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How To : Do 4 types of dumbbell punches

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. Learn how to do dumbbell punches (the four types are: side-to-side, cross up, cross down, and hooks ...more

How To : Use a Smith machine to practice inverted pull ups

Learn how to do Smith machine inverted pull ups. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Talk about versatile! We love the Smith machine for the many exercises you can do on it. One such exercise is the Smith machine inverted pull-up. This simple variation ...more

How To : Sculpt your chest with single arm pec decks

Learn how to do single arm pec decks. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits This variation of the standard pec deck asks you to do the exercise one arm at a time—helping you further isolate and focus on the center valley of your chest while still working ...more

How To : Do dumbbell 45-degree angle raises

Learn how to do dumbbell 45-degree angle raises. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Use light weights to warm up and strengthen the muscles of the shoulder complex. Muscles Worked Shoulders Starting Position Stand upright facing a mirror with your fe ...more

How To : Do reverse barbell shrugs to exercise the back

The reverse barbell shrug is an excellent way to work the trapezius muscles. This exercise is sometimes referred to as "behind-the-back shrugs." The reverse shrug minimizes the momentum that can be generated with traditional shrugs to the front of the body. Despite popular be ...more

How To : Workout with dumbbell up rotators on a spin bike

Learn how to do dumbbell up rotator on a spin bike. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits The dumbbell upward rotator helps warm up and strengthen the rotator cuff muscles. Do this exercise with light weights to loosen them up and help minimize the risk o ...more

How To : Workout with a cable tricep press downs drop set

Learn how to do a cable triceps press down drop set. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits If you've done the cable tricep bar press-down before, you know that it's a staple exercise of many workout programs that isolates and builds the muscles of the tri ...more

How To : Practice standing barbell curl drop sets on a wall

Learn how to do a standing barbell curl drop set while leaning against a wall. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits The classic standing barbell curl is a staple of any biceps-building exercise regimen. By leaning against a wall in this variation on the ...more

How To : Build strong abs with stomach exercises

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to perform the dumbbell punch pull core exercise. Viewers will need to use a tight dumbbell to lift and a pair of heavy dumbbells to support the feet. Start by lying down on the floor with the left hand up and right hand holding the du ...more

How To : Do a good morning back exercise

Good mornings are used primarily to work the lower back muscles. The hamstrings and gluteus muscles are also involved in the movement. This exercise is not without controversy. Some maintain that good mornings can lead to lower back injuries. While this might be true in rare ...more

How To : Do forward arm raises with dumbbell weights

Watch this instructional fitness video to do forward arm raises with dumbbell weights. Raise each arm one at a time. Exhale on the way up and inhale on the way down. Keep your elbows slightly bent. The dumbbell front raise works the front of the shoulder.

How To : Do dumbbell fly to presses

Learn how to do dumbbell fly to presses. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits The dumbbell fly to press combination exercise works your pectoral muscles from different angles, giving the benefits of a traditional dumbbell press combined with the pec-stret ...more

How To : Do one arm lat pulldowns to work the back

The largest muscle in the back is scientifically known as the latissimus dorsi. You might see it referred to as the "lats" or "wings." The lats are used any time you pull something. For example, when you open a refrigerator or a car door, you are primarily using your lat muscl ...more

How To : Do a cross body bicep curl to tone arms

Sling weights like a classic chunkhead with a lot less pain using this beginner arm toning exercise move. By moving weights across your body, one at a time, you'll challenge your biceps and pectorals but not break them. Dumbbells can be of any weight; just make sure you can h ...more

How To : Do dumbbell lateral to front raises

Learn how to do dumbbell lateral to front raises. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Combine exercises to target more of the muscles of the shoulder complex—in this case, the front and middle deltoid muscles. Muscles Worked Shoulders (front/middle del ...more

How To : Build your side ab muscles for a six pack

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to perform the best six pack abs exercise. In this video, viewers will be performing the plank and side plank exercises. Users should be straight and have hips pushed down. Pull the belly button up, squeeze the pelvic muscle high, poin ...more

How To : Get a strong core with cable squats

Learn how to do cable squats. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Cable squats aren't just a great leg exercise; they also activate your core, providing a more full-body workout. Muscles Worked Legs, Core Starting Position Set both arms on a dual cabl ...more

