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Side lateral step up1Side lateral step up2
  • Stand  in front of  of a box, platform or step ( between 10 and 18 inches high)
  • Place a barbell on you shoulders
  • 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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One leg DB dead lift1One leg DB dead lift2
  • Grasp the dumbbells  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 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.
  • Repeat 12 times 
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One arm seated Row1One arm seated Row2
  • 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 close to body and hand towards your navel by  pinching  shoulder blades together
  • Return to starting position.
  •  Keep abdominals tight throughout exercise
  • Don’t raise shoulders to your ears . Indicator : you feel tense in the neck
  • Repeat 12 times with both sides
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Curl on the ball1Curl on the ball2
  • Lie face down with chest on the ball.
  • Take your hands and walk forward allowing the ball to roll under your body until part of your legs between knees and feet,  are supported by the ball .
  • Closer to the feet - harder an exercise
  • Start position: With arms fully extended, place your hands slightly wider than shoulder width, fingers pointing straight ahead, and aligned at the nipple line.
  • Tighten abs, activate glute
  • Once your body is stabilized in this plank position slowly drive your knees in towards your chest bringing the ball with you.
  • Return to the starting position and repeat. Keep your abs tight and your hips parallel with your body.
  • Repeat 12 -15 reps
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Db side raise1Db side raise2Db side raise3
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Grasp dumbbells  with both hands , palms    facing forward
  • 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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Push-pull combo1Push-pull combo2Push-pull combo3

  • Start by placing the dumbells onto the ground and getting into a pushup position holding onto the dumbbells.
  • Proceed into a pushup and then extend your arms into a completed pushup. 
  • Then row one dumbell up to chest level and return to the ground. Repeat with the other arm.
  • This is considered one repetition.
  • Repeat this cycle until all repetitions are completed. 
  • Make sure you keep your abs tight and back flat throughout this movement.
  • Repeat 10 times with each side 
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Balance db step up1Balance db step up2
  • Stand in front of a box, platform or step ( between 10 and 18 inches high)
  • Lift chest, shoulders back and tuck chin
  • Grasp dumbbells and let arms hang down at sides
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Step up onto 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
  • 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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Two points on the floor1Two points on the floor2
  • Start on all fours with your back flat
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Slowly raise the right arm (thumb up) and the left leg, toes pointed away from the body
  • Keep arm and leg straight and raise until even with back
  • Slowly return arm and leg to the floor
  • Repeat with opposite arm and leg
  • Focus on slow, controlled movement – don’t cheat yourself by using momentum
  • One set is 10 reps per side – hold for 1 second per rep; 
  • Do not arch back.
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Db Balance lateral Lunge1Db Balance lateral Lunge2
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Complete 12 reps before repeating with opposite leg.
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Bent over cabel row revers grip1Bent over cabel row revers grip2
  • Anchor tubing around leg of sturdy couch or chair at around belly button or chest level.
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral    position
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and tuck chin
  • Draw abs in, activate glutes
  • Grab the ends of the band in each hand with arms fully  extended and palms up
  • bend at the waist until chest is at a 45-degree angle to the ground
  • Stabilize
  • Pull both arms backward, keeping elbows close to body and hands towards your navel, pinching  shoulder blades together
  • Return to starting position and repeat 12 times
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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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