Pull Up Exercise

How To : Do the hamstring pull pilates exercise

The hamstring pull one Pilates exercise is a great advanced workout for anyone wanting to get into Pilates. Learn about this exercise in this free video clip on advanced Pilates. Do the hamstring pull pilates exercise - Part 1 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expert ...more

How To : Tone arms with a side-to-side pull-up exercise

If you thought pull-ups and chin-ups were hard, guess again… this "side-to-side pull-up" takes the lead. Although tough, this exercise is great in keeping your arms toned. This pull-up exercise from Men's Health is ideal for the more advanced trainer, who has outgrown the stan ...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 : 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 clean pull exercise

You can't see all of your leg muscles, but that doesn't mean you can neglect them. Men's Health provides this workout video about the "clean pull" exercise. This move will work all of those muscles you can't see! Great legs workout. Load a bar-bell and roll it to your shins. ...more

How To : Do a bow and arrow pull exercise for your back

The bow and arrow pull is a simple exercise that is great for working the back muscles. This exercise also targets other muscles such as the triceps, biceps, and shoulders. The bow and arrow pull can be performed seated or standing. To begin, grasp the O-loop with one hand an ...more

How To : Do the Neck Pull #1 pilates exercise

Neck Pull #1 is an easier version of the original Pilates exercise Neck Pull which helps build strength and increase spinal flexibility. By focusing on keeping the abdominal muscles pulled in flat throughout the exercise, the lower back is always protected and the abdominal mu ...more

How To : Do a pullover back exercise with a medicine ball

If you are looking for a different exercise to work the back muscles, try the med ball pullover. 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 ...more

How To : Do a lat pulldown exercise for the back

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. Th ...more

How To : Do a cable pullover back exercise

The cable pullover is a great way 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 ...more

How To : Do a lat pulldown with resistance back 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. Th ...more

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 pu ...more

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 "l ...more

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 du ...more

How To : Practice fast hanging side twist for obliques

Learn how to do speed hanging side twist obliques. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits The twist-and-lift of this pull-up exercise makes you use your obliques to fight gravity as you bring your knees and feet upward in opposing directions. Focus on cont ...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 sitting abdominal exercises while pregnant

In this video from modernmom we learn about doing abdominal exercises when pregnant. These exercises prevent lower back pain during pregnancy and when you're ready to push the baby out makes it a bit easier. On a mat, place sit balanced with your butt on the mat and place your ...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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Get strong hips with single leg cable swim strokes

Learn how to single leg single cable swim strokes. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits You may have done swim strokes before with the cable machine, but this version asks that you do them on one leg. The added balance challenge pushes this back exercise ...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 : 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 : Work out your chest and shoulders with tube flys

Learn how to do tube flys. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Tube flys provide maximum and continuous resistance on your chest as you work to push out in a fly and then resist the pull of the tubes on the return. Muscles Worked Chest, Shoulders (rota ...more

How To : Do lean barbell single side rows

Learn how to do lean barbell single side rows. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Side rows work the entire complex of muscles in your upper back. For this variation, you use a barbell rather than a dumbbell so that you can be certain you're controllin ...more

How To : Exercise for women with bigger breasts

Sophie Rycott demonstrates how women with large breasts may exercise. She describes how to strengthen the key muscles to conquer upper back and shoulder tension and pain and be free from discomfort. Four exercises you can do are: the dart, pull down, push ups, and hug a tree. ...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 : Tone abs with a figure-of-eight crunch exercise

The circular motion of this "figure-of-eight crunch" will really work your abdominal muscles. See the details in the video from Men's Health, which shows you how to do a really powerful crunches exercise. Lie on your back with your knees bent at a 90º angle, squeezing a light ...more

How To : Use a medicine ball to do flat leg sit ups

Learn how to do flat leg medicine ball sits ups. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Medicine ball sit-ups ensure your abs work doubly hard, as they lift not just the weight of your upper body but the weight of the ball. By keeping your legs flat throug ...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 stability ball pike ups

Learn how to do stability ball pike ups. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits You probably think of push-ups as primarily a chest and shoulder exercise—which it is—but the plank position also strengthens the core and abs. This exercise takes that potenti ...more

How To : Do dumbbell squats

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 muscle groups in the legs, core and upper body, squats not only strengthen those muscles, but also ...more

How To : Do barbell squats

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 muscle groups in the legs, core and upper body, squats strengthen not only those muscles, but also ...more

How To : Become more flexible with exercise

In this how to video, you will learn how to become more flexible. This refers to the range of motion you can attain around a joint. This can be useful for keeping your body fit and becoming a better lover. You will also be less prone to injury. You will also get slimmer. The b ...more

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 : Get ripped fast with 300 Spartan body workout

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to get ripped fast with the "300" Spartan body workout. This workout consists of 7 exercises. This workout will also need to be done twice for a total of 300 exercise movements. The exercises and reps for each workout are: 20 reps of c ...more

How To : Tone abs with a mini-band standing exercise

This how-to shows a great muscle combo workout: legs and abs. Men's Health, the preeminent source for fitness videos, breaks it down for you. Loop resistance tubing around your ankles and pull it up your legs until the loop is just above your knees. Place your feet more than ...more

How To : Do a pilates obliques roll back exercise

This pilates how-to video illustrates the Obliques Roll Back exercise. This is a challenging rotational pilates exercise for athletes and advanced clients. Obliques Roll Back targets the obliques, transversus abdominis and rectus abdominis. Focus on opening your hip joints to ...more

How To : Do 20 warm-up exercises to build heat

Whether you're preparing for a thirty minute bout of interval running or for an intense weight lifting session, warming up is vital to building heat in your body so your joints are lubricated and there is less of a chance of injury. Warming up before exercising also boosts you ...more

How To : Tone abs with a wood-chopper exercise

The "wood-chopper" isn't just for lumberjacks. You can get the full woodsman workout yourself, without the axe! Men's Health shows you how to do the wood-chopper exercise, and when you power through this move, your upper and lower body, along with your core muscles, are workin ...more

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