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.
The Seal is an original pilates exercise that increases core strength and balance while delivering a fun exercise. The goal of clapping the feet like a seal claps its flippers is to stabilize the torso against the movement of the legs and increase the time your suspended on each side of the movement by just a second or two to develop ab strength and balance. The Seal exercise is probably our favorite exercise as it always makes clients smile. Watch this fitness how to video and you will be st...
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Katherine and Kimberly Corp show you how to do a ten-minute (1o min) pilates arm workout using stretch bands. This workout targets every major muscle group in the arms and helps maintain alignment and ab strength.
Brooke Burk with Modern Mom instructs this video on how to do a quick ab work out. Lay down on your back on a yoga mat. Start with 20 basic crunches with your hands behind your head. If you feel it start to hurt your neck, rest your head against your hands. Now do a bicycle motion with your legs, touching your elbow to your opposite knee with each rep. Do 20 reps. Now point your legs into the air and do 20 crunches. Next bring your legs beside you and to the right, and do 20 more crunches. Re...
Do you want to increase your testosterone levels? Do you want to look manly and rugged as well as fit and healthy? In this video, you learn how to do one leg squats and increase your testosterone. With simply techniques you'll achieve the body you want as well as balancing your mental healthy.
The scissor kick is often used to target the lower abs. However, this exercise does a poor job of working the abs. The hip flexors do most of the work. This exercise can be used in a continuum of ab exercises, but it should not be used as a primary ab exercise.
The stiff leg deadlift is a great exercise for the hamstring and glute areas. The movement is relatively easy to perform. The key is to keep the lower back flat as you bend at the waist. Do not round the back on the way down. The preferred feet position is about shoulder width apart or less. The stiff leg deadlift can also be performed with the feet together.
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A lot of women mistakingly think that they can't do arm exercises or lift weights because they will bulk up like a classic chunkhead. But this logic is extremely false. If you're trying to lose weight, muscle burns more calories per unit than fat, which means gaining muscle is to your advantage.
Tone your upper body by doing these simple pilates exercises with 3-5 pound weights. Begin with the pilates zip up exercise working your biceps and triceps and finish with the superman lunge.
The sirsha angushtha yogasana sounds pretty simple - it's a bending forward pose - but it's actually among the more intermediate yoga poses you can try. In a sort of lunge position, you clasp your arms behind you and bend forward as much as you can, until your head hits the floor if possible.
We usually categorize exercise into two categories: cardio and strength training. You'll hear fitness experts espousing that you have to combine both to effectively burn fat and build muscle. But there are several other abilities you should adapt if you want to be lean all over.
This video shows you how to perform a BOSU ball squat thrust. A beginner and a more advanced version of this exercise are both shown. First you put the BOSU on the ground flat side up and you reach down and grab the sides of the BOSU. You then kick your legs out into a push-up position, do a push-up and then stand back up. You finish the exercise by lifting the BOSU ball over your head. You should do 3 sets of 10 reps of this exercise.
The hanging leg raise is a great exercise for building the lower and middle area of your abdominals. With this how to video you can add the hanging leg raises exercise to your abdominal workout and be on your way to six pack abs.
In this free video exercise lesson, you'll learn how to do a dumbbell front raise weight-lifting routine. With weight lifting, 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. For more information, and to get started using this weight lifting exercise yourself, watch this handy home-fitness how-to.
Watch this video to learn how to burn fat doing cardio. A step by step video tutorial that will guide you through some basic instructions to help you burn fat doing high intensity interval training. Yuri Elkaim from MyTreadmillTrainer presents a very informative lesson on how high intensity training burns fat. He explains the difference between high intensity training and long cardio. Long cardio encourages you to take your time and, for example, go on a 1 to 2 hour slow bike ride. High inten...
Yoga is for everyone, not just yoga lovers. It helps relieve stress and tension. This how-to video has a few inversion poses that will brighten up your mood. Watch and learn how how easy it is to invert your body with headstands, handstand, and forearm stand.
Learn how to exercise by doing the cable side lunge with shoulder side raise. EXERCISE DETAILS:
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Are you looking to slim down and get fit? Want to get rid of your annoying love handles? Add the woodchopper to your routine and improve your core strength and overall fitness. This video provides a clear demonstration of the proper technique for this rotational exercise using a free weight for resistance.
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Excess sexual energy can become a distraction. Redirect yours through the practice of yoga. The celibate's pose, or Bramacharyasana, is a demanding exercise that works the abdominal muscles, arms and legs. The focus required to complete this exercise will train your mind to find spiritual well-being.
What's in a name? Quite a lot. Learn how to choose a good one that targets your desired demographic. Whether you're considering the possibility of starting your own Pilates studio or already have one and just need a little help tackling a particular pedagogical problem, you're sure to be well served by this free video lesson from the folks at Balanced Body Pilates. For more information, including a comprehensive overview, watch this video guide.
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This how-to video is for anybody looking to gain lean muscle right in the convenience of your own home with little to no equipment. The intensity and variety of these exercises makes for an effective muscle-building workout. Standard Pushup
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.
Spinal Rolls are a great way to limber up the spine. Learn how to do the Spinal Roll pose in this tutorial about easy yoga exercises. First, lie on your back, then place hands on knees at chest, next lift your head and rock on your back.
Back exercises can greatly increase the condition of your spine and posture. Learn how to do the pelvic lift exercise with this tutorial. The pelvic lift exercise is a great back and abdominal muscle strengthening exercise. Watch this how to video and you will be able to perform the pelvic lift exercise.
Learn how to exercise by doing the bent over glute kickback with ankle weight and support. EXERCISE DETAILS:
This curl up is commonly used to test abdominal endurance. Many fitness certifying organizations use the curl up as a protocol for exercise testing. This exercise is similar to the abdominal crunch. However, the range of motion is greater than the crunch.
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There is a reason why this little gadget is called a powerball. It gets its name because it exercises your wrist, fingers, and forearm.
This video demonstrates an easy exercise, that anyone can do at home to get rid of love handles and improve overall physique. Lying down on the floor, you must bend your knees and keep your feet 18 to 24 inches apart. With your arms straight down on the side of your body, crunch forward and to the side a few inches, reaching for your left heel with your left hand. Return to the starting position and repeat the exercise to the other side. This is one repetition. This video is a good visual dem...
This clip offers a demonstration of a few exercises that will help with rotation of the thoracic spine. 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.
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...
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We don't usually think that you need exercise equipment in order to work out effectively. In fact, most of the time you can achieve comparable results to going to the gym simply by using your own body weight (doing push ups, for instance, or the Warrior 3 yoga pose).