How To: Reduce shoulder injuries with stabilizing exercises

In this video, we learn how to reduce shoulder injuries with stabilizing exercises. This will not build your muscle, but it will help prevent you from hurting your shoulder, which will cause you not to work out. The first exercise you can do is to lay on your side and place a folded towel underneath your elbow. After this, relax your body and prop your head up with your other hand. Now, grab a small weight and lift from the ground to slightly higher than horizontal. The next exercise you can ...

How To: Do sitting abdominal exercises while pregnant

In this video from modernmom we learn about doing abdominal exercises when pregnant. These exercises prevent lower back pain during pregnancy and when you're ready to push the baby out makes it a bit easier. On a mat, place sit balanced with your butt on the mat and place your hands behind you. Stick your leg straight out. Pull it in and crunch and lean back. 10-15 on each leg is good. This is all done sitting. Think about pulling your belly button in. Next is double leg pulls. This is a bit ...

How To: Do bench-dip exercises to increase your arm strength and size

If you are one of the smaller kids in school, you know that sometimes you have to exert yourself a little bit more to get noticed for your athleticism. There will always be better athletes than you, but only if you don't apply yourself. Weight training is the best way to bulk up and this exercise, called the bench dip, will beef you up by working out your biceps muscles. It's a great workout to increase your arm size.

How To: Use a stability ball for core muscle exercises

Try out a stability ball for core muscle exercises and to change up any workout routine. Learn how to use stability balls in this exercise tutorial. When using a stability ball you should target core muscles, keep back straight, abs tight, and tone core muscles. With this how to video you will be able to use a stability ball for a more effective workout.

How To: Do exercises to improve your swim speed

Without speed, you'd swim like a turtle at your swim club races, which is okay if you're into leisurely paced losing. Whether you're navigating away from a hungry shark who likes your "Family Guy" swim trunks or trying to finally snag that "First Place" trophy, speed is something you can always improve on.

How To: Tone your legs with leg slimming exercises

No pain, no gain honeys! Though there exist a few genetically gifted women in this world (we're looking at you, Megan Fox), the rest of us have to commit to eating right and exercising in order to maintain fabulous bodies. It isn't fun, but sticking to a strict diet and workout routine does produce a pretty sexy body.

How To: Do bridge exercises with Brooke Burke

This exercise video for women, featuring Autumn Calebrese and Brooke Burke from Modern Mom, show you how to work your abs and stomach area! In "the Bridge," you arch your back slowly, working the gluteus maximus as well as the core area in general. Do about twenty-five repetitions, if possible, in three sets; afterwards, you can try a "pulse" method for an increased rate of "burn." This activity can be repeated until you are fatigued, and possibly consider holding at the top for increased fit...

How To: Do dip exercises to workout your triceps and pectoral muscles

Dips are great exercises, in or out of the gym, and are easily done. They're the perfect exercise for working out your triceps brachii and pectoralis muscles. This also works out a secondary muscle— the deltoids. THe beginner to intermediate exercise is a great way to work all three muscles. All you need to do this exercise is the vertical knee raise towers which most gyms have. For those who are new to this exercise and are unable to lift themselves, you can use the weight assistance to buil...

How To: Do 20 warm-up exercises to build heat

Whether you're preparing for a thirty minute bout of interval running or for an intense weight lifting session, warming up is vital to building heat in your body so your joints are lubricated and there is less of a chance of injury. Warming up before exercising also boosts your metabolism so you get your heart rate up early and burn more calories during your workout.

How To: Play the Ukulele with right and left hand techniques and exercises

So you just bought your Ukulele but you have never played one before, you don't know what to do with it except make it sound like a cat being strung across..., won't go into too many details, you get the point. In this video you will learn the anatomy of the Ukulele as well as the string letters and some basic right and left hand technique to get you acquainted with your new Uke!

How To: Do incline dumbbell curl exercises with free weights

In this free video exercise lesson, you'll learn how to do an incline dumbbell curl weight lifting routine. With weight lifting, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoiding accidental injury. For more information, and to get started using this weight lifting exercise yourself, watch this handy home-fitness how-to.

