Fitness expert Liz Stuart takes you through another one of her quick and easy exercise routines. This time focusing on chest and back exercises.
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Liz Stuart: I want to focus on the chest area so firming of the bust area and also your back which is an area there is often neglected but women really do get problems later on in life with the lower backs. So these exercises were will really help to strengthen that area. Starting of with then old classic the press up we are going to do girls press today with the knees bend your hands are wider then shoulder distance apart and level with your chest bending on the elbows stomach tight, coming down towards the ground chest coming down between your hands not the face your like this, Okay. Let's do eight, so breathing out as you push back up and two these already firm up the bust area which is something all women always want to do. And four more, so keep your stomach muscles tight as well and trying not to let your back did, and one more and I'm doing in opposite arm and leg raise. So on our first bringing your leg back and opposite arm forwards, stomach very tight if you want to keep your body a stable as possible, you want as little movement going on in the core part of your body. Because our back is up to now this side there is an area we neglect, you fill your button working as well, so you are getting so actual work through your bottom. After this one we are really going to focus in on the lower back, so last one great. Lie down flat on your front eyes are down and noses down hands on yours lower back and you are just coming up to a back extension. Just keep looking down at the floor all the time, and you are feel that working here in your lower back. Its very practical to tone up this area as well, to build up your strength because these muscles work along side your stomach muscles to stabilize your stomach and two more good , kneel back, I am going to do another set of press ups today and the opposite arm and leg raising your back. So back to those girls press ups hands level with your chest bringing your chest down between your hands finger tips pointing forwards. Try not to let your back difficult you really don't want to injure your back, and two more, last one good. Back to that opposite arm and leg raise. Hands beneath the shoulders and raise and lower it's already particular exercises and don't take long to do, when you, when you are working your body is really important to train to curl all the areas because if you strengthen that quite area too much its quite alternate detachment of another sets of muscles. And one more of this and then I'm going to lie down flat again, hands on your lower back, back to that back extension, so all the time you are looking down you are trying not to curl your head up because you want to keep the neck basically a line with this spine and try not too rush it to toe, and last for now, and three and two and one excellent. Just kneel back now, open at your knees and just let your body drop down and have a nice stretch and rest. Here is a quick reminder, to get the most from your workout, don't let your back deep when doing press ups, let your chest come down between your arms don't let your head curl up when doing the back extension.