How To : Do tricep cruls with dumbbells

Triceps curls target the muscles at the back of the arm, building muscle mass and toning. Learn how to do triceps curl exercises in this strength training video. Take action: extend arm above head & elbow at 45 degrees, move slowly, lower weight and extend up, fix your upper a ...more

How To : Do dumbbell 21 curls

Learn how to do dumbbell 21 curls. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Use three ranges of curling motion—lower half only, upper half only and full range of motion. Select a weight a little less than the normal weight you would use when doing curls for ...more

How To : Build a muscular back with cable rope rows

Cable rope rows are great for adding as a finishing exercise in your routine. With this how to video you can add the cable rope rows to the end of your back workout and start with bent over barbell rows and seated cable rows for a solid mass building back workout.

How To : Do landmines with a barbell

Learn how to do landmines with a barbell. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits They don't call them landmines for nothing. You'll need an explosive motion to swing an Olympic bar from one side of your body to the other, giving you a full body workout that ...more

How To : Do dumbbell reverse raises

Learn how to do dumbbell reverse raises. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Triceps kickbacks isolate and work the three heads that comprise the triceps muscle—with your elbow up behind you, you'll get no help from other muscle groups as you work to st ...more

How To : Sculpt you back with a cable seated rows drop set

Learn how to do a cable seated row drop set. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Cable seated rows are a great, safe way to build your lats and traps. For this exercise, you'll max out four times using progressively lighter weights, increasing the burn ...more

How To : Do dumbbell squat thrusts with shoulder presses

Learn how to do dumbbell squat thrusts with shoulder presses. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits This powerful combo exercise focuses on the legs and shoulders, but trains the entire body. You'll develop core strength and power as you squat and jump wit ...more

How To : Do a dumbbell pullover back exercise

The dumbbell pullover is primarily going to work the upper back muscles. This exercise also works just about all the muscles of the upper body to some degree. The largest muscle in the back is scientifically known as the latissimus dorsi. You might see it referred to as the "l ...more

How To : Do a deadlift with proper form

The deadlift is a great, well-known exercise to build muscle. But only when it is done properly will you get the best results, or the results desired. This video will show you exactly how to do a deadlift with proper form. Here is a deadlift instructional video that I shot wh ...more

How To : Do adductor exercises

This video demonstrates how to work out your thighs by using an adductor machine. The video walks you through setting up the machine and performing the exercises properly to prevent hurting yourself.

How To : Strengthen your biceps with rope hammer curls

Learn how to do rope hammer curls. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Two-handed rope hammer curls are a great way to target the brachialis portion of the biceps. Muscles Worked Biceps (brachialis) Starting Position Stand facing a cable machine and a ...more

How To : Build up strength with dumbbell chest flies

Dumbbell chest flies or butterfly exercises are an important part of strength training and weight lifting. This fitness HowTo video tutorial shows you the proper way to do chest flies with weights. Make sure your feet are flat on the ground and shoulder blades are pushed back ...more

How To : Practice chin ups on a Smith machine

Learn how to do chin ups on a Smith machine. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits We'd all like to be able to bust out a set of chin-ups, but the reality is that many of us have to work up to it. This exercise introduces the chin-up and makes it manageab ...more

How To : Do a dumbbell freestyle swim stroke drop set

Learn how to do a dumbbell freestyle swim stroke drop set. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits The dumbbell freestyle swim stroke exercise mimics freestyle swimming to strengthen the shoulders in general and the rotator cuffs in particular. Adding a dro ...more

How To : Do a single dumbbell windmill and Arnold press

Learn how to do a single dumbbell windmill and Arnold press. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Here's an exercise that's all about position. The challenge is to maintain a vertical arm on one side as you reach straight downward with the other. Add a d ...more

How To : Do supine pull ups to work your back

The supine pull-up is generally performed on a Smith machine. This exercise is a modified version of the classic pull-up. It is sometimes referred to as an inverted pull-up. The first step in this exercise is to adjust the bar height. The bar height should be approximately 4 f ...more

How To : Do twisting dumbbell incline chest presses

Learn how to do twisting dumbbell incline chest presses. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Twisting dumbbell incline chest presses work the muscles of your chest and upper back. Muscles Worked Chest, Back (upper) Starting Position Choose two dumbbel ...more

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