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How to Perform the Upright Row with a Barbell

How to Perform the Upright Row Background: The Upright Row with a Barbell is another classic upper body exercise that targets muscles in  your neck, shoulders and chest. Performing this exercise regularly may help any neck pain that you are experiencing, because the Upright Row is an excellent exercise that you can perform regularly to improve your posture. Muscles Worked: Shoulders, triceps, chest. Starting Position: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Hold the barbell in front of [...]

How to Perform the Sit Up Boxer

How to Perform the Sit Up Boxer Starting Position You will need a mat or carpet for this exercise. Sitdown on the mat with the back of your heels touching the ground. Make two fist as if you are getting ready to box... Which you are... Action INHALE: Lean back with your upper body until the upper part of your back touches the floor (under shoulder blades.) EXHALE:Sit back up to the starting position. Make sure your heels don't [...]

How to Perform the Reverse Crunch

How to Perform the Reverse Crunch Background: The Reverse Crunch is a step up in difficulty in comparison to a regular crunch. I believe this is partially because we do not perform this type of movement often, thus neglecting the muscles in our lower core hips and legs that also need strengthening. The benefit of the Reverse Crunch is just that — you get more lower body muscles involved. Muscles Worked: Abs, lower back. Starting Position You will need [...]

How to Perform the Squat With Calf Raise

Muscles Worked: Quadriceps, glutes, hamstrings, calves. Starting Position: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Make lose fists with both hand and bend your elbows. Action: Move your body into a squatting position while keeping your back as straight as possible. Continue squatting as low as you can until your knees are bent at 90-degrees. Do not go any lower. Stand back up into the starting position. Stand on your toes as you move past the starting position and hold [...]

How to Perform the Ab Planks Exercise

Background: If you are looking to improve the strength of your back, abs and upper body, the Ab Plank should be in the top 3 of the best exercises to target many muscles from the waist line upwards. An additional benefit of the Ab Plank exercise is that you can clear your mind while you are holding the Ab Planks position. Keep your back straight and breathe! Keep doing these and you will never fall off the deep end [...]

How to Perform Curl and Delts with Dumbbells

How to Perform Curl and Delts Background: The Curl and Delts exercise is one that I actually learned in high school while weight training for football. I particularly like this exercise because it incorporates both your elbow flexor muscles, or biceps; in addition to, the muscles in the front of your shoulder, neck and core. In a sense, you are working more than one muscle group in a single exercise. If you can keep in mind that you [...]

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