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 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.
In this video, Scott Colby shows you a four minute workout that will get you in great shape. All you need is a hill and some tennis shoes as simple as that. He shows you different exercises you can do, all going uphill. A few examples of the different exercises are sprints, walking push-ups, and bear crawls. The object is to continuously do them uphill then walk downhill, kind of like a circuit training. If you follow this routine you should most certainly get awesome results!
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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.
In order to do the swimmer exercise, you need to be flat on the ground (on your belly) with your arms and legs stretched out. Then, you just lift one arm and one opposing leg (i.e. right arm; left leg), hold, then drop them while simultaneously lifting the other ones. The swimmer works the core muscles, the glutes and the hamstrings. You should do this move about 5 times (sets) with 12 reps each. Personal trainer Milton Morehead, from Fit&FabLiving, shows you this easy body sculpting workout.
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.
If you want to plank, you need core strength. Take your planking to the next level by practicing the exercise shown in this video. How do you know this exercise will help your planking? Well, it's called the plank so that's a good start.
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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).
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.
These close grip pull downs can be done as part of a strength training circuit to help you tone your entire back and especially your lateral muscles. The close grip pull down also employs your midsection (this is where most of your power will come from), so you'll also get a nice little surprise when you look in the mirror at your ab region in a few weeks.
Learning how exercising your hips and glutes can help protect your knees during training and racing. Follow along with this fitness how-to video as our host shows you the top four exercises for the hips and butt. Tone your lower body with lateral side steps, wet pants walking, hip extensions, and hip abductions.
The double crunch exercise involves two movements: a traditional abdominal crunch and a reverse crunch or knee-in. The reverse crunch portion of this exercise is supposed to target the lower portion of the abdomen. However, it is important to note that whenever the knees move toward the chest from a supine position (on your back), the hip flexors are the prime movers.
Want to get great abs, thighs, and a butt all by doing just one exercise? Then save time while still getting awesome results by doing the flutter kick exercise, which involves kicking your legs one on top of the other while keeping them at a 45 degree angle.
A lot of women mistakingly think that they can't do arm exercises or lift weights because they will bulk up like a classic chunkhead. But this logic is extremely false. If you're trying to lose weight, muscle burns more calories per unit than fat, which means gaining muscle is to your advantage.
Four time abs is an excellent exercise for working the lower abdominals and abs workout. Try this out to tone your lower abs, which typical crunches can't get to.
The pec fly with resistance tubing is great for shaping and strengthening the chest muscles. The chest is scientifically named the pectoralis (hence "pec" fly). 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.
This is somewhat like a squat, but you're not moving, just relaxing your back against the wall, while maintaining a sitting position, working out your leg muscles. You don't move, just hold the wall-sit. You can do the wall-sit anywhere, at work or at home, as long as you have a wall. To see the wall sit in action, watch this video! Personal trainer Milton Morehead, from Fit&FabLiving, shows you this easy body sculpting workout.
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 abdominals can be considered one of the best signals of fitness and strength and is one of the most sought-after muscle groups to develop by both men and women. While the abdominals are very desirable, it can be one of the most difficult areas to distinguish and maintain. This article's purpose is to give you the hard truths, advice, and workout for gaining a hard body and new look.
Get the perfect abs workout with Men's Health. By keeping tension in the band during this "torso rotation" exercise, and by rotating your body, you will target your core muscles.
The long arm crunch is a modified version of the tradition abdominal crunch. When the arms are extended above the head, it increases the level of resistance placed on the abs. Thus, the traditional ab crunch becomes a bit harder to perform. The long arm crunch is slightly different from the traditional ab crunch. This exercise is more of a curl up with the arms extended. Instructions for the long arm crunch are as follows:
The seated chest press can be done from any chair with a seat back. 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.
The prone hip extension exercise is used to target the gluteus muscles. It is relatively easy to perform. This exercise is sometimes called the reverse hyperextension.
Though we're currently in the middle of summer and most of us are either relaxing poolside or beachside, for teenage boys looking to make it as a star player on their high school's football team, summer means major sweat and pain time. Football players do gain a certain advantage out on the field when they increase their muscle and bulk up their frame, so many guys will work out hardcore while eating thousands of calories a day (think Taylor Lautner).
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Whether you're a high level athelete who's recently hit a muscle gain plateau or a wannabe UFC fighter looking to make it in the big leagues, this video provides everything you need to formulate an effective fat-burning strength training program. While cardio is always a must in any exercise regimen, strength training helps build and drastically strengthen muscle, meaning your body can more effectively perform work.
Learn how you can do the donkey kick exercise with this fitness tutorial. Donkey kicks strengthen your lower back and gluts. With the steps in this how to video you can get in shape with donkey kicks.
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Push ups are the one exercise move we can't seem to do without feeling like we're dying half the time, but if you happen to have mastered the standard push up and want to break past that plateau then check out this fitness video.
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.
If it's not hurting, it's not working. At least this saying is true when it comes to exercise. While low-intensity workouts like walking or doing standard crunches are good for your body, if you're looking to lose weight and tone up quickly, you must commit to doing some killer exercises.
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