Core Strengthening

How To : Pass a swimming test 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 : Do a line rescue in the water 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 : Avoid cyber bullies 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 : Find directions without a compass 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 : Raise your metablism with yoga power poses

In this video, we learn how to raise your metabolism with yoga power poses. The style and level that you do while doing yoga poses can help you burn a lot of calories and sweat. You will work the larger muscles of your body, which will speed up your metabolism and help you bur ...more

How To : Do an advanced ab workout

Nutrition and cardiovascular exercises are necessary to reduce the size of your belly. Ab exercise won't reduce girth. They will strengthen your core, but you will need to lose excess body weight. If you want large abs, with deep valleys, as you would see in a body builder, y ...more

How To : Strengthen shoulders with a vertical pallof press

You may think that, like cooking, there exists a set number of static routines/recipes without much innovation or change. But new exercises are invented all the time. Watch this video to learn how to become a vertical palloff press exercise harbinger. This exercise requires a ...more

How To : Do a six-mute ab workout

Got six minutes to spare from your busy day? Although it's infinitely easier to use those extra six minutes to sleep or watch TV, six minutes is all you need to make your abs lean and tight. In this video, fitness experts Jessica Bergenfield and Sarah Dussault teach you a pil ...more

How To : Do Sumo squats

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to perform a sumo squat. It is the same as a regular squat, except the legs are extended more wider. The bar should be setup a little bit below your shoulder level. Go into a split stance when picking up the bar. Keep your core muscles ...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 : 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 : Prepare and cook a meal 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 : Breathe properly while running

Breathing oxygen is an extremely important component of staying alive, right? Well, the same goes for running. If you're not breathing properly, you're running is going to suffer. The most important thing is that you breathe comfortably. Do what feels right. Your body breathes ...more

How To : Strengthen your biceps with standing cable curls

Learn how to do standing cable curls. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Isolate and build! Using the cable machine to work your biceps ensures you maintain resistance on both the curl up and return. Muscles Worked Biceps Starting Position Attach the ...more

How To : Sculpt your shoulders with cable reverse raises

Learn how to do cable reverse raises. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits You may not be able to see the backs of your shoulders when you look in the mirror, but that doesn't mean they don't need strengthening to balance out your shoulder development. U ...more

How To : Do alternate stepback lunges with a plate twist

Learn how to do step back lunges with a plate twist. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Strengthen the stability of your core and your hips as you give your legs a workout. Using a weight plate and body twist adds an intense edge to the classic lunge. ...more

How To : Do stability ball pike ups

Learn how to do stability ball pike ups. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits You probably think of push-ups as primarily a chest and shoulder exercise—which it is—but the plank position also strengthens the core and abs. This exercise takes that potenti ...more

How To : Do a hand to foot stability ball pass

Learn how to do a hand to foot stability ball pass. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits This Pilates-based exercise will help strengthen your core and train your balance and coordination. Starting Position Lie on the floor on your back. Hold a stabilit ...more

How To : Do dumbbell 45-degree angle raises

Learn how to do dumbbell 45-degree angle raises. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Use light weights to warm up and strengthen the muscles of the shoulder complex. Muscles Worked Shoulders Starting Position Stand upright facing a mirror with your fe ...more

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 pilates exercises at home

Slim down or tighten up by doing pilates exercises at home. If you're looking for a means of losing weight or strengthening your core, you might want to give pilates a try. This free video guide presents a general overview of a number of simple pilates routines that you can ea ...more

How To : Perform the swimmer's stretch exercise

Back exercises can greatly increase the condition of your spine and posture. Learn how to do the swimmer's stretch exercise with this tutorial. The swimmer's stretch is a great back and core stability strengthening exercise. Watch this how to video and you will be able to perf ...more

How To : Practice proper knee tuck form

Knee tucks are an important part of strengthening the core and fitness. This fitness How To video tutorial shows you the proper way to do knee tucks. Begin the knee tucks by laying down on your back, hands underneath your butt, bend knees at ninety degrees and then tuck your k ...more

