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Db side raise1Db side raise2Db side 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 , palms    facing forward
  • 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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One arm overhead dm squat1One arm overhead dm squat2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position, knees slightly bent
  • Position one  dumbbell  above your head and  other dumbell between legs.
  • 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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Seated Low pulley Row1Seated Low pulley 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  arms backward, keeping elbows close to body and hands towards your navel by  pinching  shoulders 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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Tube dead lift1Tube dead lift2
  • Anchor tubing around leg of sturdy couch or chair
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral    position
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and  head forward
  • Draw abs in, activate glutes
  • Grab the ends of the band in each hand with arms fully      extended
  • In controlled manner, bend from the hips joint (by pushing the hips back ) only    slightly bending the knees, unlike when squatting  and low  your torso above parallel to the floor
  • The arms 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 times 
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Bb bent over row1Bb bent over row2

  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Grasp barbell with reverse grip  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
  • Keep abdominals tight throughout exercise
  • Repeat 12 times
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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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Front-reverse lunge1Front-reverse lunge2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Grasp the dumbbells
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Step forward with one foot 2-3 feet and lower back knee, forming a 90° bend at the front hip and knee.
  • Pushing off front heel, raise to starting position and step back with the same foot .
  • 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 10-8 reps before repeating with opposite leg.
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Extention onthe ball1Extention onthe ball2
  • Lie face down on a stability ball  with the ball positioned under your hips and your feet on the floor
  • Cross arms
  • Slowly raise your upper body parallel to your hips, raising your shoulders up towards the ceiling
  • Return to the starting position and repeat
  •  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 12 times
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Bb Cross step up1Bb Cross step up2
  • Stand  in front of  of a box, platform or step ( between 10 and 18 inches high) with your left side
  • Lift chest, shoulders back and tuck chin
  • Place a barbell on you shoulders
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Step up laterally  onto the box with right leg ,(cross step)  knee directly over the toes
  • Push through front heel and stand upright, balancing on one leg and 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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Leg curl on the ball1Leg curl on the ball2
  • Starting Position: Lie supine on stability ball.
  • Place neck and shoulders on a fitness ball with back and hips parallel to the floor
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Once you have maintained your balance then slowly raise the foot  off the floor
  • Roll ball towards your hips then , raise hips off floor by pressing heel into the floor .
  •  Return to start position.
  • Repeat 12-15 reps with each leg 
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Balance lunge+shoulder press1Balance lunge+shoulder press2Balance lunge+shoulder press3
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Holding  this position  press hands up above head keeping wrists over the elbows and arms to sides of body at all times
  • Return arms back .
  • Pushing off front heel, raise to starting position.
  • Complete 12 reps before repeating with opposite leg.
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