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How To: Do a concentrated bicep curl exercise with dumbbells

In this free video exercise lesson, you'll learn how to do a seated concentrated bicep curl weight 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: Execute a flat bench dumbbell fly for weight training

Flat bench dumbbell flys are an essential part of lifting weights and strength training. This fitness how-to video tutorial demonstrates how to strengthen your muscles with dumbbell flys on a flat bench. Learn tips and techniques for working out the chest, back, shoulders, and arms in this weightlifting video.

How To: Do sumo squat for weightlifting

Sumo squats are an important part of strength training and weight lifting. This fitness HowTo video tutorial shows you the proper way to do sumo squats. Begin the squats by placing your feet pretty wide apart, point your toes out, squat down, keep head and chest out and make sure to come back up. Keep watching to learn more about proper form for doing sumo squats.

How To: Position yourself for the bench press

Proper form when performing the bench press in extremely important to avoid back and shoulder injury. Arching the back when doing the bench press is very common and very harmful. This how to video covers proper grip width and back arch when positioning yourself for the bench press.

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 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 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 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: Use exercise machines for strength training

In this series of videos, you can get first hand instruction on strength training machines. For example, you can see clips of our expert using different press machines like the chest press and leg press machines. Learn how to work out your glutious maximus using a glute isolater machine. Work those abdominal muscles on the cable curl machine and the Ab crunch machine. Build your leg muscles with a hack squat machine, the Smith machine, and the leg extension machine. Focus on your calf muscles...

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 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: 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: Do a seated bicep curl exercise with free weights

In this free video exercise lesson, you'll learn how to do a seated bicep curls with dumbbells. 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: Build strong abs with stomach exercises

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to perform the dumbbell punch pull core exercise. Viewers will need to use a tight dumbbell to lift and a pair of heavy dumbbells to support the feet. Start by lying down on the floor with the left hand up and right hand holding the dumbbell. Now slowly raise up the right arm and lower the left. This should be done at a strong and steady pace. Alternate and switch to equalize both sides. This video will benefit those viewers who are want to strengthen...

How To: Execute incline bench cable flys

Incline bench cable flys are an essential part of lifting weights and strength training. This fitness how-to video tutorial demonstrates how working out with cable flys on an inclined bench will get you in shape. Learn tips and techniques for working out the chest, back, shoulders, and arms in this weightlifting video.

How To: Strength train with dumbbell biceps curls

Dumbbell biceps curls are an important part of strength training and weight lifting. This fitness HowTo video tutorial shows you the proper way to do biceps curls with dumbbells. Begin placing your feet shoulder width apart and proceed to curl the weights up to your body as you twist them. Keep watching to learn more about proper form for doing dumbbell bicep curls.

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