Get your children to be active with this great kids' fitness video. Here Judy shows you how to make your back stronger by twisting and resisting.
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This next upper body move is called the Twist and it is part of the pulling category. Now this move, you can use your arms, a rope, or a pantyhose or shirt. A towel works as well. So what you want to think about doing is getting a good squat first, nice long back, and you are resisting off each other. One person is going to twist forward—extending through the back and twist, and then you are going to pull and straighten out, lock in, and the other person is resisting off, so you are twisting back and forth and resisting. Okay, give it a try you guys. Good extension forward. That is it, and resist on the way back. So you are keeping tension the whole time. Make sure you really twist and extend when you are on the twist part—extending twist, good, and then come back and lock in straight, good! And again, make sure you are twisting enough. Extend forward and really twist and extend, nice straight back, and then come in and lock in straight. Good, and again, keep going. Let us switch sides, so switch your arms guys, balance it out. So, squat down, long back, and go. Twist and extend, good! Now come and lock in straight, resist, good! Stop there, perfect! And again. So make sure you are really extending, Cassandra, working off each other, good! So this move is called the twist. Let us summarize our four pull-in moves. Try to keep the shoulders set and avoid struggling, fully extended and pull, maintain a good posture and try not to let the back become rounded. And if you are resisting, try to keep it smooth and even.