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  • Hold Single Arm Plank

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    This variation on the hold plank doubles the difficulty by asking you to hold that position with one arm at your side.

  • Quick Build Back Arches

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    Back arches develop core strength while working your legs and shoulders.

  • Hold Plank on Elbows and Toes

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    Looking for a great, simple core-strengthening exercise? The hold plank makes the front and back muscles of your trunk work in tandem, helping you build a strong and balanced core.

  • Floor bridge hold

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    The floor bridge hold is an excellent core-strengthening exercise.

  • Single Dumbbell Windmill and Arnold Press

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    The windmill is all about maintaining form and position. Add a press to the mix and it's a serious challenge to your legs, shoulders, and core.

  • Hands on Stability Ball Push-up to Feet on Stability Ball Push-up

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    A great variation on the classic push-up that will increase the amount of weight you can lift in your traditional chest exercises.

  • Backbend Hold

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    Do as gymnasts do: This exercise develops flexibility, balance, and core strength.

  • Stability Ball Skiers

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    Keep your movement controlled through this ab exercise and you'll see results.

  • Single-Leg Plate Curls

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    Standing on one leg while you curl a weight plate doesn't just work your biceps; it also creates a simultaneous stability challenge for your core.

  • Leg Swings

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    This classic floor exercise gives a tough workout to your abdominal muscles, with a particular focus on your lower abs.

  • Plyometric Clap Push-ups

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    Plyometric clap push-ups are a great exercise for training power through your upper body. Enjoy that hang time in the air—you'll earn it.

  • Alternate Squat Thrusts with Surfer Switch Jumps

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    For this exercise your mimic the motion of jumping onto a surf board by pushing off from a plank position into a surfer's stance, and then jumping your legs back to the plank.

  • Speed Davies Test

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    Test your shoulders (literally). From a plank position, you'll use each hand to tap the back of the other, alternating at top speed.

  • Speed Leg Swings

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    For this variation on the classic lower abs exercise, you'll focus on controlled speed and power as you lift and lower your legs.

  • Weighted Stability Ball Crunches

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    Doing crunches on the stability ball works your abs with a wider range of motion; adding a weight plate behind your head increases intensity across that wider range of motion.

  • Stability Ball Elbow Rollouts

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    Stability ball elbow rollouts are not only about how far you can move the stability ball; instead, they test your ability to control that rolling motion, and reverse its direction, without falling off the ball or grabbing with your legs.

  • Single-Arm Inverted Pull-ups on Smith Machine or Squat Rack

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    Do a one-armed, angled pull-up to develop back strength. Make sure to hold on with an overhand grip for maximum back work.

  • Feet on Stability Ball Push-up to Pike-up

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    Wobble on a stability ball for a push-up to pike-up until you find your balance—and get a seriously strong core.

  • Heavy Bag Boxing: Speed Alternate Gut Punches

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    Release your inner animal as you throw alternate gut punches into a heavy boxing bag, giving your shoulders, core, and legs a fast-paced workout.

  • Speed Hanging Side Twist Obliques

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    The twist-and-lift of this hanging exercise makes you use your obliques to fight gravity as you bring your knees and feet upward in opposing directions.

  • High Bar Alternate Knee Cross-ups

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    Give your oblique abdominals an intense workout as you lift up from a hanging position and touch your knees to your elbows.

  • Real Hanging Alternate Twisting Knee Tucks

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    Add a tough twist to your abs routine with twisting knee tucks. You'll hang from your hands and swinging your bent legs from side to side, using your abs to lift.

  • Power Hang Knee Tucks

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    You'll need all the strength in your abs and upper body to do hang knee tucks. For this variation, you'll lift with power and speed.

  • Hang Knee Tucks

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    Hang knee tucks are tough. You'll need all the strength in your upper body to bring your knees up over your head in a tuck, and even more to lower them back down.

  • Single Small Medicine Ball Baseball Throw Against Wall

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    A simple yet great warm-up exercise for your shoulders, core, and legs—work your shoulders and core by throwing a small medicine ball overhand at a wall.

