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Leg curl on the ball1Leg curl 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
  • Roll ball towards your hips then , raise hips off floor by pressing heel into the floor .
  •  Return to start position.
  • Repeat 12-15 reps with each leg 
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Press Bihind the head1Press Bihind the head2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart with knees slightly bent (at 20°)
  • Start position: Grasp bar with overhand grip shoulder width apart and rest on shoulders.
  • Back should be straight in a neutral position
  • Press the barbell overhead into a shoulder press position
  • Lower barbell behind your back as low as possible. While you may feel tension in shoulders, lower stick to a comfortable level without any pain.
  • Repeat 15 times 
  • Remember to keep back straight and abs tight.
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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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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
  • 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 arm Straight bent over Pull1One arm Straight bent over Pull2
  • Anchor tubing around leg of sturdy couch or chair at around belly button or chest level.
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral  position
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and tuck chin
  • Draw abs in, activate glutes
  • Grab the ends of the band in each hand with arms fully  extended  and bend at the waist until chest is at a 45-degree angle to the ground
  •  Pull one  hand back and up  towards your spine  remembering to keep your arms straight, using your shoulder blade
  • Return to starting position
  • Repeat for 12 times with each side
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Hold on the ball- leg to the chest1Hold on the ball- leg to the chest2
  • Start by forming a parallel plank position with both feet on the ground and your hands on top of the stability ball.
  • Holding this parallel position raise one leg off the ground  and bring the knee  to your chest .
  • Maintain a flat back and do not allow your hips to sag toward the ground
  • Keep abs, glutes tight, and your hips level with the rest of your body.
  • Do 10-12 times and repeat with other leg.
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Good morning1Good morning2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position, knees slightly bent
  • Place barbell on shoulders below the neck
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Bend the knees slightly, shins vertical, hips back and back straight
  • 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 to return to a standing position.
  • Keeping back completely straight at all times,
  • The movement should not be fast but steady and under control
  • Exhale as you lift bar, keeping your chest up, shoulders retracted,   Inhale as you lower the bar to the floor.
  • Use a mirror to insure correct technique
  • Repeat 12 times 
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Shoulder press with twist1Shoulder press with twist2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Chest out, shoulders back, and head straight forward.
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Position dumbbells at ear level with an overhand grip, palms  facing forward, keeping elbows bent at a 90 degree angle
  •  Press the dumbbels up above your head and simultaneously twist your trunk.
  • Return to the starting position repeat 12 times
  • And then proceed  to the opposite direction. 
  • Keep your feet planted and stationary the entire time.
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BB straight arm raise1BB straight arm raise2
  • Grasp the barbell by positioning hands with shoulder width
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Keeping the arms straight  raise them above your head 
  • Slowly Return to the starting position moving your shoulder blades
  • Repeat for 12 times  
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Vraise 1Vraise2            
  • Sit in a seated position and place a stability ball between your legs.
  • Tighten abs and activate glutes,
  • Straighten your legs and then bring your knees to your chest and lift the ball off the floor.
  • Return to the starting position.
  • Repeat 15 times .
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Straight arms back raise on the ball1Straight arms back raise on the ball 2
  • Start by lying on the chest  on fitness ball, dumbbells in each hand and hanging to floor
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Slowly lift chest off the ball, keeping back and neck aligned; hold
  • While holding this position , bring arms around to the side of the body, and pinch shoulder blades together
  • creating  letter V
  • Repeat 15 times 
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