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Bb reverse balance lunge1Bb reverse balance 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 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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bb step up ( leg back)1bb step up ( leg back)2
  • 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 lifting opposite leg  back and up , contracting your buttocks
  • 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 Shoulder press1BB Shoulder press2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Chest out, shoulders back, and head straight forward.
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Barbell  at shoulder level with overhand grip shoulder width apart 
  • Press the barbell up above your head, exhale on your way up and inhale when lowering bar down .
  • Return to the starting position repeat 12
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Butterfly1Butterfly2
  • Sit in upright position on ball with feet flat on floor
  • Walk feet forward, allowing ball to roll underneath body until your neck and shoulders supported
  • Raise hips to create a “table top” position parallel to floor
  • Place barbell  on chest with close grip
  • Start position: extend elbows and raise barbell up
  • With elbows slightly bent, lower dumbbell back behind head to slightly below head level
  • Return to start position
  • Remember to keep both feet flat on the floor at all times and keep the lower back in a neutral position.
  •  Hyperextension or arching of the back may cause injury. Never lock your elbows.
  •  If maintaining stability is difficult, lower hips below parallel until stability is established.
  • Repeat 12 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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One arm one leg DB row1One arm one 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 dumbbell to your side, pinching shoulder blade 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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Roll on the ball1Roll on the ball2
  • Lie on back on the floor with hands at sides, palms on floor.
  • Place  heels on top of fitness ball with knees slightly bent
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Lift pelvis off the floor until the knees, hips, and shoulders are aligned
  • Curl ball towards glutes by flexing at the knee. Repeat 12 times while keeping hips off the floor.
  • Slowly lower pelvis to the floor
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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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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
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front raise palmps down1front raise palmps down2
  • Grasp dumbbells with neutral grip
  • 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 semi-straight   raise them above your head 
  • Slowly Return to the starting position moving your shoulder blades
  • Repeat 12 times
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Elevated push up on the ball1Elevated push up on the ball2
  • Lie face down on a ball with hands palm down, fingers pointing straight ahead, and aligned at the nipple line.
  • Place hands slightly wider than shoulder width
  •  Start position: Extend your arms and place feet at hip width with toes positioned onto a secure bench or chair.
  •  Lower your body (legs, hips, trunk, and head).
  •  Return to the start position by extending at the elbows and pushing the body up. 
  • Remember to keep the head and trunk stabilized in a neutral position by contracting your abs .
  • Repeat 12 reps .
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