How To: Do exercises to trim your hips with Brooke Burke

Want to slim down? Feel the burn with this easy, five-minute exercise sure to help you trim or otherwise tighten up your hips. For complete instructions, including a step-by-step overview of this simple exercise, watch this home fitness how-to. Lose weight and feel great with the routine demonstrated in this free video guide from Brooke Burke.

How To: Do standing abdominal exercises while pregnant

Want to maintain strong abs during your pregnancy? You've come to the right place. This free maternity fitness guide demonstrates a simple standing exercise routine that will strengthen your abdominal muscles without putting pressure on your vena cava. Learn how to keep your abs strong during pregnancy with this video exercise lessson.

How To: Lose stomach fat with at-home exercises

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do a core-blasting workout without sit-ups or crunches. Users will only need a timer. This workout contains 6 exercises. The exercises are: right knee-to-elbow plank, left knee-to-elbow plank, right side plank twist, left side plank twist, sit through and X-up. Do 30 seconds for each exercise with no rest in between the exercises. When finished, take a 30-60 second rest and then repeat the workout 2-3 more times for a full 9 minute workout. This vi...

How To: Do pilates exercises while pregnant

Just because you're pregnant, doesn't mean you still can't exercise! Pilates is a great method of conditioning the body during a pregnancy. Common Pilates exercises for pregnant women include pelvic tilts and other adduction exercises, which strengthen abdominal muscles. Get some great advice from Pilates expert, Ann Arnoult, in this video.

How To: Do exercises with a medicine ball

Medicine balls are useful workout tools. They are great for strengthening your muscles and sculpting your body. In this tutorial from Modern Mom, get used to using a medicine ball and learn some helpful exercises. This video offers advice from model and actress, Brooke Burke and professional fitness trainer Autumn Calabrese.

How To: Do ballet barre exercises

A few basic ballet barre exercises include tondues, plies, frappes, degages and pirouette preparations. Learn some of the foundational barre exercises for classical ballet with help from an expert: Lynda DeChane-Audette is the founding artistic director of the South Florida Ballet Theater and was born in Boston. Learn more ballet from this expert by searching WonderHowTo! You're only practice time away from ruling the dance floor!

How To: Do V-sit abdominal exercises with Brooke Burke

In this exercise video, Brooke Burke and Autumn Calabrese, trainers with Modern Mom, help women viewers attain their fitness goals by teaching you how to perform stomach exercises! They demonstrate how to perform aerobic motions that train your abs and core; they explain how V-sit abdominal exercises work, show how you can set your own personal fitness goals, and also show you how you can increase the level of challenge you get from your workout. Advice is also offered on rest and managing th...

How To: Do cat and camel sculpting yoga-inspired exercises

Cat and camel exercises are great for stretching and strengthening muscles of the back, especially the lower back. Learn how to do cat and camel exercises in this strength training video. Take action: get on hands and knees, arch back like cat, flexing abs, let the back sag, sticking out butt, holding each position for 3 seconds, and repeat for 5 reps. Tom Clifford, the instructor of this how-to video, has a degree in physical education, fitness and health from Eastern Michigan University, wh...

How To: Do chair stand exercises for seniors

Chair stand exercises are good for seniors to build overall strength and can be done in their own homes. Learn how to do chair stand exercises for seniors in this strength training video. Take action: start out reclined, cross arms, exhale on the sit up, and move slowly. 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 trainer for two ye...

How To: Relieve back & neck pain while at work with exercises

In this video from InstruxionAE we learn some exercises to do at work to relieve your back and neck pain. You cannot cure this pain from exercise. You can only keep safe posture throughout the day. The weightlifter's technique is the best exercise. Traction or hanging is one of the most relaxing exercises for the back. Bending backwards is a good way too. While seated, you can put your hand on the armrests and bend back in your chair. In a standing position you can put your hands on your belt...

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