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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: Do abdominal crunches on an exercise ball for a great abs workout

Exercise is a very important for everyone on a daily basis. Our society has evolved into a life of work, work and work. The majority of these jobs are sitting at a desk in some sort of cubicle. Humans are not built for this purpose; we are made to be active every single day. Thus, we must incorporate exercise in one way or another during our 14-16 hours of wake time. And this instructional video will show you a great exercise— how to do an abs crunch on an exercise ball.

How To: Use the reverse hyper to protect and rehab the back

In this video, we learn how to use the reverse hyper to protect and rehab the back. First, you need to lay down on the machine correctly. Make sure your core is out and your arms are holder the levers. Now, lift your legs up on the straps and slowly lower them down. Continue to do this as you work out, this will result in a great work out in just a few reps. As you continue to do this you will be able to do heavier weights. This will help protect your back from injury and get it back into shape!

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 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: Improve upright posture & balance with an EXO chair

This clip demonstrates a simple exercise routine designed to help counteract bad posture. 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: Mount your laptop to your exercise equipment

In this tutorial, we learn how to mount your laptop to your exercise equipment with Chris Gardner. This is a great way to stay active and get your work done at the same time. First, grab some measurements of your machine, then grab aluminum bars that are the sizes of the front of the bike. Cut out the pieces so they are the size that you need, then mount onto your machine and place your laptop onto it! You can use screws to remove this, or you can leave it on to use whenever you would like wh...

How To: Do an exercise routine with a Functional Footprint

In this clip, you'll see how to do a simple Pilates routine with a Functional Footprint exercise tool. 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: Use the "90/90" limb rehab technique with a Cadillac

This clip over a rehab technique called 90/90 using the Pilates Cadillac exercise device. Whether you're toying with the idea of opening up your own rehabilitative Pilates studio or merely need some help tackling a certain pedagogical or administrative problem, you're certain to be well served by this free video tutorial from the folks at Balanced Body Pilates. For more (and more comprehensive) information, take a look.

How To: Perform a quad lunge routine on a CoreAlign machine

This clip presents a simple demonstration of a quad lunge CoreAlign exercise routine. 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. To get started performing the quad lunge CoreAlign exerci...

How To: Do a "Leaning Ski Jump" routine on a CoreAlign machine

This clip presents a simple demonstration of the "Leaning Ski Jump" CoreAlign exercise routine. 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. To get started performing the "Leaning Ski Jump...

How To: Do a "Double Hoof" routine on a CoreAlign machine

This clip presents a simple demonstration of the "Double Hoof" CoreAlign exercise routine. 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. To get started performing this CoreAlign exercise yo...

How To: Perform C stretches on a CoreAlign Pilates machine

Learn how to perform basic C stretches on a CoreAlign Pilates exercise machine. 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. For complete instructions, give this free exercise video a gander.

How To: Do side crunches on an exercise ball

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do side crunches on an exercise ball. Begin by sitting on the exercising ball. Then roll down on the ball until the back is resting on the ball. Now sit up using your abdominal muscles and twist to the sides. Exhale as you go up and inhale as you go down. This exercise targets the abdominal, core and oblique muscles. The level of this exercise is intermediate. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested in health and fitness, and would...

How To: Perform inner thigh extensions with an exercise ball

Diet Health shows viewers great exercises that will work well for the legs, thigh and specifically the inner thigh. These will require that you use an exercise ball. First, you will want to lay flat on the floor. Your back should be flat as well as your arms laying flat to your sides. Lift your legs so they are bent at the knee with the exercise ball being held in between your feet. You will want to squeeze your inner thighs to keep the ball in place. Keep your knees in the same place as you ...

How To: Bridge with an exercise ball

In this video from diethealth, viewers are shown how to perform a bridge with an exercise ball. The process begins with the user lying flat on their back, and having their legs positioned on the ball so that their knees are bent. Then, they must lift their hips so that their spine is in a neutral position, and then lowering it back to its previous position. Along with the lifting, they must inhale with the lifting and exhale with the descent, while tightening their gluts and shifting the weig...

How To: Use an exercise ball properly

These big inflatable balls aren't gumballs on steroids—they're actually some of the most useful tools ever devised for building core strength and flexibility. You'll need to choose the right ball size for your height, and pick out the right exercises. Watch this video fitness tutorial and learn how to use an exercise ball.

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: 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: Use a medicine ball

Medicine balls have been used for strength training for thousands of years. Athletes in many sports can attest to their value. Learn how to use a medicine ball in this exercise tutorial. When exercising with a medicine ball you should intensify with faster reps, choose a safe weight, work upper body, and attempt 30-second intervals.

How To: Use a treadmill

Treadmills allow users to walk or run regardless of the weather. Many treadmills also provide specific information, such as speed, distance, calories burned and time elapsed. Learn how to use a treadmill from a trainer in this exercise tutorial. When you use a treadmill you should start at a moderate speed, increase speed comfortably, relax shoulders, and keep abs tight. With this how to video you will be able to use a treadmill for a more effective workout.

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: Do proper step ups for working out

Step ups are an important part of working out. This fitness HowTo video tutorial shows you the proper way to do them. Begin the step ups by placing your foot on the step, push up with the heal of the front leg and bring yourself up and right back down. Keep watching to learn more about proper form for doing step ups.

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