Close-Grip Bench Press

Execution 1. Take a narrow (6-inch, or 15-centimeter) overhand grip on the bar. 2. Lower the weight down slowly to touch the middle chest. 3. Push the...

Weight Train to Improve Fitness

Principle of Specificity A well-designed weight training program is based on the principle of specificity— the crucial factor in any exercise program. Simply put, if you...

Deadlift Exercise Anatomy

Execution 1. Take a shoulder-width overhand grip on the barbell with arms extended, and squat down, bending the knees and hips. 2. Keeping your spine straight and...

Sweet and Sour Green Smoothie

Yield: 2 glasses Ingredients: ¼ cup broccoli florets ¼ cup cauliflower florets ½ pink grapefruit ½ tablespoon linseeds ½ tablespoon almond nuts 2 tablespoons dried pitted dates (pre-soaked for a smoother blend) ½ cup...

Dumbbell Front Raise

Execution 1. Sitting upright on the edge of an exercise bench, hold a pair of dumbbells at arms' length by your sides, thumbs pointing forward. 2. Lift...

Dumbbell Shoulder Press

Execution 1. Seated on a bench, begin with the dumbbells at shoulder level, palms facing forward. 2. Press the dumbbells vertically upward until your elbows lock out. 3....