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How To: Perform a cardio-infused Pilates Reformer routine

Get your heart pumping with the cardio-infused Pilates Reformer machine workout demonstrated in this video guide. 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, gi...

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 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: Elevate your metabolism with kettlebell swing workouts

In this tutorial, we learn how to elevate your metabolism with kettlebell swing workouts. What you will do is a kettlebell swing. You will do twenty seconds of movement followed by ten seconds of rest. Repeat this for a total of eight rounds. This will elevate your metabolism for up for 31 hours. First, elevate your knees and stretch your hamstrings and glutes. Swing up using your glutes to thrust the kettlebell forward. Time this so you do twenty seconds on and ten seconds off. Do this fast ...

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 the swimmer exercise to workout hamstrings, glutes and core muscles

In order to do the swimmer exercise, you need to be flat on the ground (on your belly) with your arms and legs stretched out. Then, you just lift one arm and one opposing leg (i.e. right arm; left leg), hold, then drop them while simultaneously lifting the other ones. The swimmer works the core muscles, the glutes and the hamstrings. You should do this move about 5 times (sets) with 12 reps each. Personal trainer Milton Morehead, from Fit&FabLiving, shows you this easy body sculpting workout.

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: 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 the ski squats exercise

Back exercises can greatly increase the condition of your spine and posture. Learn how to do ski squats exercise with this tutorial. The ski squat exercise strengthens the back and thigh muscles. People with knee problems should avoid this exercise. Watch this how to video and you will be able to perform the ski squat exercise.

How To: Do seated rows with a theraband

This video demonstrates howto do seated rows with a theraband. This exerciswe works the latisimus dorsi and upper back. Doon't lean to far back when pulling the theraband to your chest, your body should end in the upright position. Do seated rows with a theraband.

How To: Do a crossover lunge

The crossover lunge is an advanced exercise that is used to build strength and improve flexibility in the muscles that act on the hips and thighs. The crossover step is often used as a warm-up to prepare for more dynamic exercises or sports conditioning drills.

How To: Do the rope climber ab exercise

If you are looking to add excitement to the traditional abdominal crunch, consider rope climbers. In this exercise, the abs go through a similar range of motion as the classic ab crunch. However, two things make this exercise unique. The first is the "rope-pulling" motion. The second is the range of the upper back and shoulders. They come up a bit higher than in the crunch.

How To: Get ripped and toned feminine arms

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to get ripped and tone feminine arms. This video provides 4 exercises to do. The exercises in this video are: triangle push-up, shoulder press, pike push-up and triceps extension. For the triangle, form the hands together into a triangle and push, keeping the elbows close to the body. For the shoulder press, lift a pair of dumbbells with the arms parallel to the ground, then push them up over the head. For the pike push-up, go into a downward dog posi...

How To: Perform hip opening tiger stretches

In this video from Shiva Rea we learn how to perform hip opening tiger stretches in yoga. Shiva oozes with sensuality and loves what she does. Coming forward into a lunge, take right arm in front of right shin, turn head to right side, and come back into the runner's stretch. Next time you come forward you can tuck the left toes under and turn to the left, a give a HA HA cough. And last, come forward, you can come to the edge of the right foot, turn head to the right, and get even lower, and ...

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 a prone bridge plank position ab exercise

The prone (face down) bridge or plank is a great exercise if you are trying to develop the core. This exercise is unique in that it is done from a static position. There are no repetitive movements. The prone bridge strengthens the lower back, as well as several muscles in the upper body. If you are new to exercise, consider starting with a modified version of the prone bridge, then progress to a full bridge. A workout mat is recommended.

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: Do an uneven push-up

The uneven push-up targets the pectorals, triceps, deltoids and core muscles. In this fitness tutorial, SSG Ken Weichert, Army Master fitness trainer, teaches you the proper way to do the uneven push-up exercise. Try to do regular push ups after performing this exercise. You will notice your form for the regular push ups are much better.

How To: Do a seated chest press exercise with resistance bands

The seated chest press can be done from any chair with a seat back. This exercise is great for shaping and strengthening the chest muscles. The chest is scientifically named the pectoralis. 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: Do a dumbbell toe raise

The dumbbell toe raise (aka dumbbell calf raise) mainly works the upper portion of the calves or the gastrocnemius. Three items are needed for this exercise: 1) a supportive apparatus for balance 2) an elevated surface (e.g. aerobic step, 2 x 4, etc.) to allow for full range of motion 3) a dumbbell.

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