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How To: Do lying skull crusher barbell extensions

Increase muscle strength with barbell exercises done while lying down. Learn about muscle training, fitness, and growth in this fitness video. Take action: do not rock arms and keep core tight. 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 female body builders as sh...

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: Use dumbbells

Nicole Nichols demonstrates how to use dumbbells and shows how you can get a full body workout. Use a weight that allows you to safely perform 15 repetitions in good form but challenges your muscles by the last repetition. Use dumbbells.

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,

How To: Do tricep bench dips with weights

This video demonstrates how to do tricep bench dips with weights. This exercise of course works the triceps. A spotter is recommended while performing this exercise to assure your safety and give feedback on your technique. Do tricep bench dips with weights.

How To: Get your legs in shape for rowing

Rowing is heavy on the upper body, but the legs are important too. Gold medalist and one of Britain's former top rowers, Matthew Pinsent, shows his routine. This includes step ups and one legged squats. Get your legs in shape for rowing.

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 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:

How To: Work out triceps with rope pulldowns

Have you ever tried working out your arms with rope pulldowns. If so, you know that they are a great exercise for strength training and weightlifting. This fitness how to video demonstrates how to work out the triceps with triceps rope pull downs. Learn how to increase muscle strength in the arms with this workout video.

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 muscles. The one arm lat pulldown is a great way to work the back. The following are instructions for performing this exercise:

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: Spot a bench press

One very important part of bench pressing is knowing how to spot someone properly. In these two how-to videos, Mark Rippetone shows you how to spot someone when they are on the bench. Watch as he focuses on grip distance, visual reference points and breath. Improve someone's bench pressing with your spotting abilities.

How To: Do isometric chest presses

Strength training promotes endurance. Learn exercises and stretches for your workout routine in this fitness video. Take action: use bench press position, move one arm at a time, keep shoulders from rolling or moving, and place feet flat on floor. 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 track and cross-country. Tom has worked as a personal trainer for two years. He also has a separ...

How To: Execute an iso-lateral bench press for weight training

Have you tried working out with an isolated lateral bench press? Iso-lat bench presses are an essential part of lifting weights and strength training. This fitness how-to video tutorial demonstrates how to do an isolated bench press to strengthen the upper body. Learn tips and techniques for working out the chest, back, shoulders, and arms in this weightlifting video.

How To: Do sumo squat for weightlifting

Sumo squats are an important part of strength training and weight lifting. This fitness HowTo video tutorial shows you the proper way to do sumo squats. Begin the squats by placing your feet pretty wide apart, point your toes out, squat down, keep head and chest out and make sure to come back up. Keep watching to learn more about proper form for doing sumo squats.

How To: Practice correct tire flipping for Strongman training

It is not hard to incorporate Strongman training techniques in your athletes' programs, but you have to make sure the technique is right. Flipping tractor tires is a good and cheap method of training. Unfortunately, it is often practiced incorrectly. This leaves athletes with back problems and pain. Avoid injury while training for StrongMan competitions by following these rules.