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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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    Increase Grip Strength and Wrist Stability

    Finger Extensors

    Sometimes it is the simple exercises which are the most effective, step forward this video showing how to increase grip strength and wrist stability. Many people ignore finger extensor exercises but they are extremely important if you’re looking to stay fit. The increased strength and perhaps more importantly, especially with the likes of carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist stability will also lead to benefits in later life. This particular exercise involves the use of an elastic band type material, which are

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    Reverse Preacher Curl

    Brachioradialis

    A Reverse Preacher Curl is a perfect way to exercise your Brachioradialis muscles. To do this exercise you will require a preacher bench with a barbell which you will find at your local gym. Sit on the preacher bench with your feet on the ground and your arms on the pad. Adjust the seat accordingly so that your armpits are rested on the top of the pad for comfort, bending your elbows downwards. Then you simply grab the barbell with

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    Essential Items for Every Home Gym

    Essential Items for Every Home Gym

    You don’t have to be a workout junkie to understand the benefits of a home gym. Having a dedicated fitness regimen has a huge positive effect on mental and physical health, so it’s no wonder that more and more people are building a home gym for their daily workouts or as a complement to their standard gym membership. If you’re thinking about taking the leap and carving out a fitness-specific space in your home, here are some recommendations for essential

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