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Db cross step up1Db cross step up2
  • Stand  in front of  of a box, platform or step ( between 10 and 18 inches high) with your left side
  • Lift chest, shoulders back and tuck chin
  • Grasp dumbbells and let arms hang down at sides
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Step up laterally  onto the box with right leg ,(cross step)  knee directly over the toes
  • Push through front heel and stand upright, balancing on one leg and and move the back foot beside the front foot
  • Stabilize
  • Return lifted leg to the ground, do 12 reps
  • Switch sides and repeat with opposite leg.
  •  Be sure not to raise front heel from box while step down.
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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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Flye on the disk1Flye on the disk2
  • Place neck and shoulders on a disc
  • Lift pelvis off the floor until the knees, hips, and shoulders are aligned
  • Press the dumbbells up directly above the chest with the dumbbells almost touching and palms facing each other
  • Keeping the elbows slightly bent, 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.
  • 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
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Db cross step up1Db cross step up2
  • Stand  in front of  of a box, platform or step ( between 10 and 18 inches high) with your left side
  • Lift chest, shoulders back and tuck chin
  • Grasp dumbbells and let arms hang down at sides
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Step up laterally  onto the box with right leg ,(cross step)  knee directly over the toes
  • Push through front heel and stand upright, balancing on one leg and and move the back foot beside the front foot
  • Stabilize
  • Return lifted leg to the ground, do 12 reps
  • Switch sides and repeat with opposite leg.
  •  Be sure not to raise front heel from box while step down.
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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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Scorpion on the bench1Scorpion on the bench2 
  • Get into a pushup position with your feet on a bench.
  • Tighten abs and activate glutes, keeping lower back in neutral position 
  • Raise your right knee towards your right shoulder and return to starting
  • Maintain a flat back and do not allow your hips to sag toward the ground . Don't round your back either
  • Make sure you do not feel pain in lower back
  • Repeat 12 times with each leg.
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Crunch_arms,legs up1Crunch_arms,legs up2
  • Start by lying on back with 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 keep hands above the head . 
  • Keep arms near ears all the time .
  • 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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Reverse fly1Reverse fly2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Hold DB’s in each hand with neutral grip (palms facing each other)
  • and bend at the waist until chest is at a 45-degree angle to the ground, letting the arms hang in front of body
  • Start position: With elbows slightly bent and facing the ceiling, raise DB’s to shoulder level and squeeze shoulder blades together at top of movement.
  • Think about raising elbows not hands.
  • Return to start position
  • Repeat 12 times
  • Remember to pinch shoulder blades together first and after raise elbows. Don’t bent wrists.
  • Keep upper body stable and abdominals tight throughout exercise by drawing stomach in toward spine.
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Overhead db squat1Overhead db squat2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position, knees slightly bent
  • Place dumbbells above the head.
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes.
  • Stabilize
  • 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 feet and heesl, 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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Tube front raise1Tube front raise2
  • Step onto tubing with knees slightly bent.
  • Start position: Grasp handles with an overhand grip (palms down) and shoulder width apart.
  • Arms should hang down at sides with elbows slightly bent.
  • Raise handles to front of body at shoulder height keeping elbows only slightly bent.
  •  Return to start position and repeat 12 times 
  •  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.
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Crunch on the disk1Crunch on the disk2
  • Center   part of your back under the  belly button on top of   the disk .
  • Place hands on your chest
  • Crunch upper body forward and roll shoulders toward hips, exhaling and squeezing as you reach the top
  • Lower back  slowly to starting position and repeat
  • Look up during exercise it prevents from using neck.
  • Use ” tight pants ” technique.
  • Don’t roll on the disk l, 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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