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How To: Train legs to failure using "post-exhaust training"

In this video, we learn how to train legs to avoid failure using post exhaust training. First you will do a hack squat, which is where you will hold dumbbells and place your heels on a step, then squat down through the heels. Keep your chest up while doing this and you will work your butt, hamstrings and lower back. The next exercise you can do is a front lunge, which includes you lunging to make a 90 degree angle alternating between legs. The last exercise you can do is to hold a bar and squ...

How To: Work every single muscle in your abs with Joel Harper

Joel Harper shows us how to work every single muscle in your abs in this video tutorial. This is an ab routine that will work every single muscle in your abs. Start off by laying down on your back and your knees up in the air. Next, lift up your neck using your abs, using your hands on the bottom as support, but not lifting your head with your arms. Keep breathing during this and lift using your core. Keep your elbows out of your vision, then lift your feet up in the air and sway from side to...

How To: Improve your posture & balance with a Pilates Reformer

This clip demonstrates a number of methods for improving posture and balance with a Pilates Reformer exercise machine. 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: Perform hip extensions with a Pilates step barrel

This clip provides instruction on how to perform a simple hip extension routine with a Pilates step barrel. 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 thi...

How To: Improve thoracic breathing with a stability sling

This clip offers instruction on how to improve the thoracic breathing of a pregnant woman through use of a Pilates stability sling. 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 complet...

How To: Improve lumbo-pelvic stability with a Pilates Reformer

Better your lumbo-pelvic stability with a Pilates Reformer exercise machine. 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: Use a pilate reformer

Get that body toned and conditioned for a balanced life with the help of Pilates! In this Pilates tutorial conducted by expert, Ann Arnoult, learn how to use a Pilate Reformer. The Pilates Reformer builds on the idea of mat exercises, adding new levels of resistance with weight-bearing exercises. Improve the quality of movement, posture, flexibility and range of motion with help from a Pilates specialist in this free video.

How To: Do a goddess-pose breathing exercise

Wind down with the simple yoga relaxation exercise outlined in this free video lesson. As an added bonus, unlike most yoga exercises, which require some bare minimum of athleticism, the "goddess pose" demonstrated in this tutorial is as simple as reclining. Find out how to do the goddess pose with help from a yoga instructor in this free video on yoga relaxation exercises.

How To: Increase your bench press with "white knuckles"

The instructor talks about a technique called white knuckles. White knuckles means creating tension with your hands. You'll squeeze the bar as hard as you can to create tension, and you'll see white knuckles. To learn how to do this take a jump stretch band and wrap it around your wrists. Now you'll have to spread your hands out and hold the bar as hard as you can so that your hands don't slip on the bar. This will also teach you to pull your hands apart to engage the last. Lie on the bench w...

How To: Do V-sit abdominal exercises with Brooke Burke

In this exercise video, Brooke Burke and Autumn Calabrese, trainers with Modern Mom, help women viewers attain their fitness goals by teaching you how to perform stomach exercises! They demonstrate how to perform aerobic motions that train your abs and core; they explain how V-sit abdominal exercises work, show how you can set your own personal fitness goals, and also show you how you can increase the level of challenge you get from your workout. Advice is also offered on rest and managing th...

How To: Do bridge exercises with Brooke Burke

This exercise video for women, featuring Autumn Calebrese and Brooke Burke from Modern Mom, show you how to work your abs and stomach area! In "the Bridge," you arch your back slowly, working the gluteus maximus as well as the core area in general. Do about twenty-five repetitions, if possible, in three sets; afterwards, you can try a "pulse" method for an increased rate of "burn." This activity can be repeated until you are fatigued, and possibly consider holding at the top for increased fit...

How To: Do a fat burning cable workout

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to burn fat with a cable workout. These exercises will require a cable machine. There are four exercises in this workout. These four exercises are: cable wood chop, reverse wood chop, one arm cable row and exercise ball cable crunches. When performing these exercises, do not use a heavy weight. These exercises mainly target the abdominal and core muscles. They also target biceps, obliques and back muscles. This video tutorial will benefit those viewer...

How To: Get six pack abs through bench crunches

Six pack abs are possible, if you put in the time and work. This instructional video demonstrates simple exercises you can do to sculpt your abs. Rememeber, abs don't just happen over night, but stick to it. Llittle can compare with the satisfaction of looking down at your own washboard stomach.

