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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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BB Chop 1BB Chop 2BB Chop 3
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral    position
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and  head forward
  • Draw abs in, activate glutes
  • Grasp the barbell by positioning hands slightly wider than shoulder width grip
  • Bend the knees slightly, shins vertical, hips back and back straight
  • Bending at the hips, lower torso to approximately parallel to the floor , keeping knees slightly bent and back straight
  • Lower the bar by pushing the hips back, bending only slightly at the knees, unlike when squatting
  • In one continuous motion, bring barbell  up above your head
  • Focus on slow, controlled movement – don’t cheat yourself by using momentum
  • Slowly return to starting position
  • Repeat  12 reps 
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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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Medicine Ball Balance reverse Lunge1Medicine Ball Balance reverse Lunge2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Place med,ball  or dumbbell in front of your chest  with  elbows slightly bent
  • 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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Db step lunge from the bench1Db step lunge from the bench2
  • Stand  on 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 down  with one foot  and lower back knee.
  • DO NOT allow front knee to extend past the big toe to prevent injury.
  • Pushing off front heel, raise to starting position.
  • Complete 12 reps before repeating with opposite leg.
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One  srtraight Arm Upright Pull1One  srtraight Arm Upright Pull2
  • 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
  • Pull one  hands back and up  towards your spine  remembering to keep your arms straight, using your shoulder blade
  • Return to starting position
  • Repeat for 12 times with each side
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Reverse crunch1Reverse crunch2
  • Start by lying on back with hands to your sids on the floor.
  • Raise your legs
  • Tighten abs and activate glutes, keeping lower back firmly on the floor
  • Draw in abs toward your spine, exhale, and raise both legs toward  chest.
  • Pelvic goes to the ribcage.
  • Use "tight pants" technique.
  • Exhale while raising legs and inhale while lowing
  • Return to starting position and repeat.
  • Make sure not to arch back as you lower or raise legs.
  • Repeat 15 times 
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Squat+shoulder press1Squat+shoulder press2Squat+shoulder press3
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position, knees slightly bent
  • Position dumbbells at ear level with overhand grip (palms  facing forward
  • Keeping elbows at a 90-degree angle
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Stabilize
  • 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 simultaneously
  • Pressing  dumbbells  up above the head keeping wrists over the elbows and arms to sides of body at all times
  • Return and repeat 12 times
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Reverse fly1Reverse fly2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Hold DB’s in each hand with neutral grip (palms facing each other)
  • and bend at the waist until chest is at a 45-degree angle to the ground, letting the arms hang in front of body
  • Start position: With elbows slightly bent and facing the ceiling, raise DB’s to shoulder level and squeeze shoulder blades together at top of movement.
  • Think about raising elbows not hands.
  • Return to start position
  • Repeat 12 times
  • Remember to pinch shoulder blades together first and after raise elbows. Don’t bent wrists.
  • Keep upper body stable and abdominals tight throughout exercise by drawing stomach in toward spine.
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Bb split squat1Bb split squat2
  • 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
  • Stabilize
  • Step backward with one foot 2-3 feet
  • 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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DB Press on the ball1DB Press on the ball2
  • Place neck and shoulders on a fitness ball with back and hips parallel to the floor
  • Start with a dumbbell in each hand and arms extended up toward ceiling
  • Bend elbows and lower until even with chest, keeping elbows at about 90 degrees and wrists directly above elbows
  • Return to starting position.
  • Be sure to keep abs and glutes tight.
  • Repeat 12 times 
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