Tiffany FiteAuthor
7 Jun
Five common exercise cues and what they mean
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
7 Jun
Good afternoon, hope everyone is feeling well today!
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GuitarHelper
7 Jun
in bed , doing well.
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
7 Jun
Today I will share with you common exercise cues and what they mean, from SilverSneakers.
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
7 Jun
All five are very helpful not only when exercising, but also in daily life.
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
7 Jun
Feel free to chime in and ask questions
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
7 Jun
#1- engage your core - this cue means to draw your belly button in towards your spine, and gently contract your gluteal muscles (buttocks) and in doing so you will create mild tension through your abdominal muscles. This is recommended to protect our backs and make movement easier, and it also helps to tighten the abdominals.
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
7 Jun
#2- shoulders back and down - roll your shoulders up towards your ears then draw them back behind you and bring them down. As you do this feel your upper back muscles engaged, and a slight stretch across your chest. This is done to maintain good posture and keep your upper body engaged. This reminds us to resist allowing our shoulders to round forward.
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
7 Jun
#3 - maintain a neutral spine - stand tall with your feet hip width apart, roll your shoulders back and down. Tuck your tailbone, tighten your gluteal muscles, keep your spine elongated. The goal is to keep the natural curve of your spine throughout the movement.
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
7 Jun
When we maintain a neutral spine we put our back and neck under the least amount of stress and strain as possible.
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
7 Jun
#4 - knees relaxed or soft - this simply means that we're relaxing tension in the legs by bending them ever so slightly so they they are not locked. Your legs should appear straight but your knees are actually slightly bent. The goal is to take the stress off your joints and keep the muscles in your life ready for movement.
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PineappleHelper
7 Jun
I tried this exercise, and it hekped
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PineappleHelper
7 Jun
Hello
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
7 Jun
#5 - widen your stance - when in a seated or standing position come to a neutral stance so that your feet are a little wider than hip or shoulder width apart. This stance improves stability. A wider stance is usually a more stable stance, although it is possible to stand too wide. It really depends on your flexibility, so make sure you're comfortable and easily ready for movement.
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
7 Jun
Hi Gwen
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
7 Jun
Does anyone have comments or questions
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
7 Jun
Following these five cues during tasks of daily life as well as exercise will help you to avoid injury and musculoskeletal imbalances.
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
7 Jun
Please let me know if you have any questions and if this information was helpful to you.
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Tiffany FiteAuthor
7 Jun
Excellent, thank you for letting me know.
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