|Picture||Name of Isolation Exercise|
|Twisting Crunches |
Start with lying on your back with your knees at a ninety degree angle and your hands by your side or behind your head for support. Now slowly lift your torso in a diagonal fas...
|Crunches Crunches are taught many different ways, but there is a consistant element. Start with lying on your back with your knees at a ninety degree angle and your hands by your side or b...|
|Weighted Cable Ball Crunch Start by leaning backward on the ball and grabbing a cable. Now with your body firmly planted on the ground for support, raise the weight and complete a crunch (as shown). Breath...|
|Ball Crunches Lie back on a big ball with your shoulder blades on the ball, with your hips level with the ball slowly roll up contracting your abs (as shown). Slowly return to the starting posi...|
|Bridge Start with your body raised off the ground clenching your abdominals. Now hold your body in this position for 30-60 seconds. This is usually a sports specific exercise used where...|
|High to Low Woodchoppers Start by standing perpindicular to the cable machine while the cable is place in the top position. Now with both hands, grab the cable and bring it across your body from the top t...|
|Low to High Woodchoppers Stand upright with the cable perpindicular to your foot. Now with two arms grab the weight and use ONLY your abdominals to do the twisting. You may find that your shoulders are d...|
|Cable Crunches |
Attach a rope to a high pulley. Grab the ends of the rope in each hand and kneel down in front of the pulley. Your hands should be at the sides of your head. From this posit...
|Ball Rollout Start with the ball infront of you and with your hands on the ball. Now lower your body by rolling the ball out keeping your abs tight and as stabilizers so you dont fall. Once y...|
|Jack Knives This exercise can be performed with your knees bent or kept straight. Lie on the ground (beginner) or a bench (advanced) with your lower body not on the bench. Complete a crunch ...|
|Air Bike Start with your back flat on the ground. Now raise your opposite arm and leg together (as shown). Repeat side to side until a complete set is finished.|
|Straight Arm Pulldowns Stand upright and grab the weight out in front of you with your arms fully extended. Lower the weight keeping your arms straight until they are just about by your side. Let the w...|
|Lying Cable Curls Start by lying on a bench with your arms straight up holding a straight bar attached to a cable. With your back flat on the bench lower the weight using your biceps keeping your e...|
|One Arm Cable Curls Start with a cable in one hand standing perfectly erect. Now raise the weight while keeping your elbow into your side and breathing out on the way up. Breathe in on the way down ...|
|Reverse Curls |
Stand upright with your back and head straight. Grasp a bar with an overhand grip at shoulder width and slowly raise the weight with your elbows tight into your body. Once the ...
|Standing E-Z Curl Bar | Standing Barbell Curl The standing e-z curl bar curls for the biceps brachii and brachialis can be performed by standing up and having the bar infront of you with arms completely extended. Now r...|
|Preacher Curls Start with an ez-curl bar sitting at a preacher bench (as shown). Adjust the preacher bench so that it is comfortably in your armpit. With your arms extended and holding on to th...|
|Barbell Curls Stand upright with your back and head straight. Grasping a bar of a predetermined weight at shoulder width, slowly raise the weight with your elbows tight into your body. Once th...|
|Concentration Curls Start by sitting on a bench with one elbow resting on the same leg. The other arm should be between your legs and not resting against the other leg. Slowly grasp the weight and r...|
|Dumbbell Curls This is performed by starting with dumbbells in either hand, sitting on a big ball, with your back and head straight, and palms facing forward. Raise the weight to touch your shou...|
|Hammer Curls |
While standing, grasp a dumbbell in each hand with your back and head straight, and palms facing each other. Raise the weight to touch your shoulder, keeping your elbows tight ...
|Elastic Band Bicep Curls Start by standing or sitting and with the band underneath your feet and your feet and shoulders relaxed raise the band using your biceps and until you have completed a curl as show...|
|Lying Bicep Isolation Curls These lying bicep isolation exercise ball curls are performed by lying supine on a ball with your hips high and your arms draped to the side of the ball holding dumbbells. Now slo...|
|Dumbbell Ball Preacher Bicep Isolation Curl Start this bicep isolation exercise by kneeling overtop of a ball with a dummbell in one hand draped on top of the ball. With your one arm curl the weight until there there is jus...|
|Cable Curls |
Stand facing a low pulley with a straigth bar attached to it. Grasp the bar with a shoulder width grip and arms extended down. Keeping the upper arm rigid, curl the bar up un...
