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    We are currently building a database of exercises for different muscles and will be continually adding new exercises. The list of muscles covered includes Pectoralis Major, Biceps, Abdominals, Abductors, Sartorius, Trapezius, Deltoid, Latissimus Dorsi, Serratus Anterior, External Oblique, Brachioradialis, Finger Extensors, Finger Flexors, Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Gastrocnemius, Tibialis Anterior, Soleus, Infraspinatus, Teres Major, Triceps, Gluteus Medius and Gluteus Maximus.

    Those muscles with exercises added will have a link to the relevant section and in time they will all be linked.

    How Exercise Helps You Fight Stress, Anxiety, and other Mental Illnesses

    Motivation

    Jennifer Carter, Ph.D., a sports and counseling psychologist at the Ohio Center for Balanced Living, suggested that in rehab for men, walking through a therapy session is the best way for the patients to calm down and open up. That’s not the only benefit, however. Carter further explained that strolling through the therapy session also brings numerous mental health benefits to psychotherapy patients. Unfortunately, though, psychology graduate training programs seldom teach their students how to utilize exercise to change a

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    Seated Barbell Shoulder Press

    Deltoids

    The Seated Barbell Shoulder Press is another great way to focus on developing your front deltoids and the fact that you are seated means the focus is wholly on upperbody strength and deltoid muscles. For this exercise you will need a barbell press station, which is effectively a padded seat next to the rack of weights. The starting position for the exercise is seated on the press station with your feet firmly planted on the ground and your lower back

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    Cable Front Raise

    Deltoids

    The Cable Front Raise is a very good exercise for developing your front deltoids which can be carried out using one arm at a time or using a double grip – both arms. When doing individual arms simply stand next to the cable machine with the machine set at the lowest point. Using a top grip where your fingers point downwards, simply lift your arm as it remains straight until you are level with your shoulders. Pause for a second

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    Cable Rear Delt Fly

    Deltoids

    While many people carry out various exercises to improve their deltoid muscles, there can be a tendency to ignore the rear deltoids. The Cable Rear Delt Fly is an exercise which focuses specifically on the rear deltoids. As the name suggest, this involves a weightlifting cable machine which you should set about shoulder height. The reason you set it at shoulder height is to ensure that the main focus is on the rear deltoids and not the traps or lats.

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    Cable Side Lateral Raise

    Deltoids

    As you might’ve noticed, many of the deltoid exercises incorporate cable machines found in your local gym. The Cable Side Lateral Raise is an extremely good way to place pressure on your shoulder muscles to develop and enhance them. So, the starting position is sideways on to the cable machine with the cable itself held in your left hand. Place your right hand on the cable machine and lean out as you pull the cable further away. It is important

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    Rope Face Pulls

    Deltoids

    This exercise is known as Rope Face Pulls and while it may sound a little gruesome, it is nowhere as difficult as it might sound. This is a perfect way to exercise your shoulders and in particular your deltoids. To carry out this exercise you will need a cable machine and a rope which goes through the cable machine handle – giving you two ends of rope to grab hold of and pull. The main body of the cable machine

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    Lateral Raises with Dumbbells

    Deltoids

    This exercise will improve the lateral deltoids and while fairly simple it will surprise many people to learn that this exercise is not always done in the correct manner. Known as the Lateral Raises with Dumbbells exercise you simply stand as normal with a dumbbell in each hand held via an over the top grip. It is essential that the dumbbells are not too heavy as you need to maintain straight arms when lifting both dumbbells at the same time.

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    Standing Military Press

    Deltoids

    The Standing Military Press is an excellent way to develop your deltoid muscles which are situated around the shoulder blade area. This particular exercise makes use of a barbell which creates maximum stress on the deltoid muscles thereby developing them. Using a grip with your knuckles facing upwards bend your elbows and rest the barbell in line with your shoulders. The grip on each side of the barbell will be narrower than you would normally use. Now simply extend your

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    Standing Dumbbell Reverse Curl

    Brachioradialis

    The Standing Dumbbell Reverse Curl exercise is excellent for developing your Brachioradialis muscles and other areas of the arm. It is extremely simple and one which will very quickly lead to impressive results. Start with a standing position with a dumbbell in each hand held using an overhand grip (palms pointing down). The dumbbell should be positioned next your thighs with your arms straight down. To begin the exercise simply flex your lower arm upwards towards your shoulders ensuring that

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    Standing Dumbbell Cross Body Hammer Curl

    Brachioradialis

    The Standing Dumbbell Cross Body Hammer Curl exercise is a very good way to develop your Brachioradialis muscles. It is extremely simple to perform, simply take one dumbbell in each hand and let them hang by the side of your body in a neutral overhand grip (one where your palms are facing inwards). Working the right dumbbell first of all, bend your right elbow and push the dumbbell towards your left shoulder and back up toward your right shoulder. Then

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