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13 Back Exercises for Men

13 Back Exercises for Men

The following 13 back exercises for men and accompanying videos work the back muscles, including the lats, middle and lower back muscles. Select any of the back exercises to watch the accompanying video. These exercises are grouped into exercises that specifically work the lats, middle back, and lower back, respectively. Below the exercises, find four… Read more

12 Bicep Exercises for Men

12 Bicep Exercises for Men

The following 12 bicep exercises for men and accompanying videos work the bicep muscles, the large muscles on the front of the upper arms. Select any of the bicep exercises to watch the accompanying video. Below the exercises find three bicep workouts as well as links to EMG’s other muscle specific guides. These exercises are… Read more

20 Chest Exercises for Men

20 Chest Exercises for Men

The following 20 chest exercises for men and accompanying videos work the pectoral muscles, the large fan-shaped muscles on the chest. Select any of the chest exercises to watch the accompanying video. Below the exercises, find four chest workouts as well as links to EMG’s other muscle specific guides. These exercises are grouped as follows…. Read more

14 Leg Exercises for Men

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The following 14 leg exercises for men are separated into multiple categories. The first category includes complete/complex leg exercises that work the quads, hamstrings, and glutes altogether. The second category includes quad specific exercises. The third category includes hamstring specific exercises. The fourth category includes calf specific exercises. All leg exercises include accompanying demonstration videos…. Read more

21 Shoulder Exercises for Men

The following 21 shoulder exercises for men and accompanying videos work the deltoid and trapezius muscles. Select any of the shoulder exercises to watch the accompanying video. Below the exercises, find four shoulder workouts as well as links to EMG’s other muscle specific guides. These exercises are grouped as follows. Barbell Press Exercises Dumbbell Press… Read more

15 Tricep Exercises for Men

15 Tricep Exercises for Men

The following 15 tricep exercises for men and accompanying videos work the tricep muscles, the large muscles on the back of the upper arms. Select any of the tricep exercises to watch the accompanying video. Below the exercises, find three tricep workouts as well as links to EMG’s other muscle specific guides. These exercises are… Read more

Designing Your Own Weight Training Program

The keys to designing an effective resistance exercise routine are balance and variety. Balance applies not only to how often you work each muscle group but also to how you work each part of the individual muscle. As you can see in EMG’s exercise videos, each exercise can work different parts of a single muscle… Read more

Abdominal Muscles

The abdominal wall is composed of 3 major muscle groups: the rectus abdominis, the obliques, and the transversus abdominis. Each group is shown below along with a brief description. Abdominal/core exercises will train these muscles either in isolation, working to correct areas of isolated weakness, or in combination, working to strengthen motions that resemble everyday… Read more

10 Exercises for Lower Back Pain

10 Exercises for Lower Back Pain

The lower back supports the entire upper body. Unfortunately, lower back pain affects millions of men each year, causing anything from mild to severe activity restrictions. In fact, lower back pain is the most common cause of job-related disability.1 Nearly 80% of percent of the population will experience back pain at some point in their… Read more

Lower Back Stretches

Lower Back Stretches

The lower back supports the entire upper body. It allows for bending, extending, or rotating at the waist. Unfortunately, lower back pain affects millions of men each year, causing anything from mild to severe activity restrictions. Fortunately though, there are lower back stretches that may help prevent injury and are safe even if you already… Read more