How To: Do external and internal rotation weight exercises

This is Fitness for Dummies. Learn how to do simple weight exercises. External and internal rotation exercises focus on your rotator cuff muscles. This workout video shows correct form and technique for strengthening your rotator and shoulder muscles. Do external and internal rotation weight exercises.

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: Lose belly fat with hardcore stomach workouts

Darin Steen of Major League Health demonstrates how to lose belly fat with stomach workouts. Using a boxing technique, you can get your heart rate up to 160 and boost your hormones to gain muscle and lose fat. It works your abdominal muscles in a unique side-to-side plane of motion to tone your midsection. Focus on pulling as much as you focus on punching. Use your pointer and deliver two punches on the right and then deliver two punches on the left while focusing on pulling. Increase the pun...

How To: Do tricep cruls with dumbbells

Triceps curls target the muscles at the back of the arm, building muscle mass and toning. Learn how to do triceps curl exercises in this strength training video. Take action: extend arm above head & elbow at 45 degrees, move slowly, lower weight and extend up, fix your upper arm in place, and lift to 7/8 of full extension. Tom Clifford, the instructor of this how-to video, has a degree in physical education, fitness and health from Eastern Michigan University, where he ran track and cross-cou...

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: 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: Use a rowing machine for strength training decline

Rowing machines are an essential part of lifting weights and strength training. This fitness how-to video tutorial demonstrates the proper way to use a rowing machine. Rowing machines are great for the back. Learn tips and techniques for working out the chest, back, shoulders, and arms in this weightlifting video.

How To: Do side dumbbell lateral raises

Increase arm strength with side dumbbell lateral raises. Learn how to work out with dumbbell exercises in this training video. Take action: begin with moderate weight, keep shoulders back and chest high with abs tight, doing slow and controlled movements. 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 lifti...

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 a 45 degree leg press

The 45 degree leg press is a great way to work the muscles of the hip and thigh. You might see 45 degree leg press machine referred to as a "hip sled." This exercise is commonly used as an alternative to the squat. Instructions for the 45 degree leg press are as follows:

How To: Do a biceps curl in perfect form with weights

Have you tried working out with a bicep curl? Biceps curls are an essential part of lifting weights and strength training. This fitness how-to video demonstrates how to do these exercises with perfect form. Getting big biceps means doing curls and lifting dumbbell weights. Learn how to do biceps curls to workout the muscles in this weightlifting video workout.

How To: Do a single-arm standing tricep extension exercise

In this free video exercise lesson, you'll learn how to do a single-arm standing tricep extension exercise weight lifting routine. 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: Work out at home to get rock hard buns & glutes

Darin Steen from Major League Health and Fat Loss Lifestyle demonstrates how to work out at home to get rock hard buns and glutes. You will need a wood floor or a ceramic tile floor that's nice and slick to do the exercises. Lie down on your back on the floor and extend your arms so you have a nice shoulder base. Then, point your toes up, dig your heels in and drive your hips up towards the ceiling. Squeeze your buns and hamstrings for 10 repetitions. On your last repetition, straighten out y...

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...