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Cobra1Cobra2
  • Lie on stomach with arms to the sides, palms facing down
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes, and pinch shoulder blades together.
  • .Slowly raise your shoulders up off the ground by contracting your low back.
  • Lift chest off floor; hold for two seconds
  • Slowly return body to the floor , keeping chin tucked.
  • Don’t arch back
  • Repeat 12 times 
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Balance db step up1Balance db step up2
  • Stand in front of 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 up onto box with one leg , knee directly over the toes
  • Push through front heel and stand upright, balancing on one leg and lifting opposite leg so that hip and knee are bent at a 90-degree angle
  • 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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Bb Cross lunge1Bb Cross lunge2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Place barbell on shoulders below the neck
  • 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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One arm shoulder press1One arm shoulder press2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Lift chest, shoulders in and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Position  dumbbells  at ear level with overhand grip (palms facing forward)
  • Keeping elbows at a 90-degree angle, press hand up above head keeping wrist over the elbow and arm to side of body at all times
  • Return to starting position and repeat 12 times with each side
  •  Keep your balance with your torso not your foot
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bb balance step up on the bench1bb balance step up 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 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 so that hip and knee are bent at a 90-degree angle
  • 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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Crunch on the ball1Crunch on the ball2

 

  • Sit on top of fitness ball with feet placed firmly on the floor
  • Roll bottom half of glutes off the ball by sliding forward, centering  part of your back under the  belly button on top of   the ball .
  • Place hands on your chest
  • Crunch upper body forward and roll shoulders toward hips, exhaling and squeezing as you reach the top
  • Lower back  slowly to starting position and repeat
  • Look up during exercise it prevents from using neck.
  • Use ” tight pants ” technique.
  • Don’t roll ball, and don't cheat yourself by using momentum!
  • Make sure you do not feel pain in lower back
  • Repeat 15 times for 3 sets 
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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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DB leg curl on the ball1DB leg curl on the ball2DB leg curl on the ball3
  • Start by rolling face down onto the ball so that the ball is under your hips. 
  •  Place your hands on the ground for stability with both legs elevated off the ground.
  • Place ankle weights around the feet or you can put dumbbell  between your feet
  • Tighten buttocks
  • Curl  legs up towards your back and then return to the the starting position.
  • Repeat for 12 times
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bent over reverse flye1bent over reverse flye2
  • Stand with feet hip width and knees slightly bent.
  • Secure tube the  at chest height.
  • Start position: Extend arms out in front at shoulder height and grasp each handle with a neutral grip (palms facing each other).
  • Bend at hips with back straight and knees bent .
  • With elbows slightly bent pull arms back by squeezing shoulders blades together.
  • Return to start position , repeat 12 times
  • Remember to keep back and head straight - hyperextension, flexion, or trunk rotation may cause injury.
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Arm swing on the ball Black1Arm swing on the ball Black2

  • Place neck and shoulders on a fitness ball with back and hips parallel to the floor
  • Place  a dumbbell in each hand above your chest.
  • Simultaneously shift one hand towards your legs and the other hand above your head. 
  • Keep you butt and abs tight. 
  • Repeat this movement the opposite direction for 16 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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