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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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Bulgarian Dm squat1Bulgarian Dm squat2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position, knees slightly bent
  • Grab dumbbells   and hold them to your sides.
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Place your back foot on a bench with your other leg out in front of you.
  •  Stabilize
  • 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 balance step up on the bench1bb balance step up on the bench2
  • Stand  in front of  of a box, platform or step ( between 10 and 18 inches high)
  • Lift chest, shoulders back and tuck chin
  • Place a barbell on you shoulders
  • 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 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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Reverse crunch_ball1Reverse crunch_ball2
  • Start by lying on back with hands to your sides on the floor
  • Place Fitness ball between you feet
  • Draw in abs toward your spine, exhale, and raise both legs toward chest, keeping  back firmly on floor
  • Pelvic goes to the ribcage.
  • Return to starting position and repeat
  • Exhale while raising legs and inhale while lowing
  • Make sure not to arch back as you lower or raise legs. Remember  no pain in the low back
  • Don’t swing legs
  • Repeat 15 times 
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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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Crunch_arms,legs up1Crunch_arms,legs up2
  • Start by lying on back with hands 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 keep hands above the head . 
  • Keep arms near ears all the time .
  • Exhale as you go up, inhale as you lower back to the floor.
  • Shoulders should come up off the floor only about four inches, and the lower back should remain on the floor at all times.  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 15 times
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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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DB Pull over on the ball Black1DB Pull over on the ball Black2
  • Sit in upright position on ball with feet flat on floor
  • Walk feet forward, allowing ball to roll underneath body until it is positioned on mid- to upper- back region (you may rest head on ball)
  • Raise hips to create a “table top” position parallel to floor
  • Place dumbbell on chest with handle perpendicular to chest and grasp dumbbell as shown
  • Start position: extend elbows and raise dumbbell above head, even with the eye-line
  • With elbows slightly bent, lower dumbbell back behind head to slightly below head level
  • Return to start position and repeat 12 times
  • 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.
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One arm shoulder press1One arm shoulder press2
  • 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 overhand grip (palms facing forward)
  • Keeping elbows at a 90-degree angle, press hand up above head keeping wrist over the elbow and arm to side of body at all times
  • Return to starting position and repeat 12 times with each side
  •  Keep your balance with your torso not your foot
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Press Bihind the head1Press Bihind the head2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart with knees slightly bent (at 20°)
  • Start position: Grasp bar with overhand grip shoulder width apart and rest on shoulders.
  • Back should be straight in a neutral position
  • Press the barbell overhead into a shoulder press position
  • Lower barbell behind your back as low as possible. While you may feel tension in shoulders, lower stick to a comfortable level without any pain.
  • Repeat 15 times 
  • Remember to keep back straight and abs tight.
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Dead lift-row combo1Dead lift-row combo2Dead lift-row combo3
  • Start by holding bar in front of you
  • 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
  • To rise back up, tighten abs and contract glutes and press with your heel 
  • Proceed to stand up and stop when your legs are semi straight and your back is at a 45 degree angle. 
  • Row bar to the middle of your stomach , pinching shoulder blades in toward the spine as you row
  • Return to the starting position and repeat 12 times 
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