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.
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.
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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.
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.
Want massive, Arnold Schwartzenegger-worthy shoulders? Well, you'll have to work for it, but they're achievable with a few strategic exercises. Building muscle, especially big muscles like the deltoids, requires heavy resistance.
The only way to gain strength in your arms is to work them out. And this "dumbbell tricep extension" from Men's Health is just what you need. This exercise is aimed at isolating the triceps muscle of the upper arm.
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...
This video shows various exercises to define your abs. These exercises involve breathing techniques. They utilize the breath to reduce your waist and develop perfect abs. The video starts with easy exercises like sucking your belly in. This exercise has to be done for five seconds in the beginning, and later increasing it to a full minute when you are comfortable with it. The video then goes through variations of this exercise. The video is very simple to understand.
If you thought pull-ups and chin-ups were hard, guess again… this "side-to-side pull-up" takes the lead. Although tough, this exercise is great in keeping your arms toned. This pull-up exercise from Men's Health is ideal for the more advanced trainer, who has outgrown the standard chin-up.
This video is for those people who have been doing a lot of exercise for months and not getting stronger and bigger and not developing muscles. The techniques that are being shown here are advised by the professionals and skilled trainers in this area. So the technique that can be used is forced negatives. It is called so because in this technique we are trying to lift more weight than what we can possibly lift normally. About ten percent more. It is done by using out other hand to give an ad...
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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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This video shows you how to get six pack abs doing this very powerful workout at Home!!. This is one of the workouts I used during my own body transformation to lose 100lbs in just a few shorts months. You will get ripped abs in only 3 minutes per day.
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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!
One of the easiest ways to increase the intensity of your strength training workout is to add weights to your normal exercise. So if you're acclimated to doing the pilates 100, then add a set of three pound weights, holding them in your hands as you shift them up and down. The addition of weights makes the motion much harder, which means greater muscle intensity for a better workout.
This exercise routine is easy to do and can be performed anywhere, especially the home. It focuses on training the muscles in the buttocks area and is a popular exercise routine with women. So check out how to perform hip extensions in this video tutorial. Enjoy!
This step-by-step video tutorial will show you how to do a high weight, low rep workout that will burn fat effectively. Yuri Elkaim of MyFitterU will show you six high intensity exercises in a circuit fashion that will have you slimmer in no time. Yuri will walk you through each exercise, including the dumbbell clean, box jumps, and speed skate lateral lines, with basic and simple instructions to make sure you do this workout safely and effectively. Visit Yuri's website for a 12-week workout ...
Darin Steen of Major League Health explains how to lose weight with a healthy meal after a workout. What you put in your mouth composes 70% to 80% of fitness fat loss gain. Meals that you eat after intense workout sessions are very important. Eat a meal that is predigested and absorbed quickly like whey protein and a banana. Eat your meal 30 minutes to 60 minutes after your workout. For people weighing 120 pounds to 140 pounds, use 15 grams of whey protein and a half of a banana. For people w...
Lateral hops and forward lunges combos combine elements of strength, endurance, and agility. Learn how to perform lateral hops and forward lunges properly from a professional trainer in this workout tutorial. When doing lateral hops and forward lunges you should use both feet, hop laterally over target, work in lunges and alternate exercises. With this how to video you can incorporate lateral hops and forward lunges into your workout.
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Alternating supermans are ideal for strengthening the deeper muscles of the lumbar spine. The abdominal muscles are also heavily involved in stabilizing the core during this exercise.
The scissor kick is often used to target the lower abs. However, this exercise does a poor job of working the abs. The hip flexors do most of the work. This exercise can be used in a continuum of ab exercises, but it should not be used as a primary ab exercise.
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In this video, we learn how to strengthen weak knees. The first exercise you can do is a shallow squat. This is where your feet will be facing forward and knee width apart. Grab onto a pole in front of you and squat down slightly squatting through your skills. Next, you can hold a stick while standing on one leg with your legs forward. Hold this pose for as long as you can while balancing on a pole if you cannot stand by yourself. Both of these exercises can help strengthen your knees with ti...
In this tutorial, we learn how to perform negative resistance training with Jennifer DiDonato. Start of sitting down with your elbow resting on your knee and holding a weight of your preference. Now, lift the weight up by counting 1,2,3. Bring the weight back down by counting to 6, and keep doing this back and forth. This will give you a different work out since you are doing resistance on your way down as well as going up. Do three sets of this exercise on both sides, then try to do one more...
This "chest workout home edition " was designed to provide an easy and fun professional workout for everyone. These exercises are designed to tone main pectoral muscles (upper, major and minor pectoral muscles) and you can workout wherever you want: at home, in the park, on the beach or at the gym.
Out of all the celebrities out there now, Kim Kardashian has one of the nicest looking butts around. In this video tutorial, you'll find out how to get a Kim Kardashian butt with just a few simple exercises. Good luck and enjoy!
Due to natural fat storage patterns, a woman's middle section is one of the hardest to tone. Fat tends to aggregate at a woman's belly as a survival mechanism, making it difficult, even with diet and exercise, to cut chub and unearth a six pack.
In this Fitness video tutorial you will learn how to get ripped triceps and ripped abs at home by doing some really simple exercises. Start with push-ups. There will be two different hand positions for push-ups. First, keep the hands shoulder length apart, elbows in and basic push-up movements. Do as many as you can. Then rest for a minute and switch hands to triangle position. Elbows close the body, hands close to each other forming a triangle and basic push up movements. When you are doing ...
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In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to tone their arms and legs with a 10 minute, 30 rep workout. This entire workout routine will target the arms, legs, abs/core, aerobic and balance. There are 6 exercises in this workout. The exercises are: plank rows (with weights), barbell curls, dips (just body weight), sumo squat jumps (with or without weights), floor hams with an exercise ball and floor calf raises (with weights). For each exercise, do 50 reps. It is recommended that beginners sh...
In this video, Darin L. Steen teaches how to perform the hang-clean exercise, which is a weightlifting technique that is good for working out the shoulders. Learn how to correctly perform this movement so that you can practice it yourself at home. You will also learn tips such as common mistakes, and things to watch out for, so that you can perform this exercise safely and effectively. This video follows Steen's methods of "muscle confusion"; that is variations to keep workouts unique, causin...
One of the easiest ways to measure body fat is by using hydrostatic weighing. It is based on Archimedes' principle, the law of buoyancy. It works by calculating body fat from measuring the amount of displaced water after a person has been immersed under water. Since muscle is denser than body fat, a person who has more muscle will displace less water than a person of the same weight with more body fat. This test is usually performed for a couple times for averaging accuracy. If the test is do...
Get a good abs workout with this "weighted crunch" exercise. Men's Health shows you how to do it. Using a weighted plate on your chest makes this abs exercise harder, but so much more useful.