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How To : Tone back muscles and get ripped

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to tone and build the back muscles. Expanding the size of the back will help increase the size of the chest. The exercise shown in this video is the lat pull-down. The first part of the movement is to drop the shoulder down and the sec ...more

How To : Strengthen back muscles with tube pull downs

Learn how to do tube pull downs. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Get a quality warm up and workout for your lats, traps, and rhomboids with the resistance of tube pull-downs. Muscles Worked Back (lats, traps, rhomboids) Starting Position Take one ...more

How To : Look younger with facial exercises

In this video from Sigsac from Happy Face Yoga, we learn how to look younger with facial exercises. This demonstrates the cheek lifter. This exercise will strengthen the muscles of the cheek. Smile, open mouth and form an O. Fold upper lip over teeth, smile again to lift cheek ...more

How To : Fake Smiles Are Bad for You & Here’s Why

Can you tell when someone is shooting you a fake smile? Even though fake smiles are easy enough to see through, we all still do it, attempting to show others just how happy we are when we're really feeling less than fantastic. Unfortunately, every smile we fake makes us a tiny ...more

How To : Perform a musculoskeletal exam on a patient

Whether your training to be a doctor or a nurse, there is no doubt that this video lesson will help you better understand the procedure for musculoskeletal examinations. Musculoskeletal exams rely exclusively on inspection and palpation and tests using a combination of those t ...more

How To : Practice fast Gravitron neutral grip pull ups

Learn how to do Gravitron speed pull ups with a neutral grip. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits The Gravitron machine is excellent for pull-ups because it provides you with the support to do pull-ups while maintaining proper form, allowing you to max ...more

How To : Sculpt you back with a cable seated rows drop set

Learn how to do a cable seated row drop set. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Cable seated rows are a great, safe way to build your lats and traps. For this exercise, you'll max out four times using progressively lighter weights, increasing the burn ...more

How To : Alleviate back pain with prenatal yoga

Back pain is a common discomfort that women experience during and after pregnancy. Though a short, effective standing and seated series, this yoga how to video concentrates on alleviating some of these common aches and pains. Side bending poses help release lower back pain by ...more

How To : Do a floor bridge hold

Learn how to do a floor bridge hold. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits The floor bridge hold is an excellent core-strengthening exercise. Starting position In a prone position (face down), position yourself on the tips of your toes and elbows so that ...more

How To : Do a single cable scissor squat and row

Learn how to do a single cable scissor squat and row. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits The single cable scissor squat and row works the legs and back in unison, training strength, coordination, and balance. Muscles Worked Back Legs Starting Positio ...more

How To : Get strong legs with single cable squats and rows

Learn how to do single cable squats and rows. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits The single cable squat and row works the legs and back in unison, training strength, coordination and balance. Muscles Worked Back Legs Starting Position Set up a cable ...more

How To : Do Smith machine inverted palm down pull-ups

Learn how to do Smith machine inverted palms down pull-ups with release/re-catch at top. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits This inverted variation uses speed and power on the inverted pull-up to work the back muscles and the core. You'll pull up with ...more

How To : Do double dumbbell rows

Learn how to do double dumbbell rows. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Though the movement of dumbbell rows comes through your arms, the muscle development will be in your back. Bring your shoulder blades together and keep your shoulders away from yo ...more

How To : Practice chin ups on a Smith machine

Learn how to do chin ups on a Smith machine. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits We'd all like to be able to bust out a set of chin-ups, but the reality is that many of us have to work up to it. This exercise introduces the chin-up and makes it manageab ...more

How To : Do mock military pull ups on a squat rack

Learn how to do mock military pull ups on a squat rack with your feel on the floor. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits These military pull-ups push your back muscles to their limit; modifications mean you can work up to the hardest level in stages. Mu ...more

How To : Use a Smith machine to practice inverted pull ups

Learn how to do Smith machine inverted pull ups. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Talk about versatile! We love the Smith machine for the many exercises you can do on it. One such exercise is the Smith machine inverted pull-up. This simple variation ...more

How To : Do the half swan pilates exercise

Katherine and Kimberly Corp show you how to do the half swan pilates exercise. This exercise is used for relieving neck and shoulder tension and strengthening the upper back muscles.

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 double handle low-cable speed squats and rows

Learn how to do double handle low-cable speed squats and rows. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Your back and legs are interdependent muscle structures, so why now work them simultaneously? Use a cable machine to add resistance to a squat; follow wit ...more

How To : Do hanging leg raises properly

Learn how to do hanging leg raises. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Hanging leg raises isolate and work your lower abs mercilessly. Focus on form to keep the work down low where it belongs. Muscles Worked Abdominals (lower) Starting Position Posit ...more

How To : Do Smith machine single palm up inverted pull ups

Learn how to do single palm-up inverted pull ups on a Smith machine. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits You get to keep your feet on the floor for this modification of the classic pull-up, but it's plenty hard even so. Positioning the pull-up bar low, ...more

