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Reverse grip front raise1Reverse grip front raise2
  •  Step onto tubing with  knees slightly bent.
  •  Start position: Grasp handles with a reverse grip (palms up ) and shoulder width apart.
  • Arms should hang down at sides with elbows slightly bent.
  •  Raise handles to front of body to shoulder eyes height  keeping elbows only slightly bent.
  •  Return to start position.
  •  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.
  • Repeat 12 times
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DB reverse Lunge1DB reverse 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 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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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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Split  Db Squat on the disk1Split  Db Squat on the disk2
  • Stand with one foot on the disc
  • Step backward with one foot 2-3 feet
  • Place barbell on your shoulders
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • 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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Alt. dm fly on the ball1Alt. dm fly on the ball2

  • Sit in an upright position on a ball with a dumbbell in each hand. (You   may rest each DB on the corresponding thigh.)
  • Start position: Lie on back on ball and bring the dumbbells to your shoulders.
  • 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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Roll on the ball1Roll 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
  • Curl ball towards glutes by flexing at the knee. Repeat 12 times while keeping hips off the floor.
  • Slowly lower pelvis to the floor
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Bb Cross step up1Bb 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
  • Place a barbell on you shoulders
  • 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 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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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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Balance db step up1Balance db step up2
  • Stand in front of a box, platform or step ( between 10 and 18 inches high)
  • Lift chest, shoulders back and tuck chin
  • Grasp dumbbells and let arms hang down at sides
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Step up onto 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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Good morning1Good morning2
  • 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
  • Bend the knees slightly, shins vertical, hips back and back straight
  • 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,
  • The movement should not be fast but steady and under control
  • 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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Ball extention1Ball extention2
  • Lay with your back on the floor with knees bent at 90 degree angle, arms to the side palms down
  • Place fitness ball between feet
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Extend knees, straightening legs up toward the ceiling
  • Hold, feeling contraction at the top of your thighs
  • Return to starting position.
  • Use controlled motion – don’t swing legs.
  • Repeat 15 times
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