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9/23/07

Current Weight: 250 lbs. (74.49% of the way done!)

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396

 

 

200

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Lower Body Workout Series: Hamstrings Part 1 (Let’s tighten your legs)

How would you like to get fitness tips and suggestions from Kim Lyons nearly every day? She has great tips and ideas for easy exercise that you can do anywhere, anytime and they fit into everyday life. They are on her video blog at Fast Track where I'm a member.

I sent her a message on Fast Track and asked if I could feature her exercise videos here on my site. She said sure!



Here's what Kim had to say:

Here are two killer exercises for your hamstrings:

>The first exercise uses the ankle attachments from Gym in a Bag. I’ve got the resistance band wrapped around the stairwell, but you can use the leg of your couch or anything that’s stable. The biggest mistake I see when people work their hamstrings is they engage too much of their lower back. Keep your hips pushed into the mat (it’s OK if they rise a little bit). Lift your heels to the glutes, then bring them back down slowly. 50% of this exercise is bringing the heels to the glutes, and the other 50% is resisting on the way down. All your movements should be smooth. You’ll feel these!

>The second exercise uses the exercise ball. It’s the same setup from when we were working your glutes – lie on your back and put your calves on the ball. Raise your hips up and then bring your heels into your glutes. You can combine this hamstring workout with yesterday’s glute workout: squeeze up using your glutes then pull you heels in using your hamstrings.

After you workout, be sure to stretch out your hamstrings. Watch the video for two great stretches. And, be sure to be nice and hydrated when you’re doing these exercises. Also, hamstrings tend to cramp, and if you’re having trouble with cramping, try eating a banana or another food that’s high in potassium.

There you go! I expect you guys to practice. I’ll be back tomorrow with more leg exercises!

Kim


Most Fit Tips from Kim are featured here on Mondays. Check back here each Monday for more exercise tips and ideas from Kim Lyons and Fast Track to Fat Loss.

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