How To : Hold a squat and do a single cable wide pull down

Learn how to do hold a squat while doing a power single cable wide pull down. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits For this exercise you'll stay in a deep squat as you do wide pull-downs with controlled speed and powerful force. Doing pull-downs while in ...more

How To : Do a one arm dumbbell row to tone the lat muscles

This may surprise you, but rowers weren't born with a perfect six pack of abs and Incredible Hulk-like shoulders. They happen to be in a sport that revolves around how fast they can move their arms from the front to the back with great water resistance. For this reason, profe ...more

How To : Open hips with prenatal yoga poses

This yoga how-to video tutorial demonstrates prenatal yoga poses to help open the hips. Prenatal yoga hip opening poses help to facilitate the opening of the pelvis to prepare for the baby to descend through the birth canal. They increase flexibility in the muscles that attach ...more

How To : Tone your shoulders with tube reverse flys

Learn how to do tube reverse flys. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits For a variation on the classic reverse fly, use tubes attached to a fixed point. Tubes provide constantly increasing resistance as you your flexion increases. More intensity means mo ...more

How To : Tone your back with a seated row to chin exercise

This improvisation on the classic row is a great way to improve your upper back muscles. Men's Health suggests holding the bar higher for optimal toning. Attach a lat pull down bar to the cable of a cable row station. Sit on the floor and bend forward at the waist to grab the ...more

How To : Do the superman on a swiss ball

The Superman or Alternating Superman exercise on the ball is all about precision. This exercise integrates countless muscles in your back and core. Especially thesmall stabilizer muscles in your spine that attach one vertebra to another thereby stabilizing and supporting your ...more

How To : Do twisting dumbbell incline chest presses

Learn how to do twisting dumbbell incline chest presses. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Twisting dumbbell incline chest presses work the muscles of your chest and upper back. Muscles Worked Chest, Back (upper) Starting Position Choose two dumbbel ...more

How To : Tone your back with a lat pull-down exercise

This incremental workout from Men's Health is a great way to tone your back. Pay special attention to the technique! Sit at a lat pull-down station and grab the bar with an overhand grip, your hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Keeping your head and back straight ...more

How To : Tone legs with a barbell squat exercise

Find out how to tone your legs with help from Men's Health. In this video, learn the "barbell squat" exercise, which will work your lower body and core muscles. It's a great leg workout. Place a bar-bell at chest height in a squat rack. Grab the bar with an overhand grip slig ...more

How To : Practice incline barbell presses properly

Learn how to do incline barbell presses. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Build a well-rounded and proportional chest—the incline variation of the classic barbell chest press targets the upper area of the pectoral muscles. Muscles Worked Chest (uppe ...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 : Work your arms with single arm cable reverse pulls

Learn how to do single arm cable reverse pulls. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Athletes love cable machine exercises because they mimic the continuous movement patterns they use while playing sports. The single-arm cable reverse pull provides conti ...more

How To : Strengthen your back with tube rows

Learn how to do tube rows. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Resistance tubes are a great alternative to the cable machine, because with tubes the resistance becomes greatest when the muscle is at its most flexed. For tube rows, keep your motion conti ...more

How To : Do hands and toes walk out and backs

Learn how to do hands and toes walk out and backs. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits The hands and toes walk out and back is essentially a slow and methodical change in position from a pike position to a plank position. Sounds easy? It's not. This exer ...more

How To : Do stability ball center and oblique situps

Learn how to do stability ball center and oblique situps. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Starting Position Sit on a stability ball with your feet on the floor in front of you hip-width apart. Lie back on the stability ball so that your body is supported bet ...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 : 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 flat bench dumbbell flys

Learn how to do flat bench dumbbell flys. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits The classic dumbbell fly works your chest and your inner chest muscles in particular. It's an essential part of any chest-building regimen. Muscles Worked Chest Starting Posi ...more

How To : Tone arms with a pull-up exercise

Pull-ups are everyone's worst nightmare. Believe it or not, most people can not do a pull-up, but they should, because they work out tons of muscles. The "pull-up" and the "chin-up" both work the back, biceps, and forearms muscles. Learn this exercise the right way with Men's ...more

How To : Do the half camel pose (Ardha-Ushtrasana) in Yoga

Ardha-Ushtrasana, or Half Camel Pose, is a Yoga pose designed to help strengthen your neck, back, pelvis and abdominal muscles while also helping you to relax. It's great for relieving back ache, rounded back, and drooping shoulders. In this video you will get a quick tutorial ...more

How To : Do an up dog pose for yoga beginners

If you're planning to become a veteran yogini, you'd better start practicing and loving the up dog pose now, because you'll be spending the greater part of your yoga flow doing up dogs and down dogs. The up dog targets the muscles of your upper and lower back as well as your ...more

How To : Prevent back pain with hamstring stretches

It's no surprise that there's a link between not stretching your muscles and crippling back pain. Admittedly you work at an office all day, bum blued to your chair, but that's no excuse to continue your non-movement when you get home. In fact, if you have an office job it is a ...more

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