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.
You don't necessarily need a medicine ball for this "medicine ball hand walk" exercise. Men's Health will show you exactly how to do this abs workout exercise. If you struggle to get started with this core muscles exercise, then try replacing the ball with a small step.
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.
Firm glutes and slender legs are popular goals for those who want to get fit. Learn how to tone glutes in this exercise tutorial. When doing glute exercises you should keep back straight, abs tight, exhale & contract, work both sides evenly, try 15 to 20 reps and remember to stretch. With this how to video you can get a firmer, tighter butt.
The uneven push-up targets the pectorals, triceps, deltoids and core muscles. In this fitness tutorial, SSG Ken Weichert, Army Master fitness trainer, teaches you the proper way to do the uneven push-up exercise. Try to do regular push ups after performing this exercise. You will notice your form for the regular push ups are much better.
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.
Lunges are an important part of weight lifting and fitness in general. This fitness HowTo video tutorial shows you the proper way to do lunges. Begin the lunge by having taking a nice big step in front of you, finding your balance and with your weight on the heal of your front leg begin to lower yourself. Keep watching to learn more about proper form for doing lunges.
You don't have to be a detective to learn how to shed those pounds. In this fitness how-to video SELF Magazine presents Yvonne Strahovski from "Chuck" teaching you how to slim down Secret Agent-style. Watch as she demonstrates a Forza workout. Forza simply means strength. You too can learn how to get a strong body with this SELF workout.
Learn how you can do the brain crusher exercise using a stability ball with this fitness tutorial. The brain crusher exercise is a great way to train your triceps. Watch this how to video and you can get in shape with the brain crusher exercise.
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If you are looking for a different exercise to work the back muscles, try the med ball pullover. The largest muscle in the back is scientifically known as the latissimus dorsi. You might see it referred to as the "lats" or "wings." The lats are used any time you pull something. For example, when you open a fridge or a car door, you are primarily using your lat muscles.
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The vertical leg crunch is similar to the traditional abdominal crunch. The difference is in the positioning of the arms and legs, as well as the range of motion (the upper back comes higher off the ground). Listed below are instructions for performing the vertical leg crunch:
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:
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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.
If you are trying to work the hips and butt, this exercise is for you! The side kick mainly targets the gluteus muscles. Any movement away from the center of the body is known as "abduction."
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.
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Use various leg exercises to get the butt you want and the energy you love! This side lunge with leg lift exercise will tone your glutes, inner thighs and quads giving you a lower body that's tight and toned.
This video guide demonstrates the best back exercises to use with the Powertec Workbench Multisystem. A lot of people focus more on training the chest and forget about the importance of developing the back muscles - creating an odd posture. This doesn't only look odd but also makes you more susceptible to injury. Be sure to use exercise equipment properly, otherwise you risk hurting yourself.
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.
Without a doubt the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show airing tonight is going to inspire lots of women to get off of their rear end and start sweating and toning for the holiday party season. No pain, no gain, right?
Many people go about spot fat removal wrong. First of all, there is no such thing as spot fat removal. It's impossible to get rid of fat in just one area, so if you want to make your abs flat and toned but there's too much flab covering it at the moment, you need to do lots of cardio to burn off the fat and strength training so that once your fat slides off your muscles are visible.
It can be really hard and intimidating to start a fitness program, especially if you've never worked out on a consistent basis before. But if your goal is to lose anywhere from 30 to 50 pounds then you really can't get away with not exercising.
Fitness gurus always recommend you have fun during your workouts in order to keep your mind and body stimulated and to get you to keep working out. But we all know that after a few lateral lifts and jumpkin squats we're feeling more exhausted and in pain than excited and energetic.
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.
In this video, we learn how to start doing pull-ups. First, stand up while you pull down on the machine at a weight you can handle. After this, do wide lat pulls using a weight that is heavy for you, but you can still handle. Next, do seated row exercises in sets to where you can't do anymore of them. Low cable rows are your next exercise, making sure you have the right form while doing them. Start to do W's next, while sitting down on your knees and using control with your arms. After this, ...
We usually categorize exercise into two categories: cardio and strength training. You'll hear fitness experts espousing that you have to combine both to effectively burn fat and build muscle. But there are several other abilities you should adapt if you want to be lean all over.
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.