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 an 8 minute ab workout with Brooke Burke

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...

How To: Do a sitting toe touch for your abs

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...

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 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 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: 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 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 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: 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: Increase the Number of Push Ups You Can Do

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.

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: Do a supine bridge

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:

How To: Do the rope climber ab exercise

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.

How To: Do the "Spiderman dumbbell curl" for your biceps

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...

How To: Do a leg up touch crunch abdominal exercise

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 ...

How To: Get awesome abs plank exercises

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!

How To: Do a seated military press

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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