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Medicine ball cross lunge1Medicine ball cross 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
  • Step forward  with one foot 2-3 feet placing back leg in line with front leg (cross step)
  • 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 overhead squat1Bb overhead squat2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position, knees slightly bent
  • Place barbell above the head.
  • 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, 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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Overhead db squat1Overhead db squat2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position, knees slightly bent
  • Place dumbbells above the head.
  • 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, 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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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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Side lateral raise on the ball pulm up1Side lateral raise on the ball pulm up2
  • Lie on on the ball , side opposite of working arm.
  • Start position: Grasp dumbbell  with reverse grip ( palm up) and flex elbow keeping elbow in at side, 
  • Face your palm out away from your body and slowly raise your arm up at a 45 degree angle
  • Keep 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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High side twist1High side twist2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral   position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Start by holding a medicine ball at knee level in a semi-squat position.
  • Rotate your trunk and extend your knees while raising the ball up towards the opposite shoulder. Keep your arms straight during this movement.
  • Remember to rotate shoulders and hips and not just the arms. To ensure this movement, let head follow arms during rotation.
  • Don’t bend your back keep it straight.
  • You can use dumbbell instead of ball.
  • Draw abs in, exhale while raising the ball.
  • Return to the starting position and repeat for 12 repetitions.
  • Repeat with the other side 
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Lateral raise DB1Lateral raise DB2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Grasp dumbbell with an overhand grip (palms down). Arms should hang down at sides with elbows slightly bent.
  • Raise dumbbells to side of body at shoulder height.
  • Keep elbows only slightly bent with pumps pointing down throughout movement
  • Return to start position
  • Keep upper body stable and abdominals tight throughout exercise    by drawing stomach in toward spine.
  • Think about raising elbows not hands.
  • Don’t bent wrists
  • Keep shoulders stabilized by squeezing shoulder blades together throughout movement.
  • Repeat 12 times
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Side rotation on the ball1Side rotation on the ball2
  • Lie on your side on a ball and hold a dumbell with your outside hand. 
  •  Start position: Grasp dumbbell and flex elbow at 90° keeping elbow in at side.
  • Forearm should be slightly below parallel to floor.
  •  Rotate arm outward keeping elbow at 90°.
  •  Return to start position.
  • Remember to keep elbow firmly secured to side.
  • Repeat 12 times with each side
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Rubber bend walks1Rubber bend walks2
  • Start by placing a mini band around your ankles and standing with your feet parallel.
  •  Keeping your hips level throughout the movement slide your left foot to the left about 6-12 inches or until the resistance is too great and then slide your right foot to a parallel stance again.
  •  Repeat this movement 15 times 
  •  Repeat with the other leg. 
  • Make sure you keep your hips level and do not hike your hip to left the lead leg. This will defeat the purpose of the exercise. 
  • It does take some time to master the subtle lifting of the lead foot and abducting it out to the side. Start with a light band until you have mastered the technique. Your foot should only raise just enough to slide it to the side which is like 1/4in.
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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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Db squat from the bench1Db squat from the bench2
  • Stand  on a box, platform or step ( between 10 and 18 inches high)
  • Lift one  foot off the box  and move it back ,   balancing on one leg
  • Lift chest, shoulders back and tuck chin
  • Grasp dumbbells and let arms hang down at sides
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Lower body by flexing at the hips and  knee , as though sitting on chair
  • Move your back  foot as close to the floor as possible , without losing the balance and control
  • Pushing off the heel, raise to starting position.
  • Complete 12 reps before repeating with opposite leg.
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