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Db lunge on the bench1Db lunge on the bench2
  • Stand  in front of  of a box, platform or step ( between 10 and 18 inches high)
  • Lift chest, shoulders back and tuck chin
  • Hold dumbbells to your sides
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Step forward and up   onto the box with one leg , knee directly over the toes  lower back knee.
  • DO NOT allow front knee to extend past the big toe to prevent injury.
  • Push through front heel and stand upright, returning  lifted leg to the ground
  • Repeat  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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Vraise 1Vraise2            
  • Sit in a seated position and place a stability ball between your legs.
  • Tighten abs and activate glutes,
  • Straighten your legs and then bring your knees to your chest and lift the ball off the floor.
  • Return to the starting position.
  • Repeat 15 times .
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Plank on the ball1Plank 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, fingers pointing straight ahead, and aligned at the nipple line.
  • Place hands slightly wider than shoulder width
  •  Start position: Extend your arms
  • Holding this parallel position bent your knees  maintaining the plank position.
  • 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.
  • Do 15 times
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Overhead balance bb lunge1Overhead balance bb lunge2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Place barbell above your head
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate 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 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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Medicine ball cross lunge1Medicine ball cross lunge2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Place med,ball  or dumbbell in front of your chest  with  elbows slightly bent
  • 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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Abdaction with tube or cable1Abdaction with tube or cable2
  •  Start by placing a band around your ankle and facing parallel with the band.
  •  The working leg should be on the outside. 
  •  Stand with hips in neutral    position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Draw abs in, activate glutes
  •  Maintaining your balance take your outside leg and pull it away from your body as far as your hip will  allow.
  • Keep your toes pointing straight forward throughout the movement. 
  •  Return to the starting position 
  • Repeat 12-15 times with each leg.
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One arm shoulder press1One arm shoulder press2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Lift chest, shoulders in and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Position  dumbbells  at ear level with overhand grip (palms facing forward)
  • Keeping elbows 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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Side plank arm_leg up1Side plank larm_leg 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 and leg  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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 Side db step up1Side db 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 onto the box with left  leg , knee directly over the toes
  • Push through front heel and stand upright, balancing on one leg 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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Tube shoulder press1Tube shoulder press2
  • Start by placing both feet on the band and hold each end in both hands at shoulder level.
  • Starting with your elbows at 90 degrees press both arms straight up until your elbows are extended.
  •  Return to the starting position and repeat for 12 repetitions.
  • Keep your abdominals tight throughout the movement and avoid arching your low back.
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Tube shoulder raise1Tube shoulder raise2
  • Step onto tubing with  knees slightly bent.
  • Start position: Grasp handles with a neutral grip (palms facing each other). Arms should hang down to sides with elbows slightly bent.
  • Raise handles to side of body at shoulder height keeping elbows only slightly bent.
  • Remember to pinch shoulder blades together first and after raise elbows.
  • Don’t bent wrists.
  • Think about raising elbows not hands.
  • Return to start position and repeat 12 times
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