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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.
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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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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Lunge with Jump Switch Variation
Cat Haayen
3 sets of 15 reps 
Start on hands on knees and then come to standing on the knees with the hands on the hips. Step the right foot forward, bending the knee, bringing the leg into a lunge,  with the knee directly over the ankle. Frame the foot with the hands and lift the back knee off of the floor to come into a full lunge. Engage through the core, take a deep inhale and begin to lift the hips up. Put a slight bend in the back knee and power up and off the back toes so to sweep the left leg forward bringing the foot in between the hands to lunge. That was 1 rep. Continue this move, back and forth, going for 12 to 15 reps moving with the breath. Rest and repeat.

Good for cardiovascular health. Core, arm and leg strength and toning. Balance and coordination.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.



 
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Hanumanasna

Monkey Pose
Dashama Gordon
Start in downward facing dog. Take a deep inhale, and on the exhale, lift the left leg and draw the foot in between the hands to a lunging position. Stay on the heel of the left foot and begin to slide that heel forward as the hips drop towards the floor. Keep squeezing the inner thighs towards the midline and squaring off the hips towards the top of the mat. Open the chest and lift from the heart center as the fingertips release from the floor, sweeping the arms up by the ears. Stay for 3 steady breaths, every exhale releasing deeper into the split. Return to downward facing dog and switch sides.
Good for thigh, hamstring and groin stretch. Stimulates abdominal organs.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.



 
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Lunge with Medicine Ball Twist
3 sets of 15 reps
Kelly Ann Charles
Start standing. Hold a medicine ball anywhere from 5 to 10lbs in front of the chest, elbows down by the sides. Step one leg forward into a lunge, bringing the knee over the ankle. At the same time, twist the torso to that same side, keeping the hips square and the ball in front of the chest. Twist back to center and return to start. Go for 12 to 15 reps, then switch sides.Good for leg, arm, glute and core strength and toning. Balance and coordination.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA. 
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Reverse Lunge with Front Kick
3 sets of 15 reps
Kelly Ann Charles
Start standing. Bring both hands into fists, keeping them in front of the face, elbows close to the body. Take a long step back to come into a lunge, front leg at a 90 degree angle with the knee over the ankle, with back shin parallel to the floor. Push off the back lunging foot and kick the leg forward, driving through the heel. Keep the core engaged and step the leg back into a lunge again. Keep repeating this kick lunge, going for 12-15 reps, then switch sides.
Good for leg, glute and core strength. 
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.
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Viparita Virabhadrasana
Reverse Warrior
Jaya
Start standing. Step one foot way back and bring the front leg into a lunge with the knee over the ankle, back foot is at a 45 degree angle. Open the arms out to the sides as you rotate the hips to an open position. Gaze over the fingertips of the front hand as you start to reach the fingertips forward. Flip the palm up towards the ceiling and start to dip the torso back, reaching the arm over the ear and cheek as the back arm slides down the back leg. Keep bending deeper into the lunge as you continue to reach behind you, lengthening through the side waist. Hold for 3 breaths. Return to starting pose and switch sides.
Good for stretching and strengthening the hips, legs, shoulders and side waist.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.
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Crescent Lunge
High Lunge Variation
Jason Lawner
Start standing and release into a forward fold, bringing the fingertips to frame the feet.  Step one leg back to come into a lunge, with the front knee over the ankle and leg at a 90 degree angle. Keep the back leg straight and strong and begin to sweep the arms forward and up, bringing them by the ears. Continue to roll the shoulder blades down the spine, opening through the heart center, as the fingertips reach towards the ceiling. Hold for 3 steady breaths, release and switch sides.

Good for leg and glute strength.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.
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Reverse Swiss Ball Crunch
3 sets of 15 reps
Brad Plotkin
Start in plank position, top of a push up, with a Swiss ball placed under the shins and ankles; tops of the feet will be resting on the ball. Engage through the core and tuck the tailbone under slightly. Press into the palms to fire up the arms and begin to pull the knees into the chest as the ball rolls forward. Pause and squeeze to crunch, then release legs straight back to starting position. That was 1 rep. Continue this move, going for 12-15 reps, rest and repeat, going for 3 sets.
Good for core, arm and leg strength. 
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.
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Swiss Ball Crunch Pass Off
3 sets of 15 reps
Farrah Yaspe
Start lying on the back, legs long and arms over head holding a Swiss ball. Firm up the core, and begin to lift the Swiss ball, arms, upper back and shoulder blades off of the floor. At the same time, start to lift the legs up towards the ceiling bringing them perpendicular to the floor, creating a reverse crunch. At the top of the crunch, place the Swiss ball in between the ankles, squeeze and lower the legs towards the floor while simultaneously lowering the torso back down, keeping the arms straight overhead by the ears. Then lift the legs and crunch up so to pass the ball back into the hands. That was 1 rep. Continue this move, going for 12-15 reps, rest and repeat.
Good for core, hip flexor and arm strength. 
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.
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