How to Work Off the Christmas Ham

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A string of resolutions typically follow the New Year. One of the most common resolutions, the desire to stick to a daily exercise routine, can be difficult to maintain. However, physical education teacher Mr. Cremonese explains and demonstrates five simple exercises that can be accomplished daily and maximize physical benefits. Two sets of fifteen of each of these exercises is the recommended amount for each day.

 Burpee — This is a total body exercise. Starting in the standing position, squat down to the ground and place your hands on either side of your feet. Jump your feet out so that you are in the push-up position. Complete one push-up, jump your feet back to your hands, and stand up. This works the legs, abs, and upper body.

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Standard push-up — This exercise is commonly overlooked. Many people  speed through their push-ups without consciously thinking about their technique. However, proper form and execution of this exercise is an extremely beneficial and strengthening exercise. You must, of course remember to keep your body flat as you bend your arms to at least a 90 degree position!

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Standard Squat — Just like the push-up, squats are often skimmed over without any true exercise taking place. Remember to keep your knees behind your toes, keep your head and chest up at all times, and as Mr. Crem always says, “GHETTO BOOTY OUT!”

Standard Plank — This can be done either in the front or side position. Both are in a push-up-like position, but with elbows instead of hands on the floor. The goal of this exercise is to keep the entire body straight at all times and hold the position for as long as possible. Planks work on the inner part of the abs that is not visible. Though you do not see this part, this is what makes you stand tall and is where all of your power stems from.

Medicine Ball Power Slam — A combination of workout and anger management, this exercise involves a medicine ball. First, hold the ball above your head and then slam it down with all of your power to the ground. The goal is to throw the ball “through the ground”. This an entire body workout and is a great stress reliever as well.