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How To: Do a half curl pilates exercise

The Half Curl is a variation of a classical Pilates exercises that help teach how to use the abdominal muscles properly when curling off the mat from a reclined position. The effect is flatter abdominal muscles, a stronger core and a lower back that will always be protected by your strong abdominal muscles. Watch this how to video and you will be toning your body with pilates in no time.

How To: Do the Neck Pull #1 pilates exercise

Neck Pull #1 is an easier version of the original Pilates exercise Neck Pull which helps build strength and increase spinal flexibility. By focusing on keeping the abdominal muscles pulled in flat throughout the exercise, the lower back is always protected and the abdominal muscles are being strengthened in their flattest position. Watch this fitness how to video and you will be toning your body with pilates in no time.

How To: Warm up and workout the core with yoga abdominal lifts

Abdominal lifts give a great core workout while developing breathing muscles in your abdomen. They tone your abdominals, strengthen your lower back, and boost your metabolism. They're a great way to start any workout. Some dieters use them to help them loose weight. Watch this this how to video to learn how to properly incorporate abdominal lifts into your yoga routines.

How To: Work your lower abs with a hanging leg raise

It's never a bad time to get excellent abs. This instructional video demonstrates how to exercise your lower abdominal muscles with hanging leg raises. This routine is especially effective because it maximizes spinal flexion and extension. The focus of the exercise should be about rolling the hips up to generate an abdominal contraction, then returning to a good lumbar curve to relax and stretch out the abs. A good stretch at the end range of motion allows for a better workout and builds flex...

How To: Dissect a human to see the abdominal autonomics

Need to check out the posterior abdominal wall of a human being? Well, go no further. This human anatomy video tutorial will show you how to dissect a human for a closer look at the abdominal autonomics, the genital and urinary systems, the diaphragm, and the posterior abdominal wall. You need to get most of the superficial layers out of the way, so get your scalpel out and get cutting. You'll even check out the kidney itself in this educational look at the insides of a corpse.

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: Work out your lower abs in five easy exercises

Perfect lower abdominal muscles really complete a tight, healthy stomach. This instructional video teaches you five separate methods of isolating your lower abs. This tutorial demonstrates exercises such as rock-backs, direct hip rotations, ab lifts, modified leg lifts, and lying hip thrusts. Once you combine each method in a regular routine, you'll have awesome lower abs in no time.

How To: Get great lower abs with floor work outs

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to build great lower abdominal muscles. This exercise is done on the floor. Begin by lying down with your back on the floor. This exercise is called a lower leg curl with a heel press finish. Place the hands flat and palms facing the floor. Bring the feet up in a curl and extend the feet on the top of the rep. As your extend your legs, contract down on the muscles in your stomach. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested in health and ...

How To: Perform a full abdomen exam on a patient

This video will teach doctor and medical students how to perform a full abdomen examination. John D. Gazewood, MD, MSPH, will show you the whole process, from the first steps of inspecting the abdomen, looking for abdominal contour and symmetry, to auscultation, percussion, and palpation of the abdomen. Some common findings during the inspection phase of the exam could be scars, striae, colors, jaundice, and prominent veins.

How To: Do the Short Plank pilates exercise

Short Plank is derived from original pilates exercises in order to teach proper abdominal and torso support in the push up position. The exercise in this how to video will strengthen your core, strengthen your shoulder girdle stabilizers and target the deep muscles of the abdomen and spine to protect your lower back. Watch this fitness tutorial and you will be toning your body with the Short Plank pilates move.

How To: Do a Hip Twist pilates exercise

The Hip Twist is an original pilates exercise that strengthens the abdominals and the core. By focusing on a modest range of motion to start and the correct use of the abdominal muscles, your abs will get stronger and flatter and you will protect your lower back. Watch this fitness how to video and you will be toning your body with the hip twist pilates move.

How To: Do the Prone leg lift pilates exercise

The Prone leg lifts are variations of the classical pilates exercise the Swan Dive. This exercise tones and strengthens the back of the legs (hamstrings and glutes) and improves hip extension, both necessary components of a good Swan Dive. Remember to keep your abdominal muscles pulled in to protect the lower back and keep tension out. Watch this fitness how to video and you'll be toning your body with pilates in no time.

How To: Do a side leg lift circle pilates exercise

The side leg lift series is part of the classical Pilates repertoire and the circles strengthen the core, flatten the abdominal muscles and tone the inner and outer thighs. If you feel strain in your lower back, bring your legs slightly forward of your body, but for a real challenge, maintain a perfectly straight line and bring your top hand to your hip. Watch this fitness how to video and you'll be strengthening your body with pilates in no time.

