Category: Exercise

Oct 12

Learn How To Choose A Bike

How To Choose A Bike (courtesy of Howcast.com)

Taking the time to select the right bike ensures that your investment yields the rewards you desire! You will need:

A biking purpose

A landscape

Goals

A measuring tape

A retailer

Test rides

Optional: A tandem bike

Step 1 – Define whether your purpose in biking is for fitness, commuting or recreation.

Step 2 – Define where you want to ride. City streets, paved or gravel roads, trails, or a combination of services.

Step 3 – Match your goals to a bike type. Mountain bikes are for rough roads and trails, touring bikes for the open road, cruisers for city streets, and hybrids go anywhere! Check out a tandem bike – a bicycle built for 2 – to ride with a companion.

Step 4 – Using a measuring tape, measure your inseam to your shoe soles. Bike frames are sized to this measurement. Mountain bikes are sized in inches, and road bikes are sized in centimeters.

Step 5 – Ask your dealer to let you test drive the models you like. Make sure your selection is comfortable, and that you can operate it correctly.

Step 6 – Break in your bike by riding a few miles, to ensure that all the equipment is operating properly. Wheel your way to health, happiness and freedom!

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Sep 30

Learn How To Tone Your Arms

How To Tone Your Arms (courtesy of WorkoutsOnDemand.com)

Hi! I’m Andrea with Workouts On Demand. Thanks for joining me! Today, I’m going to lead you through an arm workout…biceps, triceps and shoulders. All you need is your weights, dumbbells, even soup cans, if you don’t have dumbbells at home. Anything that you can hang on to. Let’s get started!

Palms up, shoulders back, standing nice and tall, curl arms up, twist it, and shoulder press. Reverse it, and down. Here we go. Curl and press. Down.

Again. Curl, Bicep curl, shoulder press. Reverse, and bringing it down. Nice, loose grip on your dumbbells. Press it up. And down. Keep going. Bicep curl, shoulder press. And down.

Nice, strong posture – pull those abdominals in a little bit. Shoulder press, and come back down. Curl and press. Down. Curl it up. Flip it. Press and extend those arms all the way up, come back down. Curl bicep, shoulder press. And down. Two muscle groups – one exercise. Press and down. And curl. And press. And curl. Uncurl it one more. Curl and press. And down. Uncurl it.

Going on to triceps. Little stance – bent knees, lean over at your hips. You have a nice, flat back. You’ll pull those dumbbells up, shoulders back, elbows stay right at your thighs and keep that straight back. Here we go.

Straight back and in. Straight back. Looking down at the floor, keep that spine nice and long, elongated. Straight back. The only part of your arm that’s moving is your lower arm. Straight back. Triceps, c’mon, straighten it! Keep that grip loose on your dumbbells. Triceps back of your arms. Up, up, good! Hang on – keep that posture, bent over at your hips. Bend your knees. Kick back. Triceps, go go go! Kick back. Nice and controlled. Stop the motion coming down. Kick back. Kick back. Good! Starting to feel it a little bit, now? Kick back. We’ve got 3 more. Three, two and one. Coming up.

Going back to shoulders. You’re gonna do a V-press right here. When you come down, you’re in a W…making a W. Keep your dumbbells away from your shoulders. Press up at a V and bring those elbows back in. Here we go!

It’s press up and down. And press. This one is a little more challenging – you’ve got a wider stance of your dumbbells.

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Mar 25

Learn How To Tone Your Legs

How To Tone Your Legs (courtesy of HealthLife.com)

Alright, this exercise is called squats, but this is with dumbbells. So, I want you to begin this exercise from a standing position, with your head up, your back straight, your chest out. Keep your feet flat on the ground, shoulder-width apart and, again, your toes should be pointing slightly out, just for balance. Now, hold the dumbbells in each hand, keeping your arms right at your sides, making sure that the dumbbells are obviously of equal weight in both hands.

