Range-of-motions

How To : Do passive range of motion on a patient in nursing

Studying to be a nurse? Then here is a nursing how-to video that teaches you how to do passive range of motion a patient. Every nurse should know the basics of this technique, follow along and see how easy it is to to exercise a bed ridden patient with passive range of motion. ...more

How To : 5 Natural Ways to Remove a Crick in Your Neck

A crick is a sudden, spasmodic pain and stiffness in the neck caused by tight muscles that can absolutely ruin your entire day. It can last for more than one day and can be triggered by the smallest movement of the neck, such as a simple pandiculation, aka a yawn-stretch. Alth ...more

How To : Practice running drills on a track

These are great running drills by Lauren Fleshman! They're useful for runners both sprinters, hurdlers and long distance runners. She talks about body position, range of motion, posture and gait. The karaoke drill is a sideways drill. The high knee drill is to recreate the per ...more

How To : Do dumbbell 21 curls

Learn how to do dumbbell 21 curls. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Use three ranges of curling motion—lower half only, upper half only and full range of motion. Select a weight a little less than the normal weight you would use when doing curls for ...more

How To : Perform a lower extremity exam on a patient

In this medical video, learn the process of examining the lower extremity of the body. See demonstrations of how you inspect the lower extremity, how you palpate and then perform passive range of motion of the hip, knee and ankle. John D. Gazewood, MD, MSPH, will also teach do ...more

How To : Get six pack abs through bench crunches

Six pack abs are possible, if you put in the time and work. This instructional video demonstrates simple exercises you can do to sculpt your abs. Rememeber, abs don't just happen over night, but stick to it. Llittle can compare with the satisfaction of looking down at your own ...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 : Perform a musculoskeletal exam on a patient

Whether your training to be a doctor or a nurse, there is no doubt that this video lesson will help you better understand the procedure for musculoskeletal examinations. Musculoskeletal exams rely exclusively on inspection and palpation and tests using a combination of those t ...more

How To : Strengthen calf muscles

The calf muscles at the back of the lower leg are important to target when strength and weight training for speed and agility. Learn how to do calf muscle exercises in this strength training video. Take action: use platform or stairwell, stretch calves before flexing muscles, ...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 : Perform a shoulder physical exam

This medical how-to video demonstrates the proper technique for evaluating a patient's shoulders. Follow along and learn how to do a shoulder physical examination. As with all examinations of the joints it is important to follow a standard routine including range of motion, in ...more

How To : Do an abdominal curl-up exercise

This curl up is commonly used to test abdominal endurance. Many fitness certifying organizations use the curl up as a protocol for exercise testing. This exercise is similar to the abdominal crunch. However, the range of motion is greater than the crunch. First, lie down on a ...more

How To : Get bigger biceps by lifting weights

How do you get bigger biceps, the age-old quest for bigger guns. Well, first things first, more is not better. Hefting around 50-pound dumbbells as opposed to 20-pound dumbbells is not necessarily going to build you bigger biceps because what's probably happening, you're proba ...more

How To : Do the six top stretching exercises

Dave demonstrates six key stretching exercises to help enhance your range of motion and prevent injury. Follow along in this how-to video to learn the top six stretching exercises. Watch this video workout and learn to do the lying leg crossover, hip flexor stretch, perfect pe ...more

How To : Do a biceps curl in perfect form with weights

Have you tried working out with a bicep curl? Biceps curls are an essential part of lifting weights and strength training. This fitness how-to video demonstrates how to do these exercises with perfect form. Getting big biceps means doing curls and lifting dumbbell weights. Lea ...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 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 : Do dumbbell regular 21 curls to preacher curls

Learn how to do dumbbell regular 21 curls to preacher curls. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Bicep curls shouldn't always go from hip to shoulder; using half of your range of motion demands greater control within your muscles' working range of motion ...more

How To : Do calisthenics neck exercises

Do a light workout to tone your neck muscles. Learn exercises and stretches for your workout routine in this fitness video. Take action: use these drills before work outs, roll neck slowly to warm up muscles, follow full range of motion, and hold head in place while contractin ...more

How To : Do body weight squats and jump rope for strength

Combination body weight squats and jump rope drills is a great way to warm up for strength and power training. Learn how to perform combo body weight squats with jump rope drills properly from Michael Rosengart, a professional fitness trainer in Santa Monica, California, in th ...more

How To : Do hanging dip exercises

Work out and getting in shape with dips. Learn how dip exercises can increase your strength and fitness in this training video. Take action: do not lock elbows, upper arms stay parallel to floor, and no partial reps, use full range of motion! Michelle, the instructor in this h ...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 ultrawide pushups for a big chest

In this tutorial, we learn how to do ultra wide pushups for a big chest. A basic pushup can be way too easy if you are an experienced body builder, but you can do different variations to strengthen your body further. First, get down on the ground and place your arms much wider ...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 : Do the Scissors pilates move

The Scissors is an original pilates exercise that strengthens the abdominal muscles and increases hamstring flexibility. If your hamstrings are tight initially, decrease the range of motion so that you can keep your knee straight, otherwise your hamstring flexibility won't inc ...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 : Perform an upper extremity exam on a patient

This video will show doctors the process of examining the upper extremity of the body. When you exam the extremities or any joints, it's good to have a systematic approach to how you will examine each joint. Learn about the inspection of each joint, range of motion, palpation ...more

How To : Stretch deltoid muscles with sports massage

The deltoids are the muscles near and above your shoulders. It goes on the front of the arm and it goes on the back of the arm to the shoulder. It gets really tight sometimes. One thing you want to find out from your person before you are doing a stretch on them on any part of ...more

