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Dead lift pull combo1Dead lift pull combo2Dead lift pull combo3
  • Start by holding dumbbells  or bar at your side.
  • Bending at the hips, lower torso to approximately parallel to the floor , keeping knees slightly bent and back straight
  • Lower the bar by pushing the hips back, bending only slightly at the knees, unlike when squatting
  • To rise back up, tighten abs and contract glutes and press with your heel 
  • Proceed to stand up and stop when your legs are semi straight and your back is at a 45 degree angle. 
  • Row dumbbells to sides, pinching shoulder blades in toward the spine as you row
  • Return to the starting position and repeat  12 times 
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Bb lateral lunge1Bb lateral lunge2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Place barbell on shoulders below the neck
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Step to the side  with one foot 2-3 feet .
  • Shift your weight and hips to one side and squat down so that your hips drop down behind that foot.
  • DO NOT allow front knee to extend past the big toe to prevent injury.
  • Pushing off  heel, raise to starting position. 
  • Remember to keep head and back upright in a neutral position.          
  • Shoulders and hips should remain squared at all times.
  • Watch for proper knee alignment - do not let front knee extend past big toe or deviate from side to side.
  • Back knee should not come in contact with floor.
  • Complete 12 reps before repeating with opposite leg
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Side lateral raise pump down 1Side lateral raise pump down 2
  • Lie on your side on a ball  and hold a dumbell with your outside hand. 
  • Face your palm down towards the ball and slowly raise your elbow up at a 45 degree angle keeping your elbow bent  
  •  Return to the starting position following the same motion and repeat for 12 repetitions. 
  •  Repeat with the other arm.
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Ball extention1Ball extention2
  • Lay with your back on the floor with knees bent at 90 degree angle, arms to the side palms down
  • Place fitness ball between feet
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Extend knees, straightening legs up toward the ceiling
  • Hold, feeling contraction at the top of your thighs
  • Return to starting position.
  • Use controlled motion – don’t swing legs.
  • Repeat 15 times
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High db step up1High db step up2
  • Stand  in front of  of a box, platform or step ( between 10 and 18 inches high)
  • 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 onto the box with one leg , 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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Two points on the floor1Two points on the floor2
  • Start on all fours with your back flat
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Slowly raise the right arm (thumb up) and the left leg, toes pointed away from the body
  • Keep arm and leg straight and raise until even with back
  • Slowly return arm and leg to the floor
  • Repeat with opposite arm and leg
  • Focus on slow, controlled movement – don’t cheat yourself by using momentum
  • One set is 10 reps per side – hold for 1 second per rep; 
  • Do not arch back.
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bb balance step up on the bench1bb balance step up on the bench2
  • Stand  in front of  of a box, platform or step ( between 10 and 18 inches high)
  • Lift chest, shoulders back and tuck chin
  • Place a barbell on you shoulders
  • 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
  • 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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One arm front lunge1One arm front lunge2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Grasp dumbbells
  • Position one dumbbell at ear level with overhand grip (palm   facing forward) and elbows  forming 90° bent 
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Raise one foot off the ground, balancing on one leg and lifting opposite leg so that hip and knee are bent at a 90-degree angle
  • Stabilize
  •  Step forward  with one foot 2-3 feet and lower back knee, forming a 90° bend at the front hip and knee.
  • DO NOT allow front knee to extend past the big toe to prevent injury.
  • Pushing off front heel, raise to starting position. 
  •  Remember to keep head and back upright in a neutral position.          
  • Shoulders and hips should remain squared at all times.
  • Watch for proper knee alignment - do not let front knee extend past big toe or deviate from side to side
  • Back knee should not come in contact with floor.
  • Complete 12 reps before repeating with opposite leg.
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One leg DB dead lift1One leg DB dead lift2
  • Grasp the dumbbells  by positioning hands slightly wider than shoulder width grip
  • Bend the knees slightly, shins vertical, hips back and back straight
  • Raise right foot off the ground
  • Bending at the hips, lower torso to approximately parallel to the floor , keeping knee slightly bent and back straight
  • Lower the bar by pushing the hips back, bending only slightly at the knee, unlike when squatting
  • To rise back up, tighten abs and contract glutes and press with your heel to return to a standing position.
  • Keeping back completely straight at all times,  keep dumbbells as close as possible to legs
  • The movement should not be fast but steady and under control, and arms should remain straight
  •  Exhale as you lift bar, keeping your chest up, shoulders retracted,
  •  Inhale as you lower the bar to the floor.
  • Repeat 12 times 
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side db squat from the bench1side db squat from the bench2
  • Stand  on a box, platform or step ( between 10 and 18 inches high) with your left side
  • Lift right  foot off the box  and move it back ,   balancing on one leg
  • Lift chest, shoulders back and tuck chin
  • Grasp dumbbells and let arms hang down at sides
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Lower body by flexing at the hips and left knee, as though sitting on chair
  • Move right foot as close to the floor as possible , without losing the balance and control
  • Pushing off the heel, raise to starting position.
  • Complete 12 reps before repeating with opposite leg.
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balance leg raise on the ball1balance leg raise on the ball2
  • Starting Position: Lie supine on stability ball.
  • Place neck and shoulders on a fitness ball with back and hips parallel to the floor
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Once you have maintained your balance then slowly raise the foot  off the floor , hold and return to starting position. 
  • Repeat  12-15 times with each leg
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