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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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Side lateral step up1Side lateral step up2
  • Stand  in front of  of a box, platform or step ( between 10 and 18 inches high)
  • Place a barbell on you shoulders
  • Lift chest, shoulders back and tuck chin
  • Grasp dumbbells and let arms hang down at sides
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Step up   onto the box with one leg , knee directly over the toes
  • Push through front heel and stand upright, balancing on one leg and lifting opposite leg laterally , contracting your buttocks
  • 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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Crunch on the ball1Crunch on the ball2

 

  • 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 on your chest
  • Crunch upper body forward and roll shoulders toward hips, exhaling and squeezing as you reach the top
  • Lower back  slowly to starting position and repeat
  • Look up during exercise it prevents from using neck.
  • Use ” tight pants ” technique.
  • 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 for 3 sets 
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Ball extention1Ball extention2
  • Lay with your back on the floor with knees bent at 90 degree angle, arms to the side palms down
  • Place fitness ball between feet
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Extend knees, straightening legs up toward the ceiling
  • Hold, feeling contraction at the top of your thighs
  • Return to starting position.
  • Use controlled motion – don’t swing legs.
  • Repeat 15 times
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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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One leg high twist1One leg high twist2
  • Start by sitting on the stability ball and hold a dumbell straight out in front of your shoulders. 
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Once you have maintained your balance then slowly raise the foot  off the floor
  • Now rotate your trunk back and forth brining the dumbell out and up  in front of your face  and keeping one leg off the floor.
  • Remember to rotate shoulders  and not just the arms. To ensure this movement, let head follow arms during rotation. 
  • Continue for 12 times and  repeat with the other leg
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Circles on the ball1Circles on the ball2

  • Place neck and shoulders on a fitness ball with back and hips parallel to the floor
  • Place  a dumbbell in each hand above your chest.
  • Simultaneously start making  big circles using full range of movement
  • Keep your but and abs tight
  • Repeat 12 times
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Db bench lunge1Db bench lunge2
  • Put one foot on a box, platform or step ( between 10 and 18 inches high)
  • Lift chest, shoulders back and tuck chin
  • Hold dumbbells to your sides
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Step backward with one foot 2-3 feet  with one leg , keeping knee directly over the toes  lower back knee.
  • DO NOT allow front knee to extend past the big toe to prevent injury.
  • Push through front heel and stand upright,
  • Repeat  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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Curl on the ball1Curl on the ball2
  • Lie face down with chest on the ball.
  • Take your hands and walk forward allowing the ball to roll under your body until part of your legs between knees and feet,  are supported by the ball .
  • Closer to the feet - harder an exercise
  • Start position: With arms fully extended, place your hands slightly wider than shoulder width, fingers pointing straight ahead, and aligned at the nipple line.
  • Tighten abs, activate glute
  • Once your body is stabilized in this plank position slowly drive your knees in towards your chest bringing the ball with you.
  • Return to the starting position and repeat. Keep your abs tight and your hips parallel with your body.
  • Repeat 12 -15 reps
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balance leg raise on the ball1balance leg raise 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 , hold and return to starting position. 
  • Repeat  12-15 times with each leg
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Db cross step up1Db 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
  • Grasp dumbbells and let arms hang down at 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 move the back foot beside the front foot
  • 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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