How To: Do exercises with resistance bands

The resistance band is great, because you can use it at home or even when you're traveling. This how-to video will show you what you need to do in order to put together a resistance band training program. This kind of workout will help you burn a lot of calories and fat! The first exercise is called "Squad Press": step on the resistance band with both of your feet, then drop down to a squad, onto the heels, the push up and lift the resistance band as high as possible. Watch this how-to instru...

How To: Do a beginner 20 minute workout with Joel Harper

Lose weight and tone up by following this 20 minute beginner workout daily. Joel Harper and his assistant Michelle demonstrate how to loosen up your body by doing various stretches. The more you warm your body up the better of a workout you will have. You can hold the poses shown to build your muscle and stamina up. Since muscles burn more calories than fat you will burn more calories during the day by building up your muscles. Great workout for beginners or for a warm up workout for advanced...

How To: Tone abs with a wood-chopper exercise

The "wood-chopper" isn't just for lumberjacks. You can get the full woodsman workout yourself, without the axe! Men's Health shows you how to do the wood-chopper exercise, and when you power through this move, your upper and lower body, along with your core muscles, are working to the max.

How To: Increase height through yoga stretching exercises

Want to increase your height? Well watch this fitness instructional video and learn how through some simple yoga stretching exercises you will seem taller. Having the right posture is key to how tall or short you seem and you will learn all this by watching this yoga stretching instructional video. Seem taller and improve your posture by simply doing some easy yoga stretching a couple of days a week. So if you want to seem taller watch this instructional video.

How To: Do the beginner pilates move the Saw

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How To: Do the beginner pilates move Leg Pull Front Support

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: Leg Pull Front Support. Pilates exercises focus on breathing, alignments of the spine & build strong torso muscles.

How To: Kickbox without knee pain

Ginger Gustafson, kickboxing instructor, demonstrates how to do some basic kickboxing moves, explaining stance and position. Kickboxing is a great full body workout, but this form of exercise can be hard on knees if you practice unprepared. Watch this video fitness tutorial and learn how to kickbox without knee pain.

How To: Do an aerobics L-Step

Strengthen the heart muscle with aerobic exercises. Learn how to do an aerobics L-Step in this exercise tutorial. When performing the L-Step you should start with left foot, step up, bring feet together, step down, bring feet together again, and add knees to increase workout. With this how to video you can incorporate the L-Step into your workout.

How To: Choreograph a step aerobics routine

Step aerobics follow choreography in groups using an elevated platform. Classes are offered for all skill levels. Learn how to choreograph a step aerobics routine in this exercise tutorial. Remember to keep it basic, use 32 count phrases, work both sides, build routine, and put it all together. With this how to video you can choreograph a great step aerobics routine.

How To: Practice the Lion yoga pose

The Lion yoga pose certainly looks funny and you may get a few chuckles if you do this in front of people, but it has amazing benefits for you entire face. Consisting of you sticking your tongue out while exhaling with a hissing sound, the Lion pose helps strengthen your jaw muscles and is a great way to relieve stress. Your face, mouth, and throat will also feel totally rejuvenated afterwards.

How To: Stretch the anterior deltoid

Increase the flexibility of your shoulders. Exercises and stretches for your workout routine in this fitness video. Take action: use stretching device, hold stretch for 15 to 30 seconds, then lean farther from hand to increase the stretch, and rotate shoulder to target deltoids. Tom Clifford, the instructor of 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 tricep cruls with dumbbells

Triceps curls target the muscles at the back of the arm, building muscle mass and toning. Learn how to do triceps curl exercises in this strength training video. Take action: extend arm above head & elbow at 45 degrees, move slowly, lower weight and extend up, fix your upper arm in place, and lift to 7/8 of full extension. Tom Clifford, the instructor of this how-to video, has a degree in physical education, fitness and health from Eastern Michigan University, where he ran track and cross-cou...

How To: Do triceps extension exercises for seniors

Triceps extensions for seniors target the triceps muscles of the upper arm to build muscle mass and tone. Learn how to do triceps extension exercises for seniors in this strength training video. Take action: use sturdy chair, keep back straight and abs tight, use light weight, lift elbow and hold in place, lower the weight, extend 7/8 of full potential, and contract triceps. Tom Clifford, the instructor in this how-to video, has a degree in physical education, fitness and health from Eastern ...

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...