How To : Do the bicycle crunch exercises

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

How To : Become aware of your pelvic placement

Pilates exercises involve strengthening the core and flattening the abs, so why are your instructors always talking about the pelvis? This how to video explains the importance of pelvic placement and how it relates to the lower back and the muscles around the hip joint. Just b ...more

How To : Work out your abs without hurting your back

Working out your abs strengthens your core, the center of your body that holds everything together. The stronger your core is, the stronger the rest of your body will be. But how do you perform killer core exercises without hurting or throwing out your back? Watch this video ...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 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 : 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 Pilates mat exercises to increase core strength

This clip presents an overview of a number of simple but powerful mat exercises useful for strengthening your core. 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 av ...more

How To : Do a side plank to sculpt your body

Strengthen your core and tighten your abdomen from the comfort of your home with a simple side-plank routine. When doing a side plank, try to keep your body facing directly forward to really work the core and obliques. For more information, including a complete, step-by-step o ...more

How To : Isolate core muscles with pilates single leg lifts

Straightforward ab work with modifications for beginners and experts are shown in this pilates how-to video. Practice doing single leg lifts and changes with this pilates core workout. These pilates single leg lifts are sure to help tone and strengthen your abdominals in now t ...more

How To : Practice a yoga core strength sequence for beginners

Sadie Nardini teaches a basic core strength sequence for beginning yoga practitioners who want to strengthen their core. Part 1 of 2 - How to Practice a yoga core strength sequence for beginners. Part 2 of 2 - How to Practice a yoga core strength sequence for beginners.

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 : Do the Teaser pilates exercise

The Teaser is a very challenging original pilates exercise that involves abdominal strength, core strength, balance and coordination. To make learning the Teasers easier, this Teaser starts with the legs in the air, roll up to Teaser position using abdominal strength, balance ...more

How To : Avoid back pain with back-strengthening exercises

Your core - or, according to the discipline of pilates, your powerhouse - is the point from which all you movements originate. That's why it is vital to maintain a strong, healthy core that helps reduce lower back strain and chances of injury. This video goes over the top thr ...more

How To : Chest exercises, Hindu push up

The best way to make sure you don't throw your back out when moving a heavy television and that your body stays lithe and strong even as you age is to do push ups, chest exercises that work out your entire body at once while focusing on strengthening your back and core. Learn ...more

How To : Do the Open Leg Rocker Balance pilates exercise

Katherine and Kimberly Corp show you how to do the Open Leg Rocker Balance pilates exercise. This exercise is used for strengthening your abs and core as well as improving balance so that you can better perform the Open Leg Rocker exercise.

How To : Perform the Janu Sirasanasa Head to Knee Yoga Pose

If you are looking for a low impact exercise with tremendous benefits, consider exploring yoga. This pose, called Janu Sirasanasa, or Head to Knee pose, will stretch and strengthen your back, legs, core and internal organs. Practicing yoga can also bring calm and clarity to th ...more

How To : Do the Two Train belly dance move

Belly dance is originally a form of traditional Arab dance. Most of the techniques of belly dance demonstrate circular motions in the core area of the body (the belly, the hips). Belly dancing is a fun, sensual dance that also builds & strengthens abdominal muscles. In this be ...more

How To : Do the bridge exercise to strengthen the back

This how to video is a demonstration of an exercise which contributes to back strength and core stability. The bridge exercise should not be attempted if you have shoulder problems. Watch this tutorial and you will be able to do the bridge exercise.

How To : Do the Superman pilates exercise

The Superman is a variation on original pilates exercises that strengthens the muscles of the upper back and improves posture. Be sure to keep the shoulders down, especially when the arms reach forward, in order to keep tension out of the neck and shoulders. The Superman stren ...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 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 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 : 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 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 one leg kick pilates exercise

The one leg kick is an original pilates exercise that strengthens the hamstrings and glutes. You'll tone the back of the legs and firm your butt while increasing your abdominal strength as you hold your abs off the floor. If you have tight quads, only bend your knee as far as ...more

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