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Reverse crunch_med.ball1Reverse crunch_med.ball2
  • Start by lying on back with hands to your sides on the floor
  • Place medicine ball between you knees
  • Draw in abs toward your spine, exhale, and raise both legs toward chest, keeping  back firmly on floor
  • Pelvic goes to the ribcage
  • Exhale while raising legs and inhale while lowing
  • Make sure not to arch back as you lower or raise legs. Remember  no pain in the low back
  • Don’t swing legs
  • Return to starting position and repeat 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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 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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Bulgarian Dm squat1Bulgarian Dm squat2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position, knees slightly bent
  • Grab dumbbells   and hold them to your sides.
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Place your back foot on a bench with your other leg out in front of you.
  •  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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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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Bent over cabel row revers grip1Bent over cabel row revers grip2
  • Anchor tubing around leg of sturdy couch or chair at around belly button or chest level.
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral    position
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and tuck chin
  • Draw abs in, activate glutes
  • Grab the ends of the band in each hand with arms fully  extended and palms up
  • bend at the waist until chest is at a 45-degree angle to the ground
  • Stabilize
  • Pull both arms backward, keeping elbows close to body and hands towards your navel, pinching  shoulder blades together
  • Return to starting position and repeat 12 times
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One arm Db row1One arm Db row2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Grasp dumbbells and bend at the waist until chest is at a 45-degree angle to the ground, letting the arms hang in front of body
  • Row dumbbell to your side, pinching shoulder blade in toward the spine as you row
  • Keep abdominals tight throughout exercise
  • Repeat for 12 times with both sides
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Crunch on the ball_with weight1Crunch on the ball_with weight2
  • 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 with weight  above your head
  • Hands have to be placed above the head  during movement all the time . Don't swing them
  • Crunch upper body forward and roll ribs  toward hips, exhaling and squeezing as you reach the top
  • 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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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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BB front balance lunge1BB front balance lunge2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Place barbell on shoulders below the neck
  • 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. Complete 12 reps before repeating with opposite leg.
  • 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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Cranch_touch_weighted1Cranch_touch_weighted2
  • Start by lying on back with hands to your sids on the floor.
  • Raise your legs
  • Grab a ball or dumbbell  and place it behind your head'
  • Tighten abs and activate glutes, keeping lower back firmly on the floor
  • Begin to roll your shoulders off the floor, pushing down hard with lower back  and bring your hands to your toes
  • Exhale as you go up, inhale as you lower back to the floor.
  • Shoulders should come up off the floor only about four inches, and the lower back should remain on the floor at all times.  Focus on slow, controlled movement – don’t cheat yourself by using momentum!
  • Look up during exercise it prevents from using neck.
  • Use ” tight pants ” technique.
  • Repeat 15 times for 3 sets
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