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Workout Wednesday: Lower body exercises

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Tips from personal trainer and manager Emily Scalf, Anytime Fitness of River Garden.

First Exercise: Medicine Ball Around the World

Muscles Worked: Core Muscles

Step 1: Grab a medicine ball or weight and hold it in front of your chest.

Step 2: Using your core muscles take the medicine ball and move it around in a circle around your head and pull forward into a crunch.

Step 3: Complete 10 repetitions going around on one side and then repeat circling around the other way.

Step 4: Perform 10 repetitions on each side for 3 sets.

Second Exercise: Wheels

Muscles Worked: Core Muscles

Step 1: Place hands behind head standing up tall.

Step 2: Slowly lower your right elbow to right side. You should feel a stretch in your side, then using your core pull your body to the left side.

Step 3: Repeat moving side to side keeping your chest up. Perform 15 repetitions on each side.

Third Exercise: Standing oblique twists

Muscles Worked: Core Muscles

Step 1: Stand with legs hip width apart. Place hands behind your head with you elbows wide.

Step 2: Lift left knee and bring it to your right elbow twisting your core then take your right knee and bring it to your left elbow.

Step 3: Perform a total of 15 on each side for 3 sets.

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