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: 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 alternate heel touches to lose love handles

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...

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: Get thinner thighs by sitting on a giant ball

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...

How To: Do hanging dip exercises

Work out and getting in shape with dips. Learn how dip exercises can increase your strength and fitness in this training video. Take action: do not lock elbows, upper arms stay parallel to floor, and no partial reps, use full range of motion! Michelle, the instructor in this how-to video, is a personal trainer at a gym in NC and has been a personal trainer for several years. She is certified through ACE and is a certified aerobics instructor as well. Her Specialty is weight lifting and she en...

How To: Do an ROTC/US Military-style push-up

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.

How To: Define your lower abs with bar exercises

In this video, John Alvino talks about his favorite lower ab exercises. The first is called the lowball pulling. You begin by putting your feet on top of a swiss ball, put your hands in push up position, have good stability and bring your knees towards your chest and then extend it out, all while contracting your abs. The next lower ab exercise Alvino discusses is called the hanging knee raise. With an overhead bar, grip on to the bar and allow your body to hang in a pull up position. Bring y...

How To: Do a chest press exercise with resistance tubing

This exercise is great for shaping and strengthening the chest muscles. The chest is scientifically named the pectoralis. This muscle is used any time you push a chair up to the table, shut a car door, or push a shopping cart. There are two muscles that make up the pectoralis. They are the pectoralis major and minor. The pectoralis major is always the prime mover during chest exercises.

How To: Do lunges with a theraband

This video demonstrates how to do lunges with a theraband. This exercise primarily works the quadriceps and the buttocks and secondarily works the hamstring. Once you have completed a set you switch legs and repeat. Do lunges with a theraband.

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 an outdoor strength training workout

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to perform an outdoor strength training workout. This exercise routine will only require a chin up bar. For each workout, users can choose the amount of sets and reps to do. Users are encouraged not to rest too much in between the exercises. In this video, there are 4 exercises. These exercises are: chin ups, hanging knee lifts, navy seal chin up and a pull up and knee up combination. These exercises will target the biceps, back muscles and core muscl...

How To: Get rid of your man boobs by bodybuilding

Are you working out non-stop in pursuit of that hot beach bod you've always wanted? Are you tired of being the one with your t-shirt on because you are embarrassed about your man boobs. This great video, takes you on the journey to knowing everything you need to know to achieve that hot bod and get rid of your man boobs in no time.

How To: Lose belly fat at home with a sit-up routine

To do basic crunches the lady is lying on her back with her knees bent and feet on floor about a foot apart. Fingers are spread under her neck and head. She raises her chest and shoulders looking up and back down to the floor slowly, 14 times. Now, the left feet crosses over the right knee which is still down on the floor and shoulder to the opposite knee with a small range of motion 14 times. She reverses doing the same thing with opposite leg and opposite shoulder. Now, arms are extended un...

How To: Do a push up with medicine balls to build your chest

This video demonstrates how to use a few very simple tools to do a few variations on your push-ups, including how to do a medicine ball push-up. These exercises are great for stimulating muscle growth in the chest area. Before getting to the medicine ball push-up, we're shown some ways to more safely and effectively perform push-ups. One issue with the push-up is that when you put your hands on the floor your wrists are in a vulnerable position. When you can straighten out your wrist, it's sa...

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: 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...

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