How To: Do the Swan Dive Graceful Rock pilates exercise

Swan Dive Graceful Rocks is a variation on the original Pilates exercise "Swan Dive." It strengthens the gluteus muscles (so your butt will get firmer.) and increases flexibility of the spine. Keeping your abdominal muscles engaged throughout will increase core strength and protect the lower back. Watch this how to video and you can gain strength through pilates.

How To: Do leg lifts with Brooke Burke

In this video Brooke Burke demonstrates how to do leg lifts. This exercise targets the abs. Lay your mat on the floor. Lie on your back with your hands on the floor. Raise both legs together, keeping them straight. Do it slowly to make it a little harder, and lower them again but not right to the floor. Do this ten times at first, then aim for twenty times. Keep your lower back on the ground. Rest a little. Now to make it even more difficult, do it very slowly, counting down from five until o...

How To: Perform a general abdominal exam on a patient

Any patient with pain in the abdominal area will require you to perform an abdominal examination, and this video lesson outlines in great detail, how to perform a general abdomen exam. This is great for any medical student or up-and-coming doctor — even nursing students could benefit from this exam procedure. You'll learn about inspection of the abs, auscultation, percussion, palpation, the liver, the aorta, and the spleen. After watching the full procedure, you should be able to identify the...

How To: Perform CPR on a pet

Pets America demonstrates how to perform CPR on a pet. First, lay the animal on the right side to bring the heart up. Bring the animal's left elbow back to the heart. Locate the pulse point. You can also feel the pulse on the pet's wrist or artery on the inside thigh. After locating the pulse, start CPR. Give the pet four quick breaths by having the head in line and tilting it back to open the airway. Close the lower jaw with your hands and hold the mouth shut. Bring your mouth down to the no...

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: Do a Pilates glider

In this video, we learn how to do a Pilates glider. To start, lay down on a flat surface on your stomach, with your legs flat and touching, and your arms out in the air horizontally. Now, inhale deeply and when you exhale, bring your upper body into the air, using your core to lift, not your legs. Stay in this position for one inhale, then exhale and come back down into laying position. Keep a long line between your neck and head, don't lift the head too much. To make this harder, you can mov...

How To: Do hip lifts & drops in belly dancing

This video shows viewers who are interested in learning how to belly dance, focusing on the techniques of hip lifts and drops. After slowly shifting your weight from one hip to the other, make sure that your head stays at the same level by placing your hands on your head as your weight shifts. After making sure that you are now bouncing your head as you move, practice moving your arms in time with your motion. Your arms should move in opposite directions from each other, with one arm being lo...

How To: Perform four abdominal exercises for cyclists

If you are a beginner when it comes to bike riding and you're constantly finding yourself to be sore, then check out this next tutorial. In this video, you'll find out how to perform four basic abdominal exercises that will help get rid of soreness and imrpove your bike riding experience. Good luck and enjoy!

How To: Warm up for pilates with a pelvic curl exercise

In this how to video Diane Preusch, co-owner of Pilates Center of Bend, demonstrates the pelvic curl, one of the most fundamental pilates exercises. The pelvic curl is great for starting a pilates routine. It engages the lower abdominal muscles as well as the back. Watch and learn how to do the pelvic curl exercise for pilates.

How To: Practice a yoga back bend routine with Deborah York

A healthy back is the key to a healthy body. Yoga backbends stimulates the spine and spinal nerves, relaxes the lower back and strengthens the legs. Deborah York guides the more experienced yoga viewer in a healthy backbend routine, which stretches and tones the abdominal region, stimulates the spine nervous system and helps to release tension in the lower back. Watch this video yoga tutorial and learn how to do a back bend routine to keep yourself healthy.

How To: Do a pilates single leg stretch

The single leg stretch is a classical Pilates exercise for strengthening and toning the abdominal muscles. For increased abdominal challenge, stop the knee at 90 degrees of hip flexion instead of hugging the knee into the chest. Actively stretch through the legs, flatten the abs and keep the shoulders down with each movement and this exercise will tone many muscles in the body. Watch this how to video and you'll be getting in shape with pilates in no time.

How To: Do yoga for abdominal and core strength

Learn how to tone your six pack and feel stronger in yourself with this yoga tutorial. Yoga is a great way to relax and get in shape. These poses increase core and abdominal strength. Watch this how to video and you'll be gaining strength with yoga in no time.

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