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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: 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 rear lateral raise shoulder exercise

Watch this instructional fitness video to do a a rear lateral raise weight lifting exercise. Keep your back straight and your body in a controlled position. Exhale as you lift the weights up and inhale on the way down. This rear lateral raise shoulder exercise works the posterior deltoids.

How To: Do dumbbell shrugs for weight training

Have you tried working out with dumbbell shrugs? A dumbbell shrug is an essential part of lifting weights and strength training. This fitness how-to video demonstrates how to increase muscle strength with dumbbell shrugs. Learn about dumbbell exercises in this workout video.

How To: Do barbell pullovers

Learn exercises and stretches for your workout routine in this fitness video. Take action: use chest press position, do not bend the elbows, inhale on the way down, and keep feet planted. 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 separate business where he coaches runners and triathletes for up...

How To: Do a finishing exercise to get bigger biceps

Are you looking to get big, burly arms? If you are into bodybuilding, or are just trying to perfect your physique.. have a look at this video. In it, you will learn how to do a finishing exercise and get bigger biceps. It is probably best if you do these exercises as a more seasoned bodybuilder, so that you do not hurt yourself.

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 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 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: 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 dumbbell toe raise

The dumbbell toe raise (aka dumbbell calf raise) mainly works the upper portion of the calves or the gastrocnemius. Three items are needed for this exercise: 1) a supportive apparatus for balance 2) an elevated surface (e.g. aerobic step, 2 x 4, etc.) to allow for full range of motion 3) a dumbbell.

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.

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