In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to tone and build the back muscles. Expanding the size of the back will help increase the size of the chest. The exercise shown in this video is the lat pull-down. The first part of the movement is to drop the shoulder down and the second is to pull to the chin. All the finger should be one the same side of the bar. Keep your head and chest up. Do not yank or jerk the weight. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested in health and fitne...
This may surprise you, but rowers weren't born with a perfect six pack of abs and Incredible Hulk-like shoulders. They happen to be in a sport that revolves around how fast they can move their arms from the front to the back with great water resistance.
Want massive, Arnold Schwartzenegger-worthy shoulders? Well, you'll have to work for it, but they're achievable with a few strategic exercises. Building muscle, especially big muscles like your biceps, requires heavy resistance.
Get rock-hard abs with a very basic and well-known abs exercise— bicycle crunches. This bicycle crunches workout is a really great way to exercise those abdominal muscles. Watch the video to see the step-by-step instructions for performing bicycle crunches for toning and strengthening your abs.
These close grip pull downs can be done as part of a strength training circuit to help you tone your entire back and especially your lateral muscles. The close grip pull down also employs your midsection (this is where most of your power will come from), so you'll also get a nice little surprise when you look in the mirror at your ab region in a few weeks.
If you work out on a regular basis and all of a sudden get an injury then you probably think it's okay to stop exercising until you're completely healed. But unless you're on doctor-prescribed bedrest there's ALWAYS soemthing you can do to stay fit and lean.
This workout video gives an exercise for you butt or gluteus muscles to tone and strengthen them. Most weight-bearing leg exercises will work out your gluteus muscles to a degree. The same is true with various gym classes, running, rollerblading and ice skating. You can decide to omit targeted exercises for your gluteus muscles from your regular workouts entirely, but it’s good to stretch (particularly if you have a day job which requires sitting on a chair), to strengthen and to tone this mu...
Learn how to do single leg squats with this fitness tutorial. Single leg squats are great for toning and building muscle in your legs and glutes. Watch this how to video and you can get in shape with single leg squats.
This "chest workout home edition " was designed to provide an easy and fun professional workout for everyone. These exercises are designed to tone main pectoral muscles (upper, major and minor pectoral muscles) and you can workout wherever you want: at home, in the park, on the beach or at the gym.
Feel like your face is starting to droop and sag a little bit? Get your tone and youthful appearance back without botox or quick fixes by exercising your face muscles naturally! In this video, 48-year-old instructor Elaine Bartlett demonstrates how you can tone your chin and jaw by doing simple exercises using your face muscles. You might even find out you've got some pretty strong you never thought about using before!
Four time abs is an excellent exercise for working the lower abdominals and abs workout. Try this out to tone your lower abs, which typical crunches can't get to.
Cardio intervals, circuit training, plate exercises...when it comes to fitness, it seems like there's always a fancy name for what are essentially really easy yet effective strength building, fat burning, and toning exercises.
In this video, Ozzie Jacobs shows how to activate your upper back muscles in order to tone them effectively when at the gym. As Ozzie explains, this is often more difficult to achieve due to the tendency of your shoulders to slump forward due to the effect of gravity. In order to properly activate your upper back muscles at a machine like a rowing machine, Ozzie advises her viewers to make sure that their back muscles are tightened, focusing and consciously trying to pull your shoulder blades...
The BOSU sounds like a children's toy, but it's actually a half ball that aids exercisers in toning their stabilizer muscles and their core.
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.
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.
In this video, we learn how to get rid of a double chin with face exercises. This works the chin muscle, known as the metalis. It also works the muscles at the front of your neck. This exercise exerts a gentle pressure on your chin and the front of your neck. It will tone and tighten your neck to make it look youthful and vibrant. It also tones your jaw muscle to define your jaw line and get rid of those jowls. First, stretch out your neck as far as it will go. Then, open your mouth and close...
This video shows a quick way to lift your sagging jowls with face exercises. This video targets the platysma and sternomastoid muscles at the front of
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.
You don’t need to be in the gym to get super toned arms and legs. Stay outdoors and with only an exercise band you can get a difficult and muscle specific exercises that will turn any arm flab into defined muscle.
