July 2016 Featured Curves Workouts
Keep your workout routine going strong throughout the summer months with Curves. Our circuit is designed to help you build strength, balance and flexibility, all in 30 minutes per session.
Let’s sneak a peek at two featured Curves workout moves:
Dip Shrug Machine
The Dip Shrug machine will strengthen your trapezius, deltoids, and latissimus dorsi. Stand as close to the handle bar as possible with feet shoulder width apart. Position your hands together inside shoulder width and your arms almost straight. Pull the handle bar up to the middle of your chest as fast as you can. Then immediately push the handle bar back down to starting position as fast as you can.
This machine will keep your upper body strong and help with posture as you age.
Lunge With Rear Extension
Begin with feet hip width apart, hands to the front for balance. From here, lunge backwards with one leg. Upon standing back up, raise the leg to the rear, then return to the starting position. Move directly onto the other leg, lunging to the back, again kicking up the rear leg upon standing back up. Be sure to keep the hips square to the front as you lunge and kick. Both legs should make 90 degree angles when fully in the lunge position.
This move can assist with functional movement associated with daily living such as picking something up off the floor and getting up off the floor.
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