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Balance arm raise on the ball1Balance arm raise on the ball2

  • Lie face down with chest on the ball.
  • Take your hands and walk forward allowing the ball to roll under your body until  your legs  are supported by the ball .
  • Closer to the feet - harder exercise .
  • Start position: With arms fully extended, place your hands slightly wider than shoulder width, fingers pointing straight ahead, and aligned at the nipple line.
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Extend one arm forward Keeping it  straight
  • Maintain a flat back and do not allow your hips to sag toward the ground 
  • When your arm is parallel to the floor return to the starting position.
  • Focus on slow, controlled movement – don’t cheat yourself by using momentum
  • Repeat 12 times with each side.
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Balance One leg flye on the ball1Balance One leg flye on the ball2
  • Sit in an upright position on a ball with a dumbbell in each hand. (You   may rest each DB on the corresponding thigh.)
  • Start position: Place neck and shoulders on a fitness ball
  • bring the dumbbells to your shoulders.
  • Press the dumbbells up directly above the chest with the dumbbells almost touching and palms facing each other
  • Lift one leg off the floor and keep it parallel
  • Stabilize
  • Keeping the elbows slightly bent, lower the dumbbells out and away from each other in an arcing motion with hands aligned with the nipple-line
  • Stop as upper arms are parallel to slightly past parallel to the ground
  • Think about moving elbows not hands.
  • Keep dumbbells above elbows during movement . 
  • Return to the starting position and repeat.
  • To end the exercise, place dumbbells on shoulders and return to the seated upright position.
  • Keep abs and glutes tight at all times.
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Balance one leg press on the ball1Balance one leg press on the ball2
  • Sit in an upright position on a ball with a dumbbell in each hand. (You   may rest each DB on the corresponding thigh.)
  • Start position: Place neck and shoulders on a fitness ball
  • bring the dumbbells to your shoulders.
  • Keep back and hips parallel to the floor
  • Lift one leg off the floor and keep it parallel
  • Stabilize
  • Start with a dumbbell in each hand and arms extended up toward ceiling
  • Bend elbows and lower until even with chest, keeping elbows at about 90 degrees and wrists directly above elbows
  • Return to starting position.
  • Be sure to keep abs and glutes tight.
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Alt. dm fly on the ball1Alt. dm fly on the ball2

  • Sit in an upright position on a ball with a dumbbell in each hand. (You   may rest each DB on the corresponding thigh.)
  • Start position: Lie on back on ball and bring the dumbbells to your shoulders.
  • Press the dumbbells up directly above the chest with the dumbbells almost touching and palms facing each other
  • Keeping the elbows slightly bent, lower one arm  out and away from  other in an arcing motion with hands aligned with the nipple-line
  • Stop as upper arm is parallel to slightly past parallel to the ground
  • Think about moving elbows not hands.
  • Keep dumbbells above elbows during movement .
  • Return to the starting position and repeat.
  • To end the exercise, place dumbbells on shoulders and return to the seated upright position.
  • Keep abs and glutes tight at all times.
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Front - back Db  raise on the ball1Front - back Db  raise on the ball2Front - back Db  raise on the ball3
  • Lie face down on a stability ball so that the ball is under your chest
  • Dumbbells in each hand and hanging to floor
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Slowly lift chest up, keeping back and neck aligned
  • Keeping the arms straight  raise them above your head creating letter V
  • Slowly Return to the starting position moving your shoulder blades
  • Repeat 12 times
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Butterfly1Butterfly2
  • Sit in upright position on ball with feet flat on floor
  • Walk feet forward, allowing ball to roll underneath body until your neck and shoulders supported
  • Raise hips to create a “table top” position parallel to floor
  • Place barbell  on chest with close grip
  • Start position: extend elbows and raise barbell up
  • With elbows slightly bent, lower dumbbell back behind head to slightly below head level
  • Return to start position
  • Remember to keep both feet flat on the floor at all times and keep the lower back in a neutral position.
  •  Hyperextension or arching of the back may cause injury. Never lock your elbows.
  •  If maintaining stability is difficult, lower hips below parallel until stability is established.
  • Repeat 12 times
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Balance High db step up1Balance High db step up2
  • Stand  in front of  of a box, platform or step ( between 10 and 18 inches high)
  • Position dumbbells at ear level with overhand grip (palms   facing forward) and elbows  forming 90°bent
  •  Lift chest, shoulders back and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Step up   onto the box with one leg , knee directly over the toes
  • Push through front heel and stand upright, balancing on one leg and lifting opposite leg so that hip and knee are bent at a 90-degree angle
  • Stabilize
  • Be sure not to raise front heel from box while step down.
  • Return lifted leg to the ground do 12 reps
  • Switch sides and repeat with opposite leg.
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Circles on the ball1Circles on the ball2

  • Place neck and shoulders on a fitness ball with back and hips parallel to the floor
  • Place  a dumbbell in each hand above your chest.
  • Simultaneously start making  big circles using full range of movement
  • Keep your but and abs tight
  • Repeat 12 times
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Russian twist1Russian twist2
  • Sit on your butt draw in abs toward your spine,
  • Holding a medicine ball rotate your shoulders side to side
  • touching the medicine ball to the ground.
  • Use ” tight pants ” technique
  • Make sure you do not feel pain in lower back
  • Repeat 12-20 times
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DB Press on the ball1DB Press on the ball2
  • Place neck and shoulders on a fitness ball with back and hips parallel to the floor
  • Start with a dumbbell in each hand and arms extended up toward ceiling
  • Bend elbows and lower until even with chest, keeping elbows at about 90 degrees and wrists directly above elbows
  • Return to starting position.
  • Be sure to keep abs and glutes tight.
  • Repeat 12 times 
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Tube shoulder press1Tube shoulder press2
  • Start by placing both feet on the band and hold each end in both hands at shoulder level.
  • Starting with your elbows at 90 degrees press both arms straight up until your elbows are extended.
  •  Return to the starting position and repeat for 12 repetitions.
  • Keep your abdominals tight throughout the movement and avoid arching your low back.
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