Muscles of the Lower Leg

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 : Work your lower abs with a hanging leg raise

It's never a bad time to get excellent abs. This instructional video demonstrates how to exercise your lower abdominal muscles with hanging leg raises. This routine is especially effective because it maximizes spinal flexion and extension. The focus of the exercise should be a ...more

How To : Develop legs muscles with seated leg presses

Learn how to do seated leg presses. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits For training all of the large muscle groups in the legs, you can’t beat leg presses. They’re also one of the few mass-building exercises where you can safely use a lot of resistance ...more

How To : Dissect a human to see the leg and foot muscles

Okay, you failed anatomy 101, but you still want to know more about anatomy of a human. Well, you can simply watch this video tutorial that will show you how to cut up a human cadaver, dissecting its leg and foot, getting a good look at the science of the muscles. Don't try a ...more

How To : Do a deep hip and leg stretch for the lower back

After practicing, the hipster stretching sequence outlined by yogi Sadie Nardini in this two-part yoga instructional video is something you can use to help build flexibility in your inner thighs and quads. Part 1 of 3 - How to Do a deep hip and leg stretch for the lower back. ...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 : Do hanging leg raises properly

Learn how to do hanging leg raises. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Hanging leg raises isolate and work your lower abs mercilessly. Focus on form to keep the work down low where it belongs. Muscles Worked Abdominals (lower) Starting Position Posit ...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 : Do step ups for aerobics

The step-up is a great exercise for the muscles of the upper leg. It effectively works the thighs, hips, and butt. The calf muscles work as synergists during the step-up exercise. They assist with balance. The step-up exercise can either be done one leg at a time or alternatin ...more

How To : Get great lower abs with floor work outs

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to build great lower abdominal muscles. This exercise is done on the floor. Begin by lying down with your back on the floor. This exercise is called a lower leg curl with a heel press finish. Place the hands flat and palms facing the f ...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 : 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 : 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 a ball exchange abs exercise

The ball exchange is a fairly simple exercise that can be used to work the core muscles. It should be noted that this exercise requires extensive use of the hip flexors. These muscles reside on the uppermost part of the thigh, and are activated whenever the legs are elevated o ...more

How To : Exercise with the 1 leg 1 arm dumbbell hang clean

Learn how to exercise by doing the 1 leg 1 arm dumbbell hang clean. EXERCISE DETAILS: Primary Muscle Group: glutes Secondary Muscle Group: biceps, calves, hamstrings, levator scapulae, lower back, quads, serratus anterior, shoulders, traps - lower, traps - upper Base Movement: ...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 : 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 the beginner pilates move Up and Down kick

Search "Pilates animation" on Wonderhowto for other more videos by this user. If you are looking a for a quick pilates reference, take a look at this pilates animation. This a quick & easy, clearly explained diagram of the pilates mat exercise: Classical Pilates for Beginners ...more

How To : Tone legs with a clean pull exercise

You can't see all of your leg muscles, but that doesn't mean you can neglect them. Men's Health provides this workout video about the "clean pull" exercise. This move will work all of those muscles you can't see! Great legs workout. Load a bar-bell and roll it to your shins. ...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 : Tone legs with a hang-clean to squat to push-press

Check out this leg workout exercise, called the "hang-clean to front-squat to push-press". This exercise from Men's Health is a combination of three great compound exercises, so you can imagine, most muscles in your body will be working on this one -- an all-over body workout. ...more

How To : Do a hip abduction on a workout ball

Here is a simple exercise you can do for the gluteus muscles. Abduction means to move away from the center of the body. In this exercise, your leg will move laterally (outward). When the leg moves laterally, the primary muscle being worked is the gluteus. Instructions: Lean ...more

How To : Do a reverse leg kick on a bench

The reverse leg kick is perfect for working the glutes/butt. It is very easy to perform, and is one of the few exercises that works the glute muscles exclusively [with assistance from the hamstring muscles]. Begin by placing one knee on a weight bench. Use your hands to suppo ...more

How To : Do an alternating superman back exercise on a ball

Alternating supermans are ideal for strengthening the deeper muscles of the lumbar spine. The abdominal muscles are also heavily involved in stabilizing the core during this exercise. At first glance, you would think this exercise is easy. In actuality, alternating supermans ...more

