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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: 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 together before bringing the dumbbells close to your chest. Keep watching to learn more about proper form for doing dumbbell butterfly exercises.

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

If you want to improve balance and strength in the leg muscles, try the single leg deadlift (also called the single leg Romanian deadlift). This exercise is primarily going to work your hamstrings and butt. The single leg deadlift comes with a high degree of difficulty because it is performed on one leg. An advanced level of balance and muscular control is required for this exercise. Here are the instructions:

How To: Do cable crunches

This video shows the proper way to do cable crunches with a high pulley machine. This exercise works the upper and middle abdominals and the lower back. You need to attach a rope to the high pulley. Do cable crunches.

How To: Widen your shoulders & upper back with exercises

In this video from fatlosslifestyle we learn how to widen your shoulders and upper back with a few exercises. This is a workout you do twice a week. First is a dumbbell overhead press. Bring dumbbells up to starting position, turn palms in to face a bit. Keep dumbbells above shoulder lift up. Don't let the dumbbells touch though when you bring them above your head. Repeat this action. Find a weight where the last 3 are difficult in the 12-14 range. The next exercise you need a flat bench. Thi...

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 an external shoulder rotation arm exercise

External shoulder rotation exercises are done to work the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff consists of four muscles. They include the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis, and teres minor. Each muscle works to rotate the arm externally (laterally) and internally (medially). The following are instructions for the cable external rotation shoulder exercise:

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: Do a chest fly exercise on a weight machine

Have you tried a chest fly on a weight machine? Both a weight machines and a chest fly are an essential part of lifting weights and strength training. This fitness how-to video tutorial demonstrates strengthening the chest with flies on a machine. Learn tips and techniques for working out the chest, back, shoulders, and arms in this weightlifting video.

How To: Execute pec deck butterflies for weightlifting

Pec deck butterflies are an essential part of lifting weights and strength training. This fitness how-to video tutorial demonstrates how to do butterfly exercises on a pec deck. Learn tips and techniques for working out the chest, back, shoulders, and arms in this weightlifting video.

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: 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: Do a hamstring exercise to build your legs

Fatloss LifeStyle shows you the best way to "blast those hammys!" Using a bench and a weight is all you need to shape and sculpt your legs to perfection. First, lay down on your stomach on a bench and position your ankles around a free weight. Make sure that you do not use a weight that is too heavy. Start light and build from there. Now using your hamstrings lift up the weight that is between your ankles slowly and controlled so that your body is level. Then slowly and controlled bring the w...

How To: Do Smith machine lunges

This video demonstrates how to do smith machine lunges. This exercise primarily works the quadriceps and buttocks and secondarily works the hamstrings. Once you have completed a set, switch legs and repeat. Do Smith machine lunges.

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...