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Lunge+db raise1Lunge+db raise2

  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position   with db in your hands
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Stabilize
  • Step backward with one foot 2-3 feet and lower back knee, forming a 90° bend at the front hip and knee.
  • While lunging backwards lift your  arms forward and up keeping the elbow semi-straight.
  • Pushing off front heel, raise to starting position.
  • Complete 12 reps before repeating with opposite leg.
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T- raise1T- raise2T- raise3T- raise4
  • Grasp dumbbells with reverse grip (palms up)
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  •  Arms should hang down at sides .
  • Raise dumbbells to side of body at shoulder height, palms down
  • Turn dumbbells , palms out
  • Move arms in front of your chest
  • Lower dumbbells to starting position
  • Repeat 10 times
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Straight arms cable pull1Straight arms cable pull2
  • Anchor tubing around something sturdy  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
  • Pull   hands 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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Side rotation on the ball1Side rotation on the ball2
  • Lie on your side on a ball and hold a dumbell with your outside hand. 
  •  Start position: Grasp dumbbell and flex elbow at 90° keeping elbow in at side.
  • Forearm should be slightly below parallel to floor.
  •  Rotate arm outward keeping elbow at 90°.
  •  Return to start position.
  • Remember to keep elbow firmly secured to side.
  • Repeat 12 times with each side
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Tube Squat1Tube Squat2
  • Start by stepping on the tube  with both feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position, knees slightly bent
  • Position hands with handles  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
  • Stabilize
  • Lower body by flexing at the hips and knees, as though sitting on chair
  • Lower body until thighs are parallel to floor while holding the tube  at shoulder height.
  • Return to start position by pushing with heels, keeping head and back straight in a neutral position and abdominal muscles tight.
  • Keep weight over the middle of foot and heel, not the toes, and do not allow knees to go past the big toe or deviate from side to side -hyperextension or flexion may cause injury.
  • Upper body can flex forward at the hips slightly during movement.     
  • Be sure to “sit back” so that knees stay over the feet.
  • Repeat 12 times
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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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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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Db lateral Lunge1Db Balance lateral Lunge2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • 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
  • Stabilize
  •  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 plank arm up1Side plank arm 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 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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 Side db step up1Side db 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
  • Grasp dumbbells and let arms hang down at sides
  • 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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Plank
  • Start by lying face down on the ground, placing elbows and forearms underneath chest
  • 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
  • Hold for 10-20 seconds or until you can no longer maintain a flat bridge
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