How To: Do the swimmer exercise to workout hamstrings, glutes and core muscles

In order to do the swimmer exercise, you need to be flat on the ground (on your belly) with your arms and legs stretched out. Then, you just lift one arm and one opposing leg (i.e. right arm; left leg), hold, then drop them while simultaneously lifting the other ones. The swimmer works the core muscles, the glutes and the hamstrings. You should do this move about 5 times (sets) with 12 reps each. Personal trainer Milton Morehead, from Fit&FabLiving, shows you this easy body sculpting workout.

How To: Do the good morning exercise with a barbell

Have you tried working out with Good Morning Exercises? The Good Morning exercise done with a barbell is an essential part of strength training. This fitness how-to video demonstrates use the "Good Morning" exercise to strengthen the core and increase flexibility. Learn how to do this exercise with a barbell in this training video.

How To: Perform a military push-up

In this how-to video, you will learn how to do a military push-up. This will work your chest muscles. Get into push-up position. Get on your hands and toes. Make sure the shoulder, elbow, and hand are aligned. Your back should be straight and your abs should be tight. When you go down, breathe in. Your nose will hit the floor. Breathe out when you go back up. The motion should last for about a second. Do these for as many push-ups as you can do. Your chest should be over your hands while you ...

How To: Chill out using yoga with Tara Stiles

Chill out with Tara Stiles especially your upper back and shoulder tension. This is a four part yoga based routine specifically designed to chill you out. Use these instructions to help develop a healthy, relaxed, lifestyle and a better you. Take long, deep breaths and enjoy!

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 push ups for bodybuilding

In Scooby's opinion, pushups are the #1 best exercise you can do! They are simple to do and are a great upper body workout for the complete beginner or the advanced bodybuilder. You can get a complete upper body workout by combining these pushups with crunches and pullups, all of which can be done easily at home.

How To: Get ripped fast for guys with a slim tone

This video workout is aimed at skinny guys who want to get ripped. Some tips for weight training are to train less than 45 minutes at a time, focus on compound movements, try to get 5% stronger every two weeks, don't do more than one or two forced reps, and split your workout into 3 days for various body parts. To gain muscle mass, eat about 15 times your current body weight in calories, including 1-1.5 grams of protein per pound. Eat twice as many carbs as protein, high quality fats, and nut...

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 calisthenics neck exercises

Do a light workout to tone your neck muscles. Learn exercises and stretches for your workout routine in this fitness video. Take action: use these drills before work outs, roll neck slowly to warm up muscles, follow full range of motion, and hold head in place while contracting. 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 trainer fo...

How To: Do butt & lower back exercises to lose fat

This video tutorial in Fitness category will show you how to do butt & lower back exercises to lose fat. Start off by lying flat on your stomach. Extend the toes and fingers fully. Then raise your hands, upper part of the body and your legs in to a superman flying pose. Don’t bend your legs. Hold the position till the count of 5 and lower your body. Then lift opposite leg and hand and lower. Repeat this for the other leg and hand also. Then raise both legs and hands and do a swimmer’s flutter...

How To: Do a static side bridge ab exercise

Start by lying on your side on the floor or mat with the legs extended. The elbow should be directly underneath the shoulder to support the body. As you contract your abdominals, use your torso to lift yourself off of the mat while your elbow and feet are touching the ground. Hold this for 10 to 15 seconds making sure that the spine and neck are in a neutral position. Repeat on the opposite side.

How To: Do the Prone leg lift pilates exercise

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.

How To: Do a total body stretching routine with a towel

In this tutorial, we learn how to do a total body stretching routine with just a towel. Start off by gripping the towel shoulder width apart and pull your arms apart while tensing your body and hold this for around 20-30 seconds, the try again. For the next exercise, bring the towel behind your head and face your hand behind you and pull the hand with your right and left while maintaining a 90 degree angle with the hand that's above you. The last exercise take the towel and stand on one leg. ...

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: Do an ROTC/US Military-style push-up

The Georgetown Army ROTC program first describes the benefits, and then demonstrates a proper army pushup to standard. Pushups are common in the army, they increase the strength and endurance of your chest, shoulders, and triceps muscle. The push up is also a part of the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT). In order to be contracted and received scholarship benefits male cadets in the age range of 17 - 21 must perform 43 pushups while female cadets in the same age range must perform 19 pushups.

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: Exercise in your 60's

Your 60s is the time to exercise and stay fit and flexible. Learn exercises and fitness tips for your 60s in this exercise and fitness tutorial. To exercise in your 60's you should use resistance bands, alternate resistance levels, and work joints and back. With this how to video you will be able to safely and effectively workout well into your 60's.

How To: Do the half camel pose (Ardha-Ushtrasana) in Yoga

Ardha-Ushtrasana, or Half Camel Pose, is a Yoga pose designed to help strengthen your neck, back, pelvis and abdominal muscles while also helping you to relax. It's great for relieving back ache, rounded back, and drooping shoulders. In this video you will get a quick tutorial on how to perform the pose.

How To: Perform a hang-clean to build your traps and shoulders

In this video, Darin L. Steen teaches how to perform the hang-clean exercise, which is a weightlifting technique that is good for working out the shoulders. Learn how to correctly perform this movement so that you can practice it yourself at home. You will also learn tips such as common mistakes, and things to watch out for, so that you can perform this exercise safely and effectively. This video follows Steen's methods of "muscle confusion"; that is variations to keep workouts unique, causin...

How To: Tone up your legs with calisthenics moves

Tone and sculpt your body with a few calisthenics exercises and tips from the experts. In this fitness how to video SELF Magazine offers several simple calisthenics workouts to help tone your body. Watch and learn how simple it is to do a classic releve, side-lying passe, pelvic tilt 2.0, kneeling hinge, leg circle and a seated attitude lift. These calisthenics moves are great for firming the butt and thigh area.

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