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High db balance side step up1High db balance side 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
  • Position dumbbells at ear level with overhand grip (palms   facing forward) and elbows  forming 90°bent
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Step up onto the box with one leg , 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.
One arm one leg dead lift2One arm one leg dead lift2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral    position
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and  head forward
  • Draw abs in, activate glutes
  • Grab 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
  • 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
Lunge+sholder press1Lunge+sholder press2Lunge+sholder press3
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position, knees slightly bent
  • Position dumbbells at ear level with overhand grip (palms  facing forward
  • Keeping elbows at a 90-degree angle
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Stabilize
  • Step backward with one foot 2-3 feet and lower back knee, forming a 90° bend at the front hip and knee.
  • Holding  this position  press hands up above head keeping wrists over the elbows and arms to sides of body at all times
  • Return arms back .
  • Pushing off front heel, raise to starting position. 
  • Complete 12 reps before repeating with opposite leg.
Reverse crunch_med.ball1Reverse crunch_med.ball2
  • Start by lying on back with hands to your sides on the floor
  • Place medicine ball between you knees
  • Draw in abs toward your spine, exhale, and raise both legs toward chest, keeping  back firmly on floor
  • Pelvic goes to the ribcage
  • Exhale while raising legs and inhale while lowing
  • Make sure not to arch back as you lower or raise legs. Remember  no pain in the low back
  • Don’t swing legs
  • Return to starting position and repeat 15 times
 Leg raise on the ball1Leg raise 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.
  • Holding this parallel position raise one leg off the ground maintaining the plank position.
  • Do 10-12 times and repeat with other leg.
  • 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.
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
Disk db dead lift1Disk db dead lift2
  • Grasp the dumbbells by positioning hands slightly wider than shoulder width grip
  • Stand up on the disk
  • 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 dumbbells 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
Kneeling push up on med1Kneeling push up on med2
  • Get on hands and knees on floor with hands palm down, fingers pointing straight ahead, and aligned at the nipple line.
  •  Place  one hand on top of the medicine ball; knees on the ground
  •  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.
  • Repeat 12 reps 
One leg high twist1One leg high twist2
  • Start by sitting on the stability ball and hold a dumbell straight out in front of your shoulders. 
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Once you have maintained your balance then slowly raise the foot  off the floor
  • Now rotate your trunk back and forth brining the dumbell out and up  in front of your face  and keeping one leg off the floor.
  • Remember to rotate shoulders  and not just the arms. To ensure this movement, let head follow arms during rotation. 
  • Continue for 12 times and  repeat with the other leg
Ball extention1Ball extention2
  • Lay with your back on the floor with knees bent at 90 degree angle, arms to the side palms down
  • Place fitness ball between feet
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Extend knees, straightening legs up toward the ceiling
  • Hold, feeling contraction at the top of your thighs
  • Return to starting position.
  • Use controlled motion – don’t swing legs.
  • Repeat 15 times
  • Start by lying face down on the ground, placing elbows and forearms underneath chest
  • Prop yourself up to form a bridge using your toes and forearms
  • Maintain a flat back and do not allow your hips to sag toward the ground
  • Keeping your trunk tight and parallel lift up one elbow and rotate your trunk and shoulders.
  • Hold  and then return to the starting position and repeat  for 12-15 times
  • Repeat with the other side.