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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: 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: Do back isolation exercises

Isolate muscles in the back with some simple exercise methods. Learn tips and techniques for working out the chest, back, shoulders, and arms in this weightlifting video. Take action: isolate back muscles with feet wider than shoulder-width, and bring weight down to hips but don't lock elbows. Lance, the instructor in this how-to video, 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 s...

How To: Do a lateral raise exercise routine with dumbbells

In this free video exercise lesson, you'll learn how to do a lateral raise lifting 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.

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: Pull a truck

There are a number of unconventional training methods which can be used to improve strength. The truck pull is one of them. When performing this exercise, the speed at which the vehicle can be pulled is very slow. Thus, it is ideal for building strength in the lower body.

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 tricep bench dips with weights

This video demonstrates how to do tricep bench dips with weights. This exercise of course works the triceps. A spotter is recommended while performing this exercise to assure your safety and give feedback on your technique. Do tricep bench dips with weights.

How To: Exercise with barbell wrist curls for weight training

Have you tried working out with a barbell wrist curl? If so, you know that wrist curls are an essential part of lifting weights and strength training. This fitness how-to video demonstrates how to work out the muscles in your wrist with barbell wrist curls. Learn about barbell exercises, wrist curls, and strength training in this video.

How To: Practice proper form for barbell shoulder presses

Seated barbell shoulder presses are an important part of strength training and weight lifting. This fitness HowTo video tutorial shows you the proper way to do shoulder presses with a barbell. Begin by sitting down, grabbing the barbell, lowering it to the collar bone and bringing it back up. Keep watching to learn more about proper form for doing seated barbell shoulder presses.

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