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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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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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One arm one leg shoulder press1One arm one leg shoulder press2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Lift chest, shoulders in and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Bend knee and lift right leg until thigh is parallel to floor
  • Position a dumbbell (or ball)  at ear level with overhand grip (palms  facing forward
  • Keeping elbow at a 90-degree angle, press hand up above head keeping wrist over the elbow and arm to side of body at all times
  • Return to starting position and repeat 12 times with each side
  • Keep your balance with your torso not your foot
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One leg bridge on the ball on the disk1One leg bridge on the ball on the disk2
  • Lay with your back to the floor with hands at sides, palms on floor.
  • Place heels on top of the disc l with knees slightly bent
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Raise one foot into the air and press your other foot into the  disc until your hips come up off the floor.
  • Lift pelvis off the floor until the knees, hips, and shoulders are in a straight line; hold for 1 seconds
  • Slowly lower pelvis to the floor.
  • Repeat 12 times with each leg
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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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Bb Squat1Bb Squat2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position, knees slightly bent
  • Place barbell on shoulders below the neck
  • 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 rep
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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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High Dm Walking Lunge1High Dm Walking 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
  •  Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • 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 forward 2-3 feet, forming a 90° bend at the front hip and knee.
  • DO NOT allow front knee to extend past the big toe to prevent injury.
  • Push body up and move the back foot beside the front foot. Alternate feet and repeat. 
  • 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.
  • Repeat for 20 steps
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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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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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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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