Hot Exercise Equipment How-Tos

How To: Do advanced side-lying leg work on a Pilates Reformer

This clip demonstrates a simple Reformer-based Pilates exercise routine to target your legs. With Pilates, 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. Whether you're looking to slim down or merely tighten up your core, you're sure to be well served by this home fitness how-to from the folks at Balanced Body Pilates.

How To: Build an Exercise Machine

I am a runner and have been running with a group of US Marines. They have convinced me to start working out my upper body, along with my running legs. I also like to build things. I have a three and a half foot by seven foot room in my basement, and turned it into a weight machine room. I built an elevator that I can fill with nine pound paver stones. The elevator cable goes over a series of pulleys that allow me to do four different upper body exercises.

How To: Use a rowing machine

A rowing machine, or indoor rower, provides the benefits of rowing without the hassle of transporting a boat and having access to a lake or river. Learn how to use a rowing machine in this exercise tutorial. When using a rowing machine you should work back & biceps, do eight to 12 reps, use heavier weights, and balance breathing. With this how to video you can use a rowing machine to get a more effective workout.

How To: Train your core with gymnastic rings

In this video, we learn how to train your core with gymnastic rings. Instead of attaching each gymnastic ring handle to a fixed bar. This will now become a pulley system that requires a ton of strength to use. After you have this set up, you can do different exercises while hanging down diagonally and holding onto the handles. You will have to plant your feet into the ground and use a lot of strength in your core to keep the pulleys moving and keeping you in place. Try using these for differe...

How To: Do ab rockers

No pain, no gain. We're not exactly the biggest fans of this philosophy, but when it comes down to losing weight and becoming lean and trim, exercise is the only way to look great. Check out this fitness video to learn how to do ab rockers that'll contract your ab muscles quickly for a tight, strong midsection.

How To: Workout with resistance bands and exercise ball

There is an easier way to get in shape—and you can do it from the comfort and privacy of your own home if you so prefer. There are a few low impact pieces of exercise equipment that you can use to tone and shape your body; and often these simple tools can produce dramatic results. In these exercise videos, learn how to workout with a resistance band and a fitness ball. Through the power of the internet, our expert can be your personal trainer and lead you through several exercises to tone you...

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.

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