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Db lunge-arms up1Db lunge-arms up2
  • 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, simultaneously raising straight arms above your head
  • 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 on the ball1Crunch on the ball2

 

  • 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 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 ball, and don't cheat yourself by using momentum!
  • Make sure you do not feel pain in lower back
  • Repeat 15 times for 3 sets 
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Db split squat1Db split squat2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Grab dumbbells   and hold them to your sides.
  • 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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Reverse fly on the ball Black1Reverse fly on the ball Black2
  • Lie face down with chest supported by a stability ball. Feet should be wider than shoulder width apart for stability
  • Start position: Hold DB’s in each hand with neutral grip (palms facing each other) and rest DB’s on floor directly under shoulders.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Repeat 12 times
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one arm squat from the bench1one arm squat from the bench2
  • Stand  on a box, platform or step ( between 10 and 18 inches high)
  • Lift one  foot off the box  and move it back ,   balancing on one leg
  • Lift chest, shoulders back and tuck chin
  • Grasp dumbbell with one hand  and place it in front of your chest with elbow lightly bent
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Lower body by flexing at the hips and  knee , as though sitting on chair
  • Move your back  foot as close to the floor as possible , without losing the balance and control
  • Pushing off the heel, raise to starting position.
  • 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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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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Reverse grip front raise1Reverse grip front raise2
  •  Step onto tubing with  knees slightly bent.
  •  Start position: Grasp handles with a reverse grip (palms up ) and shoulder width apart.
  • Arms should hang down at sides with elbows slightly bent.
  •  Raise handles to front of body to shoulder eyes height  keeping elbows only slightly bent.
  •  Return to start position.
  •  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.
  • Repeat 12 times
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Balance lateral bb squat1Balance lateral 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
  • 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 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 with each side 
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Tube dead lift1Tube dead lift2
  • 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  head forward
  • Draw abs in, activate glutes
  • Grab the ends of the band in each hand with arms fully      extended
  • In controlled manner, bend from the hips joint (by pushing the hips back ) only    slightly bending the knees, unlike when squatting  and low  your torso above parallel to the floor
  • The arms 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 times 
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One arm one leg shoulder press1One arm one leg shoulder press2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Lift chest, shoulders in and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Bend knee and lift right leg until thigh is parallel to floor
  • Position a dumbbell (or ball)  at ear level with overhand grip (palms  facing forward
  • Keeping elbow at a 90-degree angle, press hand up above head keeping wrist over the elbow and arm to side of body at all times
  • Return to starting position and repeat 12 times with each side
  • Keep your balance with your torso not your foot
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