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Bend back leg raise1Bend back leg raise2
  • Start by placing an ankle band around your ankles.
  • Stand with hips in neutral      position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Draw abs in, activate glutes
  • Raise your leg back  until there is good resistance and you are still able to keep your hips level.
  • Keep your knee locked and raise your leg from the hip and butt
  • Return to the starting position and repeat for 15 times
  •  Complete the same repetitions on the other side.
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Db balance cross step up1Db balance cross 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
  • Hold dumbbells to your sides
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Step up laterally  onto the box with right leg ,(cross step)  knee directly over the toes
  • Push through front heel and stand upright, balancing on one leg and 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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Push up on the ball1Push up on the ball2
  •  Place your hands on the top of a stability ball with your knees off the ground and your trunk in a straight line.
  • Start with your arms extended and slowly lower your chest to the ball bending elbows 
  •  Then return to the starting position squeezing the ball and pushing  up with your chest . 
  •  Keeping your body straight throughout the movement 
  • Keep abs and butt tight .
  •  Repeat for 6-12 times 
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One leg db row1One 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 dumbbelsl to your side, pinching shoulder blades 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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Lateral BB squat1Lateral BB squat2
  • 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
  • Stabilize
  • Step to the side with one foot 2-3 feet
  • Lower body by flexing at the hips and knees, as though sitting on chair
  • Lower body until thighs are parallel to floor
  • Return to start position by pushing with heels, keeping head and back straight in a neutral position and abdominal muscles tight.
  •  Keep weight over the middle of feet and heesl, not the toes, and do not allow knees to go past the big toe or deviate from side to side -hyperextension or flexion may cause injury.
  •  Upper body can flex forward at the hips slightly during movement.    
  • Be sure to “sit back” so that knees stay over the feet.
  • Repeat 12 times
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Leg curl on the ball1Leg curl on the ball2
  • Starting Position: Lie supine on stability ball.
  • Place neck and shoulders on a fitness ball with back and hips parallel to the floor
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Once you have maintained your balance then slowly raise the foot  off the floor
  • Roll ball towards your hips then , raise hips off floor by pressing heel into the floor .
  •  Return to start position.
  • Repeat 12-15 reps with each leg 
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Balance lateral bb squat1Balance lateral bb squat2
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lower body by flexing at the hips and knees, as though sitting on chair
  • Lower body until thighs are parallel to floor
  • Return to start position by pushing with heels, keeping head and back straight in a neutral position and abdominal muscles tight.
  • Keep weight over the middle of feet and heesl, not the toes, and do not allow knees to go past the big toe or deviate from side to side -hyperextension or flexion may cause injury.
  • Upper body can flex forward at the hips slightly during movement.    
  • Be sure to “sit back” so that knees stay over the feet.
  • Repeat 12 times with each side 
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One arm front lunge1One arm front lunge2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Grasp dumbbells
  • Position one dumbbell at ear level with overhand grip (palm   facing forward) and elbows  forming 90°bent
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Step forward  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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Incline onе arm press 1Incline onе arm press 2
  • Lie on the ball so that the ball is under your upper back. Drop your hips so that they are only a couple of inches off the floor.
  • Start with a dumbbell in each hand and arms extended up toward ceiling
  • Bend one  elbow and lower until even with chest, keeping elbow at about 90 degrees and wrists directly above elbows
  • Return to starting position.
  • Be sure to keep abs and glutes tight.
  • Repeat 12 times with each side 
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Straight arms back raise on the ball1Straight arms back raise on the ball 2
  • Start by lying on the chest  on fitness ball, dumbbells in each hand and hanging to floor
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Slowly lift chest off the ball, keeping back and neck aligned; hold
  • While holding this position , bring arms around to the side of the body, and pinch shoulder blades together
  • creating  letter V
  • Repeat 15 times 
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Crunch on the ball_arms up1Crunch on the ball_arms up2
  • 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 above your head
  • Crunch upper body forward and roll ribs  toward hips, exhaling and squeezing as you reach the top
  • Hands have to be placed above the head  during movement all the time . Don't swing them
  • Look up during exercise it prevents from using neck.
  • Use ” tight pants ” technique.
  • Lower back slowly to starting position and repeat
  •  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 .
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