The row-to-press strenthens your abs, back and shoulders at the same time. This is a great way to get a your core and back in shape.
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Want to slim down? Feel the burn with this easy, five-minute exercise sure to help you trim or otherwise tighten up your hips. For complete instructions, including a step-by-step overview of this simple exercise, watch this home fitness how-to. Lose weight and feel great with the routine demonstrated in this free video guide from Brooke Burke.
Whether you're preparing for a thirty minute bout of interval running or for an intense weight lifting session, warming up is vital to building heat in your body so your joints are lubricated and there is less of a chance of injury. Warming up before exercising also boosts your metabolism so you get your heart rate up early and burn more calories during your workout.
The Hip Twist is an original pilates exercise that strengthens the abdominals and the core. By focusing on a modest range of motion to start and the correct use of the abdominal muscles, your abs will get stronger and flatter and you will protect your lower back. Watch this fitness how to video and you will be toning your body with the hip twist pilates move.
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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.
In this Pilates how-to video Diane Preusch, co-owner of Pilates Center of Bend in Bend, demonstrates Spine Twist Supine, a great warm up exercise that stretches your back while strengthening your abs. She will show you an beginners, intermediate, and advanced level version of the spine twist supine exercise. Watch and practice these pilates exercises at home.
The vertical leg crunch is similar to the traditional abdominal crunch. The difference is in the positioning of the arms and legs, as well as the range of motion (the upper back comes higher off the ground). Listed below are instructions for performing the vertical leg crunch:
This video shows how to do the Standing Incline Press
This curl up is commonly used to test abdominal endurance. Many fitness certifying organizations use the curl up as a protocol for exercise testing. This exercise is similar to the abdominal crunch. However, the range of motion is greater than the crunch.
Learn how to perform a barrel exercise routine perfect for those with layer syndrome. 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 instructions, give this free exercise video ...
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The bow and arrow pull is a simple exercise that is great for working the back muscles. This exercise also targets other muscles such as the triceps, biceps, and shoulders. The bow and arrow pull can be performed seated or standing.
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The Prone leg lifts are variations of the classical pilates exercise the Swan Dive. This exercise tones and strengthens the back of the legs (hamstrings and glutes) and improves hip extension, both necessary components of a good Swan Dive. Remember to keep your abdominal muscles pulled in to protect the lower back and keep tension out. Watch this fitness how to video and you'll be toning your body with pilates in no time.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to burn fat with a cable workout. These exercises will require a cable machine. There are four exercises in this workout. These four exercises are: cable wood chop, reverse wood chop, one arm cable row and exercise ball cable crunches. When performing these exercises, do not use a heavy weight. These exercises mainly target the abdominal and core muscles. They also target biceps, obliques and back muscles. This video tutorial will benefit those viewer...
Fit for a Feast hosts a kids cardio workout including Salsa steps, sit-ups, jumping jacks and more. This is a great warm-up for kids on their way to sports or dance class; it can also be used for Q.D.F. (Quality Daily Fitness) at school. With a Latin American cd in your stereo and this tutorial, you're child will be working up a sweat in no time! Be sure to stretch before you begin!
Step aerobics follow choreography in groups using an elevated platform. Classes are offered for all skill levels. Learn how to choreograph a step aerobics routine in this exercise tutorial. Remember to keep it basic, use 32 count phrases, work both sides, build routine, and put it all together. With this how to video you can choreograph a great step aerobics routine.
Triceps extensions for seniors target the triceps muscles of the upper arm to build muscle mass and tone. Learn how to do triceps extension exercises for seniors in this strength training video. Take action: use sturdy chair, keep back straight and abs tight, use light weight, lift elbow and hold in place, lower the weight, extend 7/8 of full potential, and contract triceps. Tom Clifford, the instructor in this how-to video, has a degree in physical education, fitness and health from Eastern ...
The hip roll is great if you are looking to target the midsection. This exercise is used to target the oblique muscles, which occupy the sides of the midsection. The job of the obliques is to assist with rotation of the torso, as well as basic abdominal contractions.
Learn how to exercise by doing the trunk rotation on the stability ball with a medicine ball. EXERCISE DETAILS:
The seated leg extension is used to isolate the quadriceps muscles. The quadriceps muscles are located on the front of the thighs. As you might have guessed, there are four muscles that make up the quadriceps. Each muscle works in unison to extend the knee. In everyday life, the "quads" are used when you jump, walk, sit, kick, or stand.
