Core Strengthening

How To : Do the core strengthening ninjasana yoga pose

Core strength is often associated with the practice of pilates, but having a strong midsection is just as important in pilates' sister practice, yoga. With all the flow between down dogs and vinyasas, it's important to keep your body steady and your core engaged. Watch this v ...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 : 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 your core with wide push ups

Learn how to do wide push ups. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits The push-up is endlessly versatile, and can be modified to meet almost any of your upper body needs. Here, a slight modification in position will redirect the push-up from focusing on th ...more

How To : Strengthen the core with Superman exercises

Have you tried working out with the Superman exercise? The Superman exercise is an essential part of strength training and core stability. This fitness how-to video demonstrates how to increase body strength and flexibility with "Superman" exercises. Learn how to do this exerc ...more

How To : Get sexy abs fast with SELF Magazine

Get flat firm and fabulous abs with tips form the experts. In this fitness how-to video SELF Magazine shows you how to sculpt your abs with short, quick workouts. Watch and learn how to do the following exercises: the bicycle, ball crunch, captain's chair, stand up slimmer, re ...more

How To : Get flat, firm, fabulous abs with SELF Magazine

Get flat firm and fabulous abs with tips form the experts. In this fitness how to video SELF Magazine demonstrates an extensive abdominal workout session. Watch and learn how to do the following exercises: slideshow, dolphin pull, bridge plus, krav maga kick, bow wows, chair r ...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 : Move from bound headstand to double arm headstand

Hey all you yogis and non-yogis out there challenge yourself with this core strengthening yoga pose. The latest yoga challenge is called the double arm headstand. Watch this yoga how to video as our host demonstrates the proper way to move from a bound headstand into a double ...more

How To : Do the Side Bend pilates exercise

Katherine and Kimberly Corp show you how to do the Side Bend pilates exercise. This full-body exercise is used for strengthening your core, legs, arms, and shoulder girdle as well as improving balance.

How To : Strenghten your core for yoga poses

Patrick tells you why the core is important, how to find your core, and how to strengthen your core with some basic yoga poses and their variations. (Boat Pose {navasana}, Side Plank {vasisthasana}, Locust {salabhasana}, Shoulderstand {sarvangasana} and Headstand {sirshasana} ...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 a pool workout with SELF Magazine

Get bikini ready with a few tips from the experts. In this fitness how-to video SELF Magazine gives you a full-body workout centered around swimming exercises. Watch to learn how to dive into the pool to do the following exercise: egg beaters, stair star, water taxi, toe touch ...more

How To : Do a 30 minute pilates workout

Katherine and Kimberly Corp show you how to do a thirty minute (30 min) pilates workout to tone your abs, strengthen your core, and improve spinal flexibility. This is ideal for beginners, and advanced practitioners looking for a challenge.

How To : Tone your core with a stability ball ab plank

Unless your name is Jessica Alba, you probably weren't born with a pack of abs that resembles a cheese grater. But whether you're skinny as a rail or have recently let yourself go (to McDonald's a few too many times) and are concealing a nice pair of man boobs, you can perfect ...more

How To : Pitch a tent for a campout as a Boy Scout

Tenderfoot is the first rank earned as a Boy Scout. The requirements of becoming a Tenderfoot provide basic skills to begin preparing the scout for higher adventure outings. Earning badges and receiving recognition can be very satisfying to boys. However, keep in mind that the ...more

How To : Prepare and cook your patrol's meal as a Boy Scout

Tenderfoot is the first rank earned as a Boy Scout. The requirements of becoming a Tenderfoot provide basic skills to begin preparing the scout for higher adventure outings. Earning badges and receiving recognition can be very satisfying to boys. However, keep in mind that the ...more

How To : Tie two half-hitches knots as a Boy Scout

Tenderfoot is the first rank earned as a Boy Scout. The requirements of becoming a Tenderfoot provide basic skills to begin preparing the scout for higher adventure outings. Earning badges and receiving recognition can be very satisfying to boys. However, keep in mind that the ...more

How To : Identify local poisonous plants as a Boy Scout

Tenderfoot is the first rank earned as a Boy Scout. The requirements of becoming a Tenderfoot provide basic skills to begin preparing the scout for higher adventure outings. Earning badges and receiving recognition can be very satisfying to boys. However, keep in mind that the ...more

How To : Save someone from choking as a Boy Scout

Tenderfoot is the first rank earned as a Boy Scout. The requirements of becoming a Tenderfoot provide basic skills to begin preparing the scout for higher adventure outings. Earning badges and receiving recognition can be very satisfying to boys. However, keep in mind that the ...more

How To : Show simple first aid knowledge as a Boy Scout

Tenderfoot is the first rank earned as a Boy Scout. The requirements of becoming a Tenderfoot provide basic skills to begin preparing the scout for higher adventure outings. Earning badges and receiving recognition can be very satisfying to boys. However, keep in mind that the ...more

