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Push up on the ball1Push up on the ball2
  •  Place your hands on the top of a stability ball with your knees off the ground and your trunk in a straight line.
  • Start with your arms extended and slowly lower your chest to the ball bending elbows 
  •  Then return to the starting position squeezing the ball and pushing  up with your chest . 
  •  Keeping your body straight throughout the movement 
  • Keep abs and butt tight .
  •  Repeat for 6-12 times 
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Russian twist legs up1Russian twist legs up2
  • Sit on your butt draw in abs toward your spine, exhale, and raise  your feet off of the ground. 
  • Holding a medicine ball rotate your shoulders side to side
  • Touch the medicine ball to the ground.
  • Use ” tight pants ” technique
  • Make sure you do not feel pain in lower back
  • Repeat 12-20 times
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Sumo Dms Squat1Sumo Dms Squat2
  • Stand with wide stand  and hips in neutral position, knees slightly bent
  • Hold dumbbells in front 
  • 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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DB reverse Lunge1DB 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 backward with one foot 2-3 feet and 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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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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Crunch on the ball_arms up1Crunch on the ball_arms up2
  • 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 above your head
  • Crunch upper body forward and roll ribs  toward hips, exhaling and squeezing as you reach the top
  • Hands have to be placed above the head  during movement all the time . Don't swing them
  • Look up during exercise it prevents from using neck.
  • Use ” tight pants ” technique.
  • Lower back slowly to starting position and repeat
  •  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 .
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DB twist1DB 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 hip  level
  • Rotate your trunk and extend your knees while raising hands towards the opposite shoulder. Keep your arms straight during this movement.
  • Return to the starting position and repeat for 12 repetitions.
  • Repeat with the other side
  • Remember to rotate shoulders and hips and not just the arms.
  • To ensure this movement, let head follow arms during rotation. 
  • Don’t bend your back keep it straight.
  • Draw abs in, exhale while raising .
  • Repeat 12 times with each side
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Bb split squat1Bb split squat2
  • 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
  • Stabilize
  • Step backward with one foot 2-3 feet
  • 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 leg ball row1One leg ball row2
  • Stand with feet hip width and knees slightly bent
  • Bend at hips with back straight and knees slightly bent.  Place one hand on ball to support upper body.
  • Hold dumbbell in other hand with a neutral grip and let arm hang straight down, perpendicular to floor
  • Raise one leg and stabilize
  • Keeping elbows close to body, row dumbbell up to side, squeezing shoulder blades together
  • Movement: retract shoulder, contract shoulder blade  , bring elbow up and dumbbell to the chest.
  • Return to start position; repeat 12 times on each side
  • Be sure to keep abs tight and back flat.
  • Don’t raise shoulders to your ears . Indicator : you feel tense in the neck
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Balance raise on the ball1Balance raise on the ball2
  • Lie face down with chest on the ball.
  • Take your hands and walk forward allowing the ball to roll under your body until  your legs   are supported by the ball . Closer to the feet - harder exercise .
  • Start position: With arms fully extended, place your hands slightly wider than shoulder width, fingers pointing straight ahead, and aligned at the nipple line.
  • Tighten abs, activate glute
  • Once your body is stabilized in this plank position slowly raise one hand off the ground brining elbow  backwards to your spine.
  •  Maintain a flat back and do not allow your hips to sag toward the ground 
  • When your arm is parallel to the floor return to the starting position.
  • Focus on slow, controlled movement – don’t cheat yourself by using momentum
  • Repeat 12 -15 times with each side .
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Side plank arm up1Side plank arm up2
  • 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.
  • Holding this position raise your outside arm keeping it straight.
  • 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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