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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 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 front squat with dumbbells and kettlebells

This fitness how-to video demonstrates proper form and technique for performing a front squat with both kettle bells and dumbbells. Exercising with weights is a great way to strength train muscles. Follow along with this video workout to see how easy it is to do front squats with dumbbells and kettlebells.

How To: Do an alternating dumbbell pullover back exercise

If you are looking for something different for the back muscles, consider the alternating pullover exercise. 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. Here is how this exercise is done:

How To: Exercise with a weighted bar

Try adding some weighted bar exercises to your workout routine to not only strengthen you arms but to increase your core and back strength as well. Use heavier weights to build larger muscles and more reps at a lighter weight for lean strong muscle.

How To: Use a smith machine for weight training

Have you tried working out with a Smith machine? A Smith machine is an essential part of lifting weights and strength training. This fitness how-to video demonstrates how to use the Smith Machine to get a good workout. Learn what the Smith Machine is and how it can keep the body fit in this training video.

How To: Do a leg press with one leg

This video demonstrates how to do a leg press with one leg using a leg press machine. This exercise primarilly works the quadriceps and buttocks. Make sure not to lock your knees so that your leg becomes straight when pushing the weight up. Do a leg press with one leg.

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 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: 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:

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