Pushups are a great workout. But if you think you're ready to take it to the next level, you should consider incorporating backback pushups into your workout. The added weight will give your muscles added strength and give an exciting new take on a simple exercise.
Don't let the TV ads convince you to buy some bulky contraption that will gather dust in your closet, crunches are safe and effective! This how-to video shows how to do crunches with varying degrees of difficulty based on your ability. Remember that ab exercises alone will not give you abs! If you have the best abs in the world they will be completely invisible if you are overweight. Aerobic exercise and proper diet are even more important than ab exercises in getting that sought after 6-pack...
Here is a killer arm workout you can do at home with just a set of dumbbells to help get those huge guns. You will be sore for days after doing this workout. This is for the advanced bodybuilder.
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.
Are you working out non-stop in pursuit of that hot beach bod you've always wanted? Are you tired of being the one with your t-shirt on because you are embarrassed about your man boobs. This great video, takes you on the journey to knowing everything you need to know to achieve that hot bod and get rid of your man boobs in no time.
Watch this instructional video to learn how to do sledgehammer halo exercises.
Here is a killer 45 minute back workout that you can do at home with just a set of dumbbells and a pullup bar. This is a back (lats,latissimus dorsi)workout for the advanced bodybuilder. Make sure you have done warm-up sets for both biceps and triceps before starting this workout because we start in with really heavy weights and you don't want to get injured.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to get ripped triceps muscle. The triceps are about 66% of the arm. Building the triceps adds size and dimension to the arms. This video provides 2 triceps exercises. The exercises are one-arm triceps extensions and triceps push downs. When doing the one-arm triceps extensions, extend the arm and keep it straight. For the triceps push downs, keep elbows fixed and close to the body. Flex your arms as you push the weight down. This video will benefit th...
How you work out your abs determines how they'll appear in the long run. Not only are the type of ab exercises you do important, but also the frequency with which you do them.
Are you looking to get big, burly arms? If you are into bodybuilding, or are just trying to perfect your physique.. have a look at this video. In it, you will learn how to do a finishing exercise and get bigger biceps. It is probably best if you do these exercises as a more seasoned bodybuilder, so that you do not hurt yourself.
Watch this video to learn how to do "hammer training" aka slamming a sledgehammer on a huge tire.
Dumbbell rows are a simple exercise you can do at home for lats, all you need is a padded chair and a dumbbell. This exercise, when done in conjunction with pull-ups, makes the core of a great home back workout.
Here is a great chest superset you can do at home with a cheap dumbbell set. Big gyms are nice but when you can get a killer workout at home without the overhead of getting to and from the gym. In this chest superset I am going to do incline press followed immediately by an incline fly variant. Make sure and use a really light weight on the flys so you can maintain good form.
Body fat is very important to keep track of in bodybuilding. One way to measure your body fat is with a device called a caliper. Calipers are easy to read, accurate, require no electric current and are cheap to buy. In this three part series, observe how a caliper is used on a bodybuilder's abs, chest and thighs - three of the most common problem areas.
Pushups are a great workout at any level of bodybuilding. However, if you feel that you're ready for something more advanced, dumbbell rows are a good option for the next step in your advancement. They offer a new challenge and a different way to work out the same muscles you do with pushups.
This Scooby's Workshop video shows proper form of the incline dumbbell fly exercise for pecs. Fly type exercises have done far more for my pec development than the pushing type exercises. In doing flys, make sure that your arms do NOT go behind the plane of your body as this puts too much stress on the shoulder joint. If you don't have a incline bench, you can make one as I have done here by tying a 2x8 securely to a coffee table. This exercise is best done with a spotter for safety, if you m...
In figure competition, or female bodybuilding, measuring and keeping tabs on body fat is important. Check out this three part tutorial for information on how to use a digital caliper to measure body fat. Some of the advantages of a digital or electronic caliper include the fact that it takes an accurate, easy to read measurement in seconds, that it beeps so you know exactly when it is ready, and it is very simple to use. Another great feature of a digital caliper is that you can set it with y...
First of all, there is no supplement or vitamin that can replace healthy eating habits. So don't think even for a second that you can indulge yourself with a Big Mac and supersize fries and toss in a vitamin or two and still be healthy.
Lutein is a natural supplement that is popular for people who wish to improve their vision as it deteriorates with aging. This herb works with your body to greatly improve your eye sight. In this clip, Dr. Ray Sahelian will walk you through the pros and cons of lutein and make sure you know exactly what to expect before starting a course of herbs.
Tongkat Ali is a supplement taken from trees in Eastern Asia. Tongkat Ali is meant to improve energy and sexual performance. In this clip, Dr. Ray Sahelian will tell you all about this herb and what it does, as well as possible side effects and precautions that you should take before you decide to start an herbal regimine.
Suzy Cohen tells us in this video how to lower our blood pressure naturally. Believe it or not, the urinary tract is connected with our blood pressure. A dietary supplement called "Asparagus extract" is recommended. Asparagus in vegetable form is delicious when served with a little butter or feta cheese. When you take it as a supplement, you get a bigger dose. It is a wonderful diuretic, which means it makes you pee a lot. You should take it in the morning, so that you do not find yourself ru...
