The Letter K

This is a Body Sculpting pattern from www.turnstep.com. (pattern 13780)

This is my very own "core" movement that I've been teaching for about 6 or 7 years now. Your class will "hate" it at first but will always try to master it. And watch out when they do!

Stand with feet shoulder width apart; chin up; head up; chest out; shoulders back and relaxed; abdominals in; back straight and remember to breathe. Begin with your right leg into a reverse lunge. From that position, still using the right leg, slowly stand while bringing leg up into a knee lift in front of you while raising both arms above your head. From there take knee out to your right side touching the inside of your left knee with your right foot (to form sort of a triangle if you stretch your imagination). Touch right elbow to right knee, then immediately both arms out and right leg out to make the "Letter K". Hold this position for as long as you want, usually 15 to 25 seconds the first couple of times. Then gradually build up to a full minute or two. Try this 3 times with the right leg then 3 times with the left. And then gradually build up to 4 or 5 times. Be sure to explain that it's tough, it isn't meant to be mastered the first few times out and that wobbling is good because it means your core muscles are working hard at keeping you balanced.

Have fun! Write me with any questions.



Added by Karen Tucker at 3:47 PM on Tuesday, November 4, 2003 EST. Add to favorites (view favorites)
(Email: ktuck@sprynet.com)
From: Kalamazoo, Michigan (USA)
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