Hot Fitness How-Tos

How To: Name your Pilates class to match your target audience

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.

How To: Become aware of your pelvic placement

Pilates exercises involve strengthening the core and flattening the abs, so why are your instructors always talking about the pelvis? This how to video explains the importance of pelvic placement and how it relates to the lower back and the muscles around the hip joint. Just becoming aware of your pelvic placement as you drive your car, walk down the street or do any household activity can help you improve your alignment and strengthen the deep postural muscles of your body.

How To: Do medicine ball haybales exercises for runners

In this Fitness video tutorial you will learn how to do medicine ball hay bales exercises for runners. This is a fantastic general strength exercise. This is a simple routine to do. Keep your feet hip width apart, drop the ball, bend down keeping the back straight, catch the ball with both hands and lift it over one shoulder as if you are throwing a hay bale in to a barn. Repeat the same step; this time lifting the ball over the other shoulder. While lifting the ball over the shoulder, twist ...

How To: Do a supine leg raise

The supine leg raise is often used to target the lower abs. However, when the legs are elevated from a supine position, the hip flexors become the prime movers, not the abs. Leg raises can put stress on the lumbar spine. Thus, alternative exercises are recommended. It is also important to note that the midsection is not divided into lower and upper halves. The rectus abdominis is one muscle.

How To: Ignore painful muscles and keep exercising

Sore muscles are no fun, but the only way to make it stop is to continue working out. The more you work your muscles, the stronger they will get and the less they will hurt when you use them. No matter how much it hurts you have to work through the pain. Check out this tutorial for info and advice on how to get past the aches and reach your maximum potential.

How To: Lose unwanted love handles fast

In this video, Caroline gives you a few tips on how to lose your love handles easily, Caroline herself lost her love handles during a 9 day cleanse in which she lost 2 inches off her waist. In order to do this exercise, you need to first stand with your legs about shoulder length apart. Then, placing one of your arms at your hip, extend the other one far above your head, touching your ear on the same side. Begin to stretch to the opposite side, stretching your side until you are at about a 45...

How To: Get a sexy bod w/ celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson

In this video from PEOPLE celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson shows us how to get a sexy body and keep it that way! First exercise is with your feet a little wider than shoulder length apart and bend and straighten. Do as many as you can. Try not to take breaks. Do up to 100. Next exercise is the butt pulse. Grab a chair and straighten your leg behind you holding yourself up by grabbing the chair. Lift the leg as high as you can and make little tiny pulses towards the ceiling. Next is the outer ...

How To: Do interval exercises to build muscle in your legs

This video shows you how to do interval exercises to build muscle in your legs. Darin Steen, creator of the Fat Loss Lifestyle 12-Week Body Transformation Program, shows you how to do the king of all leg exercises... The Squat! Not just any squat, the smith machine back squat. It is the most effective and safe exercise for massive leg development that you will ever see! For safety purposes make sure you use a weight belt when doing this exercise. Keep your feet shoulder width apart, squat dow...

How To: Get a flat stomach in a week

Are addicted to junk food, beer, and alcohol and now you've got a big old belly to show for it? In this video, you'll learn an easy way to get a flat stomach in a week. Yes, a week exercise and routines you can implement in your everyday life, and even while your watching TV. Work towards your hot body with this easy to follow video.

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 body weight squats and jump rope for strength

Combination body weight squats and jump rope drills is a great way to warm up for strength and power training. Learn how to perform combo body weight squats with jump rope drills properly from Michael Rosengart, a professional fitness trainer in Santa Monica, California, in this workout tutorial. When performing body weight squats and jump rope for strength you should use full range of motion in legs, alternate to jumping rope and squats. With this how to video you can incorporate body weight...

How To: Do a finishing exercise to get bigger biceps

Are you looking to get big, burly arms? If you are into bodybuilding, or are just trying to perfect your physique.. have a look at this video. In it, you will learn how to do a finishing exercise and get bigger biceps. It is probably best if you do these exercises as a more seasoned bodybuilder, so that you do not hurt yourself.

How To: Do Sumo squats

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to perform a sumo squat. It is the same as a regular squat, except the legs are extended more wider. The bar should be setup a little bit below your shoulder level. Go into a split stance when picking up the bar. Keep your core muscles tight and keep the bar stabilized. Spread the legs wide, pass the shoulder width. This exercise target the leg muscles and helps strengthen them. Inhale when going up and exhale when going down. This video will benefit ...

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 seal stretch

Back exercises can greatly increase the condition of your spine and posture. Learn how to do the seal stretch with this tutorial. The pelvic lift exercise is a great exercise for the back and buttock muscles. Watch this how to video and you will be able to perform the seal stretch.

How To: Do a forward flying yoga pose with a partner

Partner Yoga is a unique physical and spiritual practice which combines powerful techniques and exercises from yoga. Partner yoga uses poses (asanas) to focus the mind and increase strength, stamina and flexibility. The poses are combined with breathing techniques (prananyams)

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