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Crunch on the disk_arms up1Crunch on the disk_arms up2
  • Center  part of your back under the  belly button on top of   the disc.
  • 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
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 reps with each side .
Seated high  row1Seated high  row2
  • Anchor tubing around something sturdy on the chest level
  • 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
 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.
Two points on the floor1Two points on the floor2
  • Start on all fours with your back flat
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Slowly raise the right arm (thumb up) and the left leg, toes pointed away from the body
  • Keep arm and leg straight and raise until even with back
  • Slowly return arm and leg to the floor
  • Repeat with opposite arm and leg
  • Focus on slow, controlled movement – don’t cheat yourself by using momentum
  • One set is 10 reps per side – hold for 1 second per rep; 
  • Do not arch back.
Medicine Ball Balance reverse Lunge1Medicine Ball Balance reverse Lunge2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Place med,ball  or dumbbell in front of your chest  with  elbows slightly bent
  • 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.
Front raise palms up1Front raise palms up2
  • Grasp dumbbells with reverse grip (palms up)
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes 
  • Arms should hang down at sides with elbows slightly bent.
  • Raise hands  to front of body at eyes  height keeping elbows only slightly bent.
  • 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.
  • Slowly Return to the starting position moving your shoulder blades
  • Repeat 12 times
Ball db row1Ball db 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
  • 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;
  •  Be sure to keep abs tight and back flat.
  • Don’t raise shoulders to your ears . Indicator : you feel tense in the neck
  • Repeat 12 times on each side
Press on the floor2Press on the floor2
  • Lay with your back on the floor
  • Lift legs up with knees bent at 90 degree angle,
  • Start with a dumbbell in each hand and arms extended up toward ceiling
  • Bend elbows and lower until upper arms touching the floor, keeping elbows at about 90 degrees and wrists directly above elbows
  • Return to starting position.
  • Be sure to keep abs and glutes tight.
  • Repeat 12 times
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
Bend back leg raise1Bend back leg raise2
  • Start by placing an ankle band around your ankles.
  • Stand with hips in neutral      position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Draw abs in, activate glutes
  • Raise your leg back  until there is good resistance and you are still able to keep your hips level.
  • Keep your knee locked and raise your leg from the hip and butt
  • Return to the starting position and repeat for 15 times
  •  Complete the same repetitions on the other side.