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How to do Cable Triceps Kickbacks

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Cable Triceps Kickbacks

Select an appropriate weight and adjust the stabilizing arms to their lowest position. The stabilizing arms should be just wider than the width of your shoulders. Maintain a stable position with both your waist and knees bent. Now push the cables down and away from your body until your arms are straight, pause, and then reverse the motion. Repeat for your desired number of repetitions.

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How to do a Seated Machine Row

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Seated Machine Row

Select an appropriate weight. Pull the handles in toward you using your upper back muscles as you squeeze your shoulder blades together, pause, and then reverse the motion, stopping with a slight bend at your elbows. Be careful not to let your shoulders relax or roll forward as you return to the starting position. Repeat for your desired number of repetitions.

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How to do Treadmill Cardio Intervals

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Treadmill – Cardio Intervals

Select the Quick Start or Manual mode on your treadmill. Walk at a comfortable pace for 90 seconds. After 90 seconds of walking, increase the speed to a running pace that challenges you for 2 minutes. After 2 minutes of running, reduce the speed back to your walking pace to recover for 90 seconds. Repeat the interval process the necessary number of times and minutes according to your specific workout program.

Interval Training 101 – Lose Weight, Get Ripped, GET RESULTS!

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How to do Elliptical Machine Cardio Intervals

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Elliptical – Cardio Intervals

Select the Quick Start or Manual mode on your elliptical machine. Then, choose a level and maintain an easy pace for 90 seconds. After 90 seconds, increase your rate of rpms significantly to a vigorous pace that you can maintain for 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, return to an easy pace to recover for 90 seconds. Repeat the interval process the necessary number of times and minutes according to your specific workout program. Be sure to adjust your intensity levels as needed for your personal level of fitness.

Interval Training 101 – Lose Weight, Get Ripped, GET RESULTS!

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How to do a Standing Cable Lat Row

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Standing Cable Lat Row

Select an appropriate weight and adjust the stabilizing arms to an upright position. Now pull the handles toward the outside of your shoulders using your upper back muscles as you squeeze your shoulder blades together, pause, and then reverse the motion, stopping with a slight bend at your elbows. Be careful not to let your shoulders relax or roll forward as you return to the starting position. Repeat for your desired number of repetitions.

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How to do Step Machine / Stair Machine CARDIO INTERVALS

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Step Machine – CARDIO INTERVALS

Select the Quick Start or Manual mode on your step machine. Then choose a level and maintain an easy pace for 90 seconds. After 90 seconds, increase your level significantly to a vigorous pace that you can maintain for 2 minutes. After 2 minutes return to an easy pace to recover for 90 seconds. Repeat the interval process the necessary number of times and minutes according to your specific workout program. Be sure to adjust your intensity levels as needed for your personal level of fitness.

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How to do Standing Cable Triceps Pushdown with the V-Bar

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Standing Cable Triceps Pushdown with V-Bar

Select an appropriate weight and attach the v-bar to the cable. Standing with your feet approximately shoulder-width apart, hold the v-bar in front you just below chest-level. Push the v-bar down without moving your upper arms or shoulders until your arms are straight, pause, and then reverse the motion. Repeat for your desired number of repetitions.

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How to do a Standing Cable Chest Press

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Standing Cable Chest Press

Select an appropriate weight and adjust the stabilizing arms so that they are parallel to the ground. Face away from the cable machine and hold the handles with your elbows bent slightly more than 90 degrees. Then, while keeping your forearms almost parallel to the ground,  push the handles away from your chest. Pause and reverse the motion stopping just before the weight stack rests in its original/resting position. Repeat for your desired number of repetitions.

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How to do a Dumbbell Lunge

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Dumbbell Lunge

Stand with your feet no more than shoulder-width apart while holding a dumbbell in each hand. Then, step forward and slowly lower your hips until both of your legs are at about 90 degrees. Next, push-off of your front foot to reverse the motion. Make sure you control the dumbbells by not allowing your arms to swing. Also, keep your torso in an upright position, avoid touching your back knee to the ground, and be careful not to put pressure on your front ankle by leaning forward. Finally, when you reverse the motion, remember to engage your abdominal and gluteus muscles. Continue for the necessary amount of repetitions required for your workout program and fitness goal.

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How to do a Barbell Lunge

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Barbell Lunge

Stand with your feet no more than shoulder width apart with a barbell resting on your upper back and shoulders. Begin by stepping forward and slowly lowering your hips until both of your legs are at about 90 degrees. Then push off of your front foot to reverse the motion. Make sure you control the barbell and your upper body by keeping your torso in an upright position, avoid touching your back knee to the ground, and be careful not to put pressure on your front ankle by leaning forward. When you reverse the motion, remember to engage your abdominal and gluteus muscles. Continue for the necessary amount of repetitions required for your workout program and fitness goal.

