How To: Do a dumbbell toe raise

The dumbbell toe raise (aka dumbbell calf raise) mainly works the upper portion of the calves or the gastrocnemius. Three items are needed for this exercise: 1) a supportive apparatus for balance 2) an elevated surface (e.g. aerobic step, 2 x 4, etc.) to allow for full range of motion 3) a dumbbell.

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). Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life.

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 feet high. You can adjust the bar height as needed. Next, ensure your handgrip is slightly wider than shoulder width apart. For this exercise, use an overhand grip. With your arms fully extended, pull yourself (neck/chest...

How To: Overload train to increase your bench press

The tutor suggests that you do 87% to 93% of your maximum on this drill. Take deep breaths while doing these exercises. You have to do five sets followed by rest for one and half minutes for each exercises.1. First of all you have to start with the first overload drill which is the heavy DB chest press. You have to lie down on your back on the bench and hold the drills in your hands and then bring these two drills up. You have to do the repeats of four to seven only for this exercise.2. Now d...

How To: Do triceps extension exercises for seniors

Triceps extensions for seniors target the triceps muscles of the upper arm to build muscle mass and tone. Learn how to do triceps extension exercises for seniors in this strength training video. Take action: use sturdy chair, keep back straight and abs tight, use light weight, lift elbow and hold in place, lower the weight, extend 7/8 of full potential, and contract triceps. Tom Clifford, the instructor in this how-to video, has a degree in physical education, fitness and health from Eastern ...

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, point the chin down and squeeze in stomach. Hold this position for about 30 seconds. On the side plank go in a straight position, squeeze, pulse up and feel the oblique muscle. This video will benefit those viewers who want ...

How To: Work out smaller muscle groups

When working out or lifting weights, many people focus on large muscle groups like biceps, legs, shoulders and chest and forget to work out smaller muscle groups like the forearms and abs. Stan McQuay shows you how to do some great exercises for those "forgotten muscles". Work out smaller muscle groups.

How To: Do a front deltoid raise shoulder barbell exercise

In this free video exercise lesson, you'll learn how to do a front deltoid shoulder barbell shoulder exercise with a barbell. With weight lifting, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoiding accidental injury. For more information, and to get started using this weight lifting exercise yourself, watch this handy home-fitness how-to.

How To: Do deadweight standing crunches

Increase muscle strength with dead lift exercises. Learn tips and techniques for proper weightlifting in this fitness video. Take action: keep bar close to legs, don't round the back and use proper form. Michelle is a personal trainer at a gym in NC and has been a personal trainer for several years. She is certified through ACE and is a certified aerobics instructor as well. Her Specialty is weight lifting and she enjoys training aspiring female body builders as she is one herself. She focuse...

How To: Do back isolation exercises

Isolate muscles in the back with some simple exercise methods. Learn tips and techniques for working out the chest, back, shoulders, and arms in this weightlifting video. Take action: isolate back muscles with feet wider than shoulder-width, and bring weight down to hips but don't lock elbows. Lance, the instructor in this how-to video, is certified personal trainer through American Fitness Association of America. He graduated from UNC with a biology degree and currently works for a gym. He s...

How To: Do shoulder exercises using cables

Use cable weight machines for shoulder exercises. Learn tips and techniques for working out the chest, back, shoulders, and arms in this weightlifting video. Take action: work anterior and lateral deltoids by pulling handle straight up to side, but don't lock elbows, raise arms straight out to the front. Lance is certified personal trainer through American Fitness Association of America. He graduated from UNC with a biology degree and currently works for a gym. He specializes in weight traini...

How To: Strength train with dumbbell triceps kickbacks

Dumbbell triceps kickbacks are an important part of strength training and weight lifting. This fitness HowTo video tutorial shows you the proper way to do triceps kickbacks with weights. Begin the kickback by bending over a bench, position your knee under your hip and your hand under your shoulder. Kickback your arm and try not to swing the weight. Keep watching to learn more about proper form for doing dumbbell triceps kickbacks.

How To: Practice proper form for barbell shoulder presses

Seated barbell shoulder presses are an important part of strength training and weight lifting. This fitness HowTo video tutorial shows you the proper way to do shoulder presses with a barbell. Begin by sitting down, grabbing the barbell, lowering it to the collar bone and bringing it back up. Keep watching to learn more about proper form for doing seated barbell shoulder presses.

How To: Practice proper barbell squat posture

Barbell squats are an important part of weight lifting. This weights HowTo video tutorial shows you the proper way to do a barbell squat. Begin the squat by having your feet shoulder width apart, toes pointed outward and the barbell right below your neck. Keep watching to learn more about proper form for weight lifting.

How To: Do a stiff leg deadlift with a medicine ball

The stiff leg deadlift is a great exercise for the hamstring and glute areas. The movement is relatively easy to perform. The key is to keep the lower back flat as you bend at the waist. Do not round the back on the way down. The preferred feet position is about shoulder width apart or less. The stiff leg deadlift can also be performed with the feet together.

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 "lats" or "wings." The lats are used any time you pull something. For example, when you open a fridge or a car door, you are primarily using your lat muscles. Instructions for the dumbbell pullover are listed below:

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