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5-Minute Workout: 
Counter Pushups

November 24, 2013 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

Have a few minutes in the kitchen to tone your chest, triceps, and core? Great! All you need is a counter for this exercise (or, if you’re at your office, you can use the edge of your desk).

Setup & Starting Position

Put hands on a counter shoulder-width apart. Walk your feet back until your weight can shift to your toes and your shoulders are directly above your hands. You want a straight body line from your heels to your shoulders.

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 Exercise

  1. While keeping your elbows close to your sides, lower your body as far as you can, bringing your chest toward your hands. (Make sure your abs are tight!)
  2. Once you are all the way down, press away from the counter back to the starting position.
  3. Repeat for 3 sets of 15-20 pushups.

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Sarah Egan, BS, CPT, HKC, CES, is the Personal Training Department Head with Nebraska Elite Sports & Fitness Complex. For more information, visit 2b-elite.com.

5-Minute Workout: 
Band Walk

November 9, 2013 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

Similar to the “Rockers” exercise, this workout tones the lower half—specifically inner and outer thighs and glutes. A resistance band will be needed for this exercise.

Setup & Starting Position

1. While holding the handles of the band, step on it with both feet so that it goes below the arches of your feet.

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Exercise

1. Moving in a straight line, stride out to one side as far as you can.

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2. Bring feet back together.

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3. Continue strides until you have traveled about 15 feet, then reverse strides, moving the same distance in the opposite direction.

4. Repeat both ways two times.

Sarah Egan, BS, CPT, HKC, CES, is the Personal Training Department Head with Nebraska Elite Sports & Fitness Complex. For more information, visit 2b-elite.com.

5-Minute Workout: Rockers

September 24, 2013 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

If you’re looking to tone your lower half, Rockers are great for targeting the inner and outer thighs, as well as the glutes. No weights are necessary for this exercise; however, if you would like more resistance, use a free weight around 10-15 lbs.

Setup & Starting Position

  1. While standing, spread your legs apart as wide as possible (if you use a weight, hold it close to your chest).20130819_bs_0992_2
  2. Sink into a low squat position, keeping your butt tucked down.
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Exercise

  1. Shift your body weight back and forth from the right leg to the left leg.
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  2. Repeat for 3 sets of 12.

Tip: If the exercise seems easy, try stepping your stance out a little farther.

Sarah Egan, BS, CPT, HKC, CES, is the Personal Training Department Head with Nebraska Elite Sports & Fitness Complex. For more information, visit 2b-elite.com.