Hot Body Sculpting How-Tos

How To: Tone abs with a wood-chopper exercise

The "wood-chopper" isn't just for lumberjacks. You can get the full woodsman workout yourself, without the axe! Men's Health shows you how to do the wood-chopper exercise, and when you power through this move, your upper and lower body, along with your core muscles, are working to the max.

How To: Do a supine bridge

If you begin to notice that supine bridges are getting too easy, then use the marching version as a progression. The marching supine bridge is the perfect exercise for the glutes! This version of the supine bridge is similar to the original. When marching steps come into play, the exercise becomes more difficult because you briefly have to support your body weight on one leg. You will definitely feel this one working. Instructions for this exercise are listed below:

How To: Do a prone bridge plank position ab exercise

The prone (face down) bridge or plank is a great exercise if you are trying to develop the core. This exercise is unique in that it is done from a static position. There are no repetitive movements. The prone bridge strengthens the lower back, as well as several muscles in the upper body. If you are new to exercise, consider starting with a modified version of the prone bridge, then progress to a full bridge. A workout mat is recommended.

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: Improve hip girdle strength and flexibility

In this video tutorial, viewers learn a workout routine that will strengthen and improve the flexibility of the hip girdle. This routine contains 12 exercises. The exercises and the amounts of reps for each exercise are: clams (8 reps per leg), lateral leg raises (15 reps per leg), donkey kicks (8 reps per leg), donkey whips (5 reps per leg), fire hydrant (8 reps per leg), knee circle forward (5 reps per leg), backward knee circle (5 reps per leg), forward leg hurdle (5 reps per leg), backwar...

How To: Do an abs workout to increase testosterone

Are you tired of being the weaker guy? Or being called a sissy? In this video, you'll learn how to produce testosterone naturally and workout your abs at the same time. You can avoid all pills or drugs, learn how to do it naturally and tone your body all at the same time for a healthier and more fit result.

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.

How To: Do a frog squat with Chris Houston

This is a great instructional video on how to do a frog squat. This exercise involves a pose that is similar to a frog squat. First you have to spread your feet beyond shoulder width apart. Now place your hands in front of your body and inhale while you go down and exhale when you go up. The important point you should note is that you have to push hips back with out bending your knees and folding them towards your toes. You can do this exercise for about 10 to 15 minutes. This is very good fo...

How To: Do overhead dumbbell triceps extensions

The bicep and the tricep are like the yin and yang — if you overdevelop one and not the other, it looks weird at the beach. You will need a dumbbell and a padded weight bench. Warning: In case you drop the weights, make sure no one is standing behind you, other than a spotter. Always consult a physician when attempting any exercise program.

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 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 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...

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 army style squats

The Standard Squat focuses on the quadriceps and the glutes, but it also involves the hamstrings, the calves, and the lower back. In this fitness tutorial, SSG Ken Weichert, Army Master fitness trainer, teaches you the proper form for the squat exercise. Watch this how to video and do the squat exercise, sans drill sergeant, at home.

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: 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: 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 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: Work out your lower abs and eliminate that FUPA

Eliminate the FUPA from your body! This fitness video will show you the cure to that nasty "Fat Upper Pubic Area" that most woman have trouble with. That belly flab is a no-go, so start using this abs workout to begin exercising your abdominal area and feeling great again. You don't need to go the gym for this exercise routine… you just need some motivation and a workout ball.

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 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 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.

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