New Body, New You01.04.11
So you’ve made the pledge to get fit, feel the burn and create a healthier you.
Of course we’re ready to help you with your goal by giving you tips from an excellent personal trainer. Cotton Candy joined sexy celeb trainer David Buer in his uber chic studio in Atlanta.
Here now, Buer shares just a few at-home exercises that will get you into shape for the new year and help show off a new you.
“Place your feet six inches from the wall. Put a slight bend in the knees. Including your head, place everything firmly up against the wall. Look straight ahead with your chin
up. Slide your arms up the wall while maintain full contact with the wall.”
Works these body parts: Legs, glutes, wrists, elbows, shoulders, triceps, core, and upper back.
Caution: “Make sure your head and shoulders don’t come off the wall. Make sure not to arch your back.”
Lay face down on the ground, and move your arms out at your side so that your body resembles a cross. Press your palms against the ground. Push up off of the group so that you start off in a normal push-up position.
Rotate your torso and legs to one side so that your body is facing away from the ground. At the same , raise your arm to the sky so that your upper body forms the letter “T.” Return your body to the standard push-up position.
Works These Body Parts: A total body exercise, with emphasis on your chest, shoulders, triceps, and your core, and obliques.
Caution: “Don’t let your hips or lower back sink down towards the ground. Make sure sure you are elevated. Make sure your core is nice and tight, so that you maintain an elevated position and good posture.”
“Get into a push-up position. Core must be tight. Hips should be slightly elevated. Drive the knees back and forth into the chest, then back into starting position.”
Works these parts of the body: “Engages our core, lower body and shoulders. Elevates the heart rate with needing much space at all.”
Caution: “Don’t allow your hips to sink.”
Lunge forward but do not let your kneed go over your toe. Don’t touch the floor. Towards the bottom of the lunge, push off with the back foot and come back into the original standing position. Repeat with the opposite leg.
Works out these parts of the body: Glutes, ham strings, quads, and the core.
Caution: “Make sure to allow your knee to come forward. Drive through your heel, not your toes. Make sure you step out far enough. Have good posture.”
David Buer is an Atlanta-based personal trainer with more than 12 years of experience helping individuals from all walks of life achieve their health and fitness goals. He is often called upon by popular celebrities, world class athletes and active business professionals for his expertise in weight loss management, general fitness, functional strength training, corrective exercise, sports performance training, nutrition and body sculpting. Some of his celebrity clients include, media mogul Tyler Perry and actor Joey Lawrence.