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Bent over arms raise with med ball1Bent over arms raise with med ball2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Grasp weight with both hands   and bend at the waist until chest is at a 45-degree angle to the ground, letting the arms hang in front of the body.
  • 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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Plank_twist1Plank_twist2
  • 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
  • Keeping your trunk tight and parallel lift up one elbow and rotate your trunk and shoulders.
  • Hold  and then return to the starting position and repeat  for 12-15 times
  • Repeat with the other side.
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Overhead lateral  BB Lunge1Overhead lateral  BB Lunge2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Place barbell above your head
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  •  Step backward 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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Leg back raise with cable1Leg back raise with cable2
  • Start by placing a band around your ankle and face the band.
  • Stand with hips in neutral      position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Draw abs in, activate glutes
  •  Maintaining your balance kick your leg back while keeping it straight. 
  • Only kick back as far as your leg will allow.
  • Remember to squeeze your glute muscle while performing this exercise.
  •  Return to the starting position and repeat for the 15 repetitions.
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Reverse fly on the ball Black1Reverse fly on the ball Black2
  • Lie face down with chest supported by a stability ball. Feet should be wider than shoulder width apart for stability
  • Start position: Hold DB’s in each hand with neutral grip (palms facing each other) and rest DB’s on floor directly under shoulders.
  • With elbows slightly bent and facing the ceiling, raise DB’s to shoulder level and squeeze shoulder blades together at top of movement.
  • Think about raising elbows not hands.
  • Return to start position
  • Remember to pinch shoulder blades together first and after raise elbows.
  • Don’t bent wrists.
  • Keep upper body stable and abdominals tight throughout exercise by drawing stomach in toward spine.
  • Repeat 12 times
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One leg squat1One leg squat2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position, knees slightly bent
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Raise one foot off the ground, balancing on one leg
  • Stabilize
  • Lower body by flexing at the hips and knee, as though sitting on chair
  • Lower body until thighs are parallel to floor
  • Return to start position by pushing with heel and butt , keeping head and back straight in a neutral position and abdominal muscles tight.
  •  Keep weight over the heel, not the toes, and do not allow knee 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 knee stay over the feet.
  • Repeat 12 times with each leg
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Bent over arms raise with med ball1Bent over arms raise with med ball2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Grasp weight with both hands  and bend at the waist until chest is at a 45-degree angle to the ground, letting the arms hang in front of the body.
  • Keeping the arms straight  raise them above your head 
  • Slowly Return to the starting position moving your shoulder blades
  • Repeat 12 times 
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Crunch_arms,legs up1Crunch_arms,legs up2
  • Start by lying on back with hands above your head
  • Raise your legs
  • Tighten abs and activate glutes, keeping lower back firmly on the floor
  • Begin to roll your shoulders off the floor, pushing down hard with lower back  and keep hands above the head . 
  • Keep arms near ears all the time .
  • Exhale as you go up, inhale as you lower back to the floor.
  • Shoulders should come up off the floor only about four inches, and the lower back should remain on the floor at all times.  Focus on slow, controlled movement – don’t cheat yourself by using momentum!
  • Look up during exercise it prevents from using neck.
  • Use ” tight pants ” technique.
  • Repeat 15 times
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front raise palmps down1front raise palmps down2
  • Grasp dumbbells with neutral grip
  • 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 semi-straight   raise them above your head 
  • Slowly Return to the starting position moving your shoulder blades
  • Repeat 12 times
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Lateral raise DB1Lateral raise DB2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Grasp dumbbell with an overhand grip (palms down). Arms should hang down at sides with elbows slightly bent.
  • Raise dumbbells to side of body at shoulder height.
  • Keep elbows only slightly bent with pumps pointing down throughout movement
  • Return to start position
  • Keep upper body stable and abdominals tight throughout exercise    by drawing stomach in toward spine.
  • Think about raising elbows not hands.
  • Don’t bent wrists
  • Keep shoulders stabilized by squeezing shoulder blades together throughout movement.
  • Repeat 12 times
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bb lunge on the bench1bb lunge 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 forward and up   onto the box with one leg , knee directly over the toes  lower back knee.
  • DO NOT allow front knee to extend past the big toe to prevent injury.
  • Push through front heel and stand upright, returning  lifted leg to the ground
  • Repeat 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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