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How To : Tone abs with a side jackknife exercise

Try out the "side jackknife" exercise from Men's Health. The jackknife exercise really squeezes your obliques as you lift your legs. Great for your abs! Lie on your left side with your legs nearly straight and slightly raised off the floor. Also lift your torso off the floor ...more

How To : Tone arms with an incline row to external rotation

Maintain your shoulder joint rotation. Men's Health recommends this workout for maximum upper body flexibility. Lie face down on a bench that's set at a 45º incline and hold a light dumb-bell in each hand with an overhand grip. Your arms should hang face down with your palms ...more

How To : Tone abs with a side-bridge reach exercise

This workout video from Men's Health gives you a step by step demo of a side-bridge. This exercise is a great way of toning abs. Hold a light weight in your right hand. Lie on your left side with your feet stacked. Bend your left elbow 90°. Prop yourself up so only your forea ...more

How To : Tone abs with a negative crunch exercise

Even thought this exercise has the word negative in it, doesn't mean it isn't good. Men's Health shows you exactly how to do the "negative crunch" exercise, where you need to lean backwards into a 45º angle and work your abs. Sit with your knees bent and your feet flat on the ...more

How To : Tone abs with a figure-of-eight crunch exercise

The circular motion of this "figure-of-eight crunch" will really work your abdominal muscles. See the details in the video from Men's Health, which shows you how to do a really powerful crunches exercise. Lie on your back with your knees bent at a 90º angle, squeezing a light ...more

How To : Tone abs with a weighted crunch exercise

Get a good abs workout with this "weighted crunch" exercise. Men's Health shows you how to do it. Using a weighted plate on your chest makes this abs exercise harder, but so much more useful. Lie on your back with your knees bent and hold a weight plate or dumb-bell on your c ...more

How To : Do V situps with heels and legs straight on a wall

Learn how to do V situps with and legs straight on a wall. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits For a power abdominal workout, try a V Sit-up. With a wall to provide leg support, you can reach higher and push your abs harder than you can in a standard fl ...more

How To : Work your abdominals with leg swings

Learn how to do leg swings. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits This classic floor exercise gives a tough workout to your abdominal muscles, with a particular focus on your lower abs. It's also a great "no excuses" exercise, meaning you can do it just a ...more

How To : Develop core strength with quick build back arches

Learn how to develop core strength by doing quick build back arches. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Back arches develop core strength while working your legs and shoulders. Go from a flat to a fully arched position, pressing through your legs and s ...more

How To : Use a medicine ball to do flat leg sit ups

Learn how to do flat leg medicine ball sits ups. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Medicine ball sit-ups ensure your abs work doubly hard, as they lift not just the weight of your upper body but the weight of the ball. By keeping your legs flat throug ...more

How To : Do floor crunches properly

Learn how to do floor crunches. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Unless you let your gym membership expire 15 years ago, chances are you know what a crunch is. But knowing what a crunch is and doing a crunch properly are two different things. A well- ...more

How To : Tighten your lower abs with floor leg raises

Learn how to do floor leg raises. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits You don't see leg raises done as much as crunches at many gyms. Why? Because they're hard, that's why! The floor leg raise is one of the great abs exercises, isolating the lower abs i ...more

How To : Do weighted stability ball crunches

Learn how to do weighted stability ball crunches. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Doing crunches on the stability ball works your abs with a wider range of motion than you can get with a floor crunch; adding a weight plate behind your head increases ...more

How To : Do speed leg swings

Learn how to do speed leg swings. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits This classic floor exercise gives a tough workout to your abdominal muscles, with a particular focus on your lower abs. For this variation, you'll focus on controlled speed and power ...more

How To : Do stability ball dumbbell reverse flys

Learn how to do stability ball dumbbell reverse flys. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Think you have to move your legs to tone them? Think again. For this exercise, just stabilizing your upper body on the stability ball gives your legs a great worko ...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 butterfly swim strokes

Learn how to do dumbbell butterfly swim strokes. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits The butterfly swimming stroke, as any swimmer knows, works your shoulders through a full circular motion. Here you replace the resistance of the water with dumbbells. M ...more

How To : Do landmines with a barbell

Learn how to do landmines with a barbell. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits They don't call them landmines for nothing. You'll need an explosive motion to swing an Olympic bar from one side of your body to the other, giving you a full body workout that ...more

