Exercise with Preacher Bench

How To : Tone arms with a cable preacher curl exercise

The "cable preacher curl" will work the biceps in your arms and minimize stress on your wrists. Men's Health gives you all the details on this arms workout, great for bicep muscles. Place a preacher curl bench in front of a low pulley cable station. Attach a rope to the cable ...more

How To : Do the incline bench dumbbell curl exercise

Incline bench dumbbell curls are a great exercise for building overall thickness and size in your biceps. With this how to video you can easily add the incline bench dumbbell curl to your workout and watch your biceps grow.

How To : Do a declined bench sit-up ab exercise

This exercise is one of the oldest exercises for stimulating the hip flexors and abdominals. However, individuals with low back pain should avoid performing this exercise; abdominal crunches might be a safer alternative. Adjust the incline of the bench for the desired level o ...more

How To : Exercise with the double crunch on bench

Learn how to exercise by doing the double crunch on a bench. EXERCISE DETAILS: Primary Muscle Group: abs and obliques Secondary Muscle Group: hip flexors Base Movement: crunch, leg raise Equipment: bench Training Type: weight training Level of Difficulty: 4 Sport Specific: wre ...more

How To : Exercise with the assisted calf stretch on bench

Learn how to exercise by doing the assisted calf stretch on bench. EXERCISE DETAILS: Primary Muscle Group: calves Equipment: bench Training Type: stretching assisted Level of Difficulty: 1 Position: face up Plane of Motion: sagittal Joint Action: dorsi flexion, knee extension ...more

How To : Do dumbbell regular 21 curls to preacher curls

Learn how to do dumbbell regular 21 curls to preacher curls. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Bicep curls shouldn't always go from hip to shoulder; using half of your range of motion demands greater control within your muscles' working range of motion ...more

How To : Do prisoner squats with or without a bench

Learn how to do prisoner squats. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Squats are probably the most useful exercise you can do at the gym-no other single exercise encourages more muscle growth. With a range of motion that incorporates many different muscl ...more

How To : Do jump triceps bench dips

Learn how to do jump triceps bench dips and sculpt your body without weights. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Bench dips are an ideal triceps isolating exercise, using the weight of your body against the muscle. Here you'll add a “jump” aspect for an ...more

How To : Do incline rows for lats

In this video, we learn how to do incline rows for lats. There is no substitute for pull ups if you want wide lats. This exercise is a great addition to add to pull ups to get a great workout and build muscle. To do this exercise, lay on an adjustable bench that is set on an i ...more

How To : Do stability ball dumbbell skull crushers

Learn how to do stability ball dumbbell skull crushers. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Don't let the name scare you away from this tried-and-true triceps builder. Proper focus on technique and use of appropriate weights will keep you from bonking y ...more

How To : Do dumbbell step-up with shoulder press

Learn how to do dumbbell step-up with shoulder press. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits The one leg step-up is a simple and effective leg exercise that strengthens leg muscles while building balance and leg-muscle control. In combination with the dumb ...more

How To : Do dumbbell butterfly swim strokes

Learn how to do dumbbell butterfly swim strokes. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits The butterfly swimming stroke, as any swimmer knows, works your shoulders through a full circular motion. Here you replace the resistance of the water with dumbbells. M ...more

How To : Do POP push-ups

Learn how to do POP push-ups and sculpt your body without weights. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits POP push-ups combine the many benefits of the standard push-up with power, speed, and control training. To do POP push-ups, you'll blast up out of a d ...more

How To : Do flat bench freestyle kicks

Learn how to do flat bench freestyle kicks and sculpt your body without weights. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Freestyle swimmers who need more kick out of their caboose will appreciate this exercise. The flat bench freestyle kick mimics the freest ...more

How To : Tone your arms with devil's triceps press downs

Learn how to do devil's tricpes press downs. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits For this variation on the standard triceps dip, you'll move in a diagonal movement to stretch and work the full range for your triceps muscles. Muscles Worked Triceps Sta ...more

How To : Do triceps bench dips with feet on floor

Learn how to do triceps bench dips with your feet on the floor and sculpt your body without weights. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits For this variation on the standard triceps dip, you'll move in a diagonal movement to stretch and work the full range ...more

How To : Do flat bench straddle hops

Learn how to do flat bench straddle hops and sculpt your body without weights. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits To do straddle hops, you'll stand with one leg on either side of a Reebok step or flat bench, and jump from the ground onto the step with b ...more

How To : Do side-to-side steps over flat bench

Learn how to do side-to-side steps over flat bench and sculpt your body without weights. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits To work your legs top to bottom and side to side, try these bench steps over a flat bench. Your quadriceps, glutes, and hamstring ...more

How To : Dp flat bench leg lifts

Learn how to do flat bench leg lifts. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Looking for a excellent way to flatten and strengthen the lower abdominal muscles? The flat bench leg lifts hits the lower abdominals directly for an excellent isolated workout. M ...more

How To : Do speed end of bench tricep push ups drop set

Learn how to do speed end of bench tricep push-ups drop set and sculpt your body without weights. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits The close grip on the end-of-bench tricep push-up isolates the three heads of the tricep muscles by putting more of the ...more

How To : Do dumbbell step-ups

Learn how to do step-ups. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits The one leg step-up is a simple and effective leg exercise that strengthens leg muscles while building balance and leg-muscle control. Muscles Worked Legs Starting Position Stand facing a fl ...more

