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Exercise Tips from Celebrity Trainer Chris Powell
“ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Weight-loss Edition’s” Chris Powell knows the tricks for losing weight fast. He says all it takes is exercising nine minutes a day! See some of his quick and simple exercise routines from his new book “Choose More, Lose More For Life”.
Start by standing in front of a chair, facing away from the chair. Your feet should be shoulder-width apart, your toes pointed slightly outward and your hips and knees fully extended.
Keeping your weight on your heels, slowly lower your hips onto the seat of the chair, as if you’re being pulled backward by your belt
Extend your arms in front of you, using them as a counterbalance, and gently touch the seat with your hips, making sure that your knees are tracking directly over your toes and not knocking inward.
As soon as you feel your hips touch the seat, drive upward through your heels, fully extending your knees and hips to stand up to the starting position.
Start in the pike position, bent over in a V at the waist with your hips high in the air, your hands and toes on the floor, and your elbows and knees extended. The angle between your torso and legs should be slightly less than 90 degrees, and your head and neck should be straight.
Bending your elbows, shift your weight forward, lowering your chest and thighs to the floor while straightening out your body.
While pressing upward again, swing your body forward, arch your back, and bring your head forward and up in a swooping movement, passing it through the air just above your hands. Extend your elbows and knees and keep your body suspended between your shoulders and your toes.
Shift your body back to the pike position again and prepare for another dive bomber!