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  • 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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Reverse grip front raise1Reverse grip front raise2
  •  Step onto tubing with  knees slightly bent.
  •  Start position: Grasp handles with a reverse grip (palms up ) and shoulder width apart.
  • Arms should hang down at sides with elbows slightly bent.
  •  Raise handles to front of body to shoulder eyes height  keeping elbows only slightly bent.
  •  Return to start position.
  •  Remember to keep back and head straight in a neutral position - hyperextension or flexion may cause injury.
  • Keep shoulders stabilized by squeezing shoulder blades together throughout movement.
  • Repeat 12 times
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Overhead db squat1Overhead db squat2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position, knees slightly bent
  • Place dumbbells above the head.
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes.
  • Stabilize
  • Lower body by flexing at the hips and knees, as though sitting on chair
  • Lower body until thighs are parallel to floor
  • 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 feet and heesl, 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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One leg bridge on the ball on the disk1One leg bridge on the ball on the disk2
  • Lay with your back to the floor with hands at sides, palms on floor.
  • Place heels on top of the disc l with knees slightly bent
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Raise one foot into the air and press your other foot into the  disc until your hips come up off the floor.
  • Lift pelvis off the floor until the knees, hips, and shoulders are in a straight line; hold for 1 seconds
  • Slowly lower pelvis to the floor.
  • Repeat 12 times with each leg
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  • 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 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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Side curl on the ball1side curl on the ball2
  • Roll out onto ball in a prone position. The ball should be under your shins.
  •  Keeping your hips and body parallel to the floor (no sagging of the hips) bring your legs in towards your chest.
  •  Remember to keep your trunk parallel with the floor. 
  •  Now rotate towards your left and repeat back and forth until the desired number of repetitions is met.
  • The ball should pretty much stay in one place. Keep your body in a somewhat straight line and somewhat parallel with the floor. 
  • Keep abs, glutes tight,  rotate your hips  to the side and then return to the starting position.
  • Repeat  12 reps  with each  side
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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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  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral    position
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and  head forward
  • Draw abs in, activate glutes
  • Grasp the barbell by positioning hands slightly wider than shoulder width grip
  • 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
  • In one continuous motion, bring barbell  up above your head
  • Focus on slow, controlled movement – don’t cheat yourself by using momentum
  • Slowly return to starting position
  • Repeat  12 reps 
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Db cross lunge1Db cross lunge2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • dumbbells in each hand and to your sides
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Step forward  with one foot 2-3 feet placing back leg in line with front leg (cross step)
  • 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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High db balance side step up1High db balance side 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 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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Bent Over straght arms pull1Bent Over straght arms pull2
  • Anchor tubing around leg of sturdy couch or chair or use cable machine 
  • 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 your hands back and up  towards your spine  remembering to keep your arms straight.
  • Return to starting position
  • Repeat for 12 times
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