Hot Fitness How-Tos

How To: Work your inner & outer thighs with a Pilates machine

In this clip, you'll learn how to target your inner and outer thighs using a Pilates Reformer 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 fre...

How To: Do 4 types of dumbbell punches

Get the shoulders of a boxer without ever entering the ring. This exercise builds your shoulders with a series of classic boxing moves, with weights in each hand to up the ante. Learn how to do dumbbell punches (the four types are: side-to-side, cross up, cross down, and hooks). Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life.

How To: Do a hip roll ab exercise

The hip roll is great if you are looking to target the midsection. This exercise is used to target the oblique muscles, which occupy the sides of the midsection. The job of the obliques is to assist with rotation of the torso, as well as basic abdominal contractions.

How To: Do back isolation exercises

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...

How To: Get a ripped chest at home

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.

How To: Practice couch yoga with Tara Stiles

Yoga is for everyone, not just yoga lovers. Yoga is even for those couch potatoes. It helps relieve stress and tension. This how-to video has yoga poses you can do on your couch. Watch and learn how to sitting poses and twists that will help you relax.

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: Perform back extensions on a Pilates Reformer machine

In this clip, learn the proper method for performing back extensions on a Pilates Reformer. 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 ...

How To: Do asanas in Kundalini yoga

Use yoga Asanas to awaken your Kundalini Energy in this video clip about yoga poses and moves. Take action: use same posture as Kundalini yoga, hold pose three to 11 minutes, and expect a challenge. Cindy Mastry, the instructor in this how-to video, has practiced yoga since the age of eight, and also has a background in Jazz and Ballet. Active in the fitness industry for nearly twenty years, she teaches aerobics, kickboxing, and yoga at many fitness centers in the Tampa Bay area. Cindy traine...

How To: Control yoga breath with a breathing theme

Watch this how to video to use a breathing theme with your stretches. Improve your flexibility and stronger mind body connection with yoga. This yoga breathing theme makes your stretches wonderfully fluid and helps you pace your breathing. It's a good strategy when flexibility is the goal.

How To: Do the flutter kick exercise

Want to get great abs, thighs, and a butt all by doing just one exercise? Then save time while still getting awesome results by doing the flutter kick exercise, which involves kicking your legs one on top of the other while keeping them at a 45 degree angle.

How To: Use a sledgehammer to tone your stomach

Believe it or not, a sledgehammer is a great way to workout those abs and those love handles. You can easily (okay, not easily) lose belly fat by swinging that heavy hammer around instead of going to the gym. No gym membership and you can do it right in your own backyard! Watch this video tutorial to help you learn how to use a sledgehammer to tone your stomach.

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: Spin on a stationary bike

Spinning, or indoor cycling, is a form of aerobic exercise that uses a stationary bike. It can be done individually or in a class. Learn how to spin in this exercise tutorial. When spinning you should keep feet tight in stirrups, use three sitting positions, keep knees safe, adjust the height and keep feet flat, thighs engaged. With this how to video you will be able to spin for a more effective workout.

How To: Do a pec fly exercise with resistance tubing

The pec fly with resistance tubing is great for shaping and strengthening the chest muscles. The chest is scientifically named the pectoralis (hence "pec" fly). This muscle is used any time you push a chair up to the table, shut a car door, or push a shopping cart. There are two muscles that make up the pectoralis. They are the pectoralis major and minor. The pectoralis major is always the prime mover during chest exercises.

How To: Remove calluses for bodybuilders

Calluses can become a big problem for weightlifters, which is caused by not wearing gloves when you're lifting weights. The friction between the hand and the bar caused by the movement and weight is the factor for getting a callus. Easy way to remove them is using a product called Calluses and scab remover. Apply liberally to spots making sure not to miss any spots. Allow to sit for one to two days and then presto you should see that your calluses have regressed or disappeared completely.

How To: Do the dancing dog yoga pose

The Dancing Dog Pose starts as the popular Downward Dog Pose. Learn a new yoga pose in this video yoga lesson. Take action: start in Downward Dog, extend leg and open hip, allow foot to fall, and lengthen the spine. Cindy Mastry, the instructor of this how-to video, has practiced yoga since the age of eight, and also has a background in Jazz and Ballet. Active in the fitness industry for nearly twenty years, she teaches aerobics, kickboxing, and yoga at many fitness centers in the Tampa Bay a...

How To: Do a towel crunch abs exercise

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.

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