Stretch Your Back

How To : Stretch the back with cobra yoga pose

If you feel tightness in you back and need a yoga pose to help open up your spine then this is the video for you. Watch this fitness how to video to learn how to stretch the back with a yoga cobra pose. Cobra pose entails lying flat on your belly, spreading your fingers apart, ...more

How To : Stretch for back pain with a Russian twist

Ninety percent of all adults in the U.S. experience back pain sooner or later. Regular stretching can better your chances—or at least push sooner off until later.This Russian twist is a great exercise to help your back.

How To : Prevent back pain with hamstring stretches

It's no surprise that there's a link between not stretching your muscles and crippling back pain. Admittedly you work at an office all day, bum blued to your chair, but that's no excuse to continue your non-movement when you get home. In fact, if you have an office job it is 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 : Do upper back stretches

Limber up your back with exercises and stretches for your workout routine in this fitness video. Take action: to find an ideal position use a pole or handle, hold for 15 to 30 seconds while holding the pole lower to target lower back, and change grips. Tom Clifford, the instru ...more

How To : Do hip and lower back yoga stretches

Many of the minor pains in the lower back are directly related to tight hips and psoas. In this fitness how to video, Deborah York guides the viewer through a yoga routine designed to stretch out the lower back, hips and psoas muscle. Yoga help us both obtain physical balance ...more

How To : Do walkover backbends for stretching

This video instructs on how to do a walkover back bend for stretching. A production brought to you by "Fit For A Feast". The instructors first tell you to lay on your back and turn your palms backwards to be placed on the ground afar from your head. The next step involved equa ...more

How To : Elongate the back with yoga spinal twist sequences

Learn a how to elongate the spine with yoga. Watch this Yoga How-to video to as our host demonstrates how to do a yin yoga seated spinal twist sequence. The yoga sequence incorporates various spinal twist from various poses to help stretch the back and spine.

How To : Do yoga warm-up moves to prepare for backbends

We love yoga: it prepares us for the day ahead and stretches out any residual tension in our shoulders and back. But waking up at 6 AM in the morning and doing that first down dog can be...rough. That's why it's so important to stretch before you start your morning yoga routin ...more

How To : Perform a yoga pigeon pose safely

To perform the pigeon pose in yoga safely, you will need the following: a mat, a small pillow or folded blanket, and a strap. Transition into this pose. You can start with either leg forward, because you will need to switch and repeat this pose for your other side, in order t ...more

How To : Practice the yoga camel pose on a medicine ball

Yoga offers great exercises that help stretch your entire body. One particular pose that is especially helpful for stretching your back is the camel pose. If it is too extreme for your back try using a medicine ball. This yoga how-to video tutorial demonstrates how to use an e ...more

How To : Do the cat and cow poses in yoga

Dummies.com brings you Yoga for Dummies. Learn how to do cat and cow poses in yoga. Relieve back pain by posing in the Cat and Cow asanas. Two of the ten core yoga poses, these positions stretch your back and increase flexibility. Exercise your body and relax your mind with y ...more

How To : Do the cobra yoga pose

The Cobra Pose is a great way to stretch the back. Learn how to do the Cobra Pose in this yoga video lesson. Take action: lie on abs, bring chest off ground, lift up and stretch spine and breathe properly. Cindy Mastry, the instructor of this how-to video, has practiced yoga s ...more

How To : Practice the backpack yoga pose with a partner

Who says yoga is done on an individual basis, try this yoga pose with a partner. Watch this how to video and learn how to do a backpack pose. The backpack pose is a great way to stretch your back and lower body. This is a fun thing to do with a friend to stretch out your spine ...more

How To : Do stretch exercises with partner resistance

Increase flexibility through stretching exercises with the help of a workout partner. Discover how to stretch the back, shoulder, butt and neck muscles using partner resistance in this free fitness video series from a professional physical trainer. Part 1 of 15 - How to Do str ...more

