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Balance One leg flye on the ball1Balance One leg flye on the ball2
  • Sit in an upright position on a ball with a dumbbell in each hand. (You   may rest each DB on the corresponding thigh.)
  • Start position: Place neck and shoulders on a fitness ball
  • bring the dumbbells to your shoulders.
  • Press the dumbbells up directly above the chest with the dumbbells almost touching and palms facing each other
  • Lift one leg off the floor and keep it parallel
  • Stabilize
  • Keeping the elbows slightly bent, lower the dumbbells out and away from each other in an arcing motion with hands aligned with the nipple-line
  • Stop as upper arms are parallel to slightly past parallel to the ground
  • Think about moving elbows not hands.
  • Keep dumbbells above elbows during movement . 
  • Return to the starting position and repeat.
  • To end the exercise, place dumbbells on shoulders and return to the seated upright position.
  • Keep abs and glutes tight at all times.
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One leg squat1One leg squat2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position, knees slightly bent
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Raise one foot off the ground, balancing on one leg
  • 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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Incline Alt. db press1Incline Alt. db press2
  •  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 alternate and press the dumbells up above your chest.
  • 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 with each side 
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BB squat from the bench1BB squat from the bench2
  • Stand  on a box, platform or step ( between 10 and 18 inches high)
  • Lift one  foot off the box  and move it back ,   balancing on one leg
  • Lift chest, shoulders back and tuck chin
  • Place a barbell on you shoulders
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Lower body by flexing at the hips and  knee , as though sitting on chair
  • Move your back  foot as close to the floor as possible , without losing the balance and control
  • Pushing off the heel, raise to starting position.
  • Complete 12 reps before repeating with opposite leg.
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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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High db balance cross step up1High db balance 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
  • Position dumbbells at ear level with overhand grip (palms   facing forward) and elbows  forming 90°bent
  • 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 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 raise on the ball1Leg raise 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.
  • Holding this parallel position raise one leg off the ground maintaining the plank position.
  • Do 10-12 times and repeat with other leg.
  • 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.
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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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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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Reverse fly1Reverse fly2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Hold DB’s in each hand with neutral grip (palms facing each other)
  • and bend at the waist until chest is at a 45-degree angle to the ground, letting the arms hang in front of body
  • Start position: With elbows slightly bent and facing the ceiling, raise DB’s to shoulder level and squeeze shoulder blades together at top of movement.
  • Think about raising elbows not hands.
  • Return to start position
  • Repeat 12 times
  • Remember to pinch shoulder blades together first and after raise elbows. Don’t bent wrists.
  • Keep upper body stable and abdominals tight throughout exercise by drawing stomach in toward spine.
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Db sumo squat1Db sumo squat2
  • Stand with wide stand  and hips in neutral position, knees slightly bent
  • Grab dumbbell   and hold it in front of you.
  • 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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