How To: Do barbell squats

Squats are probably the most useful exercise you can do at the gym—no other single exercise encourages more muscle growth. With a range of motion that incorporates many different muscle groups in the legs, core and upper body, squats strengthen not only those muscles, but also the tendons and ligaments that connect them. In addition to their strength-building benefits, squats also teach you core stabilization, which is important for almost any athletic endeavor. Learn how to do barbell squats...

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: Increase your bench press with "white knuckles"

The instructor talks about a technique called white knuckles. White knuckles means creating tension with your hands. You'll squeeze the bar as hard as you can to create tension, and you'll see white knuckles. To learn how to do this take a jump stretch band and wrap it around your wrists. Now you'll have to spread your hands out and hold the bar as hard as you can so that your hands don't slip on the bar. This will also teach you to pull your hands apart to engage the last. Lie on the bench w...

How To: Position yourself for the bench press

Proper form when performing the bench press in extremely important to avoid back and shoulder injury. Arching the back when doing the bench press is very common and very harmful. This how to video covers proper grip width and back arch when positioning yourself for the bench press.

How To: Do bicep curls for seniors

Biceps curls are standard exercises for building the muscles of the arm. Seniors should not omit them from their workout. Learn how to do bicep curl exercises for seniors in this strength training video. Take action: use sturdy chair, position hands at sides and palms forward, tighten core, focus on biceps, and keep shoulder from rotating. Tom Clifford, the instructor in this how-to video, has a degree in physical education, fitness and health from Eastern Michigan University, where he ran tr...

How To: Do weighted sumo squats with a barbell

Sumo squats will help to strengthen the legs. Learn how to properly do squats in this workout video. Take Action: hold in squat position to increase difficulty, feet wider then normal squat, and keep chest and head high. Michelle, the instructor in this how-to video, 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...

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: Exercise your calves with free weights

Chris Cooke demonstrates how you can exercise your calves with free weights. You can do the following: standing calf raise, single calf raise, and seated calf raise. It is recommended that you do 15 repetitions of each exercise. These exercises require dumbbells,

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