Hot Weights How-Tos

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 two arm dumbbell row back exercise

The two arm dumbbell row exercise is used to target the back, primarily the latissimus dorsi or "lats." The lower back is also used in this exercise as a stabilizer. However, many individuals can often mistake this exercise as an arm exercise. While in fact you are incorporating your arms in this routine, it is important to remember that the main focus is the back. When performing this exercise it is very important to remember proper form; failure to do so could lead to back and neck pain.

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: Practice dumbbell shoulder presses for weight training

Have you tried working out with dumbbell shoulder presses? A dumbbell shoulder press is an essential part of lifting weights and strength training. This fitness how-to video demonstrates how to use dumbbells to increase shoulder strength with shoulder presses. Learn how to increase arm strength in this workout video.

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: Use your feet and legs for bench pressing

Proper posture is very important to lifting weight and strength training. One wrong move could potentially lead to an injury. Follow along in this how-to video critique by Mark Rippetoe as he guides someone through the correct placement and use of the legs and feet for bench presses. Better posture can lead to more effective lifting. Learn how to use your legs and feet to help you lift your chest and the weights.

How To: Build your side ab muscles for a six pack

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to perform the best six pack abs exercise. In this video, viewers will be performing the plank and side plank exercises. Users should be straight and have hips pushed down. Pull the belly button up, squeeze the pelvic muscle high, point the chin down and squeeze in stomach. Hold this position for about 30 seconds. On the side plank go in a straight position, squeeze, pulse up and feel the oblique muscle. This video will benefit those viewers who want ...

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: 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 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.

How To: Do side dumbbell lateral raises

Increase arm strength with side dumbbell lateral raises. Learn how to work out with dumbbell exercises in this training video. Take action: begin with moderate weight, keep shoulders back and chest high with abs tight, doing slow and controlled movements. 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 lifti...

How To: Do quad extensions to strengthen the legs

Exercise the quadriceps muscle with quad extensions. Learn about increasing leg strength in this training video. Take action: keep core tight, squeeze legs at top of movement, but only legs will move. 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 female body builder...

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: 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: Work out smaller muscle groups

When working out or lifting weights, many people focus on large muscle groups like biceps, legs, shoulders and chest and forget to work out smaller muscle groups like the forearms and abs. Stan McQuay shows you how to do some great exercises for those "forgotten muscles". Work out smaller muscle groups.

How To: Strength train with overhead cable triceps extension

Overhead triceps extensions are an important part of strength training and weight lifting. This fitness HowTo video tutorial shows you the proper way to do overhead triceps extensions with a cable machine. Before staring stand with your feet steady on the ground, pull your elbows straight in front of you, extend and pull your arms apart. Keep watching to learn more about proper form for doing overhead extensions.

How To: Do a front deltoid raise exercise with free weights

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

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.

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