How To : Exercise with the hamstring drop

Learn how to exercise by doing the hamstring drop. EXERCISE DETAILS: Primary Muscle Group: hamstrings Secondary Muscle Group: calves, lower back Base Movement: leg curl Training Type: weight training Level of Difficulty: 4 Position: kneeling Movement Variation: bilateral Plane ...more

How To : Do the Prone leg lift pilates exercise

The Prone leg lifts are variations of the classical pilates exercise the Swan Dive. This exercise tones and strengthens the back of the legs (hamstrings and glutes) and improves hip extension, both necessary components of a good Swan Dive. Remember to keep your abdominal muscl ...more

How To : Do a Pilates glider

In this video, we learn how to do a Pilates glider. To start, lay down on a flat surface on your stomach, with your legs flat and touching, and your arms out in the air horizontally. Now, inhale deeply and when you exhale, bring your upper body into the air, using your core to ...more

How To : Do the beginner pilates move Side Kick Swimming

Search "Pilates animation" on Wonderhowto for other more videos by this user. If you are looking a for a quick pilates reference, take a look at this pilates animation. This a quick & easy, clearly explained diagram of the pilates mat exercise: Classical Pilates for Beginners ...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 : Do the standing cable hip extension & leg curl

Learn how to exercise by doing the standing cable hip extension and leg curl with support. EXERCISE DETAILS: Primary Muscle Group: hamstrings Secondary Muscle Group: calves, glutes, lower back Base Movement: hip extension Equipment: cable Training Type: weight training Level o ...more

How To : Exercise with superman with opposite sides on ball

Learn how to exercise by doing the superman with opposite side arm and leg on stability ball. EXERCISE DETAILS: Primary Muscle Group: lower back Secondary Muscle Group: glutes, hamstrings, neck extensors, shoulders Base Movement: superman Equipment: stability ball Training Typ ...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 exercises for the Achilles tendon

The Achilles tendon is subject to inflammation, tendonitis, tendinosis, tendon rupture and tendinopathy. Learn about the anatomy of the ankle and the Achilles tendon in these expert videos. You will get tips from our physical therapy expert for non-surgical treatment of the lo ...more

How To : Diagnose and treat jumper's knee

Another name for jumper's knee is patellar tendinitis. Jumper's knee is an injury that affects the tendon connecting your kneecap (patella) to your shinbone. The patellar tendon plays a pivotal role in the way you use your legs. It helps your muscles extend your lower leg so t ...more

How To : Work out your lower abs in five easy exercises

Perfect lower abdominal muscles really complete a tight, healthy stomach. This instructional video teaches you five separate methods of isolating your lower abs. This tutorial demonstrates exercises such as rock-backs, direct hip rotations, ab lifts, modified leg lifts, and ly ...more

How To : Do a Yoga Twist to Release the Lower Back

Doing a low back relief exercise can make your body feel more relaxed, and stretch out your muscles. First, lay down on your back with your arms at a T, and cross your right leg over your left. Deep inhale and when you exhale, let your knees drop to your right. As you are doin ...more

How To : Draw a Roman soldier cartoon

This video illustrates how to draw a roman soldier cartoon.Here are the following steps: Step 1: First of all take a sheet of paper and pencil and start drawing the face of the soldier in oval shape and then within the face draw a pair of eyes and then a big nose . Step 2: N ...more

How To : Bulk up your legs with powerful single leg presses

Learn how to do power press single leg presses. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits For these leg presses, you'll choose an amount of weight that presents a challenge, but not so much that you can't add some speed and thrust to your movement. You'll be ...more

How To : Do dumbbell clean and press

Learn how to do dumbbell clean and presses. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits This exercise converts a classic shoulder exercise, often done with a barbell or kettlebell, to take advantage of its leg-busting potential. Put squats between the elements o ...more

How To : Practice fast hanging side twist for obliques

Learn how to do speed hanging side twist obliques. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits The twist-and-lift of this pull-up exercise makes you use your obliques to fight gravity as you bring your knees and feet upward in opposing directions. Focus on cont ...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 : Get a strong core with cable squats

Learn how to do cable squats. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Cable squats aren't just a great leg exercise; they also activate your core, providing a more full-body workout. Muscles Worked Legs, Core Starting Position Set both arms on a dual cabl ...more

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