Now, with your back straight and your head up, slowly lower yourself down, bending your knees only. Inhale as you squat down. Then, when you get the parallels, come back up and exhale. So, squat back down and inhale. When you get to parallels, slowly and gently exhale and come back up.

There’s a few Don’ts in this exercise. Do not allow your knees to go past your toes when you’re doing this. And, do NOT use weights that are too heavy for you! It’s really best to start low with your weights, and then slowly increase your weight as you go on. And, also make sure that your arms are hanging down by your sides throughout the entire squat. The only movement in this exercise at all should come from your legs!

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Jan 06

Learn How To Get Six Pack Abs

Learn How To Get Six Pack Abs (courtesy of SixPackFactory.com)

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Dec 23

Learn How To Avoid Gaining Weight Over The Holidays

Learn How To Avoid Gaining Weight Over The Holidays (courtesy of RawRadiantHealth.com)

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Oct 01

Learn How To Lose Belly Fat

How To Lose Belly Fat (courtesy of Fight Fit Cardio)

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Sep 13

Learn How To Do The Splits

How To Do The Splits (courtesy of FitForAFeast.com)

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Jul 14

Ab Tutorial – Russian Ab Exercise

How To Do Russian Ab Exercise (courtesy of Diet.com/videos)

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Jul 09

Yoga Tutorial for Sciatica

How To Do Yoga with Sciatica (courtesy of Yogatic.com)

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Jun 29

How to Swim the Backstroke

How To Swim The Backstroke (courtesy of StTrainer.com)

I’m Steven Taylor, endurance coach and fitness trainer through my company, Sttrainer.com.

Today, I’m going to explain to you how to do the backstroke. For this drill, you will need:

A swimming pool
A swim suit
Goggles,
and a cap.

You first must get your body in the correct position. This means that your body is stretched long and your hips and legs are at the surface of the water. We want your whole body at the surface of the water, not trailing down, with your hips and legs sinking in the water.

In order to do this well, it’s important to push your shoulder blades and head back in the water, squeeze your stomach muscles and your booty muscles, which will push your hips and legs to the surface of the water.

Step two to learn backstroke is to know how to move your arm through the water. It’s not true that your arm goes through the water, directly behind the body. Rather, your elbow bends, and the arm is actually more out to the side of your body than below it.

The third and final step to correct backstroke swimming is to make sure your hips and shoulders (your whole body) rolls from side to side. This will make it much easier to have a correct arm stroke and also streamlines you through the water.

In conclusion, the correct steps for swimming the backstroke include:

Good Balance, with your hips and legs at the surface of the water,

the Correct Travel with your arm, which is arm out to the side, not under and behind you

and, finally, Body Rotation, with your hips and shoulders rolling from side to side.

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Jun 24

How to Tone and Tighten Your Arms

How To Tone And Tighten Arms (courtesy of Diet.com)

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Jun 10

How-to Yoga – Pregnancy Yoga

How To Do Pregnancy Yoga (courtesy of Yogatic.com)

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Jun 03

How to Makeover Your Abs

How To Makeover Your Abs (courtesy of Diet.com/videos)

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Apr 07

How to Backflip

How To Do A Backflip (courtesy of EXOcontralto)

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Mar 26

How to Yoga – Stretching Your Spine

How To Stretch Your Spine With Yoga (courtesy of Yogatic.com)

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Mar 05

How to Strengthen Your Knees

How To Strengthen Your Knees (courtesy of MadeFitTV.com)

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Feb 11

How to Work Your Core on an Exercise Ball

How To Work On Your Core on An Exercise Ball (courtesy of Diet.com)

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Jan 26

How to Lose Weight With Yoga

How To Lose Weight With Yoga (courtesy of Yogatic.com)

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Dec 17

How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

How To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain (courtesy of Diet.com)

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Dec 02

How to Get Fit With Yoga

How To Get Fit With Yoga (courtesy of Yogatic.com)

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Oct 05

Yoga How-to – Strengthening Lower Abs

Another very effective way to tone your six pack, or just to get stronger fitter and more flexible from Yogatic

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Aug 25

How to Lose Those Stubborn Love Handles

Coupled with a healthy diet these exercises from BeyondSixPackAbs.com will help you to lose those stubborn love handles.

