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Arnold Shoulder press1Arnold Shoulder press2
  • 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 overhand grip (palms  facing back)
  • Press hands up and out laterally above head keeping wrists over the elbows and arms moving parallel to body at all times.
  • Rotate hand during movement so that your palms are back facing forward at the top of the movement.
  • Return to start position.
  • Remember to keep back and head straight in a neutral position -
  • Hyperextension or excessive flexion may cause injury.
  • Repeat 12 times .
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Crunch1Crunch2
  • Lie flat on back with feet flat on the ground
  • Cross arms across chest
  • 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
  • Exhale as you go up, inhale as you lower back to the floor.
  •  Shoulders should come up off the floor only about four inches, and the lower back should remain on the floor at all times.  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 15 times . 
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One leg BB dead lift1One leg BB dead lift2
  • Grasp the barbell by positioning hands slightly wider than shoulder width grip
  • Bend the knees slightly, shins vertical, hips back and back straight
  • Raise right foot off the ground
  • Bending at the hips, lower torso to approximately parallel to the floor , keeping knee slightly bent and back straight
  • Lower the bar by pushing the hips back, bending only slightly at the knee, unlike when squatting
  • To rise back up, tighten abs and contract glutes and press with your heel to return to a standing position.
  • Keeping back completely straight at all times,  keep barbell as close as possible to legs
  • The movement should not be fast but steady and under control, and arms should remain straight
  • Exhale as you lift bar, keeping your chest up, shoulders retracted,  
  • Inhale as you lower the bar to the floor.
  • Use a mirror to insure correct technique
  • Repeat 12 times with each side 
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One leg roll on the ball1One leg roll on the ball2
  • Lie on back on the floor with hands at sides, palms on floor.
  • Place  heels on top of fitness ball with knees slightly bent
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Lift pelvis off the floor until the knees, hips, and shoulders are aligned
  • Raise one foot into the air
  • Curl ball towards glutes by flexing at the knee.
  • Repeat 12 times while keeping hips off the floor.
  • Slowly lower pelvis to the floor
  • Repeat with other leg 
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Bb one leg squat on the bench1Bb one leg squat 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
  • 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
  • Lower body by flexing at the hips and knee, as though sitting on chair
  • Squat until barely touching the chair.
  • Return to start position by pushing with heel and butt , keeping head and back straight in a neutral position and abdominal muscles tight. 
  • Keep weight over the heel, not the toes, and do not allow knee 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 knee stay over the feet.
  • Repeat 12 times with each leg
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Straight arms cable pull1Straight arms cable pull2
  • Anchor tubing around something sturdy  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
  • Pull   hands 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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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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Bulgarian med.ball squat1Bulgarian med.ball squat2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position, knees slightly bent
  • Grab weight and hold it in front of your chest .
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Place your back foot on a bench with your other leg out in front of you.
  •  Stabilize
  • 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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Db balance cross step up1Db balance 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
  • Hold dumbbells to your sides
  • 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 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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Bridge on the ball1Bridge on the ball2
  • Lay with your back to the floor with hands at sides, palms on floor.
  • Place heels on top of fitness ball with knees slightly bent
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Pressing with your feet ,Squeeze buttocks and  lift pelvis off the floor until the knees, hips, and shoulders are in a straight line; hold for 1 seconds
  • Do not arch your back.
  • Slowly lower pelvis to the floor.
  • Repeat for 12-15 times
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Balance Side bb step up1Balance Side bb step up2
  • Stand  in front of  of a box, platform or step ( between 10 and 18 inches high)
  • Lift chest, shoulders back and tuck chin
  • Place a barbell on you shoulders
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Step up laterally  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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