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  • Lie on stomach with extended over head , palms facing down
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes, and pinch shoulder blades together.
  • Tighten buttocks .
  • Simultaneously raise your chest and legs  off the floor
  • Keep your knee locked and raise your legs from the hips.
  • Keep arms straight and near your ears.
  • Hold briefly and slowly return to starting position. 
  • Slowly return body to the floor , keeping chin tucked.
  • Don’t arch back
  • You should only raise a couple of inches.
  • Do not forcefully hyperextend or extend past your body’s range of motion to avoid risk of injury
  • Repeat 15 times
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Balance lateral bb squat1Balance lateral bb squat2
  • 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
  • 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 to the side with one foot 2-3 feet
  • 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 with each side 
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One arm one leg dead lift2One arm one leg dead lift2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral    position
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and  head forward
  • Draw abs in, activate glutes
  • Grab dumbbell with  right arm fully extended
  • Raise right foot off the ground
  • In controlled manner, bend from the hip joint (by pushing the hips back ) only    slightly bending the knees, unlike when squatting  and low  your torso above parallel to the floor
  • The arm should remain straight. Push with heel return to starting position.
  •  Be sure to keep abs and glutes tight at all times
  • Watch for proper knee alignment -
  • Do not let front knee extend     past big toe or deviate laterally or medially
  • Take a deep breath at the start of the movement and keep your chest up.
  • Hold your breath as you lower and exhale as you complete the movement.
  • Repeat 12 with each side
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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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One leg BB dead lift1One leg BB dead lift2
  • Grasp the barbell 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 barbell 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.
  • Use a mirror to insure correct technique
  • Repeat 12 times with each side 
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Db step lunge from the bench1Db step lunge from the bench2
  • Stand  on a box, platform or step ( between 10 and 18 inches high)
  • Lift chest, shoulders back and tuck chin
  • Grasp dumbbells and let arms hang down at sides
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Step down  with one foot  and lower back knee.
  • DO NOT allow front knee to extend past the big toe to prevent injury.
  • Pushing off front heel, raise to starting position.
  • Complete 12 reps before repeating with opposite leg.
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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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Front-back db raise1Front-back db raise2Front-back db raise3
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Grasp dumbbells  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 creating letter V
  • Slowly Return to the starting position moving your shoulder blades and bring dumbbells back and up until parallel with the floor, pinching shoulder blades together
  • Repeat 12 times
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One arm balance reverse lunge1One arm balance reverse 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 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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Db bent over row1Db bent over row2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Grasp dumbbells and bend at the waist until chest is at a 45-degree angle to the ground, letting the arms hang in front of body
  • Row dumbbells to sides, pinching shoulder blades in toward the spine as you row
  • Think about using elbows
  • Keep abdominals tight throughout exercise
  • Repeat 12 times
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One arm seated Row1One arm seated Row2
  • Anchor tubing around leg of sturdy couch or chair
  • Sit on fitness ball in upright position with feet shoulder width apart
  • Draw abs in, activate glutes
  • Grab the ends of the band with one hand with arms fully extended
  • Pull an  arm backward, keeping elbow close to body and hand towards your navel by  pinching  shoulder blades together
  • Return to starting position.
  •  Keep abdominals tight throughout exercise
  • Don’t raise shoulders to your ears . Indicator : you feel tense in the neck
  • Repeat 12 times with both sides
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