Spring training featured exercise: Arabesque push ups

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Featured exercise: Arabesque push ups

Why: Looking for fun ways to strengthen the upper body, low back, and work the length of the back leg for leaps all at one time? Then the arabesque push up is for you.

How: Start in a push up on knees. Please wear knee pads or place your knees on a soft surface. Elevate one leg in a turned out small arabesque. Maintain the length of the back leg as you perform push ups in this position. Think of yourself like statue where only the arms move, like elbow plies. Start with 3-5 reps on each side and build from there each week.

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Train Smarter, Not Harder Summer Registration Open!

It’s back for a third year! Twin Cities Orthopedics is offering the Train Smarter, Not Harder summer program for dance teams.

New this year: Weight room and specialty sessions on safely conditioning the muscles and joints for high kick technique enhancement

Location: At your school, a TCO performance facility, or Training HAUS

Cost: Sliding scale dependent on number of sessions your team schedules.

For more information, contact Luke at Charlesrudberg@trainingHAUS.com.

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