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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: Fix common form mistakes and do deadlifts properly

Dead lifts have a great corrective capacity when done properly.The dead lifts can be done just by picking weights off the floor or in a smart and meticulous way.When doing dead lifts there is a lot of rotation in the upper arm,and many people or athletes are not doing the dead lifts properly.When you do an external rotation you automatically force extension and that can put you in a great anatomical position for dead lifts.The exercise itself is simple,you have an iron bar,lift it,draw the sh...

How To: Do close-grip lat. pull-down

This video demonstrates how to do a close-grip lat. pull-down. This primarily works the upper back and upper latisimus dorsi and secondarily works the biceps. Don't jerk the bar down using momentum in an attempt to complete the repetition, control the weight at all times. Do close-grip lat. pull-down.

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 supine pull ups to work your back

The supine pull-up is generally performed on a Smith machine. This exercise is a modified version of the classic pull-up. It is sometimes referred to as an inverted pull-up. The first step in this exercise is to adjust the bar height. The bar height should be approximately 4 feet high. You can adjust the bar height as needed. Next, ensure your handgrip is slightly wider than shoulder width apart. For this exercise, use an overhand grip. With your arms fully extended, pull yourself (neck/chest...

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 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: 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: 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.

How To: Do a smith machine shrug back exercise

The Smith machine shrug is a great way to target the trapezius muscle. Despite popular belief, the trapezius is not part of the shoulders. It is a back muscle that allows the shoulders to move in different directions (e.g. elevating and lowering the shoulders).

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