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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 latetal squat1 1High db balance lateral squat2
  • 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
  • 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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Crunch on the ball_arms up1Crunch on the ball_arms up2
  • 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 above your head
  • Crunch upper body forward and roll ribs  toward hips, exhaling and squeezing as you reach the top
  • Hands have to be placed above the head  during movement all the time . Don't swing them
  • 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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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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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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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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Front-back db raise1Front-back db raise2Front-back db raise3
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Grasp dumbbells  with both hands   and bend at the waist until chest is at a 45-degree angle to the ground, letting the arms hang in front of the body.
  • Keeping the arms straight  raise them above your head creating letter V
  • Slowly Return to the starting position moving your shoulder blades and bring dumbbells back and up until parallel with the floor, pinching shoulder blades together
  • Repeat 12 times
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Rotation 1Rotation 2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Lift chest, shoulders in and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Position dumbbells at ear level with an overhand grip, palms   facing forward, keeping elbows bent at a 90 degree angle
  • Rotate shoulders to lower dumbbells until they are parallel to the floor
  • Keep elbows at 90 degree thought exercise.
  • Try to focus on just rotating your shoulder and working the rotator cuff muscles.
  • Repeat 12 times
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Shoulder press with twist1Shoulder press with twist2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Chest out, shoulders back, and head straight forward.
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Position dumbbells at ear level with an overhand grip, palms  facing forward, keeping elbows bent at a 90 degree angle
  •  Press the dumbbels up above your head and simultaneously twist your trunk.
  • Return to the starting position repeat 12 times
  • And then proceed  to the opposite direction. 
  • Keep your feet planted and stationary the entire time.
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  • Start by lying on back with hands holding the ball  above your head
  • Raise your legs
  • Tighten abs and activate glutes, keeping lower back firmly on the floor
  • Begin to roll your shoulders off the floor, pushing down hard with lower back  and bring the ball to your feet
  • Grab the ball with feet and lower them to the floor
  • Draw in abs toward your spine, exhale, and raise both legs toward  chest.
  • Grab the ball with hands and lower them down on the floor .
  • Exhale as you go up, inhale as you lower back to the floor.
  • Focus on slow, controlled movement – don’t cheat yourself by using momentum!
  • Look up during exercise it prevents from using neck.
  • Use ” tight pants ” technique.
  • Repeat 10 times
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Bent over arms raise with med ball1Bent over arms raise with med ball2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Grasp weight with both hands  and bend at the waist until chest is at a 45-degree angle to the ground, letting the arms hang in front of the body.
  • Keeping the arms straight  raise them above your head 
  • Slowly Return to the starting position moving your shoulder blades
  • Repeat 12 times 
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