Stand upright with your back and head straight. Grasping a bar at shoulder width, slowly raise the bar halfway until the bar is parallel with the floor. Do this for 7 reps. Th...
|Incline Dumbbell Curls |
Grasp a dumbbell in each hand, sit on an incline bench, with your back and head straight, and palms facing forward. Raise the weight to touch your shoulder, keeping your elbows...
|Reverse Dumbbell Incline Curls |
Grasp a dumbbell in each hand, sit on an incline bench facing the back pad, and palms facing forward. Raise the weight to touch your shoulder, keeping your elbows tight in to y...
|Lying Down Cable Curls Start by lying down on a mat with a cable between your legs. Now while maintaining keeping your back firmly on the ground, lift the weight using your biceps and brachialis. This ...|
|Dumbbell Flys While lying on a bench holding the dumbbells at arms length with a slight bend at the elbow, raise the dumbbells (as shown) to the top. Keeping full tension upon the pectorals at ...|
|Exercise Band Chest Flyes/Flies This exercise can be performed by starting with an exercise band/elastic/swiss band by wrapping it around something stationary and then bringing your hands to the side and then com...|
|Cable Crossovers |
Take hold of handles attached to overhead pulleys. Have your arms parallel with the floor, palms down, and a slight bend at the waist. Bring your arms down in an arc fashion ...
|Upward Cable Crossovers |
Take hold of handles attached to low pulleys. Have your arms point towards the bottom of pulleys, palms forward. Bring your arms up in an arc fashion until your hands meet in f...
|Incline Flyes |
While lying on an incline bench holding the dumbbells at arms length with a slight bend at the elbow, raise the dumbbells overhead in an arc fashion to the top. Reverse the mov...
|Decline Flyes |
While lying on an decline bench holding the dumbbells at arms length with a slight bend at the elbow, raise the dumbbells overhead in an arc fashion to the top. Reverse the mov...
|Machine Flyes (Pec Deck) |
Sit facing away from the machine, holding the handles or with your arms behind the pads. Your arms should be parallel with the floor and in line with your body. Bring your ar...
|Exercise Ball Dumbbell Chest Pullovers Begin this pullover exercise by lying supine on a stability ball with your shoulder blades on the majority of it. Now with your arms extended behind your head bring the weight up ...|
|Good Mornings |
While standing, place a barbell across the back of your shoulders as you would for squats. Keeping your legs rigid, bend forward at the waist, with head up, until your upper b...
|Back Hyper-Extensions Start by lying face down, then raise your arm and head with the opposite leg. If done properly you should feel a stretch in your lower back. Finally, lower your leg, arm, and hea...|
|Back Extensions |
Place yourself face down on a hyperextension bench with your feet hooked under the rear pads. Place your hand across your chest and bend at the waist until your upper body is ...
|Machine Back Extensions Start with the pad against the middle of your shoulder blades. Some machines have a seat belt that you can use to strap yourself in. Lean back with your lower back and then relax...|
|Ball Back Hyperextensions (Lower Back) Start by lying face first over the ball and having the ball in the middle of your abdominals. Now with the opposite arm/leg touching the ground raise the opposite arm and leg (see...|
|Wrist Curls |
Sit on a bench with your forearms lying on top of your thighs and holding a barbell with an underhand grip. Bend your forward so that the bar is resting on your fingers. Curl...
|Standing Wrist Curls |
Grab a barbell from behind you by reaching your arms back and using a underhand grip. Have your arms hang with barbell behind you and the bar resting in your fingers. Curl th...
|Wrist Extensions |
Sit on a bench with your forearms lying on top of your thighs and holding a barbell with an overhand grip. Bend your forward so that the bar is resting on your fingers. Curl th...
