Machine Exercise Technique

When your 10th grade English teacher told you that you could be anything you want if you just work hard enough and don’t give up, she did NOT mean for you to end up on someone’s YouTube fitness channel lookin’ a hot mess! With this series of short videos, I’m going to help you avoid a whole bunch of S. H. I. T.

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Video #7: Straight Press Down

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

Pull Ups and Lat Pull Downs can be really, really hard for some people. If you cannot do them, here’s an alternative called the Straight Arm Press Down. It’s also good for people who (like me) have tendinitis in their elbows, and need to be able to strengthen the lats without pulling through with inflamed muscles.

Keep the back flat. Bend over at the waist a little bit: You’ll get more range of motion this way. Press down with straight arms through your palms.

Be careful not to hunch forward: You can hurt yourself. Similarly, don’t crunch your neck. Keep everything in alignment. Exhale, push. Inhale, resist.

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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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Jack Kirven is a mobile personal trainer in Charlotte, NC. He is the owner of INTEGRE8T Wellness.

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