Core Muscle Exercise

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 ...more

How To : Exercise the core with a medicine ball

Adding a medicine ball to your regular abdominal exercise routine is a great way to improve your core muscles. Learn how to do a variety of medicine ball core exercises with tips from a fitness trainer in this free exercise video series. Part 1 of 12 - How to Exercise the core ...more

How To : Work out your core muscles

Get six pack abs with crunches and other core muscle exercises; learn fifteen great exercises for core muscles in this free video series. Part 1 of 15 - How to Work out your core muscles. Work out your core muscles - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvil ...more

How To : Do exercises to strengthen your core for swimming

The core of your body - your abs, obliques, and the muscle that goes around your midsection like a corset - is what holds your entire body together when you're performing tasks like lifting groceries, doing push ups, and even just sitting at your desk. Strengthen your core wi ...more

How To : Strengthen abs and core muscles with free weights

We're going to look at 2 great core strengthening exercises. The Core Area, the abdominals, definitely corresponds with a stronger back so it's something that you want to do several times a week, once the body is warmed up, and remember to keep breathing so that you're supplyi ...more

How To : Stabilize core muscles with pilates

Pilates, core support and core stabilization are more than just a buzz words these days, they are a way of life. This pilates how-to video keeps you fresh on all things core - Pilates, abdominal routines and abdominal anatomy, pelvic floor strengthening and other posture and a ...more

How To : Do side-lying core exercises

Looking for exercises to strengthen abdominal and core muscles? Learn how to do a variety of side-lying core exercises with tips from a fitness instructor in this free exercise video series. Part 1 of 11 - How to Do side-lying core exercises. Do side-lying core exercises - Par ...more

How To : Do core exercise for great abs

From Fat Loss Lifestyle, learn how to get great abs through a core exercise. To begin, lie on your back with your knees bent at a 90, feet flat on the floor and the small of your back pushed flat into the floor. Take in a very slow long breathe and start to slowly exhale ¾ of ...more

How To : Exercise the core with a bosu ball

The Bosu Ball exercise trainer is a great fitness aid for core and abdominal exercises. Learn how to do a variety of Bosu Ball core exercises with tips from a professional fitness trainer in this free exercise video series. Part 1 of 12 - How to Exercise the core with a bosu b ...more

How To : Exercise your core with a Pilates reformer machine

Have access to a Reformer? This video demonstrates a simple Pilates exercise routine that targets and strengthens the core. With Pilates, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workout ...more

How To : Tone your entire core with an exercise ball move

No pain, no gain. Well, at least when it comes to toning your flab and revealing those hard six-pack abs that have been hiding under all that stuffing you got from last winter's holiday revelry. If you're really committed to losing that extra amount of chub on your belly, tak ...more

How To : Use an exercise ball to work-out

Kathy Kaehler, a Personal Trainer, talks about how to use an exercise ball. Exercise balls are very effective because they allow you to do multiple exercises at once. Even just sitting on an exercise ball makes you use your core muscles, so you can sit on an exercise ball at y ...more

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 ...more

How To : Do a fat burning cable workout

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to burn fat with a cable workout. These exercises will require a cable machine. There are four exercises in this workout. These four exercises are: cable wood chop, reverse wood chop, one arm cable row and exercise ball cable crunches. ...more

How To : Do a floor bridge hold

Learn how to do a floor bridge hold. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits The floor bridge hold is an excellent core-strengthening exercise. Starting position In a prone position (face down), position yourself on the tips of your toes and elbows so that ...more

How To : Build strong abs with stomach exercises

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to perform the dumbbell punch pull core exercise. Viewers will need to use a tight dumbbell to lift and a pair of heavy dumbbells to support the feet. Start by lying down on the floor with the left hand up and right hand holding the du ...more

How To : Perform a pedestal routine to improve your running

In this video, Coach Jay demonstrates the pedestal routine, which utilizes aspects of yoga and Pilates. There are three factors which should be taken into account before starting: first, you should maintain your breathing throughout. Next, make sure to engage the muscles aroun ...more

How To : Do prisoner squats with or without a bench

Learn how to do prisoner squats. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Squats are probably the most useful exercise you can do at the gym-no other single exercise encourages more muscle growth. With a range of motion that incorporates many different muscl ...more

How To : Do dumbbell squats

Squats are probably the most useful exercise you can do at the gym—no other single exercise encourages more muscle growth. With a range of motion that incorporates many different muscle groups in the legs, core and upper body, squats not only strengthen those muscles, but also ...more

How To : Do barbell squats

Squats are probably the most useful exercise you can do at the gym—no other single exercise encourages more muscle growth. With a range of motion that incorporates many different muscle groups in the legs, core and upper body, squats strengthen not only those muscles, but also ...more

How To : Tone legs with a barbell squat exercise

Find out how to tone your legs with help from Men's Health. In this video, learn the "barbell squat" exercise, which will work your lower body and core muscles. It's a great leg workout. Place a bar-bell at chest height in a squat rack. Grab the bar with an overhand grip slig ...more

How To : Tone abs with the Turkish get-up exercise

This exercise from Men's Health will tax your whole body. The abs workout exercise called the "Turkish get-up" will especially tax the core muscles and shoulder muscles as you progress your way to heavier dumbbells. Lie on your back with your legs straight. Hold a dumb-bell i ...more

How To : Tone abs with a torso rotation exercise

Get the perfect abs workout with Men's Health. By keeping tension in the band during this "torso rotation" exercise, and by rotating your body, you will target your core muscles. Grab with both hands the handle of a shoulder high pulley cable or resistance band. With your lef ...more

