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High db squat on the disks1High db squat on the disks2
  • 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
  • Lift chest, shoulders back and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • 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 foot and heel, 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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reverse flye on the ball1reverse flye on the ball2
  • Lie face down with chest supported by a stability ball. Feet should be wider than shoulder width apart for stability
  • Start position: Hold DB’s in each hand with neutral grip (palms facing each other) and rest DB’s on floor directly under shoulders.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Return to start position and repeat 12 times
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Crunch1Crunch2
  • Lie flat on back with feet flat on the ground
  • Cross arms across chest
  • 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
  • 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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Bb bent over row1Bb bent over row2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Grasp barbell with reverse grip  and bend at the waist until chest is at a 45-degree angle to the ground, letting the arms hang in front of body
  • Row dumbbells to sides, pinching shoulder blades in toward the spine as you row
  • Keep abdominals tight throughout exercise
  • Repeat 12 times
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Dead lift pull combo1Dead lift pull combo2Dead lift pull combo3
  • Start by holding dumbbells  or bar at your side.
  • 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 dumbbells to sides, pinching shoulder blades in toward the spine as you row
  • Return to the starting position and repeat  12 times 
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Plank_twist1Plank_twist2
  • Start by lying face down on the ground, placing elbows and forearms underneath chest
  • Prop yourself up to form a bridge using your toes and forearms
  • Maintain a flat back and do not allow your hips to sag toward the ground
  • Keeping your trunk tight and parallel lift up one elbow and rotate your trunk and shoulders.
  • Hold  and then return to the starting position and repeat  for 12-15 times
  • Repeat with the other side.
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Shoulder press1Shoulder press2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Chest out, shoulders back, and head straight forward.
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Position dumbbells at ear level with an overhand grip, palms  facing forward, keeping elbows bent at a 90 degree angle
  •  Press the dumbbels up above your head 
  • Return to the starting position ,repeat 12  times 
  •  Keep your feet planted and stationary the entire time.
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 Leg raise on the ball1Leg raise on the ball2
  • Start by forming a parallel plank position with both feet on the ground and your hands on top of the stability ball.
  • Holding this parallel position raise one leg off the ground maintaining the plank position.
  • Do 10-12 times and repeat with other leg.
  • Maintain a flat back and do not allow your hips to sag toward the ground
  • Keep abs, glutes tight, and your hips level with the rest of your body.
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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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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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Straight arms cable pull1Straight arms cable pull2
  • Anchor tubing around something sturdy  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   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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