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squats for a strong core
Looking for a new way to strengthen your core? Get on your feet and try some new core strengthening exercises while standing. Let's face it, we all have tried crunches or sit ups to strengthen our abdomen but we all know this gets old fast because it's boring and it doesn't give great results. The FACT is that it is bad for your spine because it creates a lot of compressive force which could lead to fractures over time. First, it's a good idea to make sure you are able to keep the abdominal muscles contracted through easier exercises before moving...
squats versus lunges
  Did you know the gluteus maximus muscle, or butt muscle, is the strongest muscle in your body? This muscle has the potential to be very strong and help stabilize our lower back, which makes it a very important muscle to be exercised properly. Most of us are familiar with a squat and maybe even a lunge exercise. Both of these exercises are common for targeting that glute muscle we are always trying to tone up! But which exercise is most beneficial and really strengthens better? There is a lot of research about glute strengthening exercises, and as a physical therapist...

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abdominal crunches for osteoporosis
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how to do a plan video
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