Exercise Database Guide With Exercise Video Demonstrations
Select a Muscle Group Below For Pictures, Technique, & Exercise Videos
In this section you can click select a muscle group to see all available exercises. Each individual exercise
page will tell you the primary muscle trained, secondary muscles trained, equipment needed, mechanics type, and teach you proper exercise technique.
Each exercise includes pictures and a video demonstration. Refer to this exercise guide anytime you'd like to add a new exercise
to your routine or if you want to make sure you are using safe exercise technique.
Exercises Categories Based On Exercise Equipment You Have Access To
Weight Lifting Exercises Resistance training (weight training) can play an important role in the development of self-confidence and body satisfaction by increasing strength, building and toning muscles, and increasing muscular endurance. It can also help maintain lean body mass (important for individuals attempting weight loss), decrease the risk of osteoporosis, develop coordination and balance, and prevent injuries resulting from weak muscles.
Gym Exercises Includes every exercise that can be performed at a health club or gym environment.
Resistance Band Exercises Resistance band exercises are fast, enjoyable, and can provide a great workout anytime, any place.
Resistance bands are cheap lightweight and small. You can store them easily or throw them in backpack for a workout session on the go. Great for traveling.
See our Resistance band exercise section for sample exercises you can do with bands.
Dumbbells are great to exercise with because they force you to control the weight. When you weight train on a machine the resistance is perfectly balanced for you. Dumbbells exercises demand that you use smaller stabilizer muscles in every movement. They are considered a free weight exercise and give your muscle a larger range of motion and as well as more freedom.
Stability - Exercise Ball Exercises
The stability ball is an extra-large, inflatable orb designed to improve balance while targeting specific muscle groups. The exercise ball is a versatile piece of fitness equipment, although its looks may deceive you at first. An exercise ball is used primarily for increasing muscle strength, flexibility and balance. The exercise ball also aids proper posture. The curved surface of the exercise ball helps support the back during stretching. The exercise ball is a safe and effective tool for improving muscle tone and strengthening the abs and lower back.
Body Weight Exercises Perfect for traveling or working out at home. Use your own body weight as the resistance. Push ups, sit ups, and more.
Russian Kettlebell Exercises The Russian Kettlebell is a canon ball with a handle. So what exactly makes kettlebell training so effective? Mike Mahler explains, "First, kettlebell ballistic exercises such as: the swing, the snatch, and the clean and jerk, teach the trainee how to work his or her body as one unit. This full body strength is critical if you want real world strength that will transfer from your training to your athletic activities."
"Second, authentic Russian kettlebells have thick grips. This turns just about every kettlebell exercise into a grip exercise."
Cardio Exercises This section contains some amazing resistance cardio exercises that you can do at home or at the gym. Instead of regular boring cardio with treadmills,
do resistance cardio to burn more fat while acheiving stronger muscles with more endurance. This kind of exercise is also great for muscle growth as it
increases the mitochondrial density of the muscle. Most of the exercises in this section are hybrid in nature combining cardio with weight training.
Medicine Ball Exercises Medicine ball training is one of the oldest forms of strength and conditioning training. It's a helpful tool that puts little pressure on your body while adding the necessary weight to build lean muscle. This section will show you some great workouts for core and upper body strength conditioning using the medicine ball.
TRX Exercises TRX Exercises, also called Suspension Training uses the body's natural weight to build and stretch the muscle. Using suspended 'bands', trx exercises work on the body's strength, flexibility, and stamina in easy, fluid motions. Using the body's core muscles is the key to being successful at trx exercises.