How To : Have a flat stomach with an ab workout routine

This video is about having a flat stomach with an ab workout routine. Fit tip of the day-4 omega 3 foods which are salmon, avocado, olive oil and almonds. Flat abs-feet flat with abs pulled down flat. Put your hands behind your head. Exhale out for 10 repetitions. Cross over a ...more

How To : Do an advanced sun salutation yoga pose

Yoga sun salutations are a great way to warm up for an exercise routine or stretch the back and spine. Learn advanced options for yoga sun salutation poses with tips from a yoga instructor in this free fitness video series. Part 1 of 8 - How to Do an advanced sun salutation yo ...more

How To : Make Chain Mail Armor from Start to Finish

This article is a guide for making Chainmail Armor from start (simple wire) to finish (a finished chainmail shirt). We will be using the European 4 in 1 weave, as this is the most common weave. This is the weave that you usually see in movies. There are several sections to thi ...more

How To : Warm up and cool down for pilates

Sophie Rycott demonstrates how you can warm up and cool down for pilates. There are four warm ups: shoulder rolls, feet circles and flexes, hip rotation, and arm opening. There are four cool downs as well: neck and spine stretch, hip and gluteus stretch, hip flexor stretch, an ...more

How To : Alleviate back pain with prenatal yoga

Back pain is a common discomfort that women experience during and after pregnancy. Though a short, effective standing and seated series, this yoga how to video concentrates on alleviating some of these common aches and pains. Side bending poses help release lower back pain by ...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 the splits with Tara Stiles

Tara Stiles teaches us how to do the splits in this tutorial. Remember not to do this all at once, stretch out your body first. To start, come into a downward dog position while bending the knees and straightening them and deep breathing. Now, bring a foot to the front and kee ...more

How To : Properly perform the triangle pose with Yogatic

In this tutorial, we learn how to properly perform the triangle pose. Start off on your hands and knees, then place your knees further back behind your hips. Next, bring your shoulders back and go into a downward facing dog position. From here, lift your arms away from the flo ...more

How To : Do morning stretches to release tension

You know how you come home from work everyday with a tension-filled back that you just can't seem to work out? The 9 to 5 grind and commute to and from work takes a lot out of all of us, but there are things you can do to improve your back pain. In this episode of "The Martha ...more

How To : Cut up your t-shirt like a rock star

This video is a demonstration of how to cut up a T-shirt, inspired by 80's rock band fashions. Use a regular white T-shirt and start by cutting a deep scoop neck out of it, starting about an inch outside the neckband. Turn the shirt over and fold it in half Snip horizontal lin ...more

How To : Open hips with prenatal yoga poses

This yoga how-to video tutorial demonstrates prenatal yoga poses to help open the hips. Prenatal yoga hip opening poses help to facilitate the opening of the pelvis to prepare for the baby to descend through the birth canal. They increase flexibility in the muscles that attach ...more

How To : Sing Without Straining

How To Sing Without Lifting Your Larynx I get asked a lot by singers about how to sing without your larynx shooting up really high behind your chin. This can be challenging to any singer – beginner or advanced. We naturally raise our larynx when we speak and swallow so it can ...more

How To : Do 20 warm-up exercises to build heat

Whether you're preparing for a thirty minute bout of interval running or for an intense weight lifting session, warming up is vital to building heat in your body so your joints are lubricated and there is less of a chance of injury. Warming up before exercising also boosts you ...more

How To : Tape the butt end of a hockey stick

In this how to video, you will learn how to tape up a hockey stick. You will need hockey tape and a hockey stick to do this. First, take the tape and wrap it around the tip about two times to make sure it is on nice and tightly. Stretch the tape length to about chest length an ...more

How To : Teach a pet rat to retrieve and drop a ball

This trick is much harder to teach than the ones previously done a video for (spinning and walking on back legs), so apologies that the video is so long but it needs to be. You will need a lot of patience for this and may need to spend many training sessions on each step befor ...more