Got an extra thirty minutes today? Cut out that extra episode of "The Big Bang Theory" and give your body and metabolism a treat by completing a high intensity yoga routine.
Have access to a Pilates Reformer machine? This clip discusses how to warm up before using it, ensuring your spine is in neutral alignment. 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...
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to get perky pecs and get rid of "side boobs". This video lists several exercises for viewers to do. Users will need a pair of dumbbells for some of these exercises. The exercises in this are: chest fly, dumbbell press and a variation of push-ups (narrow, wide, knees). Do 3 sets of 10 repetitions for each of these exercises. This video also provides 2 isometric exercises. The first exercises to press the hands together. The second exercises is the sid...
Jake Gyllenhaal recently told a reporter that he buffed up for his role as a streetrat turned prince in "Prince of Persia" by shampooing and conditioning his long hair, claiming the shampooing worked the biceps and the conditioning worked his triceps.
This video is for those people who have been doing a lot of exercise for months and not getting stronger and bigger and not developing muscles. The techniques that are being shown here are advised by the professionals and skilled trainers in this area. So the technique that can be used is forced negatives. It is called so because in this technique we are trying to lift more weight than what we can possibly lift normally. About ten percent more. It is done by using out other hand to give an ad...
Believe it or not, a sledgehammer is a great way to workout those abs and those love handles. You can easily (okay, not easily) lose belly fat by swinging that heavy hammer around instead of going to the gym. No gym membership and you can do it right in your own backyard! Watch this video tutorial to help you learn how to use a sledgehammer to tone your stomach.
Burn calories and firm your butt muscles with lunge exercises. Learn how to do the lunge tap exercise in this free fitness video from a personal trainer at Gold's Gym. Do lunge tap exercises - Part 1 of 15.
Learn how to exercise by doing the reciprocal dumbbell bicep curl with overhand grip. EXERCISE DETAILS:
If you are looking to add excitement to the traditional abdominal crunch, consider rope climbers. In this exercise, the abs go through a similar range of motion as the classic ab crunch. However, two things make this exercise unique. The first is the "rope-pulling" motion. The second is the range of the upper back and shoulders. They come up a bit higher than in the crunch.
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A strong core is the key to a healthy, strong body. And who knows more about core strength than the elite Navy SEALs? Check out this workout video to learn three simple exercises that will get your abs, lower back, glutes, and more in top shape.
Want to look like a Spartan - or, at least the "300" version of a Spartan? Then look no further than this fun and intense video. Using a few pieces of gym equipment and your own body weight, you'll pull, jump, and push your way to a lean, mean body.
In this tutorial, we learn how to do a complete forearm workout. First, grab a small weight in each hand and start to lift your forearms up into the air. Control your movement when you go both up and down, to help work your arms out better. Next, lift up gently with the weights, relaxing your body and letting the muscles do the work. Don't lift with your back or use momentum, use only your muscles to lift. Continue to do this for several reps. After this, grab a dumbbell and start to lift it ...
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to the "Grant Green" exercise circuit. This exercise circuit contains exercises. The exercises are: 10 raps of donkey kicks, 20 reps of scorpions, 20 reps of iron cross, 8 reps of both lateral leg lifts with toe out and in, 5 reps of Rockies, 5 reps of donkey whips, 10 reps of lower body crawl, 10 reps of Australian crawl, 20 reps of pedestal lateral leg lift, 20 reps of groiners, 10 reps of hurdle seat exchange, 50 reps of Russian hamstrings, 20 reps...
When you begin practicing intermediate to advanced yoga, you have to challenge yourself with harder poses like the handstand, which requires a strong core and ripped arms. Though after practice the handstand gets easier to do, we know you're only human and have some off days.
Three movements on the bosu ball will challenge your balance and stability. They will also build strength in your lower body. First, warm up. Then, do a simple back squat on the bosu ball. Stand on the bosu ball with our feet in front of you, extend your arms, and squat. Do eight to ten repetitions. Then, do a one legged squat. Place one foot in the middle of the ball and extend the other leg back. Squat down and up. Do ten to twelve repetitions. The final exercise is a lateral one legged squ...