How To: Get perky pecs and get rid of 'side boobs'

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...

How To: Get skinny legs through Pilates exercise

In this demonstration, Erin Huggins shows Pilates exercises that can be used to firm and tone legs. Start laying on our left side with your arm above your head and your head resting on your arm. Your legs should be straight. Start by pointing your right kneecap (top leg) to the ceiling. Then lift it straight up to a 90 degree angle. Flex your foot at the top of the move and keep it flexed when you drop the leg. A variation of the move is to keep your foot pointed and bend your knee as you pul...

How To: Get six pack abs through bench crunches

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.

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: Do army style squats

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.

How To: Do ultrawide pushups for a big chest

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...

How To: Do a hip roll ab exercise

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.

How To: Get a ripped chest at home

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.

How To: Do sit ups with proper form

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.

How To: Do a supine bridge to work your gluteus maximus

The supine bridge is a great exercise for the glutes/butt. It is relatively easy to perform and requires no fancy equipment. While the butt is the primary focus, the supine bridge also works all thigh and hip muscles (e.g. hamstrings, quadriceps, etc), and even the abs. These muscles allow the "bridging" of the hips to take place. Here is how this exercise is done:

How To: Do a crossover lunge

The crossover lunge is an advanced exercise that is used to build strength and improve flexibility in the muscles that act on the hips and thighs. The crossover step is often used as a warm-up to prepare for more dynamic exercises or sports conditioning drills.

How To: Use a sledgehammer to tone your stomach

Believe it or not, a sledgehammer is a great way to workout those abs and those love handles. You can easily (okay, not easily) lose belly fat by swinging that heavy hammer around instead of going to the gym. No gym membership and you can do it right in your own backyard! Watch this video tutorial to help you learn how to use a sledgehammer to tone your stomach.

How To: Do a prone bridge plank position ab exercise

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.

How To: Tone with dumbbell pushup rows

Pushups are a great workout at any level of bodybuilding. However, if you feel that you're ready for something more advanced, dumbbell rows are a good option for the next step in your advancement. They offer a new challenge and a different way to work out the same muscles you do with pushups.

How To: Get lower abs with a hanging knee raise

In this Fitness video tutorial you will learn how to get lower abs with a hanging knee raise. This video is from www.fitwithmitch.com and here Mitch explains how to do the hanging knee raise and a few variations to this routine. Hang from the overhead bars, bend your knees and curl up from the waist till the thighs are horizontal. Do this as many times as is comfortable for you. Make sure while doing this your body should not swing. If the body starts to swing, stop and restart. As a variatio...

How To: Do a bilateral superman back exercise

The superman exercise can be used to work the lower back (erector spinae muscle). This exercise also works the hamstrings, butt, and shoulders. Some experts maintain that the superman exercise overloads the spine in a potentially unsafe manner. Thus, contralateral supermans are usually preferred. The contralateral superman exercise involves raising only one arm and the opposing leg (e.g. left arm, right leg). With this technique, there is a reduced load on the lumbar spine. The following are ...

How To: Do the ski squats exercise

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.

How To: Do neck curls

Advanced workouts with weights can help strengthen your neck. Learn exercises and stretches for your workout routine in this fitness video. Take action: protect forehead from weight, hang neck off bench and lift forward, keep back straight & tighten abs, and place feet flat on floor. 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 train...

How To: Do a static V-hold ab exercise

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.

How To: Tell if you're losing fat or gaining muscle

How do you know if you are making progress when you put yourself on a strict diet and exercise regimen? Many people wonder whether the numbers going down on the scale means they're losing fat, and if the numbers are going up, whether they're gaining muscle. This is a question that many body builders and those trying to lose weight (while gaining muscle) try to understand on the way to their goal weight.

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