The Hip Twist is an original pilates exercise that strengthens the abdominals and the core. By focusing on a modest range of motion to start and the correct use of the abdominal muscles, your abs will get stronger and flatter and you will protect your lower back. Watch this fitness how to video and you will be toning your body with the hip twist pilates move.
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The towel crunch is similar to the traditional abdominal crunch. The purpose of the towel is to stabilize the head and provide comfort. It also takes away the tendency to want to pull the chin forward into the chest, which compromises the cervical spine.
Fit bodies are made, gals, not born (unless your name happens to be Megan Fox). Most of us have some trouble getting the flab off our bellies because the fat there is the last to go when you're dieting and exercising to lose weight (sucks, we know). So how do you conquer the ab region without subjecting yourself to 3,000 crunches?
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.
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.
Paul Zaichik of Elastic Steel explains how to do a half side split. The half side split is a very basic technique. First, kneel on the floor and lean forward. Then extend one leg so that it is perpendicular with your torso and so that both your body and foot are at 45 degree angles. The other leg will remain bent. You can also lean forward so that both your body and foot are leaning against the floor. Bend the leg to match the other leg and rest in that position before extending the other leg...
It's never a bad time to get excellent abs. This instructional video demonstrates how to exercise your lower abdominal muscles with hanging leg raises. This routine is especially effective because it maximizes spinal flexion and extension. The focus of the exercise should be about rolling the hips up to generate an abdominal contraction, then returning to a good lumbar curve to relax and stretch out the abs. A good stretch at the end range of motion allows for a better workout and builds flex...
Sarvangasana, Halasana & Sarvasana are the third set of poses in a Hatha Yoga exercise series that is based on the organization of the chakras. These poses harominzes the third chakra. Watch this video yoga tutorial and learn how to practice sarvangasana, halasana & sarvasana poses.
Learn how to exercise by doing the seated leg extension with ankle weight. EXERCISE DETAILS:
The reverse leg kick is perfect for working the glutes/butt. It is very easy to perform, and is one of the few exercises that works the glute muscles exclusively [with assistance from the hamstring muscles].
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This video demonstrates how to do a close-grip lat. pull-down. This primarily works the upper back and upper latisimus dorsi and secondarily works the biceps. Don't jerk the bar down using momentum in an attempt to complete the repetition, control the weight at all times. Do close-grip lat. pull-down.
When it comes to weights and lifting them, often people slack off or just forget about form because it's easy to do so. Additionally, it gets a little hard to think about sitting up straighter and rolling your shoulders down when you have a 100 pound weight above your head.
Fitness gurus always recommend you have fun during your workouts in order to keep your mind and body stimulated and to get you to keep working out. But we all know that after a few lateral lifts and jumpkin squats we're feeling more exhausted and in pain than excited and energetic.
One way of losing the weight is by walking, and a better way to lose that fat is by interval walking. Woman's Day Magazine has some tips on how to make the best out of your interval walking routine to shed the pounds fast and increasing your stamina!
So you've finally created a nice body-toning workout that consists of all the exercise your body needs to burn calories and stay slim: Push-ups, bicycle crunches, thigh lifts, lateral arm lifts, and shoulder presses. But then arises the second biggest problem after figuring out an exercise routine: How many reps of each do you do?
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 ...
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do the "hangman for shoulders" exercise using the yoga trapeze. Begin by lying on your stomach with a mat underneath your stomach. With both hands, hold onto the handles of the trapeze and drop your head down. Slightly use some strength to hold on, but try to use little as possible. Slightly bend the arms and keep the body soft as possible while in the hanging position. If you feel comfortable, wiggle your body for a deeper stretch. This video will...
This exercise routine is easy to do and can be performed anywhere, especially the home. It focuses on training the muscles in the buttocks area and is a popular exercise routine with women. So check out how to perform hip extensions in this video tutorial. Enjoy!
In this video, you are shown, you are shown how to properly do a concentrated hip extension. You are instructed to lay on the floor, supported on your elbows. With one knee on the floor, you are then told to life the opposite leg off the floor, completely extended, to form a horizontal line from the floor. While lifting the leg to about 40 degrees, you are to contract the muscles of the same glutes at the same time. After, return to the starting position, bringing your leg to form the horizon...
Try out the "side jackknife" exercise from Men's Health. The jackknife exercise really squeezes your obliques as you lift your legs. Great for your abs!
The front kick is a kickboxing fundamental. Learn the skills of kickboxing in this tutorial on competitive kickboxing moves. When doing a kickboxing front kick you should start from fighting position, lift up right leg into a chamber, curl toes back, and extend the leg. With this how to video you can incorporate the front kick into your kickboxing routine.
Lateral hops and forward lunges combos combine elements of strength, endurance, and agility. Learn how to perform lateral hops and forward lunges properly from a professional trainer in this workout tutorial. When doing lateral hops and forward lunges you should use both feet, hop laterally over target, work in lunges and alternate exercises. With this how to video you can incorporate lateral hops and forward lunges into your workout.
Stretching the quads, or quadriceps, is important to warm up the large muscles of the thigh before exercise or sports. Learn how to do standing quad stretch exercises in this stretching and flexibility video. Take action: maintain balance, hold top foot behind butt and pull forward with quad, while pulling back with hand, use wall for support, and hold 15 to 30 seconds. Tom Clifford, the instructor in this how-to video, has a degree in physical education, fitness and health from Eastern Michi...
Isolate muscles in the back with some simple exercise methods. Learn tips and techniques for working out the chest, back, shoulders, and arms in this weightlifting video. Take action: isolate back muscles with feet wider than shoulder-width, and bring weight down to hips but don't lock elbows. Lance, the instructor in this how-to video, is certified personal trainer through American Fitness Association of America. He graduated from UNC with a biology degree and currently works for a gym. He s...
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.
Diaphragmatic breathing is a basic yoga breathing technique that is used when performing yoga and meditation. Traditionally it is called yogaasana pranayama. Watch this video yoga tutorial and learn how to practice diaphragmatic breathing.
This tutorial is a demonstration of a speed and conditioning exercise. These stair running workout was developed to increase your overall sports performance. This how to video explains the stair running exercise and how you can incorporate this speed training to develop your flexibility, balance and power.
This tutorial demonstrates plyometrics sports training exercise. This knee tuck jump workout were developed to increase your overall sports performance. This how to video explains a plyometric exercise and how you can incorporate this explosive training into your routine to develop your speed and power to become bigger, faster and stronger.
The Develope is a variation of the original pilates exercises in the side-lying series. This exercise tones the muscles of the legs and increases flexibility while improving core strength as well. Focus on proper form and the fluidity of the movement instead of the height of the leg and you will find this exercise far more effective. Watch this fitness how to video and you'll be toning your body with pilates in no time.
The pilates teaser exercise is tough. This pilates how-to video demonstrates some prep exercises to help you master this challenging exercise. Do the prep work for the teaser on a regular basis to work your way up to the full version of the teaser movement.
Learn how to exercise by doing the side lying hip abduction with ankle weight. EXERCISE DETAILS:
The sumo squat works all leg muscles, although it can also be used to target the inner thighs. This exercise can be performed with or without weighted resistance. The key to this exercise is to stand with the feet beyond shoulder width. The wide stance forces the inner thigh muscles to work harder. The toes should be turned out.
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