How To : Orient a map and use a compass as a Boy Scout

Second Class Boy Scouts work on building their outdoor survival and camping skills. Compass work, nature observation, camp tools, and swimming are areas where new skills are mastered and demonstrated. A second class scout, having completed all the requirements, should be able ...more

How To : Safely use a knife, saw and ax as a Boy Scout

Second Class Boy Scouts work on building their outdoor survival and camping skills. Compass work, nature observation, camp tools, and swimming are areas where new skills are mastered and demonstrated. A second class scout, having completed all the requirements, should be able ...more

How To : Use tools to fuel a cooking fire as a Boy Scout

Second Class Boy Scouts work on building their outdoor survival and camping skills. Compass work, nature observation, camp tools, and swimming are areas where new skills are mastered and demonstrated. A second class scout, having completed all the requirements, should be able ...more

How To : Cook a meal over an open fire as a Boy Scout

Second Class Boy Scouts work on building their outdoor survival and camping skills. Compass work, nature observation, camp tools, and swimming are areas where new skills are mastered and demonstrated. A second class scout, having completed all the requirements, should be able ...more

How To : Participate in a flag ceremony as a Boy Scout

Second Class Boy Scouts work on building their outdoor survival and camping skills. Compass work, nature observation, camp tools, and swimming are areas where new skills are mastered and demonstrated. A second class scout, having completed all the requirements, should be able ...more

How To : Identify animals in your community as a Boy Scout

Second Class Boy Scouts work on building their outdoor survival and camping skills. Compass work, nature observation, camp tools, and swimming are areas where new skills are mastered and demonstrated. A second class scout, having completed all the requirements, should be able ...more

How To : Perform various first aid methods as a Boy Scout

Second Class Boy Scouts work on building their outdoor survival and camping skills. Compass work, nature observation, camp tools, and swimming are areas where new skills are mastered and demonstrated. A second class scout, having completed all the requirements, should be able ...more

How To : Prepare a personal first aid kit as a Boy Scout

Second Class Boy Scouts work on building their outdoor survival and camping skills. Compass work, nature observation, camp tools, and swimming are areas where new skills are mastered and demonstrated. A second class scout, having completed all the requirements, should be able ...more

How To : Identify and treat a 'hurry case' as a Boy Scout

Second Class Boy Scouts work on building their outdoor survival and camping skills. Compass work, nature observation, camp tools, and swimming are areas where new skills are mastered and demonstrated. A second class scout, having completed all the requirements, should be able ...more

How To : Rescue someone in the water as a Boy Scout

Second Class Boy Scouts work on building their outdoor survival and camping skills. Compass work, nature observation, camp tools, and swimming are areas where new skills are mastered and demonstrated. A second class scout, having completed all the requirements, should be able ...more

How To : Jump into deep water and swim as a Boy Scout

Second Class Boy Scouts work on building their outdoor survival and camping skills. Compass work, nature observation, camp tools, and swimming are areas where new skills are mastered and demonstrated. A second class scout, having completed all the requirements, should be able ...more

How To : Swim safely as a Boy Scout

Second Class Boy Scouts work on building their outdoor survival and camping skills. Compass work, nature observation, camp tools, and swimming are areas where new skills are mastered and demonstrated. A second class scout, having completed all the requirements, should be able ...more

How To : Complete an orienteering course as a Boy Scout

As a Boy Scout, when the First Class rank is attained, a scout has learned all the basic camping and outdoors skills of a scout. He can fend for himself in the wild, lead others on a hike or campout, set up a camp site, plan and properly prepare meals, and provide first aid fo ...more

How To : Discuss constitutional rights as a Boy Scout

As a Boy Scout, when the First Class rank is attained, a scout has learned all the basic camping and outdoors skills of a scout. He can fend for himself in the wild, lead others on a hike or campout, set up a camp site, plan and properly prepare meals, and provide first aid fo ...more

How To : Identify plants in your community as a Boy Scout

As a Boy Scout, when the First Class rank is attained, a scout has learned all the basic camping and outdoors skills of a scout. He can fend for himself in the wild, lead others on a hike or campout, set up a camp site, plan and properly prepare meals, and provide first aid fo ...more

How To : Use and not use lashings as a Boy Scout

As a Boy Scout, when the First Class rank is attained, a scout has learned all the basic camping and outdoors skills of a scout. He can fend for himself in the wild, lead others on a hike or campout, set up a camp site, plan and properly prepare meals, and provide first aid fo ...more

How To : Apply bandages to sprained ankles as a Boy Scout

As a Boy Scout, when the First Class rank is attained, a scout has learned all the basic camping and outdoors skills of a scout. He can fend for himself in the wild, lead others on a hike or campout, set up a camp site, plan and properly prepare meals, and provide first aid fo ...more

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