How To : Sculpt your abs with knee tuck floor crunches

Learn how to do knee tuck floor crunches. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Many people overwork their upper abs while neglecting their lower abs, which are weaker and harder to target. Knee crunches work both together, developing your upper and lower ...more

How To : Do speed full sit ups

Learn how to do speed full sit ups. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Have you dropped full situps from your workout routine due to concerns about lower-back injury? If you have, you may want to reconsider. The full situp is actually a great workout f ...more

How To : Do flip turn abs with jumps

Learn how to do flip turn abs with jumps. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits This explosive exercise works you in every direction, combining an abs-crunching reverse tuck to squatted tuck with an explosive vertical jump for leg speed and power. Starti ...more

How To : Make a Painted Wooden Bead Necklace

This is a super-fun and easy homemade gift idea, or you can use it to expand your own accessories collection! Supplies you'll need: Newspaper & scrap paper Wooden beads Spray paint & decorative embellishments Floral arranging foam half-sphere Floral wire Aluminum foil Ribbon ...more

How To : Do the ab twist to tone the obliques

The truth is, it's not about how many repititions of an exercise you do; it's about how well you hold the form and what kind of exercise you do. Heck, you could probably do 1,000 sit ups a day and still have some extra flab on your belly. That's because sit ups only tone the u ...more

How To : Lose weight using yoga with Tara Stiles

In this tutorial, we learn how to lose weight using yoga with Tara Stiles. Start off by stretching out your body, then go into a downward facing dog position. Now position yourself so that your hands are on the floor and your are bringing your leg in and out, while stretching ...more

How To : Tone your chest with a cable lying-fly exercise

This great end of workout exercise from Men's Health is relatively simple. A muscle isolation exercise keeps your muscles stretched and flexible for the next time. Place a bench between the stacks of a cable crossover station and attach stirrup handles to the low-pulley cable ...more

How To : Tone abs with the Swiss ball cable Russian twist

You'll need a stability ball for this "Swiss-ball cable Russian-twist" abs exercise from Men's Health. To progress in this particular exercise, simply increase the weight and use a fuller stability ball. Attach a handle to a high pulley-cable and place a Swiss ball in front o ...more

How To : Strengthen you back with lower back extensions

Learn how to do lower back extensions. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits This exercise isolates and strengthens the often-neglected lower back muscles. Muscles Worked Lower back Starting Position Lie face downward on the back extension machine. Your ...more

How To : Do medicine ball situps on a stability ball

Learn how to do medicine Ball situps on stability ball. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Doing abdominal work on the stability ball is great because it allows your abs to flex and move within the full range of motion. The unstable surface of the stab ...more

How To : Do stability ball center and oblique situps

Learn how to do stability ball center and oblique situps. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Starting Position Sit on a stability ball with your feet on the floor in front of you hip-width apart. Lie back on the stability ball so that your body is supported bet ...more

How To : Do stability ball dumbbell skull crushers

Learn how to do stability ball dumbbell skull crushers. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Don't let the name scare you away from this tried-and-true triceps builder. Proper focus on technique and use of appropriate weights will keep you from bonking y ...more

How To : Do incline dumbbell flys

Learn how to do incline dumbbell flys. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits The incline dumbbell fly works your upper and inner chest muscles in particular. Muscles Worked Chest Starting Position Set a bench at an approximately 20- to 25-degree angle. L ...more

How To : Do reverse dumbbell flys on incline bench

Learn how to do reverse dumbbell flys on incline bench. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Making sure your shoulders are evenly balanced from front to back is a must. Use this exercise to both strengthen and develop the back of your shoulders. The incl ...more

How To : Do medicine ball pull-overs

Learn how to do medicine ball pull-overs. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Pull-overs are excellent for strengthening the lat and serratus muscles around your shoulder blades. If you go for too much range of motion on these, you risk injuring your sho ...more

How To : Do dumbbell skull crushers

Learn how to do dumbbell skull crushers. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Skull crushers are a deceptively simple triceps exercise. You work the triceps by moving the lower arm—but you also have to stabilize your upper arm, making the exercise more o ...more