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How to do an Ice Skater Exercise

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Ice Skater Exercise

Stand with one leg forward and bent at approximately 90 degrees while your other leg is crossed behind you with only a slight bend. Then, jump sideways, in the direction of your back leg, switching your arm and leg positions in the process. Maintain your upper body in an upright position, and reach your opposite hand toward your front foot while your other arm is raised with your elbow bent at 90 degrees. Continue for the necessary amount of repetitions required for your workout program and fitness goal.

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How to do a Barbell Biceps Curl

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Barbell Curl

Hold the barbell with our hands approximately shoulder-width apart and with your palms facing out. Then, curl the barbell up and in toward your body without moving your upper arms or shoulders, pause and then lower the weight, stopping just before you completely straighten your arms. Continue for the necessary amount of repetitions required for your workout program and fitness goal.

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How to do a Bodyweight Lunge

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Bodyweight Lunge

Stand with your feet no more than shoulder width apart. Start by stepping forward and slowly lowering your hips until both of your legs are at about 90 degrees. Make sure you avoid letting your back knee touch the ground, and also be sure to keep your torso in an upright position while being careful not to put pressure on your front ankle by leaning forward. Finally, push-off your front foot to reverse the motion.  When you reverse the motion remember to engage/tighten your abdominal and butt muscles, and return to the starting position. Continue the exercise for the necessary amount of repetitions required for your workout program and fitness goal.

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How to do a Seated Cable Chest Fly

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Seated Cable Chest Fly

 

Select an appropriate weight. Hold the handles out to your side so that they’re level with your chest. Maintaining a slight bend at your elbows, squeeze the handles toward each other until your hands meet in front of you, pause and then reverse the motion. Pause again just before the weight stack rests in the original position. Repeat for your desired number of repetitions.

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How to do a Dumbbell Lateral Raise

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Dumbbell Lateral Raise

Hold the dumbbells at your sides with a slight bend in your elbows. Now lift the weights away from your sides until your upper arms are parallel with the floor, pause, and then slowly reverse the motion back to the starting position. Continue the repetitions for a duration that best suits your goals and personal level of fitness.

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How to do a Standing Bent Over Dumbbell Row – Palms ‘In’ aka ‘Hammer Grip’

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Standing Bent Over Dumbbell Row – Palms In

Stand with your feet approximately shoulder width apart. Bend your knees slightly and lean forward at your waist so that your torso is almost parallel to the ground. Now hold the dumbbells at your sides with your palms facing-in or toward the sides of your body aka “hammer grip,” and while keeping your elbows bent slightly, use your upper back muscles to lift the weight to your sides. Then, slowly reverse the motion, and return to the starting position, again maintaining a slight bend at your elbows. Repeat for your desired number of repetitions.

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How to do a Lat Pull Down – ‘Chin Up Grip’

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Lat Pull Down – ‘Chin Up Grip’

Select an appropriate weight and adjust the thigh support. Holding the bar at shoulder-width and with your palms facing you, pull the bar down and in toward your chest, stopping just below chin-level.  Return to the starting position as you control the weight, while being careful to keep your shoulders down; not allowing them to scrunch-up toward your ears. Repeat for your desired number of repetitions.

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How to do a Dumbbell Biceps Curl

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Dumbbell Biceps Curls

Hold the dumbbells with your palms facing out. Now curl the dumbbells up and in toward your body without moving your upper arms or shoulders, pause and then lower the weight, stopping just before you completely straighten your arms. Continue for the necessary amount of repetitions required for your personal workout program and fitness goal.

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How to do a Seated Cable Chest Press

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Seated Cable Chest Press

Select an appropriate weight. Hold the handles with your elbows bent slightly more than 90 degrees. Keep your forearms almost parallel to the ground, and then push the handles away from your chest, pause and reverse the motion, stopping again just before the weight stack rests in the original position. Repeat for your desired number of repetitions.

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Define, Tone and Strengthen Your Chest with These Cable Exercises

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Chest Exercises – Cables 101

If you’re like many people, the first exercise that probably comes to mind when you think about chest exercises is the classic barbell bench press. However, chest exercises aren’t limited to the bench press. In fact, there are a variety of other chest exercises that you can perform with cables!

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5 Outstanding Cable Exercises to Define and Tone Your Shoulders

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2 Simple Exercises to Sculpt Your Shoulders

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Burn More Calories and Work More Muscles with These Medicine Ball Exercises

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Medicine Ball Exercises 101 – Multi-Movement Exercises

It’s impossible to miss them. You know, medicine balls, those bright colored balls with numbers on them. Though you have seen them in the gym for as long as you can remember, you’re not quite sure what to do with them, or how to use them, rather.

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Dumbbells 101 – Sculpting Your Summertime Shoulders

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Summer is just around the corner, and you know what that means, right? It’s time to say “GOODBYE” to sleeves and “HELLO” to cut-offs and tank-tops. Oh, and let’s not forget swimsuits. Now that your shoulders are going to be exposed, it’s time to advance your shoulder workouts by incorporating some dumbbell exercises.

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Get Back to the Basics for a Tight and Toned Body (Part 2 – Lifting Weights / Resistance Training)

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