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    Thigh abductor machine exercise

    Abductors

    Thigh abductor muscle machines are commonplace in the modern day gym and are an extremely useful way to exercise your abductor muscles. The key to focusing on the abductor muscles is to ensure that the upper half of your body remains stationary while you are sat at the abductor machine. Simply select the weight with which you feel comfortable and position your legs, bent at the knee, straightforward from your body. Now you simply press against the abductor machine pads

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    Side laying clam exercise

    Abductors

    While some people go for complicated workout routines, something as simple as a side laying clam exercise can really help to strengthen your abductor muscles. The starting position is lying with your left side on the ground, with your right leg line on top of your left leg, and your left arm on the ground supporting your head (please note your head should not be raised). Bend your knees at a 90° angle with your hip and push your right

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    Standing hip circles

    Abductors

    Standing hips circle exercises are perfect for stretching out the abductor muscles and core muscles. In theory they are very simple but to get the most out of a standing hip circle exercise you should do them as slowly as possible. This brings all of the muscles into play and helps to strengthen the hip and thighs. The exercise is straight forward, stand on one leg and lift your unsupported leg to 90° angle at the knee. This is the

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    Hip circles

    Muscles of the body

    One of the best and easiest ways to exercise your abductor muscles is to repeat a number of hip circles. The process is very simple – place your hands and knees on the ground maintaining a strong rigid posture. Then simply raise your right knee, stretch it out behind you and rotate in a circular manner creating large circles as wide as you can. When you have brought your knee back to the original rigid position simply repeat a number

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    Forearm Plank

    Muscles of the body

    While some people see planking as some kind of exercise craze, it can have a major impact upon your core strength and in particular your abdominal muscles. As well as exercising the abdominal muscles it also helps with shoulders, arms and glutes and can also improve your metabolism which will increase fat burn. For many people the forearm plank is the most popular variation on this exercise and is fairly simple to do. This exercise can be carried out in

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    Sustained abdominal muscle hold, Ab Crunch

    Muscles of the body

    For many people it is the abdominal muscles which are of most concern as they look to tone their stomach and reduce their “belly fat”. There are a number of very simple exercises which will help to burn fat in the abdominal muscle area and tone the abdominal muscles themselves. One basic exercise called the sustained ab muscle hold (or ab crunch) involves lying flat on the floor (preferably using a fitness mat) and lifting your knees 3 to 4

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    Incline dumbbell press

    Muscles of the body

    There are many different ways to exercise the Pectoralis Major muscle and one of the more popular and more effective is the incline dumbbell press. As the angle at which you are laying back is not flat you can vary the angle at which you lift the dumbbells thereby exercising slightly different parts of your Pectoralis Major muscle. This tends to give a more general improvement in muscle tone and muscle build and can also be challenging – what better

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    Barbell curls

    Muscles of the body

    Barbell curls are an excellent exercise for those looking to focus on their biceps. Sometimes referred to as barbell biceps curls, this exercise effectively “overloads” your biceps in a controlled manner. There is evidence to suggest that barbell curls are more effective when looking to strengthen your biceps when compared to more traditional dumbbells. One of the most common mistakes when doing barbell curls is to lean back when trying to make full use of the momentum you build up.

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    8 Best Gymnastic Strength Exercises for Physique Training

    8 Best Gymnastic Strength Exercises for Physique Training

    If you’ve got an eye for muscle and physique, you must have noticed Olympic gymnasts. They’re some of the most athletic, jacked athletes at the games and they’re renowned for their core and upper body strength. There’s a reason for this: gymnastic strength training. What is GST? GST stands for gymnastic strength training – all the stuff gymnasts do in training to build the muscle and strength they need for their crazy feats of athleticism.

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    The most common injuries for those lifting weights

    The most common injuries for those lifting weights

    When you bear in mind the excessive stress that lifting weights places on all areas of your body, there is to a certain degree acceptable “pain” (not quite the no pain no gain world of years ago) but for many people simple posture issues can cause potentially serious injuries. Those who are accepting of advice from others are likely to avoid injury while those who like to get noticed and do it “their way” may be putting themselves at serious

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