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dm Side squat from the bench- one arm1dm Side squat from the bench- one arm2
  • Stand  on a box, platform or step ( between 10 and 18 inches high) with your left side
  • Lift right  foot off the box  and move it back ,   balancing on one leg
  • Lift chest, shoulders back and tuck chin
  • Grasp dumbbell with left 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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BB dead lift1BB dead lift2
  • Grasp the barbell by positioning hands slightly wider than shoulder width grip
  • Bend the knees slightly, shins vertical, hips back and back straight
  • Bending at the hips, lower torso to approximately parallel to the floor , keeping knees slightly bent and back straight
  • Lower the bar by pushing the hips back, bending only slightly at the knees, unlike when squatting
  • To rise back up, tighten abs and contract glutes and press with your heel to return to a standing position.
  • Keeping back completely straight at all times,  keep barbell as close as possible to legs
  • The movement should not be fast but steady and under control, and arms should remain straight
  • Exhale as you lift bar, keeping your chest up, shoulders retracted,  
  • Inhale as you lower the bar to the floor.
  • Use a mirror to insure correct technique
  • Repeat 12 times
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Db squat1Db squat2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position, knees slightly bent
  • Grab dumbbells and hold them to your sides.
  • Lift chest, shoulders back and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • 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 foot and heel, 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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Bb Cross step up1Bb 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
  • Place a barbell on you shoulders
  • 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 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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Medicine Ball Balance reverse Lunge1Medicine Ball Balance reverse 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
  • 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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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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One leg db row1One leg 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
  • Lift on leg back and up
  • bend at the waist until chest is at a 45-degree angle to the ground, letting the arms hang in front of body
  • Stabilize by keeping weight on the heel and knee slightly bent 
  • Row dumbbelsl to your side, pinching shoulder blades in toward the spine as you row
  • Keep abdominals tight throughout exercise and  back leg straight
  • Repeat for 12 times with both sides
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Flye on the ball1Flye on the ball2
  • Sit in an upright position on a ball with a dumbbell in each hand. (You   may rest each DB on the corresponding thigh.)
  • Start position: Lie on back on ball and bring the dumbbells to your shoulders.
  • 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.
  • Return to the starting position and repeat 12 times
  • To end the exercise, place dumbbells on shoulders and return to the seated upright position.
  • Keep abs and glutes tight at all times.
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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.
  • Just give it a try :)
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DB leg curl on the ball1DB leg curl on the ball2DB leg curl on the ball3
  • Start by rolling face down onto the ball so that the ball is under your hips. 
  •  Place your hands on the ground for stability with both legs elevated off the ground.
  • Place ankle weights around the feet or you can put dumbbell  between your feet
  • Tighten buttocks
  • Curl  legs up towards your back and then return to the the starting position.
  • Repeat for 12 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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