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Balance raise on the ball1Balance 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 glute
  • Once your body is stabilized in this plank position slowly raise one hand off the ground brining elbow  backwards to your spine.
  •  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 -15 times with each side .
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High db cross step up1High db cross step up2
  • Stand  in front of  of a box, platform or step ( between 10 and 18 inches high) with your left side
  • Lift chest, shoulders back and tuck chin
  • Position dumbbells at ear level with overhand grip (palms   facing forward) and elbows  forming 90°bent
  •  Tighten abs, activate glutes
  •  Step up laterally  onto the box with right leg ,(cross step)  knee directly over the toes
  • Push through front heel and stand upright, balancing on one leg and and move the back foot beside the front foot
  • Stabilize
  • Return lifted leg to the ground do 12 reps
  • Switch sides and repeat with opposite leg.
  • Be sure not to raise front heel from box while step down.
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Plank_leg hold
  • Start by lying face down on the ground, placing elbows and forearms underneath chest
  • Tighten abs and activate glutes,
  • Prop yourself up to form a bridge using your toes and forearms
  • Maintain a flat back and do not allow your hips to sag toward the ground
  • Keep abs and glutes tight
  • Raise one foot up
  • Hold for 15 seconds or until you can no longer maintain a flat bridge
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Bend back leg raise1Bend back leg raise2
  • Start by placing an ankle band around your ankles.
  • Stand with hips in neutral      position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Draw abs in, activate glutes
  • Raise your leg back  until there is good resistance and you are still able to keep your hips level.
  • Keep your knee locked and raise your leg from the hip and butt
  • Return to the starting position and repeat for 15 times
  •  Complete the same repetitions on the other side.
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Side bb step up1Side bb step up2
  • Stand  in front of  of a box, platform or step ( between 10 and 18 inches high) with your left side
  • Lift chest, shoulders back and tuck chin
  • Place a barbell on you shoulders
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Step up onto the box with left  leg , knee directly over the toes
  • Push through front heel and stand upright, balancing on one leg and  move the back foot beside the front foot
  • Stabilize
  • Return lifted leg to the ground do 12 reps
  • Switch sides and repeat with opposite leg.
  •  Be sure not to raise front heel from box while step down.
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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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 One leg tube dead lift1 One leg tube dead lift2
  • Anchor tubing around leg of sturdy couch or chair
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral    position
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and  head forward
  • Draw abs in, activate glutes
  • Grab the ends of the band in each hand with arms fully extended
  • Raise one foot off the ground
  • In controlled manner, bend from the hip joint (by pushing the hips back ) only slightly bending the knee, unlike when squatting  and low  your torso above parallel to the floor
  • The arms should remain straight. Push with heel return to starting position.
  • Be sure to keep abs and glutes tight at all times
  • Watch for proper knee alignment 
  • Do not let front knee extend  past big toe or deviate laterally or medially
  • Take a deep breath at the start of the movement and keep your chest up.
  • Hold your breath as you lower and exhale as you complete the movement.
  • Repeat 12 times  with each side
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Side plank arm_leg up1Side plank larm_leg up2
  • Start : lay on the floor  on one side. Your elbow has to be under the shoulder.
  • Draw in abs toward your spine.
  • Raise your body using one forearm and feet.  Your only floor  contact points should be your feet and elbow.
  • Holding this position raise your outside arm and leg  keeping  it straight.
  • Hold for 15 sec and repeat with other side
  • To increase intensity: hold  , then return to the starting position and repeat  for 12-15 times
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Push-pull combo1Push-pull combo2Push-pull combo3

  • Start by placing the dumbells onto the ground and getting into a pushup position holding onto the dumbbells.
  • Proceed into a pushup and then extend your arms into a completed pushup. 
  • Then row one dumbell up to chest level and return to the ground. Repeat with the other arm.
  • This is considered one repetition.
  • Repeat this cycle until all repetitions are completed. 
  • Make sure you keep your abs tight and back flat throughout this movement.
  • Repeat 10 times with each side 
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Push up-legs on the ball1Push up-legs 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 glute
  • Once your body is stabilized in this plank position
  • Lower your body (legs, hips, trunk, and head) 4-8 inches from the floor.
  • Return to the start position by extending at the elbows and pushing the body up.
  • Repeat 10-12 times
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Cable  front raise1Cable  front raise2
  • Anchor tubing around leg of sturdy couch or chair ( you can use cable machine instead at low  pulley)
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral  position
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and tuck chin
  • Draw abs in, activate glutes, weight on the heels
  • Grab the end of the tube with both  hand with arms fully  extended
  • Keeping arm straight ,raise them above your head.
  •  Return to the starting position and repeat 12 times
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