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"Go negative" trainer says

Posted on Apr 11th, 2012
Most weight work involves concentric and dynamic exercises in which muscles are shortened as they work. But eccentric exercise shouldn't be forgotten, said Len Kravitz, an exercise researcher at the University of New Mexico, a the recent American College of Sports Medicine's 16th annual Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition in Las Vegas.  …Read more

PLYOMETRICS

Posted on Mar 5th, 2012
Burpee: Stand upright with hands down at your sides. Squat down and lay hands down on floor a bit more than shoulder-wide apart. Support your upper body with your arms as you kick both feet back into a straight plank position (similar to a starting push-up position). Hop both feet forward, returning to a squat position. Stand back up to your start posi…Read more

SHOULDERS

Posted on Jan 29th, 2012
Shoulder Press on Bench with Bar Barbell Shoulder Press: Sit on bench holding bar behind your head with palms facing forward. Elbows should be bent at about a 90 degree angle.  Push the bar straight overhead, extending your elbows without locking them out at the end position. Lower the bar back to your start position.…Read more

TRICEPS

Posted on Jan 29th, 2012
Dumbbell One-Arm Tricep Extension: Stand with feet about shoulder-width apart. Hold the dumbbell over your head with one arm straight up. Do not lock out your elbow in this start position. Lower the dumbbell behind your head by bending at your elbow, keeping the upper arm at its vertical position next to your ear. Raise …Read more

ARMS

Posted on Jan 29th, 2012
  Standing Curls (Alternating) w/Blackbells Standing Alternating Dumbbell Curl: Stand with feet about shoulder-width apart, holding dumbbells at your sides with palms facing inward. Do not lock out your elbows in this start position. Maintaining each elbow at its position at your side, bend one elbow to raise the du…Read more

BACK

Posted on Jan 29th, 2012
Reverse Fly w/Blackbells Bent-Over Reverse Fly Stand with feet about shoulder-width apart, holding dumbbells at your sides. Bend over, flexing at your hips and keeping your back flat. Your knees are slightly bent. Hold dumbbells directly below your shoulders with palms facing inward. This is your start position. Raise d…Read more

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