The Standard Squat focuses on the quadriceps and the glutes, but it also involves the hamstrings, the calves, and the lower back. In this fitness tutorial, SSG Ken Weichert, Army Master fitness trainer, teaches you the proper form for the squat exercise. Watch this how to video and do the squat exercise, sans drill sergeant, at home.
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.
Brooke Burk with Modern Mom instructs this video on how to do a quick ab work out. Lay down on your back on a yoga mat. Start with 20 basic crunches with your hands behind your head. If you feel it start to hurt your neck, rest your head against your hands. Now do a bicycle motion with your legs, touching your elbow to your opposite knee with each rep. Do 20 reps. Now point your legs into the air and do 20 crunches. Next bring your legs beside you and to the right, and do 20 more crunches. Re...
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...
We don't usually think that you need exercise equipment in order to work out effectively. In fact, most of the time you can achieve comparable results to going to the gym simply by using your own body weight (doing push ups, for instance, or the Warrior 3 yoga pose).
The full sit up is the second event of the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) or Physical Readiness Test (PRT). Use this clip to better understand the rules, breathing techniques, and overall strategies to achieve best results. In this fitness tutorial, SSG Ken Weichert, Army Master fitness trainer, teaches you how to do sit ups properly.
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In this tutorial, we learn how to do ultra wide pushups for a big chest. A basic pushup can be way too easy if you are an experienced body builder, but you can do different variations to strengthen your body further. First, get down on the ground and place your arms much wider outside of your body than they normally would be. This will make you push harder up while your hands are pushing outward. This will make you work hard and squeeze at the same time, and your range of motion will be limit...
Pushups are a great body weight exercise you can do just about anywhere. Pushups work your pecs, shoulders and triceps. With this how to video you can add pushups to your body weight workout and get buff pecs.
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.
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...
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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.
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
Six pack abs are possible, if you put in the time and work. This instructional video demonstrates simple exercises you can do to sculpt your abs. Rememeber, abs don't just happen over night, but stick to it. Llittle can compare with the satisfaction of looking down at your own washboard stomach.
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.
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 demonstrates an easy exercise, that anyone can do at home to get rid of love handles and improve overall physique. Lying down on the floor, you must bend your knees and keep your feet 18 to 24 inches apart. With your arms straight down on the side of your body, crunch forward and to the side a few inches, reaching for your left heel with your left hand. Return to the starting position and repeat the exercise to the other side. This is one repetition. This video is a good visual dem...
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.
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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.
Consistently used in many forms of physical training, the push up has been considered one of the best physical tests of muscular fitness and endurance. Namely known for its use in the military as well as other physically demanding activities such as boxing and the martial arts, the push up is necessary for any physical examination in which many struggle with.
The Georgetown Army ROTC program first describes the benefits, and then demonstrates a proper army pushup to standard. Pushups are common in the army, they increase the strength and endurance of your chest, shoulders, and triceps muscle. The push up is also a part of the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT). In order to be contracted and received scholarship benefits male cadets in the age range of 17 - 21 must perform 43 pushups while female cadets in the same age range must perform 19 pushups.
Hip lifts may look simple but they are trickier and tougher than they appear. But do them every day and you'll be on your way to a sexier butt in no time!
If you practice Muay Thai then you're probably more than familiar with a move called the Muay Thai clinch. In boxing and in Muay Thai, clinching involves holding your opponent's body or arms in a tight position that prevents him from punching or kicking you. This is an excellent offensive strategy that many fighters use during a match.
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If you begin to notice that supine bridges are getting too easy, then use the marching version as a progression. The marching supine bridge is the perfect exercise for the glutes! This version of the supine bridge is similar to the original. When marching steps come into play, the exercise becomes more difficult because you briefly have to support your body weight on one leg. You will definitely feel this one working. Instructions for this exercise are listed below:
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.
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The seated row with resistance tubing is a great back exercise. 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.
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.
You don't need a pricy gym membership or a personal trainer to achieve a celebrity-worthy body. In fact, all you really need to tone up at home is a yoga mat, a few good exercise videos, and some weights. After all, your own body is often more than enough to act as its own resistance during workouts.
In this video tutorial, viewers will learn how perform the "Spiderman dumbbell curl". The name refers to the similar stance that Spiderman makes when she shoots webs. This exercise targets the bicep muscles. It will stimulate your body to gain muscle and lose fat. Start by sitting on an incline bench. Chest should be open, keep entire upper arm stationary, bring in palms, push elbows back a bit and palms should be facing towards shoulders. The exercise should be done slowly with 3 second posi...
If you don't have the time to hit the gym everyday, Woman's Day Magazine has some tips for you to do your daily firm and tone workout at home, on your own time! Firming and toning your body is one of the most important aspects of weight loss, so if you want to shed some pounds, watch and learn and use this exercise routine daily!
In this tutorial, we learn how to do leg up touch crunches for the abdominals. First, lay down flat on the ground with your arms opened out on both sides. Next, raise your legs up into the air so they are vertical to your body. Now, raise your upper body into the air, touching your ankles as you get up higher. The goal is to reach the outsides of your ankles as you get up, but touch as high as you can. When you're done, go back to your starting position and continue this exercise for as many ...
Interested in getting those six pack abs that will blow away the ladies? The main reason to workout abs is because strong abs will stabilize your lower back and prevent you from an injury... but as a side benefit, a 6-pack looks great! In this video presented by Fat Loss Lifestyle, learn how to do the "Face Down and Side Plank" core exercise. It is a functional, athletic movement for athletes sure to get you the abs you've always dreamed of!
When an exercise has "military" in its name, then you know it's serious. You will need a barbell, a padded seat with a padded back, and additional weight plates. Warning: if you are experiencing any shoulder pain, avoid this exercise. Always consult a physician before attempting any exercise program.
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