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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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Side plank1Side plank2

  • Start : lay on the floor  on one side. Your elbow has to be under the shoulder.
  • Draw in abs toward your spine.
  • Raise your body using one forearm and feet.  Your only floor  contact points should be your feet and elbow.
  • Hold for 15 sec and repeat with other side
  • To increase intensity: hold  , then return to the starting position and repeat  for 12-15 times
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Hold on the ball- leg to the chest1Hold on the ball- leg to the chest2
  • 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  and bring the knee  to your chest .
  • 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.
  • Do 10-12 times and repeat with other leg.
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Db Dead lift-row combo1Db Dead lift-row combo2Db Dead lift-row combo3Db Dead lift-row combo4
  • 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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Scorpion on the bench1Scorpion on the bench2 
  • Get into a pushup position with your feet on a bench.
  • Tighten abs and activate glutes, keeping lower back in neutral position 
  • Raise your right knee towards your right shoulder and return to starting
  • Maintain a flat back and do not allow your hips to sag toward the ground . Don't round your back either
  • Make sure you do not feel pain in lower back
  • Repeat 12 times with each leg.
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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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Boat1Boat2
  • Lie on stomach with extended over head , palms facing down
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes, and pinch shoulder blades together.
  • Tighten buttocks .
  • Simultaneously raise your chest and legs  off the floor
  • Keep your knee locked and raise your legs from the hips.
  • Keep arms straight and near your ears.
  • Hold briefly and slowly return to starting position. 
  • Slowly return body to the floor , keeping chin tucked.
  • Don’t arch back
  • You should only raise a couple of inches.
  • Do not forcefully hyperextend or extend past your body’s range of motion to avoid risk of injury
  • Repeat 15 times
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Db Balance lateral Lunge1Db Balance lateral Lunge2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Position dumbbells at ear level with overhand grip (palms   facing forward) and elbows  forming 90°bent
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • 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 to the side  with one foot 2-3 feet .
  • Shift your weight and hips to one side and squat down so that your hips drop down behind that foot.
  • DO NOT allow front knee to extend past the big toe to prevent injury.
  • Pushing off  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 bb step up1Side bb 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
  • Place a barbell on you shoulders
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Step up onto the box with left  leg , knee directly over the toes
  • Push through front heel and stand upright, balancing on one leg 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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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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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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