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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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Balance Side bb step up1Balance Side bb step up2

  • Stand  in front of  of a box, platform or step ( between 10 and 18 inches high)
  • Lift chest, shoulders back and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Step up laterally  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
  • Switch sides and repeat with opposite leg.
  • Be sure not to raise front heel from box while step down.
  • Return lifted leg to the ground do 12 reps with each side
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Db Balance lateral Lunge1Db Balance lateral Lunge2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • 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
  • 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 .
  • Shift your weight and hips to one side and squat down so that your hips drop down behind that foot.
  • DO NOT allow front knee to extend past the big toe to prevent injury.
  • Pushing off  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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Side lateral raise pump down 1Side lateral raise pump down 2
  • Lie on your side on a ball  and hold a dumbell with your outside hand. 
  • Face your palm down towards the ball and slowly raise your elbow up at a 45 degree angle keeping your elbow bent  
  •  Return to the starting position following the same motion and repeat for 12 repetitions. 
  •  Repeat with the other arm.
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One arm Db row1One arm Db row2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Grasp dumbbells and bend at the waist until chest is at a 45-degree angle to the ground, letting the arms hang in front of body
  • Row dumbbell to your side, pinching shoulder blade in toward the spine as you row
  • Keep abdominals tight throughout exercise
  • Repeat for 12 times with both sides
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Push ups1Push ups2
  • Get on hands and knees on floor with hands palm down, fingers pointing straight ahead, and aligned at the nipple line.
  • Extend legs and place feet at hip width with toes on floor.
  • Start position: Extend the elbows and raise the body off the floor. 
  • Lower your entire body (legs, hips, trunk, and head) 1-2 inches from the floor.
  • Return to the start position by extending at the elbows and pushing the body up.
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kneeld side bent raise1kneeld side bent raise2
  • Place an ankle band around your ankles.
  • Start in a four point position with your hands and knees on the ground.
  • Proceed to kick your leg to the side  and up until there is good resistance and you are still able to keep your hips level.
  •  Squeeze your glute muscle while performing this movement.
  •  Return to the starting position and repeat for 15 times
  •  Repeat with the other leg.
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One arm one leg touch1One arm one leg touch2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral    position
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and  head forward
  • Draw abs in, activate glutes
  • Grab top of the dumbbell with  right arm  fully extended
  • Raise right foot off the ground
  • In controlled manner, bend from the hip joint (by pushing the hips back ) only    slightly bending the knees, unlike when squatting  and low  your torso above parallel to the floor
  • Touch floor with dumbbell , stabilize, the arm 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 with each side
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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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Seated Shoulders Row low pulley1Seated Shoulders Row low pulley2
  • Anchor tubing around leg of sturdy couch or chair
  • Sit on fitness ball in upright position with feet shoulder width apart
  • Draw abs in, activate glutes
  • Grab the ends of the band with one hand with arms fully extended
  • Pull an  arm backward, keeping elbow out and up to body and hand towards your your chin by  moving  shoulders
  • Return to starting position
  • Keep abdominals tight throughout exercise
  • Repeat 12 times
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Bent over arms raise with med ball1Bent over arms raise with med ball2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Grasp weight with both hands  and bend at the waist until chest is at a 45-degree angle to the ground, letting the arms hang in front of the body.
  • Keeping the arms straight  raise them above your head 
  • Slowly Return to the starting position moving your shoulder blades
  • Repeat 12 times 
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