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Plank_twist1Plank_twist2
  • Start by lying face down on the ground, placing elbows and forearms underneath chest
  • Prop yourself up to form a bridge using your toes and forearms
  • Maintain a flat back and do not allow your hips to sag toward the ground
  • Keeping your trunk tight and parallel lift up one elbow and rotate your trunk and shoulders.
  • Hold  and then return to the starting position and repeat  for 12-15 times
  • Repeat with the other side.
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Kneeling Ball Push up1Kneeling Ball Push up2
  • Place your hands on the top of a stability ball with your knees on the ground and your trunk in a straight line.
  • Start with your arms extended and slowly lower your chest to the ball and then return to the starting position. 
  • Keep your neck , spine and butt in line . Don't arch back
  • Keeping your body straight throughout the movement
  • Repeat for 10-12 times 
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One arm one leg dead lift2One arm one leg dead lift2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral    position
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and  head forward
  • Draw abs in, activate glutes
  • Grab dumbbell with  right arm fully extended
  • Raise right foot off the ground
  • In controlled manner, bend from the hip joint (by pushing the hips back ) only    slightly bending the knees, unlike when squatting  and low  your torso above parallel to the floor
  • The arm 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 with each side
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Side rotation on the ball1Side rotation on the ball2
  • Lie on your side on a ball and hold a dumbell with your outside hand. 
  •  Start position: Grasp dumbbell and flex elbow at 90° keeping elbow in at side.
  • Forearm should be slightly below parallel to floor.
  •  Rotate arm outward keeping elbow at 90°.
  •  Return to start position.
  • Remember to keep elbow firmly secured to side.
  • Repeat 12 times with each side
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Bridge on the ball1Bridge on the ball2
  • Lay with your back to the floor with hands at sides, palms on floor.
  • Place heels on top of fitness ball with knees slightly bent
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Pressing with your feet ,Squeeze buttocks and  lift pelvis off the floor until the knees, hips, and shoulders are in a straight line; hold for 1 seconds
  • Do not arch your back.
  • Slowly lower pelvis to the floor.
  • 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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One arm flye on the ball1One arm 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: Lie on back on ball and bring the dumbbells to your shoulders.
  • Press the dumbbells up directly above the chest with the dumbbells almost touching and palms facing each other
  • Keeping the elbows slightly bent, lower one arm  out and away from  other in an arcing motion with hands aligned with the nipple-line
  • Stop as upper arm is 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 with each side .
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Db Balance front lunge1Db Balance front 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
  • 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 forward  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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Lunge+sholder press1Lunge+sholder press2Lunge+sholder 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
  • 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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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 seated Row1One arm seated 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  arm backward, keeping elbow close to body and hand towards your navel by  pinching  shoulder 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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