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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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Front bb suat1Front bb suat2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position, knees slightly bent
  • Grasp bar with overhand grip (palms forward) and slightly wider than hip width apart and position bar across anterior part of shoulder. Lift elbows up, pull shoulder blades together, and lift chest up to create a “shelf” for the bar.
  • 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 times
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Incline flye on the ball1Incline flye on the ball2
  • 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.
  • Press the dumbbells up directly above the chest with the dumbbells almost touching and palms facing each other
  • Keeping the elbows slightly bent, lower one arm  out and away from  other in an arcing motion with hands aligned with the nipple-line
  • Stop as upper arm is parallel to slightly past parallel to the ground
  • Think about moving elbows not hands.
  • Keep dumbbells above elbows during movement .
  • Return to the starting position and repeat.
  • To end the exercise, place dumbbells on shoulders and return to the seated upright position.
  • Keep abs and glutes tight at all 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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Leg back raise with cable1Leg back raise with cable2
  • Start by placing a band around your ankle and face the band.
  • Stand with hips in neutral      position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Draw abs in, activate glutes
  •  Maintaining your balance kick your leg back while keeping it straight. 
  • Only kick back as far as your leg will allow.
  • Remember to squeeze your glute muscle while performing this exercise.
  •  Return to the starting position and repeat for the 15 repetitions.
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Bulgarian Dm squat1Bulgarian Dm squat2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position, knees slightly bent
  • Grab dumbbells   and hold them to your sides.
  • 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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Crunch on the ball1Crunch on the ball2

 

  • 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 on your chest
  • Crunch upper body forward and roll shoulders toward hips, exhaling and squeezing as you reach the top
  • Lower back  slowly to starting position and repeat
  • Look up during exercise it prevents from using neck.
  • Use ” tight pants ” technique.
  • 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 for 3 sets 
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Disk bb dead lift1Disk 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
  • Stand up on the dicks
  • 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 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
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Db cross lunge1Db cross lunge2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • dumbbells in each hand and to your sides
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Step forward  with one foot 2-3 feet placing back leg in line with front leg (cross step)
  • 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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Kneeling push up1Kneeling push up2

  • Get on hands and knees on floor with hands palm down, fingers pointing straight ahead, and aligned at the nipple line.
  •  Knees on the ground
  •  Start position: Extend the elbows and raise the body off the floor. 
  •  Lower your entire body (legs, hips, trunk, and head) 1-2 inches from the floor.
  •  Return to the start position by extending at the elbows and pushing the body up.
  • Repeat 10-12 times 
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One leg DB dead lift1One leg DB dead lift2
  • Grasp the dumbbells  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 dumbbells 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.
  • Repeat 12 times 
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