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Aug 07

How to Tone and Firm the Chest Area

Diet.com shows how to get rid of embarrassing man boobs by adjusting your diet and exercise rountine.

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Jul 14

How to Relieve Lower Back Pain

Learn a few simple exercises to help stretch your lower back and hips to relieve back pain in this video from IslandYoga.com.

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Jul 08

How to Yoga – Yoga to Lower High Blood Pressure

Learn a yoga sequence that can help you when your blood pressure is too high in this yoga video from Yogatic.com.

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Jun 30

How to Yoga – Yoga for Neck Pain

A relaxing yoga routine to help to keep the neck flexible and release tensions from Yogatic.com.

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Jun 23

Exercise How-to – Inner Thigh Workout

Get thinner thighs with this inner thigh exercise from Diet.com.

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Jun 09

How to do the Butterfly Stroke

Butterfly stroke for beginners demonstration from VideoJug.com.


Swimming: Butterfly Stroke For Beginners

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May 15

Exercise How-to – Beginner’s Chest Workout

With this one arm chest press workout from Diet.com you can tone your upper body in just one exercise.

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Apr 23

How to Meditate

Learn how to meditate in this guided meditation video from Yogatic.com

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Apr 03

How to Lose Belly Fat and Strengthen Core Muscles

Learn how to lose belly fat and strengthen your core in this exercise video from TurbulenceTraining.com

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Mar 25

How to Build a Strong Core

Learn how to strengthen your core muscles with these 5 Power Core Exercises from VinceDelMonteWorkout.com

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Feb 23

How to Lose Weight – Frugal Fitness

Learn how to lose weight using common household items in this video demonstration from Better.tv

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Jan 22

How-to Yoga – Yoga in the Office

Spacing out in front of computer? Take a yoga break. Here’s a Yogatic.com video tutorial on yoga for the office.

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Jan 09

How to Lose Weight – Dieting Mistakes

Learn what may be preventing you from reaching your goal weight this year in this video from Diet.com

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Dec 22

Exercise How-to – Medicine Ball Ab Workout

Learn how to lose that belly with a few easy medicine ball exercises from Diet.com

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Nov 25

How-to Yoga – Relieving Stress

Take time to relieve some stress during the busy holiday season. Learn these stress busting yoga moves from Yogatic.com to help your body and mind.

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Oct 28

Mountain Biking How-to – Downhill Basics

Learn how to descend safely with your mountain bike in this demonstration video from BikeSkills.com

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Oct 14

How to Lose Weight – Fat Burning Circuit

Learn how to do these four simple at home exercises and burn 500 calories fast in this tutorial from Diet.com

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Aug 21

How to Lose Weight: Getting Flat Abs

Learn how to lose weight and gain great looking abs with this video from www.EmpowerYourBody.com.

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Aug 01

How to Pilates – Ab Workout

Learn how to lose your belly with pilates video from Yu-Fitness.com

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May 29

How to Yoga – Core Strength

How to tone your stomach and strengthen your core muscles in this video from Yogatic.com

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Apr 30

How-to Videos – Morning Yoga Routine

Jump start your energy with this how-to video morning yoga routine from Yogatic.com

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Feb 06

How to Exercise – Leg Slimming Techniques

Watch this how-to video from Diet.com and get those killer legs toned and ready for warm weather!

