Hot Body Sculpting How-Tos

How To: Do a hip roll ab exercise

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.

How To: Do bridge exercises with Brooke Burke

This exercise video for women, featuring Autumn Calebrese and Brooke Burke from Modern Mom, show you how to work your abs and stomach area! In "the Bridge," you arch your back slowly, working the gluteus maximus as well as the core area in general. Do about twenty-five repetitions, if possible, in three sets; afterwards, you can try a "pulse" method for an increased rate of "burn." This activity can be repeated until you are fatigued, and possibly consider holding at the top for increased fit...

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 forced negative reps

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...

How To: Use a sledgehammer to tone your stomach

Believe it or not, a sledgehammer is a great way to workout those abs and those love handles. You can easily (okay, not easily) lose belly fat by swinging that heavy hammer around instead of going to the gym. No gym membership and you can do it right in your own backyard! Watch this video tutorial to help you learn how to use a sledgehammer to tone your stomach.

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 fat burning cable workout

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to burn fat with a cable workout. These exercises will require a cable machine. There are four exercises in this workout. These four exercises are: cable wood chop, reverse wood chop, one arm cable row and exercise ball cable crunches. When performing these exercises, do not use a heavy weight. These exercises mainly target the abdominal and core muscles. They also target biceps, obliques and back muscles. This video tutorial will benefit those viewer...

How To: Do sit ups to lose love handles

In this video, we learn how to do sit ups to lose love handles. First you will need to lay down facing the ceiling and cross your arms over your chest. Raise your body up using your stomach and try to touch your elbows to your knees. Continue to do this and remember to breathe while you are doing this. Do as many crunches as you can, and try to do different variations to change things up. When you are finished, do more exercises and stretch your body out. Doing these every day can help you lo...

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 hip pushups

In this Fitness video tutorial you will learn how to do hip pushups. This one is for advanced body builders and not for beginners. You can use push up stands or use towel to cushion your fists while doing hip push ups. This is not to be done with palms open. Keep your elbows on your sides and you will be pushing from your hips. Stretch your body with the weight on the fists and toes. Keep your torso straight, abs flexed tight, then go down slow and come up slow. The body should be straight. D...

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: Get defined abs through breathing exercises

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.

How To: Do body weight squats and jump rope for strength

Combination body weight squats and jump rope drills is a great way to warm up for strength and power training. Learn how to perform combo body weight squats with jump rope drills properly from Michael Rosengart, a professional fitness trainer in Santa Monica, California, in this workout tutorial. When performing body weight squats and jump rope for strength you should use full range of motion in legs, alternate to jumping rope and squats. With this how to video you can incorporate body weight...

How To: Get a bigger butt with squats

In this video, we learn how to get a bigger butt with squats. First, place your feet wider than shoulder width apart. Then, point your toes out at a 45 degree angle and look straight ahead. Squat down as deep as you can while carrying a bar. Repeat this again, making sure you are keeping your head up and looking straight ahead. The deeper your squats, the larger your butt will be from the muscle you are building. Continue to do this for several reps, then add in more weights as your body gets...

How To: Perform a military push-up

In this how-to video, you will learn how to do a military push-up. This will work your chest muscles. Get into push-up position. Get on your hands and toes. Make sure the shoulder, elbow, and hand are aligned. Your back should be straight and your abs should be tight. When you go down, breathe in. Your nose will hit the floor. Breathe out when you go back up. The motion should last for about a second. Do these for as many push-ups as you can do. Your chest should be over your hands while you ...

How To: Do an uneven push-up

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.

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 push ups for bodybuilding

In Scooby's opinion, pushups are the #1 best exercise you can do! They are simple to do and are a great upper body workout for the complete beginner or the advanced bodybuilder. You can get a complete upper body workout by combining these pushups with crunches and pullups, all of which can be done easily at home.

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: Do a beginner 20 minute workout with Joel Harper

Lose weight and tone up by following this 20 minute beginner workout daily. Joel Harper and his assistant Michelle demonstrate how to loosen up your body by doing various stretches. The more you warm your body up the better of a workout you will have. You can hold the poses shown to build your muscle and stamina up. Since muscles burn more calories than fat you will burn more calories during the day by building up your muscles. Great workout for beginners or for a warm up workout for advanced...

How To: Do a front arm extension

This how to video is one from a series of gentle back strengthening exercises. Learn how to do a front arm extension. The front arm extension strengthens your shoulders and lats. Watch this tutorial and you can perform the front arm extension back exercise.

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