How To: Execute an iso-lateral bench press for weight training

Have you tried working out with an isolated lateral bench press? Iso-lat bench presses are an essential part of lifting weights and strength training. This fitness how-to video tutorial demonstrates how to do an isolated bench press to strengthen the upper body. Learn tips and techniques for working out the chest, back, shoulders, and arms in this weightlifting video.

How To: Perform a pedestal routine to improve your running

In this video, Coach Jay demonstrates the pedestal routine, which utilizes aspects of yoga and Pilates. There are three factors which should be taken into account before starting: first, you should maintain your breathing throughout. Next, make sure to engage the muscles around your core, and make sure that you have a straight line from your foot to your shoulder in each exercise. Keeping this in mind, begin by holding a push-up position for 30 seconds, keeping your body straight. Next, turn ...

How To: Do a half side split

Paul Zaichik of Elastic Steel explains how to do a half side split. The half side split is a very basic technique. First, kneel on the floor and lean forward. Then extend one leg so that it is perpendicular with your torso and so that both your body and foot are at 45 degree angles. The other leg will remain bent. You can also lean forward so that both your body and foot are leaning against the floor. Bend the leg to match the other leg and rest in that position before extending the other leg...

How To: Do leg curls

This video demonstrates how to work your hamstrings by doing leg curls. The video walks you through setting up the seated leg curler machine and performing the exercises correctly.

How To: Do 4 types of dumbbell punches

Get the shoulders of a boxer without ever entering the ring. This exercise builds your shoulders with a series of classic boxing moves, with weights in each hand to up the ante. Learn how to do dumbbell punches (the four types are: side-to-side, cross up, cross down, and hooks). Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life.

How To: Do a supine bridge to work your gluteus maximus

The supine bridge is a great exercise for the glutes/butt. It is relatively easy to perform and requires no fancy equipment. While the butt is the primary focus, the supine bridge also works all thigh and hip muscles (e.g. hamstrings, quadriceps, etc), and even the abs. These muscles allow the "bridging" of the hips to take place. Here is how this exercise is done:

How To: Do an external shoulder rotation arm exercise

External shoulder rotation exercises are done to work the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff consists of four muscles. They include the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis, and teres minor. Each muscle works to rotate the arm externally (laterally) and internally (medially). The following are instructions for the cable external rotation shoulder exercise:

How To: Do a static V-hold ab exercise

This exercise is challenging! The static V-hold is a fairly simple exercise to perform. But if done correctly and at the right time, it can be very demanding. This exercise is most effective when performed as the last in a series of ab exercises; or basically, when the abs are completely fatigued.

How To: Increase shoulder mobility with a Pilates routine

This clip offers a demonstration a number of methods for improving posture through thoracic extension and hamstring stretching. With Pilates, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoiding accidental injury. Whether you're looking to slim down or merely tighten up your core, you're sure to be well served by this home fitness how-to from the folks at Balanced Body Pilates. For complete in...

How To: Do the chacha slide exercise

First of all you have to understand that you have to simply follow the dance steps that the master teaches you. Start by moving towards your right. Move by going sideways towards the right direction. Take three or four steps towards right. Your arms must be raised up to your waist. Now do this step for the left side as well. Now turn and move towards your right such that you take a one complete turn while moving three or four steps towards the right. You have to say "1, 2, 3, 4’. At '4' you c...

How To: Do a bridging exercise routine with a Pilates Reformer

This clip presents an overview of a number of simple Reformer-based Pilates bridging exercise. With Pilates, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoiding accidental injury. Whether you're looking to slim down or merely tighten up your core, you're sure to be well served by this home fitness how-to from the folks at Balanced Body Pilates.

How To: Do a finishing exercise to get bigger biceps

Are you looking to get big, burly arms? If you are into bodybuilding, or are just trying to perfect your physique.. have a look at this video. In it, you will learn how to do a finishing exercise and get bigger biceps. It is probably best if you do these exercises as a more seasoned bodybuilder, so that you do not hurt yourself.

How To: Exercise with a weighted bar

Try adding some weighted bar exercises to your workout routine to not only strengthen you arms but to increase your core and back strength as well. Use heavier weights to build larger muscles and more reps at a lighter weight for lean strong muscle.

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