The No Crunch Workouts brings you an all body exercise, to workout everything from your legs to your shoulders in one movement.
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Hi! It's Jim Goodman again from the gymworkouts.com doing the zero crunch workouts. One of the things that people ask me all the time is how can I do exercises to work biceps? How can I do exercises to work the butt area? How can I do exercises to work the abdomens? Now, I am telling you that you don't really want to be focusing on those particular areas in particular, you don't want trying to isolate those areas. We will start building kind of body building territory when we do that. All the machines you see around me in the gym here are for isolation; they are the kind of like they are therefore building your body up. I am just asking you, you don't want to waste your time just isolating that individual muscles. What you really want to be doing is trying to work as much muscle in your body, in every single exercise that you do. So every time that you will start doing an exercise, you'd think, well, I don't want to just work the biceps; I want to work triceps, I want to work abdomens, I want to work glutes, I want to work hamstrings. All these kind of things, all at the same time, all in the same movement. So I am going to do this today, just to show a quick exercise which worked pretty much as we called it. I am just going to quickly grab two one-kilo weights, okay. The exercise we are going to do is a thing called the iron cross. Now seriously, these don't have to be anymore than one kilo. Guys, one kilo is enough; for girls, half-a-kilo from no weights at all. Now, we do need to start it. Okay, what is this item? Obviously, it's a squat, and also squeezing the shoulder right to the top movement. We'll also work the top of the shoulders. So you see that the whole body was being worked. So all you are going to do is just stand with your feet planted out, shoulder width apart and your hands are going to be open, cross position like that, okay. What you are going to do is squat, bring your hands together, as you stand up, squeeze -- squeeze your abdomens, squeeze your shoulder like this. Hands going backwards, hands going forwards. Hands going forwards, hands going backwards. I will turn in front so you can see. So sit back, stand up, keep your eyes looking forward all the time, trying to keep away, and push back on the heels and keep your chest nice and high. That's pretty much it in iron cross. I think that's it. It doesn't just work shoulders, it doesn't just work the glutes, it doesn't just work the quads, it works everything. It's a fantastic full body exercise. So every time you get into gym, try and do exercises which work more than just one muscles, and don't isolate? Get everything involved, work as many muscles as you can in every single exercise you do. So that's it for today for gymworkouts.com. Love you being looking at the videos online already. Make sure you check out my 15-minute workout which you can get by going on to the website, the gymworkouts.com, putting in your name and email address. That's it for today. Thanks!