Hot Body Sculpting How-Tos

How To: Do squats for dummies

Squats strengthen your butt muscles, hamstrings and quadriceps. First, pick up your dumbbells. Bring the dumbbells by your hips, thighs or let them hang by your side. Next, stand with your feet shoulder width apart, toes pointing forward and stand straight and tall. Sit down like you're sitting on a chair. Don't let your knees pop out in front of you. Go down slowly and don't let your knees lock on the way back up. Don't shift your body weight forward. Instead, push through your heels. You ca...

How To: Do pushups on your coffee table

Rick Pitts takes us through how to do a push up using a coffee table. First, he starts by doing a push up for shoulders and triceps. You do this by placing your hands slightly wider than shoulders with fingers pointing forward. Keep your elbows near body as you lower yourself towards the table.

How To: Get rid of your love handles

In this tutorial we learn how to get rid of your love handles. The simple answer is that there is no ab exercise that is going to burn love handles. The key is that you are looking to burn the maximum amount of calories. The abs are very small muscles, sit ups aren't going to get rid of your love handles. You must do workouts that incorporate your whole body and muscle mass so you burn the most amount of calories that is possible. Once you do the proper workouts, then you will be able to star...

How To: Do cable crossovers

Make sure to get a complete upper body workout and add cable crossovers to your exercise routine. These crossovers can be done at varying angles to work a variety of chest and arm muscles without changing machines. Your pecs will thank you.

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 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: 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 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: Get a ripped chest at home

In order to get a ripped lower and upper chest, without going to a gym, you will need something to prop your knees up. You can use your bed or a chair. To recreate your incline and decline chest press exercises, a modified pushup substitutes for it. Watch your posture and your spine alignment, when you are doing them.

How To: Get ripped fast for guys with a slim tone

This video workout is aimed at skinny guys who want to get ripped. Some tips for weight training are to train less than 45 minutes at a time, focus on compound movements, try to get 5% stronger every two weeks, don't do more than one or two forced reps, and split your workout into 3 days for various body parts. To gain muscle mass, eat about 15 times your current body weight in calories, including 1-1.5 grams of protein per pound. Eat twice as many carbs as protein, high quality fats, and nut...

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 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 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 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 a pec pump chest workout to gain muscle for advanced bodybuilders

If you've ever seriously committed to an exercise program (so we don't mean hitting the gym a week in a row because of vacation guilt and then stopping entirely), then you'reknow what happens after doing the same round of exercises a few times: You plateau. It's super frustrating because you know you're trying your hardest, but what happens is your muscles go into maintence mode and are adjusting to your exercises, so they don't have to work as hard. How do you still gain muscle and keep losi...

How To: Build chest muscles through chair push-ups

In this tutorial, we learn how to build chest muscles through chair push-ups. To begin, you will need to set up three chairs in a pyramid shape that will fit your body laying down. To begin, place both of your feet on one chair and then push each of your hands laying on a chair. After this, do as many push ups as you can. If you want a more challenging work out, you can wear a backpack that is filled with weights. You can also stay at the bottom for a couple seconds while you are doing the pu...

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