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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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Flye on the disk1Flye on the disk2
  • Place neck and shoulders on a disc
  • Lift pelvis off the floor until the knees, hips, and shoulders are aligned
  • Press the dumbbells up directly above the chest with the dumbbells almost touching and palms facing each other
  • 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.
  • Repeat 12 times
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Db Circals 1Db Circals 2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Keeping the arms straight  raise them above your head
  • Simultaneously start making big circles using full range of movement ,
  • moving your shoulder blades
  • Repeat 12 times
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Split  Db Squat on the disk1Split  Db Squat on the disk2
  • Stand with one foot on the disc
  • Step backward with one foot 2-3 feet
  • Place barbell on your shoulders
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Stabilize
  • 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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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
  • 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
  • Switch sides and repeat with opposite leg.
  • Be sure not to raise front heel from box while step down.
  • Return lifted leg to the ground do 12 reps with each side
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Side plank1Side plank2

  • Start : lay on the floor  on one side. Your elbow has to be under the shoulder.
  • Draw in abs toward your spine.
  • Raise your body using one forearm and feet.  Your only floor  contact points should be your feet and elbow.
  • Hold for 15 sec and repeat with other side
  • To increase intensity: hold  , then return to the starting position and repeat  for 12-15 times
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Db squat - twist1Db squat - 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 knee level in a semi-squat position.
  • Rotate your trunk and extend your knees while raising hands towards the opposite shoulder. Keep your arms straight during this movement.
  • Remember to rotate shoulders and hips and not just the arms. To ensure this movement, let head follow arms during rotation.
  • Return to the starting position and repeat for 12 repetitions.
  • Repeat with the other side
  • Don’t bend your back keep it straight.
  • Draw abs in, exhale while raising .
  • Repeat 12 reps with each side .
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Reverse fly on the ball Black1Reverse fly on the ball Black2
  • Lie face down with chest supported by a stability ball. Feet should be wider than shoulder width apart for stability
  • Start position: Hold DB’s in each hand with neutral grip (palms facing each other) and rest DB’s on floor directly under shoulders.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Repeat 12 times
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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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High db balance lateral squat1High db balance lateral squat2
  • 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 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
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Straight arms raise above the head 1_ballStraight arms raise above the head 2_ball
  • Lie face down on a stability ball so that the ball is under your chest
  • Grasp weight with both hands
  •  Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Slowly lift chest up, keeping back and neck aligned
  • 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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