|Twisting Leg Raises |
Hang from a chin-up bar or some gyms have benches specifically made for hanging leg raises. Raise your knees up as high as you can in a diagonal fashion (bringing one knee towa...
|Ball Knee Crunches Start with your body cradled over the ball and then roll your body out with your hands. Have your knees (or feet to make it harder) on the ball. Now bring the ball in using your ...|
|Roman Chair |
Hang from a chin-up bar or some gyms have benches specifically made for hanging leg raises. Raise your knees up as high as you can, curling your pelvis forward. Hold the posi...
|Shrugs While grasping the dumbbells tightly, and your arms at your side, relax your shoulders. Now raise your shoulders as high as you can go. Now slowly return to the starting position...|
|Cable Side Bends Start by grabbing a cable with your torso bent to the side as shown. Now raise the weight and use your opposing oblique muscle to do the action of contracting. Exhale until you a...|
|Dumbbell Side Bends While standing with one both arms at your side grab a dumbbell with one arm and then lower the weight as shown. Now with your obliques raise the weight to until you are crouched o...|
|Ball Side Crunches or Bends Start by draping yourself over the ball front first. Then slowly staggar your legs front to back as shown while putting your obliques on the ball and trying to put your hands over...|
|Elastic Band Front Raises Stand up and with the elastic band underneath your feet and arms down by your sides raise the band to the front with straight arms. Lower back down to the starting position once y...|
|Dumbbell Lateral Inline Shoulder Raise This dumbbell isolation shoulder exercise can be performed by lying on an incline bench with your upper body and one foot on the ground. Now with one hand holding a dumbbell and d...|
|Reverse Flies with Exercise Band Begin with an exercise band and wrap it around something while grasping the elastic by the two hand grips. Now slowly bring the handles backwards behind your back with your arms a...|
|Incline Front Raises |
lie face down on a 45 degree incline bench holding a dumbbell in each hand. Allow your arms to hangdirectly below your shoulders. Raise your arms forward until they are paral...
|Front Raises Start with the weight at your side, and again sit comfortably with a ninety degree angle in your knees and keep your head and back straight. Now keeping a slightly bent arm and pa...|
|Dumbbell Incline Lateral Raises Incline side raises or Lateral Incline side raises are performed seated on an incline bench with dumbbells in hand and palms ALWAYS facing the floor. Slowly bring the weight up un...|
|Reverse Overhead Dumbbell Laterals |
Sit down on a bench. Grasp a dumbbell in each hand and extend your arms until they are parallel with the floor and palms up. Keep a slight bend in the arms. Slowly lift your...
|Side Raises Kneeling down with the cable behind your body, keeping your head and back straight, raise the weight to your side with a slight bend in your arm (until it is level with the ground)...|
|Side Raises (Elastic Band) Stand up straight and have your hands by your side with the elastic band underneath your feet. Now with straight arms and both hands gripping either side of the band raise them by...|
|Machine Rear Deltoid Laterals |
Sit on a Pec Deck machine facing the back pad. Either grasp the handles or place your arms behind the arm pads. Bring your arms back as far as comfortable and hold. Reverse ...
|Rear Raises (On the Ball) With the weights between your legs and palms in, keeping your back and head level with the ground. As well, as your knees at a ninety degree angle raise the weights with your palm...|
|Elastic Band Rear Raises Start by bending over with an elastic band underneath your feet and your arms perpendicular to the floor. Now raise your arms out to the side so that your arms are now parallel to...|
|Dumbbell Upright Trapezius Row To perform the neck exercise: Dumbbell upright row grab a pair of dumbbells with your palms facing you and bring your arms upwards as close to your body as you can. Now make sure ...|
|Lying Dumbbell Skullcrushers Begin this exercise by lying with your back on the ball with your shoulder blades firmly planted into the ball. With your hips raised parallel to the floor and your elbows perpind...|
|One Arm Dumbbell Tricep Extension on a Ball Begin this dumbbell tricep extension exercise lying supine on a stability ball with one arm holding a dumbbell, the other on your hip for balance and your feet shoulder width apart...|
|Dumbbell Stability Ball Seated Tricep Extension Begin this tricep isolation extension exercise by sitting on a stability ball with a dumbbell in both hands. Raise the dumbbell up to your shoulder and then behind your head. Now...|
|One Arm Reverse Pulldowns Start by standing up with your back and head straight. Grasp a single arm bar, and hold it with your palm facing you. Now, with your other hand holding something for support, bri...|
|Tricep Pulldowns Stand while grasping a bent bar used for this exercise, keeping your back and head straight. Now lower the weight while keeping your elbows tight close to your body. your back sh...|
|Angled Cable Triceps Extension |
Stand in between two high pulleys with single handles. Grasp the right handle with your left hand and the left handle with your right hand. Hold the handles in front of your ...
