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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%.
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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Db lunge on the bench1Db lunge 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
  • Hold dumbbells to your sides
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Step forward and up   onto the box with one leg , knee directly over the toes  lower back knee.
  • DO NOT allow front knee to extend past the big toe to prevent injury.
  • Push through front heel and stand upright, returning  lifted leg to the ground
  • Repeat  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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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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High db balance side step up1High db balance side step up2
  • Stand  in front of  of a box, platform or step ( between 10 and 18 inches high)
  • Position dumbbells at ear level with overhand grip (palms   facing forward) and elbows  forming 90°bent
  • Lift chest, shoulders back and tuck chin
  • Grasp dumbbells and let arms hang down at sides
  • 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 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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Kneeling push up on med1Kneeling push up on med2
  • Get on hands and knees on floor with hands palm down, fingers pointing straight ahead, and aligned at the nipple line.
  •  Place  one hand on top of the medicine ball; knees on the ground
  •  Start position: Extend the elbows and raise the body off the floor. 
  • Lower your entire body (legs, hips, trunk, and head) 1-2 inches from the floor.
  •  Return to the start position by extending at the elbows and pushing the body up.
  • Repeat 12 reps 
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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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High Db Front Walking Blance Lunge1High Db Front Walking Blance 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
  •  Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • 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 2-3 feet, forming a 90° bend at the front hip and knee.
  • DO NOT allow front knee to extend past the big toe to prevent injury.
  • Push body up and move the back knee up  and forward .  Alternate feet and repeat.
  • 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.
  • Repeat for 20 steps
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One leg squat1One leg squat2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position, knees slightly bent
  • Chest out, shoulders back and head straight forward
  • Tighten abs, contract glutes
  • Raise one foot off the ground, balancing on one leg
  • Stabilize
  • Lower body by flexing at the hips and knee, as though sitting on chair
  • Lower body until thighs are parallel to floor
  • Return to start position by pushing with heel and butt , keeping head and back straight in a neutral position and abdominal muscles tight.
  •  Keep weight over the heel, not the toes, and do not allow knee 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 knee stay over the feet.
  • Repeat 12 times with each leg
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Rotation 1Rotation 2
  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart and hips in neutral position
  • Lift chest, shoulders in and tuck chin
  • Tighten abs, activate glutes
  • Position dumbbells at ear level with an overhand grip, palms   facing forward, keeping elbows bent at a 90 degree angle
  • Rotate shoulders to lower dumbbells until they are parallel to the floor
  • Keep elbows at 90 degree thought exercise.
  • Try to focus on just rotating your shoulder and working the rotator cuff muscles.
  • Repeat 12 times
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Bb lunge from the bench1Bb lunge from the bench2
  • Stand  on 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 down  with one foot  and lower back 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.
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