Wii Fitness for Dummies Bonus Tips and Content - Week 05

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Wii Fitness for Dummies (aka, Fitness on the Wii), available from booksellers everywhere, as well as online discounters like Amazon.com, focuses on three of the top Wii fitness programs, Wii Fit Plus, EA Sports Active: Personal Trainer, and Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2010, as well as provides additional coverage of the entire Wii fitness phenomena and general exercise theory. As is always the case when writing a book, there is inevitably content that doesn't fit either due to subject matter, cost, or space constraints, which is where this regularly published bonus tips and content comes in. Each week, for an indeterminate number of weeks, Christina and I will be posting items that will both add to your enjoyment of the book and provide good fitness information in general.

This week, we're running the fifth in an eight part series of Classic Body Weight Exercises You Can Perform When You're Away From Your Wii* (*also great for warming up or cooling down, as discussed in book Chapter 1):

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The start and finish position for Knee-Ins, which work your entire stomach (abdominals), with slightly greater emphasis on the lower part of the muscle wall. Minor emphasis is also placed on the muscles at the side of your waist (intercostals). To begin, sit on the floor and place your hands palms down and flat at the sides of your body roughly in the area between the top of your buttocks and bottom of your lower back. Extend your legs in front of you, flat on the floor.

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The midpoint position for Knee-Ins. From the prone starting position, pull your knees in towards your chest with your stomach muscles as far as you can without rounding your back as you slowly lift your head off the floor. Exhale forcefully as your knees and chest move towards each other. Your knees should remain together as you slowly return to the start position. Repeat.

Reminder:
Before starting any workout regime, it is always wise to consult with your physician. This is especially important if you are pregnant, have cardiovascular problems such as high blood pressure, or suffer from an orthopedic condition. Further, should you start to experience any fatigue, shortness of breath, chest tightness, dizziness, or any other discomfort, pain, or unusual symptoms while working out with Wii Fit Plus or any other fitness program, stop activity immediately and consult with your physician.

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Just a reminder, for a limited time you can get a $5 mail-in rebate on ANY "For Dummies" book, audio book, or ebook (Kindle, et al.), priced at $6.99 or higher: http://www.armchairarcade.com/neo/node/3152

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