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How To: Do side deltoid stretches

Make your shoulders stronger with this routine of exercises and stretches for your workout in this fitness video. Take action: cross arm over the chest & pull against elbow, hold for 20 to 30 seconds, turning hand down or up for alternate stretches, and use arm rotations to stretch shoulders. 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 perso...

How To: Do an anterior shoulder stretch

Limber up your shoulders with exercises and stretches for your workout routine in this fitness video. Take action: use a pole, punching bag or handle, lean away from your arm as you stretch, fully straightening arm as the stretch increases and hold 15 to 30 seconds. 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 years. ...

How To: Do upper back stretches

Limber up your back with exercises and stretches for your workout routine in this fitness video. Take action: to find an ideal position use a pole or handle, hold for 15 to 30 seconds while holding the pole lower to target lower back, and change grips. 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 years. He also has a ...

How To: Do the chest complex stretch

This instructional video demonstrates a series of stretches for developing chest muscles. Learn how to do exercises and stretches for your workout routine in this fitness video. Take action: position palm and forearm face out with elbow at 90 degrees using a stretching device, turn away from body, and hold for 20 to 30 seconds. 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 cros...

How To: Do a shoulder stretch

Get those shoulders ready to exercise. Learn how to do exercises and stretches for your workout routine in this fitness video. Take action: always stretch slowly, using a stretching device, rotate shoulder down to target deltoids, cross arm over chest and pull on elbow, holding for 15 to 30 seconds, and then rotate arms to loosen shoulders. Tom Clifford, the instructor of this how-to video, has a degree in physical education, fitness and health from Eastern Michigan University, where he ran t...

How To: Stretch the anterior deltoid

Increase the flexibility of your shoulders. Exercises and stretches for your workout routine in this fitness video. Take action: use stretching device, hold stretch for 15 to 30 seconds, then lean farther from hand to increase the stretch, and rotate shoulder to target deltoids. Tom Clifford, the instructor of 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 fo...

How To: Do tail wagging stretching exercises

Shape up your lower back and glutes. Learn how to do exercises and stretches for your workout routine in this fitness video. Take action: position feet 5 feet apart, bend over, exhale and lean to right, exhale and lean around to left, and focus on stretching the target muscles. 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...

How To: Do barbell pullovers

Learn exercises and stretches for your workout routine in this fitness video. Take action: use chest press position, do not bend the elbows, inhale on the way down, and keep feet planted. 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 years. He also has a separate business where he coaches runners and triathletes for up...

How To: Do a waistline cruncher

Trim and slim your stomach. Learn exercises and stretches for your workout routine in this fitness video. Take action: work the obliques, the sides of torso, using a mat for comfort, keep feet off floor and the body as straight as possible. Tom Clifford, the instructor of 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 years. He also has a separate bus...

How To: Do neck exercises with barbells

Tone your neck muscles with this barbell workout. Learn exercises and stretches for your workout routine in this fitness video. Take action: use a partner or safety machine, place pad of barbell on head, flex neck to lift head straight up, keep lower back straight, and move slowly. Tom Clifford, hte 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...

How To: Do calisthenics neck exercises

Do a light workout to tone your neck muscles. Learn exercises and stretches for your workout routine in this fitness video. Take action: use these drills before work outs, roll neck slowly to warm up muscles, follow full range of motion, and hold head in place while contracting. 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 fo...

How To: Do rear neck curls

Working out can help to prevent neck injury. Learn exercises and stretches for your workout routine in this fitness video. Take action: use light weight and towel, place stomach flat on bench, hang neck off bench and lift forward, and lift neck straight up using hands for support. 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 ...

How To: Strengthen quadriceps

The large quadriceps muscles on the front of the thigh are important to target when strength and weight training to build overall muscle mass. Learn how to do quadriceps exercises in this strength training video. Take action: squats and lunges strengthen quadriceps, keep back straight, keep knees above heels in squats and lunges, and never lean forward during a lunge. Tom Clifford, the instructor in this how-to video, has a degree in physical education, fitness and health from Eastern Michiga...

How To: Do weighted shoulder exercises using a stability ball

Also known as a Swiss ball or an exercise ball, this workout prop breaks up your routine. Learn exercises and stretches for your workout routine in this fitness video. Take action: keep back straight and abs tight, hold ball in place, while a partner presses down. 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 years. He...

How To: Do back exercises using a stability ball

Also known as a Swiss ball or an exercise ball, this workout prop will help to tone your back muscles. Learn exercises and stretches for your workout routine in this fitness video. Take action: keep toes wide for stability, maintain balance, place hands on head and extend back until muscles pinch, don't hyperextend muscles, and exhale on upward motion. Tom Clifford, the instructor in this how-to video, has a degree in physical education, fitness and health from Eastern Michigan University, wh...

How To: Do isometric chest presses

Strength training promotes endurance. Learn exercises and stretches for your workout routine in this fitness video. Take action: use bench press position, move one arm at a time, keep shoulders from rolling or moving, 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 trainer for two years. He also has a separ...

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: Master 'Coach Pitch' for Baseball & Softball

Coach pitch is an important part of any child's progression up the baseball and softball ladder. After tee ball, the next step for most young players is participating in a league where the coach pitches to them. This video teaches youth baseball and softball coaches how to pitch to their young players properly to maximize their learning, improve their baseball skills, and foster their love of the game.

How To: Talk Effectively to Your Child's Sports Coach

Parents and coaches are the two most important part of most young athlete's support systems that allow them to excel in their chosen sports. Unfortunately, friction often occurs between these two groups when their opinions of what is best for the young athletes in their charge differ. This video features a high school baseball coach explaining some strategies for parents to maintain a proper, courteous, effective relationship with their child's coaches and improve the skills and well-being of...