In this clip, Dr. Ray Sahelian, MD will tell you all about the trendy supplement, Mangosteen. There has been a lot of talk about this herb curing diseases like cancer, heart disease and even arthritis. In this clip, Dr. Sahelian will tell you all about the mysterious fruit (that grows in Thailand and other South Eastern Asian countries) and what it really does. He will then tell you about any possible side effects or warnings so you can make an informed decision.
5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan), also known as oxitriptan is a dietary supplement for use as an anti-depressant, appetite suppressant and sleep aid. 5-HTP is sold over the counter so you may assume it's safe, however, there are important things you need to know before you start using this powerful supplement. In this clip, Dr. Ray Sahelian, MD, walks you through the process of taking this drug and what you can expect while you are on it. Be safe and make sure you don't over do it with this helpfu...
This video is about how to supplement water in the desert using a trash bag. You find a tree that is edible and not poisonous and you open the trash bag and place it over a few of the branches with leaves and seal the opening off. Then you take a little cord and tie off the corner of the bag and find something heavy to weigh the branch down. You want to make sure the corner of the bag is down so that all of the water will run down to that corner. When you feel some water in the bag you can cu...
Some studies have shown that vitamin D supplements help fight respiratory infections, but some haven't. A new study published in The BMJ clarified the confusion, and identified a group of people that might be better able to fight off colds and flu with vitamin D supplements.
Constipation affects almost everyone at some time. Follow these tips to help prevent it. This how to video lends helpful advice on preventing constipation (and possibly resulting hemmeroids).
Heart disease is a number one killer, that is why it is important to keep our cholesterol under control. In this how to video Pharmacologist Joe Graedon shows you how to manage your cholesterol with a few home remedies. Did you know that psyllium, niacin, red yeast rice and fish oil supplements can help lower your cholesterol naturally? Watch and learn more about other home remedies such as chocolate, cinnamon, and walnuts and how they can help lower cholesterol also.
You are sneezing and you eyes are all red and itchy, that can only mean one thing it is allergy season. Watch this how to video and learn natural home remedies and treatments for allergies from pharmacologist Joe Graedon. He shows you how to stop the allergies with a few over the counter products or even a nettle, an herbal supplement.
This video discusses helping hair grow faster using daily maintenance ideas. The presenter relays that the most important part of growing out hair is keeping it healthy. To keep it healthy, use a heat protectant if any heat tools like hair dryers, straighteners or curling irons are used. She indicates that heat, when not used to excess, will push the hair follicles to work harder and grow a bit faster. Vitamins and supplements can also support hair growth. She recommends a standard daily vita...
Jennifer Lyall and Dr. JJ Dugoua, the Vitamin Junkeys, discuss natural remedies for constipation. Magnesium is a natural treatment for constipation, but you need to be careful not to take too much. Constipation is when you are not having regular bowel movements. Some causes of constipation are dehydration, certain drugs, poor diet and stress. To keep things moving it is good to drink lots of water and to eat a diet high in foods containing fiber, like fruits and vegetables. Probiotic foods ca...
Daylight savings time is here. On November 7th, everyone and everything turned back the clocks to standard time, but how well you adjust to the new time is up to you—
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There has been a huge shift over recent years to alternative medicine as people get disillusioned with conventional medicine to overcome anxiety. Natural and herbal supplements are becoming popular as people re-engage with nature. The list of potential side effects from drugs and the rebound effects from withdrawing often make the thought of taking medication unpleasant. Often the promise of how effective the medication can be is exaggerated or it simply does not have the effect it should bec...
Yohimbe is the name of a tall African tree that has been used for centuries by the people there to treat sexual dysfunction. This herb is available over the counter and there is often controversy involving its use. Before you use Yohimbe, you should know all the facts. Watch this clip from Dr. Ray Sahelian and learn about the possible side effects and the benefits of this unique supplement.
Tribulus is an herb that is found all over the world and is often thought of as a weed, however many take it as a testosterone booster, sexual enhancer or appetite suppressant. In this clip, Dr. Ray Sahelian will walk you through tribulus and make sure you are informed before you decide to take it. He will also detail all of the possible side effects and debunk any rumors associated with the herb.
Maca is a root vegetable that grows in Central and South America and is used to boost sex drive and virility. In this clip, learn all about Maca and how it works, as well as possible side effects that you should be aware of before you take it. Follow along with this educational clip, presented by Dr. Ray Sahelian and see is Maca is right for you.
We have all woken up in the middle of the night with leg cramps, but what can you do to prevent them? In this how to video Pharmacologist Joe Graedon show you home remedies for nighttime leg cramps. Use tonic water, a bar of soap, baking soda, Pedialyte, pickle juice, or yellow mustard to help ease nasty leg cramps.
Learn how to take detailed photographs of outer space using a modified webcam. These are some really cool hacks & mods from a guy on youtube. Avoid the high costs of telescope cameras and supplement with an inexpensive webcam.
Getting a Rapunzel-like mane takes time, but you can speed things up with these valuable tips. You Will Need
Hook-billed birds are the ones in the parrot family—from petite parakeets to massive macaws. Here’s some stuff you should know if there’s going to be a hookbill in the house.