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Welcome to Standard Moves. Each gif illustrates a specific movement, demonstrated by world-class health, yoga and fitness instructors and is accompanied with tips for optimum performance. "Follow us" down the path of englightenment.
Sumo Squat with Kettlebell
3 sets of 20 reps
Dawn Feinberg
Start standing, holding a kettlebell with both hands anywhere from 10 -25lbs., with the palms facing in towards the body. Step the feet wide apart with the heels pointing in and toes pointing out. Scoop the tailbone under slightly, engage through the core, and keeping a long spine, start to lower the hips down, bending the knees over the ankles and bringing the thighs parallel to the floor. At the same time, lift the kettlebell up towards the chin; elbows will bend out to the sides. Pause for a breath in the squat and return to starting position. That was one rep. Continue this move, going for 12-20 reps. Rest and repeat.
Good for arm, upper back and leg strength and toning. Balance and coordination. Full body cardiovascular move.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.
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Elbow to Knee Crunch
3 sets of 15 reps
Anna Carrieri
Take 2 foam rollers and bring them into an upside down T-shape. Start to lie back over the “T”, placing the length wise part under the spine, head resting on roller. Bend the knees in and bring the soles of the feet to rest on the other roller, top of the “T”. Bring the left arm out to the side with the palm facing down. Brng the right fingertips behind the right ear with the elbow bent out to the side. Engage through the core and start to lift the right elbow and the left knee towards eachother, crunching through the oblique. Make sure to keep the chest open and chin slightly lifted. Return to starting position, that was one rep. Continue this move going for 15-20 reps and then switch sides.
Good for core strength and toning.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.
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Pilates Reverse Leg Lift 
3 sets of 20 reps
Katie Horta
Start standing. Place entire body weight onto one leg. Put a slight bend in the knee of the standing leg and release the arms out in front of the body to shoulder height, elbows slightly bent with the palms and fingertips facing each other. Lift the other leg up and back, bending the knee to 90 degrees. Rotate the toes and the knee to point out to the side. Keeping a long spine, press, lift and squeeze through the glute to lift the leg up towards hip height. Release the leg a few inches to hover, that was one rep. Continue this move, going for 15-20 reps, then switch sides.
Good for balance. Leg and core strength and toning.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.
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Squat to Side Kick
3 sets of 15 reps
Kelly Ann Charles
Start standing with the feet slightly wider than hip width apart, toes pointed out. Release the arms in front of the body with the hands in front of the face and elbows close to the body. Begin to squat down, bringing the thighs parallel to the floor and lowering the torso to face down but keeping a lift in the chest. Press through the feet to lift back up, bringing the weight into one leg as the other leg kicks up and out to the side with the knee and toes pointing up towards the sky. Return back to the squat, that was one rep. Continue this move, going for 15-20 reps, then switch sides.
Good for leg and glute strength and toning. Balance and coordination. Full body cardiovascular move.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA. 
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Single Leg Lunge with Overhead Press
3 sets of 15 reps
Brad Plotkin
Start standing, holding a dumbbell in each hand anywhere from 8-15lbs. Start to straighten the arms, lifting the weights overhead with the palms facing forward, biceps by the ears. Step forward with one foot, coming into a lunge, bringing the knee over the ankle. At the same time, lower the weights, as the arms bend out to the sides to 90 degree angles, keeping the chest lifted and length in the spine. Push off the front foot and return to starting position, pressing the weights back overhead. Continue this move, going for 15 reps and then switch sides.
Good for leg, arm, shoulder, back and core strength and toning. Balance and coordination. Full body cardiovascular move.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.
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Static Single Leg Lunge Dip
3 sets of 20 reps
Cat Haayen
Step one foot forward, bending the knee over the ankle, coming into a lunge with the back toes curled under. Interlace the fingers behind the head and point the elbows up towards the ceiling. This will help to keep the chest open and lifted. Scoop the tailbone under to take the sway out of the low back. Keeping a long spine, start to sink the hips down and bend slightly through the back knee, lightly tapping the back knee to the floor. Press through the front foot to lift back to original lunge position. That was one rep. Continue this move, going for 15 to 20 reps on this side, then switch legs.
Good for leg strength and toning. Balance.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.
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Oblique Side Crunch
3 sets of 20 reps
Amy Steiner
Come to lying on the back with the knees bent, soles of feet on the floor and the arms down by the sides with the palms facing up. Start to lift the upper back and shoulder blades off of the floor. Keeping the chin and chest lifted, reach the right fingertips forward towards the right heel, squeezing through the side waist. Come back through center then reach left. That was one rep. Continue this side to side move, going for 15 to 20 reps. Rest and repeat.
Good for full core strength and toning.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.
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Prasarita Padottanasana
Wide-Legged Forward Bend
Paige Held
Start standing. Separate the feet apart anywhere from 3 to 4 1/2 feet (depending on your height: taller people should step wider). Bring the hands to the hips and press into the outer edges of the feet and press the ball of the big toe firmly into the floor. Engage the thigh muscles by drawing them up. Inhale and lift the chest, sweeping the arms up by the ears. Press the palms overhead and reach the fingertips towards the ceiling, lengthening through the spine. Exhale and, keeping the length of the front torso, lean and fold forward from the hip joints. As the torso comes parallel to the floor, press your fingertips onto the floor directly below your shoulders. Hollow out the low belly and continue to fold forward deeper, bringing the forearms to the floor. Stay for 3 steady breaths and inhale back up to standing.
Good for inner thigh, hamstring and spine stretch. Relieves backache and tones the abdominal organs.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA. 

 
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Squats
3 sets of 20 reps
Brad Plotkin
Start standing with feet slightly wider than hip width apart and arms down by the sides. Stand up tall and lift the chest. Engage the core and keeping a long spine, start to sit back and down placing weight in the heels, lowering the thighs parallel to the floor. Keep the knees over the ankles and sweep the arms forward, hands in front of the chest.  Press into the feet to come back to standing and immediately lower down again. Keep repeating this movement, going for 15 – 20 reps. Rest and repeat for two more sets.
Good for: Cardiovascular health. Leg and gluteal strength and toning. Balance and coordination.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.
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Uttana Shishosana
Extended Puppy Pose
Arianne Traverso
Come onto hands and knees. Keeping the hips over the knees, begin to walk the hands forward, bringing the chin and chest towards the floor. Hold for 3 steady breaths, allowing the shoulders to release from the ears and the shoulder blades to slide down the back with every exhale, as the heart continues to open towards the floor.
Good for shoulder and spine stretch. Chest opener.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.

 
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