  • Single-Leg Cable Curls

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    A cable curl is an excellent resistance exercise for targeted bicep work; a cable curl on one leg is a core exercise you won’t soon forget.

  • Cable Squats

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    Cable squats aren't just a great leg exercise; they also activate your core, providing a more full-body workout.

  • Cable Russian Twists

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    Strengthen your core with a series of diagonal and horizontal chops, all resisted by a cable or tubes.

  • Standing Rope Overhead Skull-crushers

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    Cable skull-crushers work the triceps through the entire range of motion.

  • Heavy Bag Boxing: Repeater Punches

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    Put your shoulders through an intense (and intensely fun) speed round of repeater punches.

  • Barbell Russian Dead Lifts

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    Russian dead lifts are a classic barbell exercise that many power lifters use to train their legs and core.

  • Plank Hop Ups and Down from Medicine Ball

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    With a medicine ball under your chest in push-up position, blast off the floor with both hands and land with them on the ball.

  • Seated V Hold (Feet off Floor) with Twisting Medicine Ball Floor Bounces

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    Rather than lifting your legs or shoulders, this abs exercise keeps your center still while you add the weight of a medicine ball and a turning motion to build core strength.

  • Medicine Ball V-Hold Crossover

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    Train your abs and entire core as you move the weight of a medicine ball from side to side while holding your body piked in a core-busting 45-degree V position.

  • Barbell Clean and Presses

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    The barbell clean and press is an excellent but advanced shoulder exercise, so start with only a bar and no weights until you have mastered the motion.

  • POP Push-ups

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    To do POP push-ups, you'll blast up out of a deep push-up with explosive power, such that your hands come into the air for a moment.

  • Dumbbell Punches - Side-to-Side, Cross Up, Cross Down, Hooks

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    Get the shoulders of a boxer without ever entering the ring. This exercise builds your shoulders with a series of classic boxing moves, with weights in each hand to up the ante.

  • Dumbbell Turkish Get-ups

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    This exercise trains your entire body to work as a unit as you rise up from lying on your back on the floor to a standing position, all while continuously holding a dumbbell straight up above you.

  • Standing Dumbbell Rows

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    The exercise can correct an imbalance in muscle strength that comes from favoring one side in sports like tennis or bowling.

  • One-Arm Medicine Ball Push-ups

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    Push-ups with one hand on a medicine ball work your chest and shoulder muscles especially hard on the lowered side.

  • Flat-Leg Medicine Ball Sit-up

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    Medicine ball sit-ups ensure your abs work doubly hard, as they lift not just the weight of your upper body but the weight of the ball.

  • Superman Hold with Freestyle Kicks

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    The addition of freestyle kicks to the Superman hold takes the lower back workout up a notch.

  • Hold Plank with Cross-Kick Under

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    This core-busting exercise starts with a basic plank position and then attacks it from both ends by asking you to bring your foot up to meet your opposite hand.

  • Side Pillar Hip Lifts

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    Many people neglect the obliques in their quest for strong center abdominals. Side pillar hip lifts address that by working out your right and left sides individually.

  • Half-Twist Jump Squats

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    Developing your legs isn’t just about building bulk. This exercise builds muscle, power and speed, all at once.

  • Dumbbell Windmills

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    Arms, legs, back, core—this exercise covers all the bases. The result is full-body strength and improved muscle control.

  • Medicine Ball Scoop Tosses

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    A medicine ball scoop toss engages your core to stabilize against a strong throwing motion, which itself targets your shoulders. Be sure to throw from your shoulders and not your back.

  • Medicine Ball Soccer Throws

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    Work toward a World Cup physique by throwing a medicine ball toward the ground, then catching it and bringing it overhead.

  • Medicine Ball Chop Squats

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    Medicine ball chop squats are a great warm-up movement to get your blood going and wake up the muscles in your legs, as well as your shoulders and core.

  • Boxing: Full Sit-Ups with Dumbbells and Alternate Cross Punches

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    The combination sit-up and cross punch exercise works the abs and the shoulders.