How to Do a Crunch

Crunches are another classic exercise. While similar to sit-ups, this maneuver specifically targets the abdominals making it an isolation exercise. They are a popular choice for beginners due to the fact that they require no cumbersome equipment to complete.… Read the rest

How to Do a Close-Grip Bench Press

The close grip bench press is a variation on the standard bench press that shifts the focus primarily onto the triceps of the upper arm and the pectorals of the chest. The deltoids of the shoulder will get some work as well but are not the main focus.… Read the rest

How to Do a Chest Fly

The chest fly is an excellent exercise for targeting the pectoralis major in the chest, while having the added benefit of working the triceps and shoulders at the same time. This exercise is performed primarily while lying flat on the floor or on a bench, and is also good for giving the lower body a rest if needed.… Read the rest

How to Do a Calf Raise

Stand on the edge of a step. Stand tall with your abdominals pulled in, the balls of your feet firmly planted on the step, and your heels hanging over the edge. Raise your heels a few inches above the edge of the step so that you’re on your tiptoes.… Read the rest

How to Do a Biceps Curl

The bicep curl is a popular exercise among weight training enthusiasts. It is highly accessible while being a great movement for strengthening the upper arms. As the name suggests, the biceps of the upper arms are the main focus of this exercise, however, the brachialis and brachioradialis of the lower arms are also activated.… Read the rest

Bench Press

The bench press is a staple exercise in many workout routines. It is considered a compound exercise as it has the ability to target multiple muscle groups at once: the pectoralis major of the chest, anterior deltoids of the shoulder, and triceps brachii of the upper arm.… Read the rest