How To : Tone abs with a wood-chopper exercise

The "wood-chopper" isn't just for lumberjacks. You can get the full woodsman workout yourself, without the axe! Men's Health shows you how to do the wood-chopper exercise, and when you power through this move, your upper and lower body, along with your core muscles, are workin ...more

How To : Engage your core with single leg cable curls

Learn how to do single leg cable curls. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits A cable curl is an excellent resistance exercise for targeted bicep work; a cable curl on one leg is a core exercise you won’t soon forget. You’ll need to work to maintain your ...more

How To : Do seated dumbbell shoulder presses

Learn how to do seated dumbbell shoulder presses. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits The standing dumbbell shoulder press works the core of the shoulder's deltoid muscle complex. Only do this exercise if your shoulders are free of pain or injury. Musc ...more

How To : Do the superman on a swiss ball

The Superman or Alternating Superman exercise on the ball is all about precision. This exercise integrates countless muscles in your back and core. Especially thesmall stabilizer muscles in your spine that attach one vertebra to another thereby stabilizing and supporting your ...more

How To : Do the shoulder bridge pilates exercise

The shoulder bridge is an original pilates exercise that builds core strength and strengthens the hamstrings and glutes. Keep your abdominal muscles contracted throughout the exercise to support the lumbar spine. Watch this how to video and you will be strengthening your body ...more

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 fi ...more

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 abdo ...more

How To : Do the Develope pilates exercise

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 t ...more

How To : Do the Swimming pilates exercise

Swimming is an original Pilates exercise that strengthens the muscles of the back and strengthens the core. By focusing on pulling in the abdominals (even though you're lying on them!) you'll not only flatten the abs but also protect the lower back. Watch this fitness how to v ...more

How To : Tone your entire body with the BOSU

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 BOSU ball adds an element of instability to your workout, causing you to work more muscle groups at the same time to do double the ...more

How To : Do an uneven push-up

The uneven push-up targets the pectorals, triceps, deltoids and core muscles. In this fitness tutorial, SSG Ken Weichert, Army Master fitness trainer, teaches you the proper way to do the uneven push-up exercise. Try to do regular push ups after performing this exercise. You w ...more

How To : Do the bridge exercise

Learn how you can do the bridge exercise with this fitness tutorial. The bridge exercises are great for strengthening your core muscles. Watch this how to video and you can get in shape with the bridge exercise.

How To : Get six pack abs in 12 weeks

In this video, Jeff Cavalier demonstrates how the viewer can obtain six pack abs in just twelve weeks while training at home. He begins by explaining that he will show the viewer five separate work outs techniques. The first exercise is called a X-man crunch. To complete this ...more

How To : Do a reverse plank to sculpt your body

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do a reverse plank. This exercise will strengthen the core muscles. Begin by sitting with your legs in front of you. Your hands should be behind you and your fingertips should be facing forward. Now lift your hips off the ground as ...more

How To : Sculpt your core and shoulders with a prone row

Watch this instructional how to video as fitness expert, Gin Miller, demonstrates the prone row with extension. This quick weight exercise strengthens your core, upper back, and shoulder muscles. It opens the front of your body and uses the mobility of the shoulder.

How To : Do a double leg lift pilates move

The double leg stretch is an original pilates exercise that strengthens your abdominal muscles and your core. Reaching your arms and legs away from your torso challenges your core strength. To increase the core challenge, don't let your head and shoulders drop as your arms and ...more

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 cha ...more

How To : Do a balancing toe hold yoga posture

Stretching before and after a workout helps loosen muscles so rather than building bulk you're builidng lean legs and arms. Combine the benefits of stretching with balancing on one foot and you've got a nearly perfect exercise. Check out this fitness video to learn how to do ...more

How To : Do an alphabet plank for a runner's workout

Users will need an exercise ball to perform this exercise. Begin by going on your knees and elbows on the ball. Users basically go into a plank position in the ball. Now users will need to go into a straight position from the shoulders to the knees. Now users will draw the alp ...more

How To : Tone abs with a pulse up exercise

If you want killer abs, then you have to work on them. Men's Health gives you the expertise advice on improving your abs. Try this "pulse up" exercise that helps beginners strengthen their core muscles. Lie with your hands under your tailbone and extend your legs straight up ...more

How To : Tone abs with a mini-band standing exercise

This how-to shows a great muscle combo workout: legs and abs. Men's Health, the preeminent source for fitness videos, breaks it down for you. Loop resistance tubing around your ankles and pull it up your legs until the loop is just above your knees. Place your feet more than ...more

How To : Do bridge exercises with Brooke Burke

This exercise video for women, featuring Autumn Calebrese and Brooke Burke from Modern Mom, show you how to work your abs and stomach area! In "the Bridge," you arch your back slowly, working the gluteus maximus as well as the core area in general. Do about twenty-five repetit ...more

How To : Do pilates exercises on all fours

Pilates is a great way to exercise core muscles, glutes and obliques. Learn to do Pilates exercises on all fours with tips from a fitness instructor in this free exercise video series. Part 1 of 5 - How to Do pilates exercises on all fours. Do pilates exercises on all fours - ...more

How To : Strengthen the hip flexor

Hip flexors are important muscles to target when weight training to build functional strength in the legs. Learn how to do hip flexor exercises in this strength training video. Take action: knees to chest exercise targets core, hold weight between feet, raise knees as high as ...more

How To : Do quad extensions to strengthen the legs

Exercise the quadriceps muscle with quad extensions. Learn about increasing leg strength in this training video. Take action: keep core tight, squeeze legs at top of movement, but only legs will move. Michelle, the instructor in this how-to video, is a personal trainer at a gy ...more

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