Here's a look at what you missed this morning on Good Day Alabama, Monday, June 1, 2015:
Squat With Overhead Press
1. Stand in the middle of the band with feet parallel and shoulder-width apart. Hold handles at shoulder height, with palms facing away from you and elbows bent.
2. Squat deeply while pressing your arms directly over your head. Keep your weight on your heels and resist the band as you return to standing position.
Lunge With Biceps Curl
1. Place the center of the band under the instep of your left foot and position your right foot about two feet behind you.
2. With an underhand grip on the band's handles, perform a biceps curl while bending your knees to lower into a lunge position. Complete 20 repetitions. Switch legs and repeat.
Crunch With Lat Pull-Down
1. Loop the band around a stable object, like a doorknob. (A) Lie on your back, gripping the band's handles with arms extended. Raise your legs and bend your knees so your shins are parallel to the floor.
2. Crunch your upper body forward while drawing your arms toward your knees. Roll back to starting position. Repeat 20 times.
Push Through Crunch
1. Mount your resistance band using the door anchor at lower side of the door frame.
2. Attach both ends of the resistance band onto one handle.
3. Get in a crunch position and grab the handle with both hands and keep the handle just above your stomach. Make sure that you're in a position where the resistance band is straightened out.
4. While keeping your feet on the ground, knees bent and open, you must push the band towards the center of your thighs. As you do that, lift your shoulders and head off the ground. This step is all done in one motion.
5. Return to the original position and repeat.
Chest Press With Resistance Band
1. Place your door anchor near the top of the door you will be using and attach the resistance band. Make sure that you have room around you to move your arms freely.
2. Grab the handles while keeping your back facing the door. Stand forward enough so that the resistance bands are slightly stretched.
3. Bring your arms forward so that your elbows are straightened and your knuckles are pointing up.
4. Bring your arms back into the position it was in before, then repeat.
Lat Pull Down With Resistance Band
1. Secure the resistance band at the top of a door with a door anchor, or to a secure stationary frame at a comparable height.
2. Facing the anchor point, step back until the band is straightened and grab a handle in each hand at slightly higher than shoulder height. You can also perform this exercise while being seated.
3. Pull your arms backwards so that your elbows are pointing behind you.
4. Return to original position and repeat.
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I.R.S. commissioner John Koskinen stated that these cybercriminals are "not amateurs," but rather an "organized crime syndicate" that has been plaguing the financial industry in recent years. The agency has since shut down the "Get Transcript" application used in the breach and is investigating the origin of the attack. Here are some tips on dealing with breach from the Wall Street Journal:
How do I know if my information was compromised? The IRS will contact you if you are affected. The agency said it will start mailing letters this week to the taxpayers whose returns were accessed, as well as an additional 100,000 or so households whose data the criminals unsuccessfully tried to access through the Get Transcript service.
What should I do if my tax returns were involved? The taxpayers whose information was viewed by the thieves will be offered free access to a credit-monitoring service, with sign-up information included in the letters they receive from the IRS. The other taxpayers should consider being extra vigilant about their credit as well because, as the IRS said in a news release, the attempts indicate "malicious actors acquired sensitive financial information from a source outside the IRS about these households."
What should I be on the lookout for? Stolen personal data is often used to open credit-card accounts and rack up fraudulent charges. The accounts should show up on your credit reports even if they aren't used immediately. Another risk is that criminals may see an opportunity now to use emails or other communications purporting to come from the IRS in an attempt to get consumers to supply personal information, supposedly to clear up the problem. In its news release, the IRS emphasized that the letters it sends to affected households "will not request any personal identification information from taxpayers."
Can I still get copies of prior-year tax returns? The IRS has temporarily shut down the Get Transcript online service. Individuals who need past tax-return information for uses such as applying for loans can request a transcript, which includes line-by-line tax-return information, through the Get Transcript Through Mail service. The information arrives in five to 10 days at the address the IRS has on file, the agency website says. An actual copy of a past return can be requested on IRS FORM 4506, at a fee of $50 per return.
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