This how to video shows a great exercise called the bridge or the plank. This is a great abdominal exercise to throw into your core conditioning routine. Watch this fitness tutorial and you can use the bridge or plank on your road to six pack abs.
Whether you're preparing for a thirty minute bout of interval running or for an intense weight lifting session, warming up is vital to building heat in your body so your joints are lubricated and there is less of a chance of injury. Warming up before exercising also boosts your metabolism so you get your heart rate up early and burn more calories during your workout.
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.
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.
Seated dips are one of those exercises that looks easy but is a real pain to actually do. While you can do seated dips on the floor, doing them on a bench with your feet flexed adds an extra dimension of height that will increase muscle intensity and heart rate.
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...
AskEJean shows the viewer how they can get thinner thighs in just three minutes by using a giant work out ball! It's quite easy! All you need to do is replace your chair with a giant exercise ball. Simply bounce up and down on this ball subtly and rotate around. This workout will give you slimmer thighs and help diminish cellulite in your legs. This workout is also great for the core and strength training. In a few weeks you will notice a large change in your legs and thighs. You legs will lo...
To do this tricep and arm toning exercise, just think of the way you take a back scratcher to your back, moving your arms up over your head and then up and down until you finally scratch that itch.
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Maintaining a strong, healthy physique can be time consuming. If you're looking to stay in shape without committing a large chunk of time, this workout might the one for you. It only takes 15 minutes to build strong muscle and stay in shape!
This video shows various exercises to define your abs. These exercises involve breathing techniques. They utilize the breath to reduce your waist and develop perfect abs. The video starts with easy exercises like sucking your belly in. This exercise has to be done for five seconds in the beginning, and later increasing it to a full minute when you are comfortable with it. The video then goes through variations of this exercise. The video is very simple to understand.
The "wood-chopper" isn't just for lumberjacks. You can get the full woodsman workout yourself, without the axe! Men's Health shows you how to do the wood-chopper exercise, and when you power through this move, your upper and lower body, along with your core muscles, are working to the max.
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The outer thigh lift is a great way to work the butt. Whenever leg abduction (movement away from the midline of the body) takes place, the gluteus muscles are involved. Instructions for the outer thigh lift are as follows:
Here is a killer 45 minute back workout that you can do at home with just a set of dumbbells and a pullup bar. This is a back (lats,latissimus dorsi)workout for the advanced bodybuilder. Make sure you have done warm-up sets for both biceps and triceps before starting this workout because we start in with really heavy weights and you don't want to get injured.
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.
In this video, we learn how to do sit ups to lose love handles. First you will need to lay down facing the ceiling and cross your arms over your chest. Raise your body up using your stomach and try to touch your elbows to your knees. Continue to do this and remember to breathe while you are doing this. Do as many crunches as you can, and try to do different variations to change things up. When you are finished, do more exercises and stretch your body out. Doing these every day can help you lo...
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.
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.
This video guide demonstrates the best back exercises to use with the Powertec Workbench Multisystem. A lot of people focus more on training the chest and forget about the importance of developing the back muscles - creating an odd posture. This doesn't only look odd but also makes you more susceptible to injury. Be sure to use exercise equipment properly, otherwise you risk hurting yourself.
During the summer it's almost impossible to not wear skimpy clothing to the beach, whether you're a guy or a girl. So whether you're planning to look in a bikini or swim trunks, it's important to appear toned and at your best.
Want massive, Arnold Schwartzenegger-worthy shoulders? Well, you'll have to work for it, but they're achievable with a few strategic exercises. Building muscle, especially big muscles like the deltoids, requires heavy resistance.
In this video, Coach Jay demonstrates the pedestal routine, which utilizes aspects of yoga and Pilates. There are three factors which should be taken into account before starting: first, you should maintain your breathing throughout. Next, make sure to engage the muscles around your core, and make sure that you have a straight line from your foot to your shoulder in each exercise. Keeping this in mind, begin by holding a push-up position for 30 seconds, keeping your body straight. Next, turn ...
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.
The man describes how to get a nice round sexy looking butt. He says to use a bed, but if you don't have a bed, a long table that will support you will do fine. He shows his technique on a table. Next he lays on the table, reaching up and out he grabs the sides of the table. Rest your head on the pillow for support. With the legs hanging off the back of the table raise them up as high as you can squeezing your butt and then lower back to the ground. Once you got the technique down, raise your...
The circular motion of this "figure-of-eight crunch" will really work your abdominal muscles. See the details in the video from Men's Health, which shows you how to do a really powerful crunches exercise.
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Do you own a Powertech Workbench? If you do, learn how to exercise effectively while using the Powertec Workbench Multisystem in this walkthrough of the system. This tutorial will demonstrate how to make sure that every rep counts rather than just counting each rep. With appropriate technique, you will get the best out of your training session.
A certified strength and conditioning specialist, demonstrates the fat burn circuit with the Powertec Workbench Multisystem. He talks about maintaining muscle, gaining muscle, and losing fat with the right set of workouts. In this workout, you will need to use a circuit which involves moving from one exercise to another and doing everything in the same order several times in a row.
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
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.
The Twinkie diet is about as ridiculous as the cookie diet. While proponents of the diet say that as long as you eat fewer calories than you burn off, you'll lose weight, they forget to mention that you're losing muscle as well as fat.
Eliminate the FUPA from your body! This fitness video will show you the cure to that nasty "Fat Upper Pubic Area" that most woman have trouble with. That belly flab is a no-go, so start using this abs workout to begin exercising your abdominal area and feeling great again. You don't need to go the gym for this exercise routine… you just need some motivation and a workout ball.
Love handles suck. It doesn't matter if you're slightly chubbier than you'd like to be or skinny with a case of the muffin top: Love handles plague us all. But there is a way to get rid of them for good.
It can be really hard and intimidating to start a fitness program, especially if you've never worked out on a consistent basis before. But if your goal is to lose anywhere from 30 to 50 pounds then you really can't get away with not exercising.
One of the easiest ways to increase the intensity of your strength training workout is to add weights to your normal exercise. So if you're acclimated to doing the pilates 100, then add a set of three pound weights, holding them in your hands as you shift them up and down. The addition of weights makes the motion much harder, which means greater muscle intensity for a better workout.
Are you a woman who's afraid to lift weights because you think you're going to end up looking like the Incredible Hulk? Contrary to what many women believe, lifting weights will not make you look super bulky and manly. In fact, adding muscle to your body will burn more fat and also make your arms and legs look more toned.
In this video, we learn how to train legs to avoid failure using post exhaust training. First you will do a hack squat, which is where you will hold dumbbells and place your heels on a step, then squat down through the heels. Keep your chest up while doing this and you will work your butt, hamstrings and lower back. The next exercise you can do is a front lunge, which includes you lunging to make a 90 degree angle alternating between legs. The last exercise you can do is to hold a bar and squ...
Joel Harper shows us how to work every single muscle in your abs in this video tutorial. This is an ab routine that will work every single muscle in your abs. Start off by laying down on your back and your knees up in the air. Next, lift up your neck using your abs, using your hands on the bottom as support, but not lifting your head with your arms. Keep breathing during this and lift using your core. Keep your elbows out of your vision, then lift your feet up in the air and sway from side to...