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Side lateral raise pump down 1Side lateral raise pump down 2
  • Lie on your side on a ball  and hold a dumbell with your outside hand. 
  • Face your palm down towards the ball and slowly raise your elbow up at a 45 degree angle keeping your 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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Boat1Boat2
  • Lie on stomach with extended over head , palms facing down
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes, and pinch shoulder blades together.
  • Tighten buttocks .
  • Simultaneously raise your chest and legs  off the floor
  • Keep your knee locked and raise your legs from the hips.
  • Keep arms straight and near your ears.
  • Hold briefly and slowly return to starting position. 
  • Slowly return body to the floor , keeping chin tucked.
  • Don’t arch back
  • You should only raise a couple of inches.
  • Do not forcefully hyperextend or extend past your body’s range of motion to avoid risk of injury
  • Repeat 15 times
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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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dm Side squat from the bench- one arm1dm Side squat from the bench- one arm2
  • Stand  on a box, platform or step ( between 10 and 18 inches high) with your left side
  • Lift right  foot off the box  and move it back ,   balancing on one leg
  • Lift chest, shoulders back and tuck chin
  • Grasp dumbbell with left hand  and place it in front of your chest with elbow lightly bent
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Lower body by flexing at the hips and  knee , as though sitting on chair
  • Move your back  foot as close to the floor as possible , without losing the balance and control
  • Pushing off the heel, raise to starting position.
  • Complete 12 reps before repeating with opposite leg.
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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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Dead lift-row combo1Dead lift-row combo2Dead lift-row combo3
  • Start by holding bar in front of you
  • 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 
  • Proceed to stand up and stop when your legs are semi straight and your back is at a 45 degree angle. 
  • Row bar to the middle of your stomach , pinching shoulder blades in toward the spine as you row
  • Return to the starting position and repeat 12 times 
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Db lateral Lunge1Db Balance lateral Lunge2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Position dumbbells at ear level with overhand grip (palms   facing forward) and elbows  forming 90°bent
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Stabilize
  •  Step to the side  with one foot 2-3 feet .
  • Shift your weight and hips to one side and squat down so that your hips drop down behind that foot.
  • DO NOT allow front knee to extend past the big toe to prevent injury.
  • Pushing off  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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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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Lateral raise DB1Lateral raise DB2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Grasp dumbbell with an overhand grip (palms down). Arms should hang down at sides with elbows slightly bent.
  • Raise dumbbells to side of body at shoulder height.
  • Keep elbows only slightly bent with pumps pointing down throughout movement
  • Return to start position
  • Keep upper body stable and abdominals tight throughout exercise    by drawing stomach in toward spine.
  • Think about raising elbows not hands.
  • Don’t bent wrists
  • Keep shoulders stabilized by squeezing shoulder blades together throughout movement.
  • Repeat 12 times
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Ball db row1Ball db row2
  • Stand with feet hip width and knees slightly bent
  • Bend at hips with back straight and knees slightly bent.  
  • Place one hand on ball to support upper body.
  • Hold dumbbell in other hand with a neutral grip and let arm hang straight down, perpendicular to floor
  • Keeping elbows close to body, row dumbbell up to side, squeezing shoulder blades together
  • Movement: retract shoulder, contract shoulder blade  , bring elbow up and dumbbell to the chest.
  • Return to start position;
  •  Be sure to keep abs tight and back flat.
  • Don’t raise shoulders to your ears . Indicator : you feel tense in the neck
  • Repeat 12 times on each side
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Elevated push up on the ball1Elevated push up on the ball2
  • Lie face down on a ball with hands palm down, fingers pointing straight ahead, and aligned at the nipple line.
  • Place hands slightly wider than shoulder width
  •  Start position: Extend your arms and place feet at hip width with toes positioned onto a secure bench or chair.
  •  Lower your body (legs, hips, trunk, and head).
  •  Return to the start position by extending at the elbows and pushing the body up. 
  • Remember to keep the head and trunk stabilized in a neutral position by contracting your abs .
  • Repeat 12 reps .
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