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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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Plank on the ball1Plank on the ball2
  • Start by forming a parallel plank position with both feet on the ground and your hands on top of the stability ball, fingers pointing straight ahead, and aligned at the nipple line.
  • Place hands slightly wider than shoulder width
  •  Start position: Extend your arms
  • Holding this parallel position bent your knees  maintaining the plank position.
  • Maintain a flat back and do not allow your hips to sag toward the ground
  • Keep abs, glutes tight, and your hips level with the rest of your body.
  • Do 15 times
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Bb one leg squat1Bb one leg 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
  • 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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Press Bihind the head1Press Bihind the head2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart with knees slightly bent (at 20°)
  • Start position: Grasp bar with overhand grip shoulder width apart and rest on shoulders.
  • Back should be straight in a neutral position
  • Press the barbell overhead into a shoulder press position
  • Lower barbell behind your back as low as possible. While you may feel tension in shoulders, lower stick to a comfortable level without any pain.
  • Repeat 15 times 
  • Remember to keep back straight and abs tight.
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One arm Db row1One arm Db 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 dumbbell to your side, pinching shoulder blade in toward the spine as you row
  • Keep abdominals tight throughout exercise
  • Repeat for 12 times with both sides
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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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Db step up1Db 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, 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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Balance Side bb step up1Balance Side bb step up2
  • 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 laterally  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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Butterfly1Butterfly2
  • Sit in upright position on ball with feet flat on floor
  • Walk feet forward, allowing ball to roll underneath body until your neck and shoulders supported
  • Raise hips to create a “table top” position parallel to floor
  • Place barbell  on chest with close grip
  • Start position: extend elbows and raise barbell up
  • With elbows slightly bent, lower dumbbell back behind head to slightly below head level
  • Return to start position
  • Remember to keep both feet flat on the floor at all times and keep the lower back in a neutral position.
  •  Hyperextension or arching of the back may cause injury. Never lock your elbows.
  •  If maintaining stability is difficult, lower hips below parallel until stability is established.
  • Repeat 12 times
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One leg roll on the ball1One leg roll on the ball2
  • Lie on back on the floor with hands at sides, palms on floor.
  • Place  heels on top of fitness ball with knees slightly bent
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Lift pelvis off the floor until the knees, hips, and shoulders are aligned
  • Raise one foot into the air
  • Curl ball towards glutes by flexing at the knee.
  • Repeat 12 times while keeping hips off the floor.
  • Slowly lower pelvis to the floor
  • Repeat with other leg 
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Incline Db press on the ball1Incline Db press on the ball2
  • Lie on the ball so that the ball is under your upper back. 
  • Drop your hips so that they are only a couple of inches off the floor.
  • Start with the dumbells at shoulder level and proceed to press them straight up toward the ceiling. 
  •  Remember to keep your hands directly above your elbows during the press phase. 
  • The dumbells should end up directly above your chest. 
  •  Return to the starting position and repeat 12 times
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