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Fast Fitness - Make Your Own Device to Strengthen Arms, Upper Body, Balance, and Core Stability

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Here is Fast Friday Fitness - Get intensive upper body and core training, balance, fun, and another use for the stability board you built in October 24th's Fast Fitness - Make Your Own Balance, Agility, and Leg and Ankle Retrainer.

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  1. Take the board you made, or make one now.

  2. Hold a pushup position with feet on the floor and both hands on the board.

  3. Balance the board and hold your pushup position. Then try pushups. Then try deliberately tilting the board to each direction while you hold your body stable. If you built the chutes with clay strips (or other creative ideas) use your hands to rock the board to direct the marble while holding your body stable in plank (pushup position). Work up to doing push ups that way.


Hold neutral spine instead of letting your lower back arch and sag:


Want more? Prop feet up on a bench or wall or other height, and both hands on the board. Want lots more? Use one device for your arms, and one for your feet.

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M.Ed, PhD, FAWM

Dr. Bookspan is an award-winning scientist whose goal is to make exercise easier and healthier.

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