Cut Like Cutler Exercise Videos – Arms & Abs
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On Day 5 of each week, you’ll train Arms & Abs. Before you begin your workout, check out the Cut Like Cutler exercise videos to learn the proper technique for each lift.
Try these with an EZ Curl bar to decrease pressure on the wrists and to allow for a variety of grips. Keep tension in the muscle throughout the lift.
Use a v-handle to reduce stress on your wrists. For the pushdown, pull the handle down to about elbow length and then kick your elbows out to develop the top peak of your triceps.
This exercise helps access the entire triceps region. Technique is important here, so don’t use weight that’s too heavy. Remember to keep your elbow stationary throughout the movement.
Incline Dumbbell Curl
Perform these for a solid biceps peak. Resist the temptation to go too heavy! Aim for a moderate incline and rotate your palms out for maximum stretch.
Hanging Leg Raises
Strengthen your core and get a nice v-taper with hanging leg raises. The trick is to avoid swinging too much and make sure you engage the core muscle fibers more. You can always try knee tucks if your core isn’t yet strong enough for hanging leg raises.
Standing Cable Woodchop
Woodchops will improve your core strength to prepare you for bigger lifts. Don’t cheat by using too much arm and back strength; focus on the core.
Machine dips will hit your triceps and chest. You’ll feel the triceps working as you press down, and then the stretch in your chest on the way up. Be sure to go deep enough to activate the chest muscles.
Dumbbell Overhead Extension
Overhead extensions create strength and power in the triceps. Be careful when lifting the weight overhead to prevent shoulder injury. It’s helpful to use momentum and rest the weight on the knee to safely bring the weight overhead.
These really elongate the biceps. Try a wide grip to alleviate shoulder strain, but always set up in a position that’s comfortable for you.
Straight Bar Curls
Straight bar curls increase biceps size and definition. Take a slightly wider than shoulder-width grip and rotate your wrists in for peak contraction.
Reverse Barbell Curl
These are best for activating your forearms and biceps. Set up with hands shoulder width apart. If you keep your wrists straight, there’s more emphasis on the top of the forearm and the biceps. When you lift the weight and bend the wrists, you’ll feel it at the bottom of your forearms.
Kneel down far enough away from the machine to keep constant tension in your abs. Tuck under and squeeze at the bottom, before letting the weight pull you back up. Rope crunches are great for developing a six pack.