How To : Do dumbbell alternating chest flys

Learn how to do dumbbell alternating chest flys. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits The classic dumbbell fly works your chest and your inner chest muscles in particular. The one-armed alternating variation has you do one side at a time, increasing the ...more

How To : Do dumbbell fly to presses

Learn how to do dumbbell fly to presses. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits The dumbbell fly to press combination exercise works your pectoral muscles from different angles, giving the benefits of a traditional dumbbell press combined with the pec-stret ...more

How To : Dp flat bench leg lifts

Learn how to do flat bench leg lifts. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Looking for a excellent way to flatten and strengthen the lower abdominal muscles? The flat bench leg lifts hits the lower abdominals directly for an excellent isolated workout. M ...more

How To : Do flat bench dumbbell flys

Learn how to do flat bench dumbbell flys. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits The classic dumbbell fly works your chest and your inner chest muscles in particular. It's an essential part of any chest-building regimen. Muscles Worked Chest Starting Posi ...more

News : A day at the fair ground!

Everybody loves a good fair ground ride and so why not give them something to panic about more than a few bloody pranks? Pranks: 'The water, it burns!!' : Two friends or one person will go on a water ride, preferably in a carriage with other people they don't know or if they ...more

How To : Iron pants with Martha Stewart's REAL SIMPLE

Pay attention to these ironing tips to iron your pants perfectly. Crisply ironed pants help create a pulled-together look. Follow these simple steps for a quick, flawless press?with creases or without. Learn how to iron pants with the folks from Martha Stewart's REAL SIMPLE. ...more

How To : Lay ceramic tile with drywall spackle

Tree Climbing Man demonstrates how to lay ceramic tile with drywall spackle. You don't need to rip up your existing floor and put down plywood or a sub floor to lay down a new floor. You can put ceramic tile right over existing linoleum with less work, less heartache and less ...more

How To : Tile a shower floor and curb in your own bathroom

In this tutorial, we learn how to tile a shower floor and curb in your own bathroom. To start, you will need to apply the foundation of your tile with a smoothing tool from corner to corner of each of the corners. After the mortar is lied, grab your tile and press it down firm ...more

How To : Do leg lifts with Brooke Burke

In this video Brooke Burke demonstrates how to do leg lifts. This exercise targets the abs. Lay your mat on the floor. Lie on your back with your hands on the floor. Raise both legs together, keeping them straight. Do it slowly to make it a little harder, and lower them again ...more

How To : Finish a basement layout and planning

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to finish a basement by laying out and planning. Planning the lay-out and design of the basement is an important part of finishing or remodeling a basement. Learn how to get new ideas as you design and lay-out your basement floor plan. ...more

How To : Do a static side bridge ab exercise

Start by lying on your side on the floor or mat with the legs extended. The elbow should be directly underneath the shoulder to support the body. As you contract your abdominals, use your torso to lift yourself off of the mat while your elbow and feet are touching the ground. ...more

How To : Do pelvic lifts

This demonstrates how to properly do pelvic lifts and works the buttocks. You lie on the floor with your knees bent. Your arms should be flat on the floor with your palms down on the floor. Make sure not to arch your back. Do pelvic lifts. Click through to watch this video on ...more

How To : Install hardwood floors in your home easily

If you're interested in changing the look of your home, as well as add value to it as well, the floors are a great place to start. Carpet, tiles, laminate flooring can all be great options, but hardwood flooring is always a smart option. Hardwood floors deliver a certain look ...more

TED TALKS : "How We Wrecked the Ocean"

Coral Reef Ecologist Jeremy Jackson exposes our Dying Oceans TED TALKS: "How We Wrecked the Ocean" This is incredible video from a TED lecture explains the current dire state of our oceans and how they directly effect our well being. Jeremy Jackson has enlightened me to the ...more

How To : Do ab exercises for beginners

This video from fitness trainer Yuri Elkaim demonstrates a core workout for the absolute beginner. These exercises are good for people who have never worked out or who have sore back. He explains abdominal bracing, which adds stability to the core and spine, and works the musc ...more

How To : Install hardwood floors in your home

In this follow up video from Lowe's home improvement series, Mike Kraft demonstrates how to install hardwood flooring in your home. If you haven't watched it yet, be sure to check out the video on how to prepare your subfloor for installation of hardwood or laminate flooring, ...more

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