|Tricep Kickbacks Kneel comfortably on a bench with the same leg that you hold the weight with. Now with your back straight and your head looking straight ahead start with the weight at a ninety de...|
|Overhead Tricep Extentions Start with a dumbbell behind your head (as shown). Keeping your back and head straight, raise the weight above your head without locking out your elbows. Now lower the weight to ...|
|Lying Triceps Extension (Skull Crushers) To begin the skull crusher exercise, lie down on a bench and hold a barbell (or EZ curl bar) at arms length above your chest. Now, while keeping the upper arm rigid, slowly lower ...|
|Cable Incline Pulldowns Start by sitting as shown with the bar of your choice to do the pulldowns. Now with your elbows in tight to your body lower the weight and extend the bar/rope until it is fully ex...|
|Overhead Cable Extensions |
Stand in front of a high pulley with a rope attached to it, facing away from the pulley. Hold an end of the rope in each hand with your arms bent and hands above your head. B...
|Incline Cable Triceps Extensions |
Place an incline bench in front of a low pulley, facing away from it. Attach a rope to the pulley and sit down on the bench holding the ends of the rope in each hand with your...
|Bench Dips |
Place two benches Parallel to each other. From standing in th middle of them, place your hands on the edge of the back bench and your feet on the front bench. By bending at t...
|22 years old, need help with body fat...||Hi I'm 22 years old and I exercise regularly however I only do exercises such as cardio (i play soccer just about every other day and i do a couple ab exercises throughout the week, i think its the 8minute ab workout on youtube to be exact, i do that...|
|please help||I need a nutrional plan that will help me gain weight and fit ness routine that will help me strengthen my upper body and tone my abdominal and lower back muscles. Im 5ft 2in and weigh 108lbs. My goal is to gain about 12lbs. and stay toned. I recentl...|
|6 Exercise Machines You Could Do Without||THE SMITH MACHINE The myth: This machine—which looks like a squat rack with a built-in bar that runs on guides—gives you all the benefits of squats, but none of the risk that comes from holding a heavy barbell across your back. That’s because t...|
|Chest fat!||hey, im 16 5'11 bout 120lbs and i have slight but noticeable pectorial fat (man-boobs ^_^) anything i can do to get rid of them? preferably i'm thinking of some sort of upper body cardio exercise, but i dno....|
|fatigue day after exercising||Hello to all. I am 63 and have been exercising frequently for many years. My weight is 68,5 kg and ht is 5.6. However, I slacked off exercising the last two years and I am trying to get back into a regular routine. I have been swimming almost eve...|
|advice on my workout routine||i do my entire body all in one workout legs, abs, entire upper body, i usually go to the gym for 2-3 hours on sunday, tuesday and thursday, why is it bad to do my entire body in one workout? i also box on mondays and fridays and play hockey on wednsd...|
|Problems with my thighs and butt [male]||Hi. I've always been kinda big for my age and stature. Last year, though, I decided to change my eating habits, and work out a bit more. I used to be 140 lbs, but now I'm 120. I used to do about 200 sit ups a night, as well as Dance Dance Revoluti...|
|The Perfect Pushup and Powertubes?||So basically I used to weight lift a lot from when I was 15-18 y/o and then stopped. Well I'm 22 and looking to get back in shape. I'm not over weight just skinny and ideally want to be ripped, tight, and strong again, but not necessarily huge or any...|