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Side lateral raise on the ball pulm up1Side lateral raise on the ball pulm up2
  • Lie on on the ball , side opposite of working arm.
  • Start position: Grasp dumbbell  with reverse grip ( palm up) and flex elbow keeping elbow in at side, 
  • Face your palm out away from your body and slowly raise your arm up at a 45 degree angle
  • Keep elbow bent
  •  Return to the starting position following the same motion and repeat for 12 repetitions. 
  •  Repeat with the other arm
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Two points on the floor1Two points on the floor2
  • Start on all fours with your back flat
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Slowly raise the right arm (thumb up) and the left leg, toes pointed away from the body
  • Keep arm and leg straight and raise until even with back
  • Slowly return arm and leg to the floor
  • Repeat with opposite arm and leg
  • Focus on slow, controlled movement – don’t cheat yourself by using momentum
  • One set is 10 reps per side – hold for 1 second per rep; 
  • Do not arch back.
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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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kneeld side bent raise1kneeld side bent raise2
  • Place an ankle band around your ankles.
  • Start in a four point position with your hands and knees on the ground.
  • Proceed to kick your leg to the side  and up until there is good resistance and you are still able to keep your hips level.
  •  Squeeze your glute muscle while performing this movement.
  •  Return to the starting position and repeat for 15 times
  •  Repeat with the other leg.
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One arm one leg DB row1One arm one leg DB row2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Grasp dumbbells
  • Lift on leg back and up
  • bend at the waist until chest is at a 45-degree angle to the ground, letting the arms hang in front of body
  • Stabilize by keeping weight on the heel and knee slightly bent 
  • Row dumbbell to your side, pinching shoulder blade in toward the spine as you row
  • Keep abdominals tight throughout exercise and  back leg straight
  • Repeat for 12 times with both sides
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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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balance leg raise on the ball1balance leg raise on the ball2
  • Starting Position: Lie supine on stability ball.
  • Place neck and shoulders on a fitness ball with back and hips parallel to the floor
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Once you have maintained your balance then slowly raise the foot  off the floor , hold and return to starting position. 
  • Repeat  12-15 times with each leg
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Medicine Ball Balance reverse Lunge1Medicine Ball Balance reverse Lunge2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Place med,ball  or dumbbell in front of your chest  with  elbows slightly bent
  • 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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Shoulder press1Shoulder 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 an overhand grip, palms  facing forward, keeping elbows bent at a 90 degree angle
  •  Press the dumbbels up above your head 
  • Return to the starting position ,repeat 12  times 
  •  Keep your feet planted and stationary the entire time.
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One arm one leg upright cable row1One arm one leg upright cable 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
  • Lift one foot up
  • 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.
  • Repeat 12 times with each side 
  •  Keep abdominals tight throughout exercise
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Side rotation on the ball1Side rotation on the ball2
  • Lie on your side on a ball and hold a dumbell with your outside hand. 
  •  Start position: Grasp dumbbell and flex elbow at 90° keeping elbow in at side.
  • Forearm should be slightly below parallel to floor.
  •  Rotate arm outward keeping elbow at 90°.
  •  Return to start position.
  • Remember to keep elbow firmly secured to side.
  • Repeat 12 times with each side
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