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  • Your workout should last no longer than 45 minutes!
  • Rest 30-60 seconds between sets.
  • Complete all the sets for a particular exercise before moving to another. The pace for lifting should be 1-2-3-1:  take three counts to lower the weight and one count to raise it.  All exercises should be performed in this way.
  • Choose a weight you can only lift 12x. You don't need to go to complete failure, but make sure you're challenging your body. A good rule of thumb is to choose a weight where the last two reps are done mostly by will power . If you feel you could do more  increase weight by 3-5%  upper body) or 8-10% (lower body).
  • If you wish, you may add 15-20 min of cardio after the workout, keeping your heart rate  at 65%-75%.
One arm one leg press1One arm one leg press2
  • Sit on fitness ball in upright position with feet shoulder width apart and knees slightly bent
  • Raise one leg up off the floor and maintain your balance
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and tuck chin
  • Draw abs in, activate glutes
  • Position a dumbbell (or ball)  at ear level with overhand grip (palms  facing forward
  • Keeping elbows at a 90-degree angle, press hand up above head keeping wrist over the elbow and arm to side of body at all times
  • Return to starting position and repeat 12 times with each side
  • Keep your balance with your torso not your foot
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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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Plank
  • Start by lying face down on the ground, placing elbows and forearms underneath chest
  • Prop yourself up to form a bridge using your toes and forearms
  • Maintain a flat back and do not allow your hips to sag toward the ground
  • Keep abs and glutes tight
  • Hold for 10-20 seconds or until you can no longer maintain a flat bridge
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Reverse crunch_ball1Reverse crunch_ball2
  • Start by lying on back with hands to your sides on the floor
  • Place Fitness ball between you feet
  • Draw in abs toward your spine, exhale, and raise both legs toward chest, keeping  back firmly on floor
  • Pelvic goes to the ribcage.
  • Return to starting position and repeat
  • Exhale while raising legs and inhale while lowing
  • Make sure not to arch back as you lower or raise legs. Remember  no pain in the low back
  • Don’t swing legs
  • Repeat 15 times 
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Srtaight arms shoulder raise1Srtaight arms shoulder raise2
  • Lie on stomach with extended over head , palms facing down
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes, and pinch shoulder blades together.
  • Tighten buttocks .
  • raise your chest   off the floor
  • Keep your knee locked and  and don't raise your legs from the floor.
  • 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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Bb reverse Lange1Bb reverse Lange2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Place barbell on shoulders below the neck
  • 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. Complete 12 reps before repeating with opposite leg.
  • 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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Lunge+db raise1Lunge+db raise2

  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position   with db in your hands
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Stabilize
  • Step backward with one foot 2-3 feet and lower back knee, forming a 90° bend at the front hip and knee.
  • While lunging backwards lift your  arms forward and up keeping the elbow semi-straight.
  • Pushing off front heel, raise to starting position.
  • Complete 12 reps before repeating with opposite leg.
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Db Dead lift-row combo1Db Dead lift-row combo2Db Dead lift-row combo3Db Dead lift-row combo4
  • 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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bb step up on the bench1bb step up on the bench2
  • 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 onto the box with one leg , 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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one arm pull on the ball Black1one arm pull on the ball Black2
  • Stand with feet hip width and knees slightly bent
  • Bend at hips with back straight and knees slightly bent.  Place one hand and  knee on ball to support  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; repeat 12 times on each side
  •  Be sure to keep abs tight and back flat.
  • Don’t raise shoulders to your ears . Indicator : you feel tense in the neck
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