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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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Db Circals 1Db Circals 2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Keeping the arms straight  raise them above your head
  • Simultaneously start making big circles using full range of movement ,
  • moving your shoulder blades
  • Repeat 12 times
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One leg BB dead lift1One leg BB 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
  • Raise right foot off the ground
  • Bending at the hips, lower torso to approximately parallel to the floor , keeping knee slightly bent and back straight
  • Lower the bar by pushing the hips back, bending only slightly at the knee, 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 with each side 
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Bb reverse Lange1Bb reverse Lange2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Place barbell on shoulders below the neck
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • 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. Complete 12 reps before repeating with opposite leg.
  • 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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Front  Db raise on the ball 1Front  Db raise on the ball 2
  • Lie face down on a stability ball so that the ball is under your chest
  • dumbbells in each hand and hanging to floor
  •  Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Slowly lift chest up, keeping back and neck aligned
  • Keeping the arms straight  raise them above your head creating letter V
  • Slowly Return to the starting position moving your shoulder blades 
  • Repeat 12 times
  • To increase intensity ,bring dumbbells back and up until parallel with the floor,                                        pinching shoulder blades together
Flye on the floor1Flye on the floor2
  • Lay with your back on the floor
  • Lift legs up with knees bent at 90 degree angle,
  • 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 touching   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.
  • Repeat 12 times
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bb step up on the bench1bb step up 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
  • Place a barbell on you shoulders
  • 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.
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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
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Reverse crunch_ball1Reverse crunch_ball2
  • Start by lying on back with hands to your sides on the floor
  • Place Fitness ball between you feet
  • Draw in abs toward your spine, exhale, and raise both legs toward chest, keeping  back firmly on floor
  • Pelvic goes to the ribcage.
  • Return to starting position and repeat
  • 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
  • Repeat 15 times 
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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.
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Circles on the ball1Circles on the ball2

  • Place neck and shoulders on a fitness ball with back and hips parallel to the floor
  • Place  a dumbbell in each hand above your chest.
  • Simultaneously start making  big circles using full range of movement
  • Keep your but and abs tight
  • Repeat 12 times
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