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Lateral high db side step up1Lateral high db side step up2
  • Stand  in front of  of a box, platform or step ( between 10 and 18 inches high)
  • Position dumbbells at ear level with overhand grip (palms   facing forward) and elbows  forming 90°bent
  •  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 one leg , knee directly over the toes
  • Push through front heel and stand upright, balancing on one leg and lifting opposite leg laterally , contracting your buttocks
  • 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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Side bb step up1Side bb 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 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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Bb lunge from the bench1Bb lunge from the bench2
  • Stand  on a box, platform or step ( between 10 and 18 inches high)
  • Lift chest, shoulders back and tuck chin
  • Place a barbell on you shoulders
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Step down  with one foot  and lower back knee.
  • DO NOT allow front knee to extend past the big toe to prevent injury.
  • Pushing off front heel, raise to starting position.
  • 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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Bulgarian med.ball squat1Bulgarian med.ball squat2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position, knees slightly bent
  • Grab weight and hold it in front of your chest .
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Place your back foot on a bench with your other leg out in front of you.
  •  Stabilize
  • 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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Bb lunge on the bench1Bb lunge on the bench2
  • 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
  • Place your front  foot on a bench ( higher the bench , harder the exercise )
  •  Stabilize
  • Lower back 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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Alt. dm fly on the ball1Alt. dm fly 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 one arm  out and away from  other in an arcing motion with hands aligned with the nipple-line
  • Stop as upper arm is parallel to slightly past parallel to the ground
  • Think about moving elbows not hands.
  • Keep dumbbells above elbows during movement .
  • Return to the starting position and repeat.
  • 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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Cranch_touch_weighted1Cranch_touch_weighted2
  • Start by lying on back with hands to your sids on the floor.
  • Raise your legs
  • Grab a ball or dumbbell  and place it behind your head'
  • 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  and bring your hands to your toes
  • 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 for 3 sets
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Press Bihind the head1Press Bihind the head2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart with knees slightly bent (at 20°)
  • Start position: Grasp bar with overhand grip shoulder width apart and rest on shoulders.
  • Back should be straight in a neutral position
  • Press the barbell overhead into a shoulder press position
  • Lower barbell behind your back as low as possible. While you may feel tension in shoulders, lower stick to a comfortable level without any pain.
  • Repeat 15 times 
  • Remember to keep back straight and abs tight.
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Ball db row1Ball db row2
  • Stand with feet hip width and knees slightly bent
  • Bend at hips with back straight and knees slightly bent.  
  • Place one hand on ball to support upper body.
  • Hold dumbbell in other hand with a neutral grip and let arm hang straight down, perpendicular to floor
  • Keeping elbows close to body, row dumbbell up to side, squeezing shoulder blades together
  • Movement: retract shoulder, contract shoulder blade  , bring elbow up and dumbbell to the chest.
  • Return to start position;
  •  Be sure to keep abs tight and back flat.
  • Don’t raise shoulders to your ears . Indicator : you feel tense in the neck
  • Repeat 12 times on each side
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Hold on the ball- leg to the chest1Hold on the ball- leg to the chest2
  • 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  and bring the knee  to your chest .
  • 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 10-12 times and repeat with other leg.
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