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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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Rotation 1Rotation 2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Lift chest, shoulders in and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Position dumbbells at ear level with an overhand grip, palms   facing forward, keeping elbows bent at a 90 degree angle
  • Rotate shoulders to lower dumbbells until they are parallel to the floor
  • Keep elbows at 90 degree thought exercise.
  • Try to focus on just rotating your shoulder and working the rotator cuff muscles.
  • Repeat 12 times
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Bridge on the ball1Bridge on the ball2
  • Lay with your back to the floor with hands at sides, palms on floor.
  • Place heels on top of fitness ball with knees slightly bent
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Pressing with your feet ,Squeeze buttocks and  lift pelvis off the floor until the knees, hips, and shoulders are in a straight line; hold for 1 seconds
  • Do not arch your back.
  • Slowly lower pelvis to the floor.
  • Repeat for 12-15 times
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Srtaight arms shoulder raise1Srtaight arms shoulder raise2
  • Lie on stomach with extended over head , palms facing down
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes, and pinch shoulder blades together.
  • Tighten buttocks .
  • raise your chest   off the floor
  • Keep your knee locked and  and don't raise your legs from the floor.
  • Keep arms straight and near your ears.
  • Hold briefly and slowly return to starting position. 
  • Slowly return body to the floor , keeping chin tucked.
  • Don’t arch back
  • You should only raise a couple of inches.
  • Do not forcefully hyperextend or extend past your body’s range of motion to avoid risk of injury
  • Repeat 15 times
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Tube front raise1Tube front raise2
  • Step onto tubing with knees slightly bent.
  • Start position: Grasp handles with an overhand grip (palms down) and shoulder width apart.
  • Arms should hang down at sides with elbows slightly bent.
  • Raise handles to front of body at shoulder height keeping elbows only slightly bent.
  •  Return to start position and repeat 12 times 
  •  Remember to keep back and head straight in a neutral position - hyperextension or flexion may cause injury.
  • Keep shoulders stabilized by squeezing shoulder blades together throughout movement.
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One arm balance reverse lunge1One arm balance reverse 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
  • 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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Side lateral raise pump down 1Side lateral raise pump down 2
  • Lie on your side on a ball  and hold a dumbell with your outside hand. 
  • Face your palm down towards the ball and slowly raise your elbow up at a 45 degree angle keeping your elbow bent  
  •  Return to the starting position following the same motion and repeat for 12 repetitions. 
  •  Repeat with the other arm.
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Adduction with tube or cable1Adduction with tube or cable2
  • Start by standing with the working leg next to band and fixed object.
  • Wrap the band around the working leg.
  • Stand with hips in neutral      position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Draw abs in, activate glutes
  • Proceed to bring the working leg across the other leg and body away from the fixed point of the band. 
  • Repeat  12  and then repeat with the other side
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One arm overhead dm squat1One arm overhead dm squat2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position, knees slightly bent
  • Position one  dumbbell  above your head and  other dumbell between legs.
  • Lift chest, shoulders back and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • 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 foot and heel, 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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Sumo Dms Squat1Sumo Dms Squat2
  • Stand with wide stand  and hips in neutral position, knees slightly bent
  • Hold dumbbells in front 
  • Lift chest, shoulders back and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • 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 foot and heel, 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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Db rows on the ball Black1Db rows on the ball Black2
  • Lie face down on a stability ball so that the ball is under your chest
  • Lift chest up but keep it on the ball
  • Holding a dumbbell in each hand, retract shoulders ,  keeping back flat
  • Pinch shoulder blades together as you row  , keeping elbows close to body.
  • Remember to pinch shoulder blades together as you row.
  • Keep upper body stable and abdominals tight throughout exercise by drawing stomach in toward spine.
  • Don’t raise shoulders to your ears . Indicator : you feel tense in the neck
  • Repeat 12 times
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