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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%.
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  • Anchor tubing around leg of sturdy couch or chair or use cable machine 
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral    position
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and tuck chin
  • Draw abs in, activate glutes
  • Grab the ends of the band in each hand with arms fully  extended and bend at the waist until chest is at a 45-degree angle to the ground
  • Pull your hands back and up  towards your spine  remembering to keep your arms straight.
  • Return to starting position
  • Repeat for 12 times
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  • Sit in upright position on ball with feet flat on floor
  • Walk feet forward, allowing ball to roll underneath body until your neck and shoulders supported
  • Raise hips to create a “table top” position parallel to floor
  • Place barbell  on chest with close grip
  • Start position: extend elbows and raise barbell up
  • With elbows slightly bent, lower dumbbell back behind head to slightly below head level
  • Return to start position
  • Remember to keep both feet flat on the floor at all times and keep the lower back in a neutral position.
  •  Hyperextension or arching of the back may cause injury. Never lock your elbows.
  •  If maintaining stability is difficult, lower hips below parallel until stability is established.
  • Repeat 12 times
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  • Stand with wide stand  and hips in neutral position, knees slightly bent
  • Grab dumbbell   and hold it in front of you.
  • 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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  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Place barbell on shoulders below the neck
  • Raise one foot off the ground, balancing on one leg and lifting opposite leg so that hip and knee are bent at a 90-degree angle
  • Stabilize
  • 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. 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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Bb overhead squat1Bb overhead squat2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position, knees slightly bent
  • Place barbell above the head.
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes.
  • Stabilize
  • 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 feet and heesl, 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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  • Start by lying face down on the ground, placing elbows and forearms underneath chest
  • Tighten abs and activate glutes,
  • 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
  • Raise one foot up
  • Hold for 15 seconds or until you can no longer maintain a flat bridge
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  • Sit in a seated position and place a stability ball between your legs.
  • Tighten abs and activate glutes,
  • Straighten your legs and then bring your knees to your chest and lift the ball off the floor.
  • Return to the starting position.
  • Repeat 15 times .
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  • Anchor tubing around leg of sturdy couch or chair at around belly button or chest level.
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral    position
  • Lift chest, shoulders back, and tuck chin
  • Draw abs in, activate glutes
  • Grab the ends of the band in each hand with arms fully  extended and palms up
  • bend at the waist until chest is at a 45-degree angle to the ground
  • Stabilize
  • Pull both arms backward, keeping elbows close to body and hands towards your navel, pinching  shoulder blades together
  • Return to starting position and repeat 12 times
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  • 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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  • Sit in upright position on ball with feet flat on floor
  • Walk feet forward, allowing ball to roll underneath body until it is positioned on mid- to upper- back region (you may rest head on ball)
  • Raise hips to create a “table top” position parallel to floor
  • Place dumbbell on chest with handle perpendicular to chest and grasp dumbbell as shown
  • Start position: extend elbows and raise dumbbell above head, even with the eye-line
  • With elbows slightly bent, lower dumbbell back behind head to slightly below head level
  • Return to start position and repeat 12 times
  • Remember to keep both feet flat on the floor at all times and keep the lower back in a neutral position. Hyperextension or arching of the back may cause injury. Never lock your elbows. If maintaining stability is difficult, lower hips below parallel until stability is established.
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