How To: Do a calf stretch

Stretching calf muscles is important for lengthening a key leg muscle and increasing flexibility. Learn how to do calf stretch exercises in this stretching and flexibility video. Take action: use platform or stairwell, stretch calves before flexing muscles, go one leg at a time, toe against wall, heel planted & lean forward, and hold 15 to 30 seconds. Tom Clifford, the instructor of this how-to video, has a degree in physical education, fitness and health from Eastern Michigan University, whe...

How To: Do a hip flexor stretch

Stretching the hip flexor is important when strength training the legs and hips. Learn how to do hip flexor stretch exercises in this stretching and flexibility video. Take action: cradle one foot with both arms and lean back, curl up other leg for advanced stretch, twist right leg over left hip, and repeat on both sides. 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-coun...

How To: Do a lying or prone quad stretch

Stretching the quads, or quadriceps, is important to warm up the large muscles of the thigh before exercise or sports. Learn how to do prone quad stretch exercises in this stretching and flexibility video. Take action: lie on your side, hold top foot behind butt, pull forward with quad, and pull back with hand. Tom Clifford, the instructor of 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 ha...

How To: Do a standing hamstring stretch

Stretching the hamstrings is important when weight training the legs or before exercising or sports. Learn how to do standing hamstring exercises in this stretching and flexibility video. Take action: cross right foot in front of left leg, bend down in front and exhale, switch feet and repeat for other leg, remembering to keep knees straight. 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...

How To: Do a standing quad stretch

Stretching the quads, or quadriceps, is important to warm up the large muscles of the thigh before exercise or sports. Learn how to do standing quad stretch exercises in this stretching and flexibility video. Take action: maintain balance, hold top foot behind butt and pull forward with quad, while pulling back with hand, use wall for support, and hold 15 to 30 seconds. Tom Clifford, the instructor in this how-to video, has a degree in physical education, fitness and health from Eastern Michi...

How To: Do tricep cruls with dumbbells

Triceps curls target the muscles at the back of the arm, building muscle mass and toning. Learn how to do triceps curl exercises in this strength training video. Take action: extend arm above head & elbow at 45 degrees, move slowly, lower weight and extend up, fix your upper arm in place, and lift to 7/8 of full extension. Tom Clifford, the instructor of this how-to video, has a degree in physical education, fitness and health from Eastern Michigan University, where he ran track and cross-cou...

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 weighted squats to strengthen legs

Squats are a weight training exercise that involves lowering the body and raising it again, targeting the legs and core. Learn how to do squat exercises in this strength training video. Take action: keep back straight & flexed, keep knees over heels, stick butt out to maintain safe posture, and look forward. 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 w...

How To: Strengthen calf muscles

The calf muscles at the back of the lower leg are important to target when strength and weight training for speed and agility. Learn how to do calf muscle exercises in this strength training video. Take action: use platform or stairwell, stretch calves before flexing muscles, follow full range of motion to increase intensity, try using one leg for more resistance, and keep feet together or wide apart. Tom Clifford, the instructor in this how-to video, has a degree in physical education, fitne...

How To: Strengthen the hip flexor

Hip flexors are important muscles to target when weight training to build functional strength in the legs. Learn how to do hip flexor exercises in this strength training video. Take action: knees to chest exercise targets core, hold weight between feet, raise knees as high as you can, start in push up position and bring alternate knees to elbows, and work for quick reps and endurance. Tom Clifford, the instructor in this how-to video, has a degree in physical education, fitness and health fro...

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: Do triceps extension exercises for seniors

Triceps extensions for seniors target the triceps muscles of the upper arm to build muscle mass and tone. Learn how to do triceps extension exercises for seniors in this strength training video. Take action: use sturdy chair, keep back straight and abs tight, use light weight, lift elbow and hold in place, lower the weight, extend 7/8 of full potential, and contract triceps. Tom Clifford, the instructor in this how-to video, has a degree in physical education, fitness and health from Eastern ...

How To: Do bicep curls for seniors

Biceps curls are standard exercises for building the muscles of the arm. Seniors should not omit them from their workout. Learn how to do bicep curl exercises for seniors in this strength training video. Take action: use sturdy chair, position hands at sides and palms forward, tighten core, focus on biceps, and keep shoulder from rotating. 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 tr...

How To: Do vertical leg crunches

Vertical leg crunches work the muscles of the thighs by curling the leg vertically, building muscle mass and tone. Learn how to do vertical leg crunch exercises in this strength training video. Take action: use a mat for comfort, keep legs as straight as you can, focus on crunching core and reaching toes, and exhale as you crunch. 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 c...

How To: Do high intensity interval training for beginners

Personal fitness coach Yuri Elkaim demonstrates how to do high intensity interval training for beginners on treadmills. Start out with a light walk on a treadmill for about three to five minutes. From a walk, do a low grade jog for 30 seconds. Then, switch to a minute and a half of walking. Use a three to one ratio of low intensity to high intensity workout. As the workout progresses, it will get more challenging. Repeat the workout interval repetitions for 10 to 15 minutes. The interval work...

How To: Do an outdoor fat burning workout

Personal fitness coach Yuri Elkaim demonstrates how to do an outdoor fat burning workout. You'll need a rubber exercise band and a tree or a pole for the workout. First, warm up by going for a 5-minute jog. Then do a 30-second squat press. Next, do a 30-second set of pushups. From there, attach the exercise band to a tree, squat into a sitting position and extend the band to you. Do this exercise for 30 seconds. Add a speed skating motion for 30 seconds. Do the four exercises for 30 seconds e...

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