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...
Seated dips are one of those exercises that looks easy but is a real pain to actually do. While you can do seated dips on the floor, doing them on a bench with your feet flexed adds an extra dimension of height that will increase muscle intensity and heart rate.
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...
The towel crunch is similar to the traditional abdominal crunch. The purpose of the towel is to stabilize the head and provide comfort. It also takes away the tendency to want to pull the chin forward into the chest, which compromises the cervical spine.
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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.
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...
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!
The circular motion of this "figure-of-eight crunch" will really work your abdominal muscles. See the details in the video from Men's Health, which shows you how to do a really powerful crunches exercise.
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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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.
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This curl up is commonly used to test abdominal endurance. Many fitness certifying organizations use the curl up as a protocol for exercise testing. This exercise is similar to the abdominal crunch. However, the range of motion is greater than the crunch.
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.
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.
Want to look like a Spartan - or, at least the "300" version of a Spartan? Then look no further than this fun and intense video. Using a few pieces of gym equipment and your own body weight, you'll pull, jump, and push your way to a lean, mean body.
To do this tricep and arm toning exercise, just think of the way you take a back scratcher to your back, moving your arms up over your head and then up and down until you finally scratch that itch.
We know those big exercise machines at the gym can be intimidating, but the next time you hit the gym you should consider making friends with one of them because they offer a resistance (often adjustable) that you can't get with workout tapes at home.
We've all come up with lame excuses for not working out: Gym memberships can get really pricey, you don't have enough room in your living room to follow a workout tape, you're too tired, etc. But have you ever considered simply hitting up your local high school track field?
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.
Do you need to increase your testosterone levels? Are you tired of appearing weak, or not manly enough? This video shows you how and what you need to do to increase your testosterone by doing split squats. In no time you'll be looking and feeling better than ever by repeating these split squats.
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...
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...
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.
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...
In this video Brooke Burke demonstrates how to do leg lifts. This exercise targets the abs. Lay your mat on the floor. Lie on your back with your hands on the floor. Raise both legs together, keeping them straight. Do it slowly to make it a little harder, and lower them again but not right to the floor. Do this ten times at first, then aim for twenty times. Keep your lower back on the ground. Rest a little. Now to make it even more difficult, do it very slowly, counting down from five until o...
This video in the Fitness category will show you how to do barbell hack squats. The video is from Livestrong. Michelle Trapp, a Certified Personal Trainer at Gold’s Gym will demonstrate this routine. Keep the bar low enough so that you can safely un-rack it. Stand next to the bar facing away from the bar. Lift the bar and step away from the rack. Keep the bar close to your legs and let it slide along your legs as you come up and down. Your chest should be up and your head should be straight u...
AskEJean shows the viewer how they can get thinner thighs in just three minutes by using a giant work out ball! It's quite easy! All you need to do is replace your chair with a giant exercise ball. Simply bounce up and down on this ball subtly and rotate around. This workout will give you slimmer thighs and help diminish cellulite in your legs. This workout is also great for the core and strength training. In a few weeks you will notice a large change in your legs and thighs. You legs will lo...
In this video tutorial, viewers will learn how perform the "Spiderman dumbbell curl". The name refers to the similar stance that Spiderman makes when she shoots webs. This exercise targets the bicep muscles. It will stimulate your body to gain muscle and lose fat. Start by sitting on an incline bench. Chest should be open, keep entire upper arm stationary, bring in palms, push elbows back a bit and palms should be facing towards shoulders. The exercise should be done slowly with 3 second posi...
Who would've guess you can clean your floors and exercise at the same time? Not to say that housecleaning isn't a workout in itself, but a real workout, a real intense workout, you can't get mopping or dusting. See how to get ripped abs doing this easy abdominal exercise in your house. You will actually get six pack abs and clean your house at the same time.
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.
This classic, simple exercise from Men's Health is a great way to start building your body resistance. The video also gives great tips for your chest-toning progression.
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.
Advanced workouts with weights can help strengthen your neck. Learn exercises and stretches for your workout routine in this fitness video. Take action: protect forehead from weight, hang neck off bench and lift forward, keep back straight & tighten abs, and place feet flat on floor. Tom Clifford, the instructor in this how-to video, has a degree in physical education, fitness and health from Eastern Michigan University, where he ran track and cross-country. Tom has worked as a personal train...
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.
Using tubing to work out your upper body can replace weights and gym equipment. Learn how to use tubing in your workout with this free fitness video series.
Bodyweight animal exercise or quadrupedal movement (QM) as some call them are excellent for sports conditioning and MMA functionality.