Hot Fitness How-Tos

How To: Do a double crunch ab exercise

The double crunch exercise involves two movements: a traditional abdominal crunch and a reverse crunch or knee-in. The reverse crunch portion of this exercise is supposed to target the lower portion of the abdomen. However, it is important to note that whenever the knees move toward the chest from a supine position (on your back), the hip flexors are the prime movers.

How To: Do the beginner pilates move the One Hundred

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:

How To: Get Six Pack Abs

The abdominals can be considered one of the best signals of fitness and strength and is one of the most sought-after muscle groups to develop by both men and women. While the abdominals are very desirable, it can be one of the most difficult areas to distinguish and maintain. This article's purpose is to give you the hard truths, advice, and workout for gaining a hard body and new look.

How To: Do a dumbbell pullover back exercise

The dumbbell pullover is primarily going to work the upper back muscles. This exercise also works just about all the muscles of the upper body to some degree. 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. Instructions for the dumbbell pullover are listed below:

How To: Protect your wrists when using a Pilates Reformer

See how to avoid compressive forces on the wrist and still do abdominal and arm work when 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.

How To: Do a sitting toe touch for your abs

In this video, we learn how to do a toe touch. First, grab a yoga mat and place it on a hard surface. Sit down and rock back pulling your legs in the air. Now, raise your arms creasing your elbows slightly. lower and pull your legs in the air, making your arms touch your toes as close as possible. If you can just touch the ankles that is fine. You can also place your arms on the floor if raising them in the air is too much work for you. If you want, you can lay flat on the floor and raise you...

How To: Do a concentrated hip extension

In this video, you are shown, you are shown how to properly do a concentrated hip extension. You are instructed to lay on the floor, supported on your elbows. With one knee on the floor, you are then told to life the opposite leg off the floor, completely extended, to form a horizontal line from the floor. While lifting the leg to about 40 degrees, you are to contract the muscles of the same glutes at the same time. After, return to the starting position, bringing your leg to form the horizon...

How To: Do a 3 minute colon cleanse exercise

In this tutorial, we learn how to do exercises that help cleanse the colon. You will first need to start in a position where you are squatting with your hands on the ground in front of your feet. While you are in this position, you will want to sing your favorite mantra while breathing in and out and completely relax the body. Use your lower abdominals to deep breathe while releasing the breathe through your mouth. When finished, relax and sit back down into a butterfly position and deep brea...

How To: Do aerobic steps for beginners

In this online video series learn aerobics from personal trainer Ricketta Butler, who holds a Health Science Education Degree from the University of Florida. In this series of video clips she teaches aerobics exercises such as : the a step, hop turn, knee straddle, alternating knees, L step, basic left, over the top, basic right, safety for step exercises, straddle, turn steps, v step left, v step right, and the v step right and left.

How To: Do a cable pullover back exercise

The cable pullover is a great way to work the upper back muscles. This exercise also works just about all the muscles of the upper body to some degree. 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.

How To: Practice Jnana yoga

Jnana yoga refers to wisdom and discernment in meditation. Learn how to practice Jnana yoga in this video lesson. To practice Jnana yoga you should center on a question, reject all knowledge, and meditate on intuitive knowledge. With the steps from this how to video you will be able to practice Jnana yoga.

How To: Improve posture by activating your upper back muscles

In this video, Ozzie Jacobs shows how to activate your upper back muscles in order to tone them effectively when at the gym. As Ozzie explains, this is often more difficult to achieve due to the tendency of your shoulders to slump forward due to the effect of gravity. In order to properly activate your upper back muscles at a machine like a rowing machine, Ozzie advises her viewers to make sure that their back muscles are tightened, focusing and consciously trying to pull your shoulder blades...

How To: Get ripped fast for guys with a slim tone

This video workout is aimed at skinny guys who want to get ripped. Some tips for weight training are to train less than 45 minutes at a time, focus on compound movements, try to get 5% stronger every two weeks, don't do more than one or two forced reps, and split your workout into 3 days for various body parts. To gain muscle mass, eat about 15 times your current body weight in calories, including 1-1.5 grams of protein per pound. Eat twice as many carbs as protein, high quality fats, and nut...

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 the beginner pilates move Heel Beats

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:

How To: Do external and internal rotation weight exercises

This is Fitness for Dummies. Learn how to do simple weight exercises. External and internal rotation exercises focus on your rotator cuff muscles. This workout video shows correct form and technique for strengthening your rotator and shoulder muscles. Do external and internal rotation weight exercises.

How To: Combat layer syndrome with Pilates barrel exercises

Learn how to perform a barrel exercise routine perfect for those with layer syndrome. 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 ...

How To: Do a yoga grasshopper and peacock pose

In this video, Dina Prioste shows us how to do a yoga grasshopper and peacock pose. First, get into a grasshopper pose with your elbows close together. Place your chin on the floor and pick your knees up into the air. Remember to focus on breathing while you are doing this, because it will be challenging. This is a really deep shoulder opener, so it will be difficult if you have no tried it before. Make sure you stretch out well before you do this, or you run the risk of pulling a muscle. You...

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