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Your workout should last no longer than 45 minutes!

  • Rest 30-60 seconds between sets.
  • Complete all the sets for a particular exercise before moving to another. The pace for lifting should be 1-2-3-1:  take three counts to lower the weight and one count to raise it.  All exercises should be performed in this way.
  • Choose a weight you can only lift 12x. You don't need to go to complete failure, but make sure you're challenging your body. A good rule of thumb is to choose a weight where the last two reps are done mostly by will power . If you feel you could do more  increase weight by 3-5%  upper body) or 8-10% (lower body).
  • If you wish, you may add 15-20 min of cardio after the workout, keeping your heart rate  at 65%-75%

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High db balance side step up1High db balance side step up2
  • Stand  in front of  of a box, platform or step ( between 10 and 18 inches high)
  • Position dumbbells at ear level with overhand grip (palms   facing forward) and elbows  forming 90°bent
  • 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 so that hip and knee are bent at a 90-degree angle
  • 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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Reverse crunch_ball1Reverse crunch_ball2
  • Start by lying on back with hands to your sides on the floor
  • Place Fitness ball between you feet
  • Draw in abs toward your spine, exhale, and raise both legs toward chest, keeping  back firmly on floor
  • Pelvic goes to the ribcage.
  • Return to starting position and repeat
  • Exhale while raising legs and inhale while lowing
  • Make sure not to arch back as you lower or raise legs. Remember  no pain in the low back
  • Don’t swing legs
  • Repeat 15 times 
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Bb lunge on the bench1Bb lunge on the bench2
  • 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
  • Place your front  foot on a bench ( higher the bench , harder the exercise )
  •  Stabilize
  • Lower back 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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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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Russian twist1Russian twist2
  • Sit on your butt draw in abs toward your spine,
  • Holding a medicine ball rotate your shoulders side to side
  • touching the medicine ball to the ground.
  • Use ” tight pants ” technique
  • Make sure you do not feel pain in lower back
  • Repeat 12-20 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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Bb split squat1Bb split squat2
  • 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
  • Stabilize
  • Step backward with one foot 2-3 feet
  • 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 Straight bent over Pull1One arm Straight bent over Pull2
  • Anchor tubing around leg of sturdy couch or chair at around belly button or chest level.
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral  position
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and tuck chin
  • Draw abs in, activate glutes
  • Grab the ends of the band in each hand with arms fully  extended  and bend at the waist until chest is at a 45-degree angle to the ground
  •  Pull one  hand back and up  towards your spine  remembering to keep your arms straight, using your shoulder blade
  • Return to starting position
  • Repeat for 12 times with each side
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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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Russian twist legs up1Russian twist legs up2
  • Sit on your butt draw in abs toward your spine, exhale, and raise  your feet off of the ground. 
  • Holding a medicine ball rotate your shoulders side to side
  • Touch the medicine ball to the ground.
  • Use ” tight pants ” technique
  • Make sure you do not feel pain in lower back
  • Repeat 12-20 times
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