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Oct 22

How to Yoga – Finding your Center

Learn how to find your center with Rodney Yee in this video from Lime.com

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Oct 01

How to Exercise – Determining your Target Heart Rate

Learn how to calculate your target heart rate to maximize your cardio workout with this video from ExerciseTV.tv

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Sep 23

How to Exercise – Plyometrics

Learn how to incorporate Plyometrics into your existing workout with this video from Diet.com

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Sep 07

How to Meditate – Introduction to Zazen

Learn how meditate with this introduction to Zazen video from EmptyMind/films.com

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Aug 19

How to Use a Stability Ball

Learn some basic stability ball exercises with this video from ExerciseTV.tv

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Aug 12

How to do a 15 Minute Boot Camp Workout

Learn how to do a 15 minute boot camp workout with this video from Diet.com

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Aug 04

How to Use a Bosu Ball

Learn how to use the Bosu ball to create a stronger core with this video from Diet.com

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Aug 03

How to Pilates – Leg Workout

Learn how Pilates can give you the strong and lean legs you’ve always wanted with this video from VideoJug.com

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May 27

How to Get Your Body Bathing Suit Ready

How To Get Your Body Bathing Suit Ready

How To Get Your Body Bathing Suit Ready (courtesy of SparkPeople)

Hi, I’m Nicole, a health and fitness expert for SparkPeople.com, a diet and fitness site, that gets over 1,500,000 visitors each month. Today, I’m gonna share with you our Top Ten Tips so you can look good and feel great in your bathing suit this summer!

Tip #1 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day. Breakfast eaters tend to consume more nutrients and fewer calories than people who skip breakfast. Plus, it boosts your metabolism in the morning.

Tip #2 – Exercise at least ten minutes every day. Sure, you’ll want to do more on some days; but at least ten minutes of cardio, stretching or strength training every day will help get you in the habit of exercising regularly.

Tip #3 – Write down your goals and put them in a place where you can see them every day, like on the refrigerator. Seeing your goals each day will help you achieve them!

Tip #4 – Make smart substitutions. Use vinagerette instead of ranch dressing, an english muffin instead of a bagel, mustard instead of mayo, and you’ll save 250 calories each day. That adds up to five pounds in just ten weeks!

Tip #5 – Exercise in the morning. More than 90% of people who exercise regularly have a morning fitness routine. This ensures that other things won’t happen during the day that will get in the way of your workout.

Tip #6 – Keep a water bottle with you all day. A lot of times when you think you’re hungry, you’re actually thirsty, and drinking water can sort of prevent you from eating a bunch of extra snacks during the day.

Tip #7 – Find a diet buddy. Find someone you can call, email or chat with online every day to help you stay accountable.

Tip #8 – Make three healthy recipes each week. You’ll know exactly what’s in your food; plus, cooking instead of going out, will burn 125 calories!

Tip #9 – Pack your snacks ahead of time. That way, when you’re hungry, you’ll have a healthy choice that’s already perfectly portioned.

Tip #10 – Use SparkPeople.com! OK, so this is the self-promotion part, but it really does work! SparkPeople.com is 100% free, and we give you personalized meal plans, a calorie counter, fitness programs and thousands of articles and healthy recipes. Plus, we have an online support community of members like you who can help you reach your goals. Thanks for your time, for listening to our Ten Tips, and Good Luck reaching your goals!

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May 05

How to Exercise: A 6 Minute Sexy Back Workout

Learn how to shape up your butt just in time for swim suit season with this video from SparksPeople.com.

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Apr 20

How to Gain Weight

Learn how to gain weight with healthy eating and weight training tips from BodyPerformanceTV.

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Apr 14

How to Perfect your Running Technique

Learn some basic tips to improve your running technique with this video from realbuzzvideos.

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Apr 07

Back Health: How to Safely Stretch your Lower Back

Learn how to relieve lower back tensions with these simple stretches from ExerciseTV.tv.

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Mar 23

How to Lose Belly Fat

Learn how to lose belly fat with an effective total ab workout from RealBuzzVideos.

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Jan 19

How to Meditate

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