How To: Do a pullover back exercise with a medicine ball

If you are looking for a different exercise to work the back muscles, try the med ball pullover. The largest muscle in the back is scientifically known as the latissimus dorsi. You might see it referred to as the "lats" or "wings." The lats are used any time you pull something. For example, when you open a fridge or a car door, you are primarily using your lat muscles.

How To: Do the pedestal pose to increase strength

In order to do the increase your strength, through the Pedestal Pose Routine, you should begin in a modified pushup position. Resting on your elbows and looking down at the ground/floor, while you rest on pointed toes. Hold each pose for 20 seconds. Next, rotate over to one side. Remain resting on one elbow. Next, roll over onto your back, resting on both elbows. Next, roll over onto your other elbow. Make sure that you keep your spine aligned in all poses.

How To: Strength train with triceps rope hammer curls

Rope hammer curls for the triceps are an important part of strength training and weight lifting. This fitness HowTo video tutorial shows you the proper way to do triceps hammer curls with rope. Before doing any rope hammer curls remember to have good posture. Keep watching to learn more about proper form for doing triceps rope hammer curls.

How To: Double down breath to stop smoking, de-stress, detox

Sadie teaches us how to double down breath to stop smoking, de-stress, and detox. A great place to go is to your bathroom, people won't bother you for at least five minutes while you're in here, allowing you to calm down. This will help bring yourself back to center and cleanse your mind, calming down your brain waves. Start by breathing in for four counts through the notes, allowing the ribs to flair wide. Hold this for a moment, then exhale on eight counts from your mouth. Squeeze the belly...

How To: Build chest muscles through chair push-ups

In this tutorial, we learn how to build chest muscles through chair push-ups. To begin, you will need to set up three chairs in a pyramid shape that will fit your body laying down. To begin, place both of your feet on one chair and then push each of your hands laying on a chair. After this, do as many push ups as you can. If you want a more challenging work out, you can wear a backpack that is filled with weights. You can also stay at the bottom for a couple seconds while you are doing the pu...

How To: Do a yoga bind to stretch shoulders

In this tutorial, Dina Prioste shows us how to do a yoga bind shoulder stretch. Binds are when the hands are clasped together in any pose while you are doing yoga. Start in a side angle pose and take your top arm and place it behind your back while grabbing the other hand. If you have a lower side angle pose you can use a strap to help you stretch out, but not hold the other hand just yet. This is a great way for beginners to learn how to bind. You can also reach your hands under your thigh i...

How To: Get a firm butt just using a pillow

The man describes how to get a nice round sexy looking butt. He says to use a bed, but if you don't have a bed, a long table that will support you will do fine. He shows his technique on a table. Next he lays on the table, reaching up and out he grabs the sides of the table. Rest your head on the pillow for support. With the legs hanging off the back of the table raise them up as high as you can squeezing your butt and then lower back to the ground. Once you got the technique down, raise your...

How To: Do forced negative reps

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...

How To: Do neck curls

Advanced workouts with weights can help strengthen your neck. Learn exercises and stretches for your workout routine in this fitness video. Take action: protect forehead from weight, hang neck off bench and lift forward, keep back straight & tighten abs, and place feet flat on floor. Tom Clifford, the instructor in this how-to video, has a degree in physical education, fitness and health from Eastern Michigan University, where he ran track and cross-country. Tom has worked as a personal train...

How To: Perform open and closed chain sequences in Pilates

This clip demonstrates open and closed kinetic chain sequences in Pilates. 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. To get started performing the "Stand to Sit" CoreAlign exercise your...

How To: Do a supine leg raise

The supine leg raise is often used to target the lower abs. However, when the legs are elevated from a supine position, the hip flexors become the prime movers, not the abs. Leg raises can put stress on the lumbar spine. Thus, alternative exercises are recommended. It is also important to note that the midsection is not divided into lower and upper halves. The rectus abdominis is one muscle.

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 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 medicine ball haybales exercises for runners

In this Fitness video tutorial you will learn how to do medicine ball hay bales exercises for runners. This is a fantastic general strength exercise. This is a simple routine to do. Keep your feet hip width apart, drop the ball, bend down keeping the back straight, catch the ball with both hands and lift it over one shoulder as if you are throwing a hay bale in to a barn. Repeat the same step; this time lifting the ball over the other shoulder. While lifting the ball over the shoulder, twist ...

How To: Work with amputees as a rehab Pilates instructor

This clip demonstrates some rehabilitation exercises that you can use for clients who have suffered from an amputation. Whether you're toying with the idea of opening up your own rehabilitative 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: Use Pilates to get skinny legs and thighs

In this Fitness video tutorial you will learn how to use pilates to achieve slimmer legs and thighs. Lie down flat on your back, hands extended along the side of the body and both legs up. Put one leg down and circle the raised leg for eight to twelve times. Keep both hips and shoulders on ground. Don’t rock from side to side. Pull in your stomach and engage the stomach along with the legs. Then change the direction of rotation and repeat. The toes should be stretched upward Then repeat thi...

How To: Get flat abs while watching TV

Want a quick exercise to flatten your abs while your watch TV? Then watch this how to video to learn how to get a flatter stomach with just a pillow, a quarter and a television. What are you waiting for, lay down in front of your TV and start working on your six-pack.

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: Do a hip roll ab exercise

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.

How To: Do a seated chest press exercise with resistance bands

The seated chest press can be done from any chair with a seat back. 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.

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