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Lateral BB squat1Lateral BB squat2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position, knees slightly bent
  • Place barbell on shoulders below the neck
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Stabilize
  • Step to the side with one foot 2-3 feet
  • 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 feet and heesl, 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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High db cross step up1High db 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
  • Position dumbbells at ear level with overhand grip (palms   facing forward) and elbows  forming 90°bent
  •  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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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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BB front balance lunge1BB front balance 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
  • 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 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. Complete 12 reps before repeating with opposite leg.
  • 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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One arm flye on the floor1One arm flye on the floor2
  • Lay with your back on the floor
  • Lift legs up with knees bent at 90 degree angle,
  • Press the dumbbells up directly above the chest with the dumbbells almost touching and palms facing each other
  • Keeping the elbows slightly bent, lower one arm  out and away from each other in an arcing motion with hands aligned with the nipple-line
  • Stop as upper arm is  touching   the ground
  • Think about moving elbows not hands.
  • Keep dumbbells above elbows during movement .
  • Return to the starting position and repeat 12 times
  • Proceed to other side.
  • To end the exercise, place dumbbells on shoulders and return to the seated upright position.
  • Keep abs and glutes tight at all times.
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Db Balance lateral Lunge1Db Balance lateral Lunge2
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Complete 12 reps before repeating with opposite leg.
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Leg back raise with cable1Leg back raise with cable2
  • Start by placing a band around your ankle and face the band.
  • Stand with hips in neutral      position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Draw abs in, activate glutes
  •  Maintaining your balance kick your leg back while keeping it straight. 
  • Only kick back as far as your leg will allow.
  • Remember to squeeze your glute muscle while performing this exercise.
  •  Return to the starting position and repeat for the 15 repetitions.
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Overhead balance bb lunge1Overhead balance bb lunge2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Place barbell above your head
  • 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 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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one arm pull on the ball Black1one arm pull on the ball Black2
  • Stand with feet hip width and knees slightly bent
  • Bend at hips with back straight and knees slightly bent.  Place one hand and  knee on ball to support  body. Hold dumbbell in other hand with a neutral grip and let arm hang straight down, perpendicular to floor
  • Keeping elbows close to body, row dumbbell up to side, squeezing shoulder blades together
  • Movement: retract shoulder, contract shoulder blade  , bring elbow up and dumbbell to the chest.
  • Return to start position; repeat 12 times on each side
  •  Be sure to keep abs tight and back flat.
  • Don’t raise shoulders to your ears . Indicator : you feel tense in the neck
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Crunch on the ball_with weight1Crunch on the ball_with weight2
  • 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 with weight  above your head
  • Hands have to be placed above the head  during movement all the time . Don't swing them
  • Crunch upper body forward and roll ribs  toward hips, exhaling and squeezing as you reach the top
  • Look up during exercise it prevents from using neck.
  • Use ” tight pants ” technique.
  • Lower back slowly to starting position and repeat
  • 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
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DB Press on the ball1DB Press on the ball2
  • Place neck and shoulders on a fitness ball with back and hips parallel to the floor
  • Start with a dumbbell in each hand and arms extended up toward ceiling
  • Bend elbows and lower until even with chest, keeping elbows at about 90 degrees and wrists directly above elbows
  • Return to starting position.
  • Be sure to keep abs and glutes tight.
  • Repeat 12 times 
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