Exercise Videos

Exercising With Wellness Series

Exercising With Wellness is a series of videos, providing easy to follow exercises including lots of explanations, alternative moves, and practical tips, presented by Cornell Wellness staff. Watch, learn, try them out, and ENJOY!

Chair Stretches Exercise Routine
Try these six flexibility exercises to reduce tightness and stress that has gathered throughout your whole body. These exercises are all designed to be performed while you are seated and supported by a chair. Take a few minutes to stretch the muscles that are tight and tighten the muscles that are too loose from repeatedly doing work or school tasks such as typing on a computer, reading through books, and texting on your mobile devices. Kerry and TJ, exercise physiologists from Cornell Wellness, will lead you through six stretches including: Neck Retractions, Shoulder Blade Retractions, Abdominal Stretch, T-Spine Rotations, Hamstring Stretch, and Ankle Mobility. Chair stretches exercise routine video.

Core Strengthening And Back Pain Prevention Routine
Performing a few exercises a couple of times per week that strengthen your core can have a positive impact on all parts of your life. A strong core can improve performance for weekend warriors, contribute to better posture, and help to prevent low back pain flare-ups. Using your own body weight, Kerry and TJ, exercise physiologists from Cornell Wellness, will lead you through 6 exercises that only require yourself and a comfortable floor mat. Thorough demonstrations for each exercise, including a few variations, and a helpful tips section, are included. This exercise routine consists of: Cat/Cow Stretch, Birddog, McGill Curl-Up, Side Plank, Hip Bridge, and Deadbug. Core strengthening and back pain prevention routine.

Body Weight Exercise Routine
Description: Are you looking for a complete body workout that you can do anywhere, with as little as 7 exercises? Using your own body weight, Jenn, Matt, and Kerry, exercise physiologists from Cornell Wellness and Cornell Fitness Centers, will lead you through 7 exercises that only require yourself and a box to step up onto. Thorough demonstrations for each exercise, along with several different exercise modifications are shown. This exercise routine consists of: Squats, Step-Ups, Arm Circles & Overhead Press, Push-Ups, Back Extensions, Bridges, and Heel Taps. Body Weight exercise video.

Dumbbell Exercise Routine
Description: Try this effective dumbbell exercise routine to build your strength or endurance. Jenn, Matt, and Kerry, exercise physiologists from Cornell Wellness and Cornell Fitness Centers, will lead you through a full body workout with dumbbells. Some exercise modifications are demonstrated, and a few exercises are performed from two viewpoints, for ease of learning. Using dumbbells as resistance not only builds the muscles you are specifically targeting but also engages the surrounding stabilizing muscles and your core. This exercise routine consists of: Chest Flys, Pullovers, Bentover Row, Tricep Kickback, Bicep Curls, Forward Lunges, Side Lunges, and Calf Raises.Dumbbell exercise video.

12-Minute Partner Strength Training Workout
Want to get a quick workout in at the office, at home, or while traveling? Do you have a friend who you want to workout with? Follow along with Jennifer Bennett, exercise physiologist from the Cornell Wellness, as she guides LaWanda and Kerry through a 12-minute strength training program for the upper body, using resistance bands and exercise tubing. Strength Training video.

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