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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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Balance High db step up1Balance High db step up2
  • Stand  in front of  of a box, platform or step ( between 10 and 18 inches high)
  • Position dumbbells at ear level with overhand grip (palms   facing forward) and elbows  forming 90°bent
  •  Lift chest, shoulders back and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Step up   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
  • Be sure not to raise front heel from box while step down.
  • Return lifted leg to the ground do 12 reps
  • Switch sides and repeat with opposite leg.
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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.
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Bb reverse Lange1Bb reverse Lange2
  • 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
  • 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. 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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BB Pull over-press combo1BB Pull over-press combo2BB Pull over-press combo3

  • 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
  • Bend elbows and , 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.
  • Return to the starting position and repeat 12 times 
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Crunch_reach1Crunch_reach2
  • Start by lying on back with hands hands above your head
  • Raise your legs
  • 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 trying to touch them
  • 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 
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Tube butt raise1Tube butt raise2
  • Start in a four point position with your hands and knees on the ground.
  • Grab handles and place the middle of the tube on one foot 
  •  Proceed to kick your leg back and up until you reach full extension.
  • Squeeze your glute muscle while performing this movement.
  • Think about touching celling with your heel.
  •  Repeat 12  reps with each  leg.
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Push up-legs on the ball1Push up-legs 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
  • Lower your body (legs, hips, trunk, and head) 4-8 inches from the floor.
  • Return to the start position by extending at the elbows and pushing the body up.
  • Repeat 10-12 times
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Bb Cross lunge1Bb Cross lunge2
  • 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
  • Step forward  with one foot 2-3 feet placing back leg in line with front leg (cross step)
  • 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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Cable reverse flye1Cable reverse flye2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral  position
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and tuck chin
  • Draw abs in, activate glutes, weight on the heels
  • 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).
  • With elbows slightly bent pull arms back by squeezing shoulders blades together.
  • return to start position and repeat 12 times
  • Remember to keep back and head straight - hyperextension, flexion, or trunk rotation may cause injury.
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Upright cabel row1Upright cabel row2
  • Anchor tubing around leg of sturdy couch or chair
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral  position
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and tuck chin
  • Draw abs in, activate glutes
  • Slightly bent knees and put your weight on the heels 
  • Grab the ends of the band with one  hand , arm fully   extended
  • Pull 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
  • Repeat 12 times
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