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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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Dead lift pull combo1Dead lift pull combo2Dead lift pull combo3
  • Start by holding dumbbells  or bar at your side.
  • 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 
  • Proceed to stand up and stop when your legs are semi straight and your back is at a 45 degree angle. 
  • Row dumbbells to sides, pinching shoulder blades in toward the spine as you row
  • Return to the starting position and repeat  12 times 
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Seated Shoulders Row low pulley1Seated Shoulders Row low pulley2
  • 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 out and up to body and hand towards your your chin by  moving  shoulders
  • Return to starting position
  • Keep abdominals tight throughout exercise
  • Repeat 12 times
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Cable squat1Cable squat2
  • Anchor tubing around leg of sturdy couch or chair
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Draw abs in, contract glutes
  • Grab the ends of the band in each hand with arms fully  extended
  • Bending at the hips and knees, lower body until thighs are parallel to the ground.
  •  DO NOT allow knees to extend past the big toes. Pretend like you are going sit in to the chair.
  • Keep weight over the middle of foot and heel, not the toes.
  • Don’t bend your elbows while squatting
  • Return to start position and repeat 12 times
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Scorpion on the bench1Scorpion on the bench2 
  • Get into a pushup position with your feet on a bench.
  • Tighten abs and activate glutes, keeping lower back in neutral position 
  • Raise your right knee towards your right shoulder and return to starting
  • Maintain a flat back and do not allow your hips to sag toward the ground . Don't round your back either
  • Make sure you do not feel pain in lower back
  • Repeat 12 times with each leg.
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One leg ball row1One leg ball row2
  • Stand with feet hip width and knees slightly bent
  • Bend at hips with back straight and knees slightly bent.  Place one hand on ball to support upper body.
  • Hold dumbbell in other hand with a neutral grip and let arm hang straight down, perpendicular to floor
  • Raise one leg and stabilize
  • Keeping elbows close to body, row dumbbell up to side, squeezing shoulder blades together
  • Movement: retract shoulder, contract shoulder blade  , bring elbow up and dumbbell to the chest.
  • Return to start position; repeat 12 times on each side
  • Be sure to keep abs tight and back flat.
  • Don’t raise shoulders to your ears . Indicator : you feel tense in the neck
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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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High db squat on the disks1High db squat on the disks2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position, knees slightly bent
  • Position dumbbells at ear level with overhand grip (palms  facing forward
  • Keeping elbows at a 90-degree angle
  • Lift chest, shoulders back and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • 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 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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DB twist1DB twist2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral    position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Start by holding dumbbells at hip  level
  • Rotate your trunk and extend your knees while raising hands towards the opposite shoulder. Keep your arms straight during this movement.
  • Return to the starting position and repeat for 12 repetitions.
  • Repeat with the other side
  • Remember to rotate shoulders and hips and not just the arms.
  • To ensure this movement, let head follow arms during rotation. 
  • Don’t bend your back keep it straight.
  • Draw abs in, exhale while raising .
  • Repeat 12 times with each side
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Lateral high db side step up1Lateral high db side step up2
  • Stand  in front of  of a box, platform or step ( between 10 and 18 inches high)
  • Position dumbbells at ear level with overhand grip (palms   facing forward) and elbows  forming 90°bent
  •  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 one leg , knee directly over the toes
  • Push through front heel and stand upright, balancing on one leg and lifting opposite leg laterally , contracting your buttocks
  • 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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Balance on the ball

Start Position: Position yourself on the ball by placing your shins on top of the ball and balancing in this position.
Use the tops of your feet to help control the movement of the ball by placing them against the ball.
Hold for 15-40seconds

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