How To : Practice standing barbell curl drop sets on a wall

Learn how to do a standing barbell curl drop set while leaning against a wall. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits The classic standing barbell curl is a staple of any biceps-building exercise regimen. By leaning against a wall in this variation on the ...more

How To : Treat a triceps tendon rupture

Triceps tendon ruptures are not very common, but they are a debilitating injury. A triceps tendon rupture may require surgery. Learn how to treat sports injuries in this how-to video on health and rehab. Take Action Fixed with surgery Increase range of motion gradually Recove ...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 : Become more flexible with yoga

Flexibility is generally defined as the range of motion of the joints. It is the ability to bend and stretch easily without too much effort. Flexibility depends upon various factors like the state of the joints, muscles, length and looseness of muscles, shape of bones, age etc ...more

How To : Do dumbbell concentration bicep curls

Work out your arms with dumbbell concentration curls. Learn how to exercises with curls in this fitness video. Take action: stay tight without rocking, get full range of motion, squeeze at the top of the movement, and plant your elbow. Michelle, the instructor in this how-to v ...more

How To : Tell if you have a calf strain

A calf strain is a tearing or stretching of the calf muscle. It is generally due to trauma or overuse. Symptoms are localized pain, decreased range of motion, and tightness in the area. Learn more about calf strains including treatments and symptoms in this medical video. Tak ...more

How To : Roll through your feet in pointe shoes

Breaking in those pointe shoes, and still unsure of how to use them? This how-to video demonstrates the proper way to roll through your feet in pointe shoes. Follow along with the ballet dancer and practice proper pointe technique to achieve the full range of motion on pointe ...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 : Rehabilitate knee post-surgery with physical therapy

After knee surgery, the knee is usually stiff with reduced range of motion because of swelling in that region. In this instructional video, a physical therapist explains how to get the knee back to its best following surgery with rest, exercise and physiotherapy.

How To : Work your arms with single arm cable reverse pulls

Learn how to do single arm cable reverse pulls. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Athletes love cable machine exercises because they mimic the continuous movement patterns they use while playing sports. The single-arm cable reverse pull provides conti ...more

How To : Do the rope climber ab exercise

If you are looking to add excitement to the traditional abdominal crunch, consider rope climbers. In this exercise, the abs go through a similar range of motion as the classic ab crunch. However, two things make this exercise unique. The first is the "rope-pulling" motion. The ...more

How To : Do a dumbbell toe raise

The dumbbell toe raise (aka dumbbell calf raise) mainly works the upper portion of the calves or the gastrocnemius. Three items are needed for this exercise: 1) a supportive apparatus for balance 2) an elevated surface (e.g. aerobic step, 2 x 4, etc.) to allow for full range o ...more

How To : Do reverse crunches on a Swiss ball

Reverse crunches on the Swiss Ball allow you to train your abdominal through a full range of motion while challenging your balance and coordination. This movement requires more lower abdominal strength than regular crunches.

How To : Become more flexible with exercise

In this how to video, you will learn how to become more flexible. This refers to the range of motion you can attain around a joint. This can be useful for keeping your body fit and becoming a better lover. You will also be less prone to injury. You will also get slimmer. The b ...more

How To : Do seated arnold presses

Learn how to do seated arnold presses. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Good trainers love this strength-training exercise because it targets and isolates both the front and side heads of the deltoid muscles. Lowering the dumbbells gradually down in ...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 : Do a vertical leg crunch ab exercise

The vertical leg crunch is similar to the traditional abdominal crunch. The difference is in the positioning of the arms and legs, as well as the range of motion (the upper back comes higher off the ground). Listed below are instructions for performing the vertical leg crunch: ...more

How To : Perform a general shoulder exam on a patient

In this video lesson for doctors, you will learn how to do a shoulder examination. First, you'll get a review of the procedures for evaluating any joint, and then jump into the basics of inspection of the shoulder, then learn palpation, and range of motion. This is a very gene ...more

How To : Define your lower abs with bar exercises

In this video, John Alvino talks about his favorite lower ab exercises. The first is called the lowball pulling. You begin by putting your feet on top of a swiss ball, put your hands in push up position, have good stability and bring your knees towards your chest and then exte ...more

How To : Execute reverse curls for weight training

Have you tried working out with reverse curls? If so you know that they are an essential part of lifting weights and strength training. This fitness how-to video demonstrates work out the bicep muscle with reverse curls. Learn about curls and weightlifting exercises in this wo ...more

How To : Do the spine twist pilates exercise

Katherine and Kimberly Corp show you how to do the Spine Twist pilates exercise. This exercise is used for slimming your waist and increasing the range of motion of your spine. This is a great exercise for improving your tennis game or golf swing.

How To : Use a pilate reformer

Get that body toned and conditioned for a balanced life with the help of Pilates! In this Pilates tutorial conducted by expert, Ann Arnoult, learn how to use a Pilate Reformer. The Pilates Reformer builds on the idea of mat exercises, adding new levels of resistance with weigh ...more

How To : Massage the shoulder joint

The shoulder is an area of the body that carries a lot of tension. It is very important to check with your person and make sure that they do not have any range of motion issues. Get expert tips and advice on massage and other treatments in this how-to video. Take Action Ask a ...more

How To : Benchpress with powerlifting bands

The use of heavy duty resistance bands (also referred to as "Powerlifting Bands") as a strength training aid has become increasingly popular over recent years. The bands are used for accommodating resistance; a technique that involves creating maximal tension throughout a full ...more

How To : Do stretches for the neck

In this series of expert videos, you will learn about physical therapy for the neck and spine. Relieve tension with the simple rolling of the neck and shoulders. Get tips on valuable stretches of the muscles of the neck and shoulders. Tone your shoulder and neck muscles by squ ...more

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