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DB reverse Lunge1DB reverse Lunge2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Grasp the dumbbells
  • 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. .
  •  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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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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Balance One leg flye on the ball1Balance One leg flye 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: Place neck and shoulders on a fitness ball
  • bring the dumbbells to your shoulders.
  • Press the dumbbells up directly above the chest with the dumbbells almost touching and palms facing each other
  • Lift one leg off the floor and keep it parallel
  • Stabilize
  • 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 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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envelope with the ball1envelope with the ball2envelope the the ball3
  • Start by lying on back with hands holding the ball  above your head
  • Raise your legs
  • Tighten abs and activate glutes, keeping lower back firmly on the floor
  • Begin to roll your shoulders off the floor, pushing down hard with lower back  and bring the ball to your feet
  • Grab the ball with feet and lower them to the floor
  • Draw in abs toward your spine, exhale, and raise both legs toward  chest.
  • Grab the ball with hands and lower them down on the floor .
  • Exhale as you go up, inhale as you lower back to the floor.
  • Focus on slow, controlled movement – don’t cheat yourself by using momentum!
  • Look up during exercise it prevents from using neck.
  • Use ” tight pants ” technique.
  • Repeat 10 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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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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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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Cross bb balance step up1Cross bb balance 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
  • Place a barbell on you shoulders
  • 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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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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DB  front raise Black1DB  front raise Black2
  • 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   and bend at the waist until chest is at a 45-degree angle to the ground, letting the arms hang in front of the body.
  • 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
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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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