How To: Do a dumbbell pullover back exercise

The dumbbell pullover is primarily going to work the upper back muscles. This exercise also works just about all the muscles of the upper body to some degree. 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. Instructions for the dumbbell pullover are listed below:

How To: Do the beginner pilates move Heel Beats

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:

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 the Superman pilates exercise

The Superman is a variation on original pilates exercises that strengthens the muscles of the upper back and improves posture. Be sure to keep the shoulders down, especially when the arms reach forward, in order to keep tension out of the neck and shoulders. The Superman strengthens the core, flattens the abdominal muscles and improves body awareness. Watch this fitness how to video and you will be strengthening your body with pilates in no time.

How To: Do bicep curls for seniors

Biceps curls are standard exercises for building the muscles of the arm. Seniors should not omit them from their workout. Learn how to do bicep curl exercises for seniors in this strength training video. Take action: use sturdy chair, position hands at sides and palms forward, tighten core, focus on biceps, and keep shoulder from rotating. 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 tr...

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: Build up the strength to perform pushups on a Reformer

This clip goes over some Reformer exercises that can help you or your clients increase your or their strength and stability, gradually working towards full push-ups. 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: 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 exercises to trim your hips with Brooke Burke

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.

How To: Tone Your Waistline

In this how to video, I discuss three different exercises that have really helped me to tone my waistline. Although you cannot specifically target different fat deposits while dieting, it is still important to perform these exercises to give your core and waist that aesthetic look. These exercises have given me great results, but a solid diet and a good training program is also extremely important to sculpting your body. Enjoy!

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.

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: 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 supine bridge to work your gluteus maximus

The supine bridge is a great exercise for the glutes/butt. It is relatively easy to perform and requires no fancy equipment. While the butt is the primary focus, the supine bridge also works all thigh and hip muscles (e.g. hamstrings, quadriceps, etc), and even the abs. These muscles allow the "bridging" of the hips to take place. Here is how this exercise is done:

How To: Do hip pushups

In this Fitness video tutorial you will learn how to do hip pushups. This one is for advanced body builders and not for beginners. You can use push up stands or use towel to cushion your fists while doing hip push ups. This is not to be done with palms open. Keep your elbows on your sides and you will be pushing from your hips. Stretch your body with the weight on the fists and toes. Keep your torso straight, abs flexed tight, then go down slow and come up slow. The body should be straight. D...

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 supine pull ups to work your back

The supine pull-up is generally performed on a Smith machine. This exercise is a modified version of the classic pull-up. It is sometimes referred to as an inverted pull-up. The first step in this exercise is to adjust the bar height. The bar height should be approximately 4 feet high. You can adjust the bar height as needed. Next, ensure your handgrip is slightly wider than shoulder width apart. For this exercise, use an overhand grip. With your arms fully extended, pull yourself (neck/chest...

How To: Do the splits with Tara Stiles

Tara Stiles teaches us how to do the splits in this tutorial. Remember not to do this all at once, stretch out your body first. To start, come into a downward dog position while bending the knees and straightening them and deep breathing. Now, bring a foot to the front and keep in this position until flexing the foot while sitting back near the other foot. Lean forward over your front leg, then repeat on the other side of the body. Come back into a downward dog, then do lunges to open up the ...

How To: Improve your yoga with the hara breath

In this video, we learn how to improve your yoga with the hara breath. Start by sitting down on your yoga mat and become centered in your body. You will start to breathe in different poses by placing your hands underneath your navel. Close your eyes and envision the center of energy that's in your body. Close your eyes and deep breathe, inhaling and screening energy into your body. Feel your body fueling up with energy and block out all the negative thoughts from your mind. As you do this, fe...

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