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Front raise palms up1Front raise palms up2
  • Grasp dumbbells with reverse grip (palms up)
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes 
  • Arms should hang down at sides with elbows slightly bent.
  • Raise hands  to front of body at eyes  height keeping elbows only slightly bent.
  • Remember to keep back and head straight in a neutral position - hyperextension or flexion may cause injury.
  • Keep shoulders stabilized by squeezing shoulder blades together throughout movement.
  • Slowly Return to the starting position moving your shoulder blades
  • Repeat 12 times
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Vraise 1Vraise2            
  • Sit in a seated position and place a stability ball between your legs.
  • Tighten abs and activate glutes,
  • Straighten your legs and then bring your knees to your chest and lift the ball off the floor.
  • Return to the starting position.
  • Repeat 15 times .
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BB Shoulder press1BB 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
  • Barbell  at shoulder level with overhand grip shoulder width apart 
  • Press the barbell up above your head, exhale on your way up and inhale when lowering bar down .
  • Return to the starting position repeat 12
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Push-pull combo1Push-pull combo2Push-pull combo3

  • Start by placing the dumbells onto the ground and getting into a pushup position holding onto the dumbbells.
  • Proceed into a pushup and then extend your arms into a completed pushup. 
  • Then row one dumbell up to chest level and return to the ground. Repeat with the other arm.
  • This is considered one repetition.
  • Repeat this cycle until all repetitions are completed. 
  • Make sure you keep your abs tight and back flat throughout this movement.
  • Repeat 10 times with each side 
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Db Front lunge1Db Front lunge2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Grasp the dumbbells
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Step forward  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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DB reverse balance lunge1DB reverse balance lunge2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Grasp the dumbbells
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate 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.
  • 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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Push up on the ball1Push up on the ball2
  •  Place your hands on the top of a stability ball with your knees off the ground and your trunk in a straight line.
  • Start with your arms extended and slowly lower your chest to the ball bending elbows 
  •  Then return to the starting position squeezing the ball and pushing  up with your chest . 
  •  Keeping your body straight throughout the movement 
  • Keep abs and butt tight .
  •  Repeat for 6-12 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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High db balance cross step up1High db 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
  • Position dumbbells at ear level with overhand grip (palms   facing forward) and elbows  forming 90°bent
  • 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 move the back foot beside the front foot
  • 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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Incline Alt. db press1Incline Alt. db press2
  •  Lie on the ball so that the ball is under your upper back. Drop your hips so that they are only a couple of inches off the floor.
  •  Start with the dumbells at shoulder level and alternate and press the dumbells up above your chest.
  • to press them straight up toward the ceiling. 
  • Remember to keep your hands directly above your elbows during the press phase. 
  • The dumbells should end up directly above your chest. 
  • Return to the starting position and repeat 12 times with each side 
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Bb bent over row1Bb bent over row2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Grasp barbell with reverse grip  and bend at the waist until chest is at a 45-degree angle to the ground, letting the arms hang in front of body
  • Row dumbbells to sides, pinching shoulder blades in toward the spine as you row
  • Keep abdominals tight throughout exercise
  • Repeat 12 times
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