How To: Do a Pilates routine to treat Upper Cross Syndrome

This clip demonstrates a Pilates routine effective in combating forward head posture. 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 ...

How To: Do exercises to reduce your breast size

In this video from modernmom we learn exercises to reduce your breast size. You can't lose weight in your breast the personal trainer says. But when you want to lose weight, and you get into an exercise program that is consistent, you will begin to lose weight, and our bodies shed pounds all over, and because there is lots of fat in the breast tissue, you will notice they will get smaller. There's no one specific exercise though. But doing a walking program and watching calories will make you...

How To: Do aerobic steps for beginners

In this online video series learn aerobics from personal trainer Ricketta Butler, who holds a Health Science Education Degree from the University of Florida. In this series of video clips she teaches aerobics exercises such as : the a step, hop turn, knee straddle, alternating knees, L step, basic left, over the top, basic right, safety for step exercises, straddle, turn steps, v step left, v step right, and the v step right and left.

How To: Do the Teaser pilates exercise

The Teaser is a very challenging original pilates exercise that involves abdominal strength, core strength, balance and coordination. To make learning the Teasers easier, this Teaser starts with the legs in the air, roll up to Teaser position using abdominal strength, balance at the top and roll down with control. The Teaser strengthens your core, flattens your abs and make you feel really great when you get it. Watch this fitness how to video and you'll be toning your body with pilates in no...

How To: Do leg extensions with exercise bands

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.

How To: Do a bilateral superman back exercise

The superman exercise can be used to work the lower back (erector spinae muscle). This exercise also works the hamstrings, butt, and shoulders. Some experts maintain that the superman exercise overloads the spine in a potentially unsafe manner. Thus, contralateral supermans are usually preferred. The contralateral superman exercise involves raising only one arm and the opposing leg (e.g. left arm, right leg). With this technique, there is a reduced load on the lumbar spine. The following are ...

How To: Do a dumbbell toe raise

The dumbbell toe raise (aka dumbbell calf raise) mainly works the upper portion of the calves or the gastrocnemius. Three items are needed for this exercise: 1) a supportive apparatus for balance 2) an elevated surface (e.g. aerobic step, 2 x 4, etc.) to allow for full range of motion 3) a dumbbell.

How To: Do the Scissors pilates move

The Scissors is an original pilates exercise that strengthens the abdominal muscles and increases hamstring flexibility. If your hamstrings are tight initially, decrease the range of motion so that you can keep your knee straight, otherwise your hamstring flexibility won't increase as quickly. The Scissors will deliver flatter abs and lean sculpted legs. Watch this fitness how to video and you will be strengthening your body with pilates in no time.

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 20 warm-up exercises to build heat

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.

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: Lose belly fat with hardcore stomach workouts

Darin Steen of Major League Health demonstrates how to lose belly fat with stomach workouts. Using a boxing technique, you can get your heart rate up to 160 and boost your hormones to gain muscle and lose fat. It works your abdominal muscles in a unique side-to-side plane of motion to tone your midsection. Focus on pulling as much as you focus on punching. Use your pointer and deliver two punches on the right and then deliver two punches on the left while focusing on pulling. Increase the pun...

How To: Get defined abs through breathing exercises

This video shows various exercises to define your abs. These exercises involve breathing techniques. They utilize the breath to reduce your waist and develop perfect abs. The video starts with easy exercises like sucking your belly in. This exercise has to be done for five seconds in the beginning, and later increasing it to a full minute when you are comfortable with it. The video then goes through variations of this exercise. The video is very simple to understand.

How To: Increase and improve speed, jump height, and agility

Dan Larsen from Elevate Polymeric shows us how to complete a polymeric drill. By practicing this drill frequently you can increase your ability to run faster, jump higher and improve your agility. Great for runners or any athlete! If you've never heard of polymeric exercises before they are exercises designed to produce fast and powerful movements. These fast and powerful movements can in turn improve the functions of your body's nervous system. After doing polymeric drills a few times you wi...

How To: Do an exercise routine with a Functional Footprint

In this clip, you'll see how to do a simple Pilates routine with a Functional Footprint exercise tool. 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: Perform a simple Pilates balance cushion routine

Improve your balance and strengthen your core with this video guide. 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 a gander.

How To: Do mat Pilates exercises to improve your tennis game

This video presents a walkthrough of a number of simple, powerful mat routines that will help to improve both your tennis and golf games. 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 c...

How To: Do the Seal pilates exercise

The Seal is an original pilates exercise that increases core strength and balance while delivering a fun exercise. The goal of clapping the feet like a seal claps its flippers is to stabilize the torso against the movement of the legs and increase the time your suspended on each side of the movement by just a second or two to develop ab strength and balance. The Seal exercise is probably our favorite exercise as it always makes clients smile. Watch this fitness how to video and you will be st...

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 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.

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