Machine Exercise Technique

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Video #6: Overhead Press

With this series of short videos, I’m going to help you avoid a whole bunch of S. H. I. T.

You can be put into some situations or positions that can be very dangerous. This machine is a good example: It’s not very adjustable, so I’m not really going to demonstrate very much with it.

Right off the bat: The seat is too high. My hands are too low below my shoulders, and my hands are too far back. I’m going to lower the pad, and this will allow me to start lower underneath the handle bar (so that my thumbs are aligned with my shoulders).

My hands are still too far behind me. I’d like the handles to be more forward, but I can’t change them. Even changing the grip or the width is not going to help. I really would need to adjust forward, and I cannot. Exhale, push. Inhale, resist down.

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Machine Exercise Technique, 1 of 12: Introduction

Video 1 of 12: Introduction. With this series of 12 short videos, I’m going to help you avoid a whole bunch of Silly, Highly Ineffective Theatrics.

Machine Exercise Technique, 2 of 12: Chest Press

Video 2 of 12: Chest Press. With this series of 12 short videos, I’m going to help you avoid a whole bunch of Silly, Highly Ineffective Theatrics.

Machine Exercise Technique, 3 of 12: Seated Row

Video 3 of 12: Seated Row. With this series of 12 short videos, I’m going to help you avoid a whole bunch of Silly, Highly Ineffective Theatrics.

Machine Exercise Technique, 4 of 12: Face Pull

Video 4 of 12: Face Pull. With this series of 12 short videos, I’m going to help you avoid a whole bunch of Silly, Highly Ineffective Theatrics.

Machine Exercise Technique, 5: Lat Pull Down

Video 5 of 12: Lat Pull Down. With this series of 12 short videos, I’m going to help you avoid a whole bunch of Silly, Highly Ineffective Theatrics.

Machine Exercise Technique, 6 of 12: Overhead Press

Video 6 of 12: Overhead Press. With this series of 12 short videos, I’m going to help you avoid a whole bunch of Silly, Highly Ineffective Theatrics.

Machine Exercise Technique: Straight Press Down

Video 7 of 12: Straight Press Down. With this series of 12 short videos, I’m going to help you avoid a whole bunch of Silly, Highly Ineffective Theatrics.

Machine Exercise Technique, 8 of 12: Biceps Curl

Video 8 of 12: Biceps Curl. With this series of 12 short videos, I’m going to help you avoid a whole bunch of Silly, Highly Ineffective Theatrics.

Machine Exercise Technique, 9 of 12: Press Down

Video 9 of 12: Press Down. With this series of 12 short videos, I’m going to help you avoid a whole bunch of Silly, Highly Ineffective Theatrics.

Machine Exercise Technique, 10: Seated Extension

Video 10 of 12: Seated Extension. With this series of 12 short videos, I’m going to help you avoid a whole bunch of Silly, Highly Ineffective Theatrics.

Machine Exercise Technique, 11: Prone Leg Curl

Video 12 of 12: Pull Through. With this series of 12 short videos, I’m going to help you avoid a whole bunch of Silly, Highly Ineffective Theatrics.

Machine Exercise Technique, 12: Pull Through

Video 12 of 12: Pull Through.
With this series of 12 short videos, I’m going to help you avoid a whole bunch of Silly, Highly Ineffective Theatrics.

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