The Heel Squeeze is derived from the principles of classical pilates exercises. This pilates tutorial teaches how to engage the gluteus maximus muscles without engaging the lower back muscles. We demonstrate this exercise both with and without a small ball, but the ball is definitely not necessary to reap all the benefits. Focus on keeping the pelvis flat on the mat, the abdominal muscles pulled in and flat and tension out of the neck and shoulders while your tone your derriere. Watch this ho...
You'll be a stallion in water (without the drowning) once you perfect this difficult training move to improve your swimming skills.
Most of the time it's not necessary to have exercise equipment in order to exercise. You can generally use your own body weight as a counterbalancing weight, but if you're interested in building massive muscle, then you do need to either hit the gym or purchase some equipment to achieve optimum bulk.
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.
The Develope is a variation of the original pilates exercises in the side-lying series. This exercise tones the muscles of the legs and increases flexibility while improving core strength as well. Focus on proper form and the fluidity of the movement instead of the height of the leg and you will find this exercise far more effective. Watch this fitness how to video and you'll be toning your body with pilates in no time.
When it comes to burning fat and muscle building, we're not going to lie to you: No pain, no gain. So if you've committed yourself to toning your family pack and achieving firm muscles instead of chunky flab this new year, check out this fitness video for a quick routine that burns fat.
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.
Seated dips are one of those exercises that looks easy but is a real pain to actually do. While you can do seated dips on the floor, doing them on a bench with your feet flexed adds an extra dimension of height that will increase muscle intensity and heart rate.
Get rid of man boobs by lowering body fat percentage and avoiding the flat bend press exercise.
This video demonstrates various different tips which will help you to strengthen the stomach and thighs. First of all, you should make sure that you are eating properly by eating more vegetables, whole grains, and cut down on junk food. Next, make sure to do cardio exercises, at least 3 hours a week. This increased oxygen consumption will be able to increase fat burning to get rid of fat around the stomach area. Another tip to help with burning fat and toning muscles is to focus on different ...
We know those big exercise machines at the gym can be intimidating, but the next time you hit the gym you should consider making friends with one of them because they offer a resistance (often adjustable) that you can't get with workout tapes at home.
Are you a woman who's afraid to lift weights because you think you're going to end up looking like the Incredible Hulk? Contrary to what many women believe, lifting weights will not make you look super bulky and manly. In fact, adding muscle to your body will burn more fat and also make your arms and legs look more toned.
Want your bum to look as perky as it did twenty years ago in a bikini? Unfortunately there's no way to cut corners when you want to tone your glutes and thighs (lipo is an alternative, but that just gets rid of fat and doesn't actually help you tone or increase muscle).
What you eat before and after you work up a sweat is actually just as important as the workout itself. The main thing to keep in mind is that you can't eat so much that you still have a bunch of stuff bumping around in your stomach when you're jumping or running.
Two hunky guys demonstrate how to improve your abdominal muscle tone. Work your abdominals in a unique motion and boost your anabolic hormones to gain muscle and lose fat. In addition to this workout, add healthy eating and positive thinking and you will accomplish your goal. You can get your heart rate up to over 160 using these tips. The movements are simple, they are basic boxing hits. You must work the right muscles and move the right way, as with any exercise, and it works.
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...
Reverse barbell curls are exactly what they sound like: Doing normal barbell curls in the reverse, with your fingers gripped over the bar rather than under. Doing these curls will really build the heat in your biceps, increasing muscular density.
It's been proven that your body adjusts to any new workout you start doing within a week. Though that means less muscle aches and pain for you, it also means less results.
Forget small weights and many repetitions. To tone your body you need to make your muscles bigger and reduce the fat layer covering them.
When you wan to get your body into shape you don't need any fancy equipment. In this fitness how to video SELF Magazine demonstrates how to utilize an elastic band for toning specific muscle groups. Watch and learn how easy it is to use the resistance band to do the following exercises: Bent-over cobra, power plunge, triceps crossover, recline row, curl whirl, side bend, hot 100, torso twist and deltoid raises. This simple elastic band moves are sure to tone and sculpt your arms, abs and lowe...