How To : Sculpt your chest with the hip dumbbell press

If you've ever injured your shoulder before, then you know that it takes a lot of time and rehabilitation before you can move it around again, let alone lift weights. If you need a safe and effective chest press to complete, check out this video for how to do a hip dumbbell p ...more

How To : Tone arms with a negative chin-up exercise

Negative chin-up… what's that? It's when you focus more on coming down than going up. And Men's Health shows you just how to do the "negative chin-up" exercise. Chin-ups will work your back, biceps, and forearms muscles. Set a bench under a chin-up bar then stand on the bench ...more

How To : Do reverse dumbbell flys on incline bench

Learn how to do reverse dumbbell flys on incline bench. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Making sure your shoulders are evenly balanced from front to back is a must. Use this exercise to both strengthen and develop the back of your shoulders. The incl ...more

How To : Do dumbbell skull crushers

Learn how to do dumbbell skull crushers. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Skull crushers are a deceptively simple triceps exercise. You work the triceps by moving the lower arm—but you also have to stabilize your upper arm, making the exercise more o ...more

How To : Do incline push-ups

Learn how to do incline push-ups and sculpt your body without weights. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Incline push-ups up the ante on the standard method by elevating your feet. The incline adds weight, and thus intensity, at the bottom of your move ...more

How To : Do single-leg flat bench standups

Learn how to do single-leg flat bench standups and sculpt your body without weights! Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Single leg flat bench stand-ups improve strength and balance evenly in each of your legs. This exercise develops quadriceps, hip flex ...more

How To : Tone your chest with a cable lying-fly exercise

This great end of workout exercise from Men's Health is relatively simple. A muscle isolation exercise keeps your muscles stretched and flexible for the next time. Place a bench between the stacks of a cable crossover station and attach stirrup handles to the low-pulley cable ...more

How To : Do dumbbell chest press incline reduction

Learn how to do dumbbell chest press incline reduction (incline to decline). Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits These monster sets of chest presses will work your pecs from top to bottom, and then bottom to top. Use the adjustable incline bench for a ci ...more

How To : Sculpt your chest with single arm pec decks

Learn how to do single arm pec decks. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits This variation of the standard pec deck asks you to do the exercise one arm at a time—helping you further isolate and focus on the center valley of your chest while still working ...more

How To : Do stability ball push ups

Learn how to do stability ball push ups. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Here's a tough variation on the classic push-up that will increase the amount of weight you can lift in your traditional chest exercises. By using the stability ball, you use m ...more

How To : Do dumbbell alternating chest flys

Learn how to do dumbbell alternating chest flys. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits The classic dumbbell fly works your chest and your inner chest muscles in particular. The one-armed alternating variation has you do one side at a time, increasing the ...more

How To : Do squats for dummies

Squats strengthen your butt muscles, hamstrings and quadriceps. First, pick up your dumbbells. Bring the dumbbells by your hips, thighs or let them hang by your side. Next, stand with your feet shoulder width apart, toes pointing forward and stand straight and tall. Sit down l ...more

How To : Tone arms with an inverted row exercise

The "inverted row" is a great move for the beginner who cannot yet perform a proper chin-up or pull-up. Men's Health shows you the ins and outs of this arm exercise. Sit under a Smith machine or squat rack with your legs straight and the bar set a few inches higher than arms ...more

How To : Do seated dumbbell shoulder presses

Learn how to do seated dumbbell shoulder presses. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits The standing dumbbell shoulder press works the core of the shoulder's deltoid muscle complex. Only do this exercise if your shoulders are free of pain or injury. Musc ...more

How To : Do squats correctly

This video in the Fitness category will show you how to do squats correctly. This exercise is meant for the legs. The easiest way to do this is to sit down and stand up using a bench. The bench should be about knee height. Technically the line from the ankle to the knee and t ...more

How To : Strengthen you back with lower back extensions

Learn how to do lower back extensions. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits This exercise isolates and strengthens the often-neglected lower back muscles. Muscles Worked Lower back Starting Position Lie face downward on the back extension machine. Your ...more

How To : Do dumbbell fly to presses

Learn how to do dumbbell fly to presses. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits The dumbbell fly to press combination exercise works your pectoral muscles from different angles, giving the benefits of a traditional dumbbell press combined with the pec-stret ...more

How To : Do flat bench dumbbell power press drop set

Learn how to do flat bench dumbbell power press drop set. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Combine the difficulty of a drop set with the challenge of adding speed and power to each dumbbell press for a killer chest workout. Muscles Worked Chest Starti ...more

How To : Bench press

Watch this instructional fitness video to do a bench press exercise. Keep your back flat against the back pad. Exhale as you lift the weights up and inhale on the way down. This bench press exercise works the chest, shoulders and triceps.

How To : Do a decline bench press

Watch this instructional fitness video to do a decline bench press weight lifting exercise. Keep your back straight and your body in a controlled position. Exhale as you lift the weights up and inhale on the way down. This decline bench press exercise works the chest muscles.

How To : Exercise your calves with free weights

Chris Cooke demonstrates how you can exercise your calves with free weights. You can do the following: standing calf raise, single calf raise, and seated calf raise. It is recommended that you do 15 repetitions of each exercise. These exercises require dumbbells, a step or sec ...more

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