backyard, that will still give you a good burn and get your blood flowing!
Tricep Dip: lower & raise yourself up 20 times. Try doing 3 sets of 20.
*For more difficulty, add a 10 pound weight to your lap and dip.
Side crunch: 2 sets of 20
Regular crunches: 50-100
*Remember to use your abdominals, not your arms, to get your neck & shoulders off the ground!
Squats: try doing 30 at a time
*For added difficulty, hold 8 pound weights in your hands and squat. 
Lunges: try doing 30 at a time
*For added difficulty, hold 8 pound weights in each of your hands and lunge

Sheri Date 5/14/2012 10:02:52 AM
I thought when doing squats or lunges you knee was not to go past your ankle....? Is that true?
Laura Strobl Date 5/14/2012 10:59:39 AM
Sherri, Your knee is supposed to be square over your foot! You are right! But squats are different , your back must be straight at all times on all exercises!
Patt Date 5/14/2012 3:05:29 PM
Is it okay to do squat and lunges if you have arthritis in knee joints?
Bonnie Date 6/21/2012 5:05:33 PM
I have one herniated disc and three bulging disc. I was told to not do squats at all or lunges. What do you recommend? Haven't been to the gym in 16 months because of this.
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