Hot Body Sculpting How-Tos

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 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: Build your arms with the straight bar barbell curl

Get your straight bar and the weight that you are use to. Get the technique down before you add a bunch of weight. With the straight bar in front of you bend over and grab the bar with your hands. A narrow grab, much closer then you are use to. As you raise the bar up to your chin, visualize that you are bending the bar. The movement is as if you were scooping water up to your mouth. As your hands come up think of the pinky side of the hand coming up to your nose. Also as you do this squeeze ...

How To: Do a leg curl with a stability ball

This version of the leg curl is one of the most demanding hamstring exercises you will find. One should at least have an intermediate level of workout experience before attempting this exercise. A certain degree of muscle control is required in order to be able to stabilize the ball. But with a bit of practice, anyone can master this exercise. It is important to thoroughly warm up your hamstrings before performing this exercise, as the starting resistance level is high.

How To: Do neck curls

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...

How To: Do exercises to reduce your breast size

In this video from modernmom we learn exercises to reduce your breast size. You can't lose weight in your breast the personal trainer says. But when you want to lose weight, and you get into an exercise program that is consistent, you will begin to lose weight, and our bodies shed pounds all over, and because there is lots of fat in the breast tissue, you will notice they will get smaller. There's no one specific exercise though. But doing a walking program and watching calories will make you...

How To: Do sit ups with proper form

The full sit up is the second event of the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) or Physical Readiness Test (PRT). Use this clip to better understand the rules, breathing techniques, and overall strategies to achieve best results. In this fitness tutorial, SSG Ken Weichert, Army Master fitness trainer, teaches you how to do sit ups properly.

How To: Do hanging dip exercises

Work out and getting in shape with dips. Learn how dip exercises can increase your strength and fitness in this training video. Take action: do not lock elbows, upper arms stay parallel to floor, and no partial reps, use full range of motion! Michelle, the instructor in this how-to video, is a personal trainer at a gym in NC and has been a personal trainer for several years. She is certified through ACE and is a certified aerobics instructor as well. Her Specialty is weight lifting and she en...

How To: Do a leg up touch crunch abdominal exercise

In this tutorial, we learn how to do leg up touch crunches for the abdominals. First, lay down flat on the ground with your arms opened out on both sides. Next, raise your legs up into the air so they are vertical to your body. Now, raise your upper body into the air, touching your ankles as you get up higher. The goal is to reach the outsides of your ankles as you get up, but touch as high as you can. When you're done, go back to your starting position and continue this exercise for as many ...

How To: Get skinny legs through Pilates exercise

In this demonstration, Erin Huggins shows Pilates exercises that can be used to firm and tone legs. Start laying on our left side with your arm above your head and your head resting on your arm. Your legs should be straight. Start by pointing your right kneecap (top leg) to the ceiling. Then lift it straight up to a 90 degree angle. Flex your foot at the top of the move and keep it flexed when you drop the leg. A variation of the move is to keep your foot pointed and bend your knee as you pul...

How To: Get hard abs

This is one of the coolest videos about fitness. This video tells the viewer how to get a flat and rock hard abs. This video has nine workouts especially for the abs and back. This video gives a clear view of how to perform the workouts and how effective the work outs can be. Every man and woman wants to have perfect abs, because a perfect abdomen means a perfect body. This video gives the viewer a clear of what should they do in order to get a perfect shape for their body. Finally, the video...

How To: Do the donkey leg stretch

Learn how to do the donkey leg stretch exercise with this tutorial. The donkey leg stretch is a back and buttock muscle strengthening exercise. Watch this how to video and you can strengthen your back and butt with the donkey leg exercise.

How To: Do bicycle crunches with Brooke Burke

Bicycle crunches consist of lying flat on your back, your hand on the back of your head, knees bent to face the ceiling, feet flat on the floor. To perform the bicycle crunch bring one elbow up toward your opposite knee as you bring the knee toward your elbow. This will cause you to move part of your upper body and you should feel the workout in your abs. As you progressively get better at this move you can bring your legs straight up in to the air. 5 minutes of this 3 times a week should be ...

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: Do the swimmer exercise to workout hamstrings, glutes and core muscles

In order to do the swimmer exercise, you need to be flat on the ground (on your belly) with your arms and legs stretched out. Then, you just lift one arm and one opposing leg (i.e. right arm; left leg), hold, then drop them while simultaneously lifting the other ones. The swimmer works the core muscles, the glutes and the hamstrings. You should do this move about 5 times (sets) with 12 reps each. Personal trainer Milton Morehead, from Fit&FabLiving, shows you this easy body sculpting workout.

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.

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