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How To: Do stiff arm lat pull downs

Keep arms stiff for lateral pull downs. Learn exercises for the lats in this training video. Take action: this is a great exercise for swimmers or surfers, keep shoulders back and arms straight, but do not curl shoulders. 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 aspirin...

How To: Strength train with curved barbell skull crushers

Skull crushers are an important part of strength training and weight lifting. This fitness HowTo video tutorial shows you the proper way to do skull crushers with a curved barbell. Start the skull crusher by grabbing the bar with a close grip. Proceed to lay down on the bench and lower the bar toward your forehead. Keep watching to learn more about proper form for doing barbell skull crushers.

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 a seated row exercise for weigh training

Watch this instructional fitness video to do a seated row exercise. Keep your back and your body in a straight line. Exhale as you lift the weights up and inhale on the way down. This supine row exercise works the back, biceps and posterior deltoids. Watch this strength training how-to video to learn the proper way to do a seated row exercises.

How To: Do an alternating dumbbell pullover back exercise

If you are looking for something different for the back muscles, consider the alternating pullover exercise. 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. Here is how this exercise is done:

How To: Lose weight fast

Drop 8 pounds, tone without cardio, finally lose the baby weight or run 3 miles with ease--pick your plan and get your best body in just four weeks! The secret to weight loss is consistency. Don't yo-yo diet eating carbs and sugar! Don't workout for 3 hours one day a week. Try these quick weight exercises for slimming your figure.

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 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 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 a cable pullover back exercise

The cable pullover is a great way 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.

How To: Do a two arm dumbbell row back exercise

The two arm dumbbell row exercise is used to target the back, primarily the latissimus dorsi or "lats." The lower back is also used in this exercise as a stabilizer. However, many individuals can often mistake this exercise as an arm exercise. While in fact you are incorporating your arms in this routine, it is important to remember that the main focus is the back. When performing this exercise it is very important to remember proper form; failure to do so could lead to back and neck pain.

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 a seated bicep curl exercise with free weights

In this free video exercise lesson, you'll learn how to do a seated bicep curls with dumbbells. 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 the "kettle ball swing" for fast weight loss

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to perform the kettlebell swing exercise. The "Kettlebell Swings" Exercise is a vital part of getting a rock hard midsection as well as building your hamstrings and your glutes. Kettlebell swing training preps the body to endure the stress of sports and physical disciplines, as well as produce power from the core body muscles. Begin by bending knees and swing the weight with both hands in between the legs towards the back of you. While rising up, user...

How To: Do quad extensions to strengthen the legs

Exercise the quadriceps muscle with quad extensions. Learn about increasing leg strength in this training video. Take action: keep core tight, squeeze legs at top of movement, but only legs will move. 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 builder...

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: 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: Strength train and tone your body with SELF Magazine

There is nothing better than topping off a cardio workout with a little strength training. In this fitness how-to video SELF Magazine shows you how to utilize weights and strength training to really tone body. Watch and learn how easy it is to do the following moves with a few light weights: high pull, figure eight, swing back, Turkish get up, skater's leap, push presses, teapot tip, high five squat, bent over row, starfish reach, side press and a Russian twist. You will love the results from...

How To: Do a dumbbell shrug weight-lifting exercise routine

In this free video exercise lesson, you'll learn how to do a shrug routine with free weights. 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.