This clip offers advice on how to mobilize the thoracic spine during pregnancy by 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, ...
This "chest workout home edition " was designed to provide an easy and fun professional workout for everyone. These exercises are designed to tone main pectoral muscles (upper, major and minor pectoral muscles) and you can workout wherever you want: at home, in the park, on the beach or at the gym.
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.
The best way to make sure you don't throw your back out when moving a heavy television and that your body stays lithe and strong even as you age is to do push ups, chest exercises that work out your entire body at once while focusing on strengthening your back and core.
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...
Posture plays a huge role in your entire respiratory system. Enabling your body to have good psture can increase breathing and really help expand your lungs. This video will demonstrate exactly how to improve lung capacity with a posture breath excersise.
People who have never done yoga before often mistakingly think that yoga is simply stretching, and that there's only one kind of yoga. But yoga is so much more than making your body all Gumby-like. There are many different disciplines of yoga, each designed with a different goal in mind (vinyasa, or power yoga, is about working up a sweat through fast yoga flow, while hatha yoga is about meditation).
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.
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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
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Learn how you can do a workout using the balance disc cushion. A disc cushion is a great way to improve your balance and core strength. Watch this how to video and you can get in shape with this balance disc cushion.
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.
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...
The Teaser is a very challenging original pilates exercise that involves abdominal strength, core strength, balance and coordination. To make learning the Teasers easier, this Teaser starts with the legs in the air, roll up to Teaser position using abdominal strength, balance at the top and roll down with control. The Teaser strengthens your core, flattens your abs and make you feel really great when you get it. Watch this fitness how to video and you'll be toning your body with pilates in no...
The Golden Egg is perhaps more of a state of mind than a posture in yoga. The Golden Egg involves sustaining and concentrating your core strength, creating what Sadie Nardini calls an "abdominal balloon."
The largest muscle in the back is scientifically known as the latissimus dorsi. You might see it referred to as the "lats" or "wings." The lats are used any time you pull something. For example, when you open a fridge or a car door, you are primarily using your lat muscles. The lat pulldown with resistance tubing is a great way to target the back muscles.
This yoga bow pose, as our host suggests, is great for soccer athletes. After a long game stretch out those sore upper leg muscles with a this yoga pose. Watch this how to video and learn how to do the bow pose in yoga.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do side crunches on an exercise ball. Begin by sitting on the exercising ball. Then roll down on the ball until the back is resting on the ball. Now sit up using your abdominal muscles and twist to the sides. Exhale as you go up and inhale as you go down. This exercise targets the abdominal, core and oblique muscles. The level of this exercise is intermediate. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested in health and fitness, and would...
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This video shows how to do the standing incline fly exercise on a cable crossover gym.
In this video from Livestrong we learn how to do a barbell full squat to increase leg strength. Find a squat rack at a gym and rack your bar a little bit below shoulder. In a split stance, come up underneath the bar and rest it on the back of your shoulders. Lift off, core tight, and step back away. Feet shoulder width apart, chest up, head up. In a sitting motion, come back down and then back up. Drive through the heels, abs tight. Down and up. Remember to keep chest and head up always and s...
This tutorial shows speed and conditioning exercises. This 4th quarter workout was developed to increase your overall sports performance. This video explains the fourth quarter drill exercise and how you can incorporate this speed training to develop your flexibility, balance and power.
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In this video, we learn how to do a kettlebell for beginners. The first exercise you can do is a kettlebell front swing. Stand while opening your legs, then pick up your kettlebell and swing it through the middle of the legs. Use a tight movement and use momentum to control your upwards and downwards movements. The next exercise you can do is a single arm front swing. You will do the same movements as in the first exercise, except holding the kettlebell with one hand and having the other plac...
Working out can help to prevent neck injury. Learn exercises and stretches for your workout routine in this fitness video. Take action: use light weight and towel, place stomach flat on bench, hang neck off bench and lift forward, and lift neck straight up using hands for support. 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 track and cross-country. Tom has worked as a personal trainer ...
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Handstands are hard to do in general, whether you're a yoga veteran or a little tyke trying to impress his friends in P.E. Yoga junkies, however, possess a much butter control of the muscles that hold a handstand in place, including the core and arms.
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If you're on a diet and exercise routine, it's probably better to do a few lateral arm lifts and bicep curls than to scarf down a donut if you have a few minutes to spare.
The dumbbell squat is a great exercise for building the quads, hamstrings and glutes. With this how to video you can add the dumbbell squats to your workout and watch your legs grow!
Learn exercises for seniors, including chair exercises, to strengthen muscles and increase flexibility in this free online video series.
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.
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...
Cable rope rows are great for adding as a finishing exercise in your routine. With this how to video you can add the cable rope rows to the end of your back workout and start with bent over barbell rows and seated cable rows for a solid mass building back workout.
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...
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