How To: Do a forward flying yoga pose with a partner

Partner Yoga is a unique physical and spiritual practice which combines powerful techniques and exercises from yoga. Partner yoga uses poses (asanas) to focus the mind and increase strength, stamina and flexibility. The poses are combined with breathing techniques (prananyams)

How To: Do the scissors yoga pose

Yoga is a great way to strengthen your body and increase flexibility. This how to video teaches a yoga pose for arm balance, the Astavakrasana or scissors pose. Yoga instructor Christine Navarro demonstrates the Astavakrasana and provides instruction on how to get into the scissor posture.

How To: Get perky pecs and get rid of 'side boobs'

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...

How To: Do a complete forearm workout

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 ...

How To: Get thinner thighs with an easy at home workout

The host of the video, Sara is joined by Stephen. Sara introduces Stephen, and how he has come up with a leg work out you can easily do at home, with just a chair. First off they start off with a lateral step up. With this you will be able to work the inner and outer thighs. With the chair in position, Stephen instructs Sara to put her left foot on the chair, right foot on the floor. Pushing, off with her left foot, she is completely raised, in a standing position on the chair, pulling her ri...

How To: Do a fat burning cable workout

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...

How To: Do the pelvic lift exercise

Back exercises can greatly increase the condition of your spine and posture. Learn how to do the pelvic lift exercise with this tutorial. The pelvic lift exercise is a great back and abdominal muscle strengthening exercise. Watch this how to video and you will be able to perform the pelvic lift exercise.

How To: Do the beginner pilates move Leg Pull Front Support

Search "Pilates animation" on Wonderhowto for other more videos by this user. If you are looking a for a quick pilates reference, take a look at this pilates animation. This a quick & easy, clearly explained diagram of the pilates mat exercise: Classical Pilates for Beginners: Leg Pull Front Support. Pilates exercises focus on breathing, alignments of the spine & build strong torso muscles.

How To: Perform a five minute Pilates arc exercise routine

This clip demonstrates five different exercises that can be performed with a Pilates arc in under five minutes' time. 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...

How To: Do a leg up touch crunch abdominal exercise

In this tutorial, we learn how to do leg up touch crunches for the abdominals. First, lay down flat on the ground with your arms opened out on both sides. Next, raise your legs up into the air so they are vertical to your body. Now, raise your upper body into the air, touching your ankles as you get up higher. The goal is to reach the outsides of your ankles as you get up, but touch as high as you can. When you're done, go back to your starting position and continue this exercise for as many ...

How To: Do an oblique twist ab exercise

The obliques are used to assist with rotation of the torso, as well as basic abdominal contractions. This exercise is great if you want to target the oblique muscles. Unlike traditional abdominal exercises, the oblique twist works other muscle groups as well.

How To: Build your arms with the straight bar barbell curl

Get your straight bar and the weight that you are use to. Get the technique down before you add a bunch of weight. With the straight bar in front of you bend over and grab the bar with your hands. A narrow grab, much closer then you are use to. As you raise the bar up to your chin, visualize that you are bending the bar. The movement is as if you were scooping water up to your mouth. As your hands come up think of the pinky side of the hand coming up to your nose. Also as you do this squeeze ...

How To: Work out your lower abs on a roman chair

Your body is a temple and must be taken care of accordingly to keep it working for years. Scultping your body can also be a great way to keep the fat away and your mind sharp. This tutorial will focus on the lower abs of your body and how to use a roman chair to work them out. Sit back and feel the burn!

How To: Do an 8 minute ab workout with Brooke Burke

Brooke Burk with Modern Mom instructs this video on how to do a quick ab work out. Lay down on your back on a yoga mat. Start with 20 basic crunches with your hands behind your head. If you feel it start to hurt your neck, rest your head against your hands. Now do a bicycle motion with your legs, touching your elbow to your opposite knee with each rep. Do 20 reps. Now point your legs into the air and do 20 crunches. Next bring your legs beside you and to the right, and do 20 more crunches. Re...

How To: Do a Pilates Reformer routine to balance hip joints

In this clip, you'll see how to perform an easy Reformer routine that will help you to balance the muscles surrounding your hip joints. 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 com...

How To: Perform a Pilates mat routine to treat scoliosis

This clip goes over some exercises on the BAC disc that are geared specifically for treatment of scoliosis. Whether you're toying with the idea of opening up your own Pilates studio or merely need some help tackling a certain pedagogical or administrative problem, you're certain to be well served by this free video tutorial from the folks at Balanced Body Pilates. For more (and more comprehensive) information, take a look.

How To: Do a chest press exercise with resistance tubing

This exercise is great for shaping and strengthening the chest muscles. The chest is scientifically named the pectoralis. This muscle is used any time you push a chair up to the table, shut a car door, or push a shopping cart. There are two muscles that make up the pectoralis. They are the pectoralis major and minor. The pectoralis major is always the prime mover during chest exercises.

How To: Do a hatha yoga floor stretch

You can use twist, back bends and forward bends to stretch on the floor in Hatha yoga. Learn how to do floor stretches in Hatha yoga in this fitness video. Take action: practice wide-leg fold, spread legs, keeping toes up, exhale forward, and inhale up. Cindy Mastry, the instructor of this how-to video, has practiced yoga since the age of eight, and also has a background in Jazz and Ballet. Active in the fitness industry for nearly twenty years, she teaches aerobics, kickboxing, and yoga at m...

How To: Do Qi Gong stretches for energy

In this instructional video clip series, our expert in Chinese meditation and qi gong specialist will show you a wide variety of poses, breathing exercises and stretches designed to help you maintain good health and blood flow, keep peace of mind and reduce stress. Learn the history and philosophy behind qi gong and practice the moves with your video guide for ease and perfection. Maintain a relaxed and stress free day at work or at home by using these time-honored traditional breathing and s...

How To: Do Sivananda yoga

This video series will teach you step-by-step a Surya Namaskar Sun Salutation and over a dozen other Sivananda poses to begin or continue your yoga practice. Expert Cynthia Mastry will show you many poses, including uttanasana, sirsasana, dolphin, cobra, sarvangasana, halasana, and more.

How To: Get a ripped chest at home

In order to get a ripped lower and upper chest, without going to a gym, you will need something to prop your knees up. You can use your bed or a chair. To recreate your incline and decline chest press exercises, a modified pushup substitutes for it. Watch your posture and your spine alignment, when you are doing them.

How To: Do a sitting toe touch for your abs

In this video, we learn how to do a toe touch. First, grab a yoga mat and place it on a hard surface. Sit down and rock back pulling your legs in the air. Now, raise your arms creasing your elbows slightly. lower and pull your legs in the air, making your arms touch your toes as close as possible. If you can just touch the ankles that is fine. You can also place your arms on the floor if raising them in the air is too much work for you. If you want, you can lay flat on the floor and raise you...

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:

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