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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 Pull over on the ball Black1DB Pull over on the ball Black2
  • Sit in upright position on ball with feet flat on floor
  • Walk feet forward, allowing ball to roll underneath body until it is positioned on mid- to upper- back region (you may rest head on ball)
  • Raise hips to create a “table top” position parallel to floor
  • Place dumbbell on chest with handle perpendicular to chest and grasp dumbbell as shown
  • Start position: extend elbows and raise dumbbell above head, even with the eye-line
  • With elbows slightly bent, lower dumbbell back behind head to slightly below head level
  • Return to start position and repeat 12 times
  • Remember to keep both feet flat on the floor at all times and keep the lower back in a neutral position. Hyperextension or arching of the back may cause injury. Never lock your elbows. If maintaining stability is difficult, lower hips below parallel until stability is established.
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Bb split squat1Bb split squat2
  • 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
  • Stabilize
  • Step backward with one foot 2-3 feet
  • 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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Crunch-arms up1Crunch-arms up2
  • Lie flat on back with feet flat on the ground
  • Tighten abs and activate glutes, keeping lower back firmly on the floor
  • 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
  • Make sure you do not feel pain in lower back.
  • Repeat 15 times .
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Db cross lunge1Db cross lunge2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • dumbbells in each hand and to your sides
  • 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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Crunch1Crunch2
  • Lie flat on back with feet flat on the ground
  • Cross arms across chest
  • 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
  • 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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Lunge+db raise1Lunge+db raise2

  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position   with db in your hands
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Stabilize
  • Step backward with one foot 2-3 feet and lower back knee, forming a 90° bend at the front hip and knee.
  • While lunging backwards lift your  arms forward and up keeping the elbow semi-straight.
  • Pushing off front heel, raise to starting position.
  • Complete 12 reps before repeating with opposite leg.
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T- raise1T- raise2T- raise3T- raise4
  • 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 .
  • Raise dumbbells to side of body at shoulder height, palms down
  • Turn dumbbells , palms out
  • Move arms in front of your chest
  • Lower dumbbells to starting position
  • Repeat 10 times
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Lateral BB squat1Lateral BB squat2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position, knees slightly bent
  • Place barbell on shoulders below the neck
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Stabilize
  • Step to the side with one foot 2-3 feet
  • 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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Balance raise on the ball1Balance raise 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 slowly raise one hand off the ground brining elbow  backwards to your spine.
  •  Maintain a flat back and do not allow your hips to sag toward the ground 
  • When your arm is parallel to the floor return to the starting position.
  • Focus on slow, controlled movement – don’t cheat yourself by using momentum
  • Repeat 12 -15 times with each side .
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Curl on the ball1Curl 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 part of your legs between knees and feet,  are supported by the ball .
  • Closer to the feet - harder an 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 slowly drive your knees in towards your chest bringing the ball with you.
  • Return to the starting position and repeat. Keep your abs tight and your hips parallel with your body.
  • Repeat 12 -15 reps
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