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Overhead db squat1Overhead db squat2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position, knees slightly bent
  • Place dumbbells above the head.
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes.
  • Stabilize
  • 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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Straight arms back raise on the ball1Straight arms back raise on the ball 2
  • Start by lying on the chest  on fitness ball, dumbbells in each hand and hanging to floor
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Slowly lift chest off the ball, keeping back and neck aligned; hold
  • While holding this position , bring arms around to the side of the body, and pinch shoulder blades together
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  • Repeat 15 times 
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Upright cabel row1Upright cabel row2
  • Anchor tubing around leg of sturdy couch or chair
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral  position
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and tuck chin
  • Draw abs in, activate glutes
  • Slightly bent knees and put your weight on the heels 
  • Grab the ends of the band with one  hand , arm fully   extended
  • Pull arm backward, keeping elbow close to body and hand towards your navel by  pinching  shoulder blades together
  • Return to starting position.
  •  Keep abdominals tight throughout exercise
  • Repeat 12 times
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One arm one leg touch1One arm one leg touch2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral    position
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and  head forward
  • Draw abs in, activate glutes
  • Grab top of the dumbbell with  right arm  fully extended
  • Raise right foot off the ground
  • In controlled manner, bend from the hip joint (by pushing the hips back ) only    slightly bending the knees, unlike when squatting  and low  your torso above parallel to the floor
  • Touch floor with dumbbell , stabilize, the arm should remain straight.
  • Push with heel return to starting position.
  • Be sure to keep abs and glutes tight at all times
  • Watch for proper knee alignment - do not let front knee extend     past big toe or deviate laterally or medially
  • Take a deep breath at the start of the movement and keep your chest up. Hold your breath as you lower and exhale as you complete the movement.
  • Repeat  12 with each side
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db squat from the bench- arms forward1db squat from the bench- arms forward2
  • 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
  • Place a ball or dumbbell in front of your chest with elbows slightly bent
  • 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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High side twist1High side twist2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral   position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Start by holding a medicine ball at knee level in a semi-squat position.
  • Rotate your trunk and extend your knees while raising the ball up towards the opposite shoulder. Keep your arms straight during this movement.
  • Remember to rotate shoulders and hips and not just the arms. To ensure this movement, let head follow arms during rotation.
  • Don’t bend your back keep it straight.
  • You can use dumbbell instead of ball.
  • Draw abs in, exhale while raising the ball.
  • Return to the starting position and repeat for 12 repetitions.
  • Repeat with the other side 
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Cable squat1Cable squat2
  • Anchor tubing around leg of sturdy couch or chair
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Draw abs in, contract glutes
  • Grab the ends of the band in each hand with arms fully  extended
  • Bending at the hips and knees, lower body until thighs are parallel to the ground.
  •  DO NOT allow knees to extend past the big toes. Pretend like you are going sit in to the chair.
  • Keep weight over the middle of foot and heel, not the toes.
  • Don’t bend your elbows while squatting
  • Return to start position and repeat 12 times
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Balance lunge+shoulder press1Balance lunge+shoulder press2Balance lunge+shoulder press3
  • 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
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract 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.
  • Holding  this position  press hands up above head keeping wrists over the elbows and arms to sides of body at all times
  • Return arms back .
  • Pushing off front heel, raise to starting position.
  • Complete 12 reps before repeating with opposite leg.
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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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Medicine Ball Balance reverse Lunge1Medicine Ball Balance reverse Lunge2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Place med,ball  or dumbbell in front of your chest  with  elbows slightly bent
  • 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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Bb reverse Lange1Bb reverse Lange2
  • 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
  • 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. 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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