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Jump squat1Jump squat2
  • Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, trunk flexed forward slightly with back straight in a neutral position.
  •  Arms should be in the “ready” position with elbows flexed at approximately 90°.
  • Lower body where thighs are parallel to ground.
  •  Explode vertically and drive arms up.
  • Land on both feet and repeat 10 times
  •  Prior to takeoff extend the ankles to their maximum range (full plantar flexion) to ensure proper mechanics
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Bridge on the ball1Bridge on the ball2
  • Lay with your back to the floor with hands at sides, palms on floor.
  • Place heels on top of fitness ball with knees slightly bent
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Pressing with your feet ,Squeeze buttocks and  lift pelvis off the floor until the knees, hips, and shoulders are in a straight line; hold for 1 seconds
  • Do not arch your back.
  • Slowly lower pelvis to the floor.
  • Repeat for 12-15 times
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BB front lunge1BB front lunge2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Place barbell on shoulders below the neck
  • Step forward  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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Incline Db press on the ball1Incline Db press on the ball2
  • Lie on the ball so that the ball is under your upper back. 
  • Drop your hips so that they are only a couple of inches off the floor.
  • Start with the dumbells at shoulder level and proceed to press them straight up toward the ceiling. 
  •  Remember to keep your hands directly above your elbows during the press phase. 
  • The dumbells should end up directly above your chest. 
  •  Return to the starting position and 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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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 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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bb lunge on the bench1bb lunge 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 forward and up   onto the box with one leg , 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, returning  lifted leg to the ground
  • 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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Plank_leg up1Plank_leg up2
  • Start by lying face down on the ground, placing elbows and forearms underneath chest
  • Tighten abs and activate glutes,
  • 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
  • Keep abs and glutes tight
  • Raise one foot up up and put it down
  • Repeat  for 12-15 times each side
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Db lunge on the bench1Db lunge 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
  • Hold dumbbells to your sides
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Step forward and up   onto the box with one leg , 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, returning  lifted leg to the ground
  • 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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Db bent over row1Db bent over row2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Grasp dumbbells 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
  • Think about using elbows
  • Keep abdominals tight throughout exercise
  • Repeat 12 times
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