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How To Perform the Bench Press

The bench press is one of the best exercises for building upper body strength, and it would certainly make the list of my top 5 favorite exercises. Maybe even top 3. 🙂 Did I mention it adds FANTASTIC shape to your chest? Women tend to avoid using challenging weights when they do this exercise, but they shouldn’t. We need strong upper bodies to lift groceries, pick up our kids (if you’re a mom like me), move furniture, and...

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How To Perform A Biceps Barbell/Dumbbell Curl

The barbell curl is a basic move with a LOT of variations. Click the screen above if you haven’t already seen my video demonstration of this exercise! Muscles worked: Barbell curls build and strengthen the bicepsAdd a Tooltip Text. This gives a nice shape to the upper arm, giving you that enviable peak that always seems to attract attention ANYWHERE. Ladies, you shouldn’t be afraid of this exercise. While guys will load up...

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How To Perform A Chin up or Pull up

Ahhhhhh the chin up/pull up. Next to deadlifting, this has to be one of my favorite exercises of all time: it would certainly be on my top 5 list. Unfortunately, the majority of people lack the upper body strength to complete even one. Both men and women struggle with it, whether they’re beginners or have been training for a while. It’s not easy by any stretch of the imagination, but if you give it try (and use the...

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How To Perform The Overhead Press

One of my favorite exercises to develop a strong upper body is the overhead press (aka “shoulder press”). It’s one of the best exercises to develop the shoulders, giving you the appearance of fuller shoulders that look awesome in a tank top! It also makes you stronger in other pressing movements, like the bench press. Guys, overhead presses help build those coveted “boulder shoulders” (that...

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How To Perform A Lat Pulldown

The lat pulldown is a basic exercise to develop the major muscle groups of the back, and will also help you sculpt a fantastic looking rear view. At the very minimum, having a strong back is essential for lifting objects safely and maintaining proper posture. I want to be able to lift my little girl up in the air for as long as possible, so maintaining a strong back is a focus of my workout program. As a benefit, developing the back...

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How To Perform The Dip

The dip is a basic move for building strong and impressive arms in the gym or at home. It’s a simple exercise, with a LOT of variations to suit your strength level. Both men AND women will appreciate the versatility and options for this move. Watch the video above to see how I do it, and then read the remainder of this article for precise instructions on how to perform this exercise. Muscles worked: The dip is an exercise that...

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