How To : Fit a bra properly with this bra fitting guide

If you're not sure whether you're wearing the right bra size, watch this bra fitting how to video. Learn how a bra should look when it fits well. A new bra should feel firm and snug when fastened on the loosest hook; most of the support comes from the band of the bra, so you m ...more

How To : Do stability ball hammer dumbbell curls

Learn how to do stability ball hammer dumbbell curls. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Hammer curls are tough to begin with, but doing them while balancing in a modified squat against a stability ball engages your whole body in a battle for stability ...more

How To : Do medicine ball power press toss ups for height

Learn how to do medicine ball power press toss ups for height. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits There's a reason NBA players have such big shoulders. For this exercise, you'll use a medicine ball to throw high vertical tosses as you power out of a sq ...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 : Do an up dog pose for yoga beginners

If you're planning to become a veteran yogini, you'd better start practicing and loving the up dog pose now, because you'll be spending the greater part of your yoga flow doing up dogs and down dogs. The up dog targets the muscles of your upper and lower back as well as your ...more

How To : Do multi directional speed lunges with shoe tap

Learn how to do multi directional speed lunges with shoe tap. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Starting Position Stand upright with feet about hip-width apart and arms at your sides. Exercise 1. From the starting position, step one foot forward into a lunge. D ...more

How To : Take Perfect Pictures of Your Handmade Projects

In order to take the perfect picture of your handmade wooden project, it's helpful to have a lightbox that's similar to what professionals use but definitely cheaper to make yourself. I was thinking about what project I was going to work on today. I decided to flip through so ...more

How To : String An Electric Guitar

A First Timer's Guide When some new guitarists break their first string they stash it in the closet and forget about it. Me, I put the sweaty axe back in its case and asked my parents to take me to the local music store. After a morning full of senseless racket emanating from ...more

How To : Prepare for a yoga backbend by lying on a roll

As a yoga practitioner you must be unafraid to bend your body like a German pretzel into all matter of formations, forgoing that bitter mistress named gravity and find your own center of balance instead. Once you're an advanced yogi you can do such crazy poses as balancing you ...more

How To : Master the downward facing dog pose with Yogatic

In this tutorial, we learn how to master the downward facing dog pose. When you do this pose, you will be opening up your entire body. Start by centering yourself for a few moments and center yourself. Place your hands on your stomach and feel yourself deep breathe. Start to c ...more

How To : Use pelt mapping in 3D Studio MAX

Pelt mapping is the technique in 3D Studio MAX by which you can remove the "skin" from an image and stretch it out flat to work with it, like the pelt of a fox except that you can put it back on! This video will teach you how to use pelt mapping yourself in three parts. Part 1 ...more

How To : Exercise with a physio ball for thinner thighs

This video is teaching a great exercise for thinner thighs and flatter abs for bikini season. The name of the exercise is called ball slaps. You will need and big ball about fifty-five centimeters wide. Lay flat on your back with your arms stretched above your head. With your ...more

How To : Use Pilates to get skinny legs and thighs

In this Fitness video tutorial you will learn how to use pilates to achieve slimmer legs and thighs. Lie down flat on your back, hands extended along the side of the body and both legs up. Put one leg down and circle the raised leg for eight to twelve times. Keep both hips and ...more

How To : Properly tie your pointe shoes

Elizabeth while showing us the way to tie your pointe shoes tells us to put the foot through the elastic first and then put some padding on and then stick your foot inside the shoe. Adjust the ankle part of the shoe properly after stretching the elastic up. You can use the thu ...more

How To : Stretch a canvas

It's no secret, artists are broke. That's why they're referred to as "starving artists". One day these artists will achieve unimaginable success, but for most of their lives, they'll be struggling to survive… struggling to keep their vision alive. That's why they need to work ...more

How To : Make the Medicinal Aphrodisiac Snake Wine

Herbalists have been prescribing snake wine to patients for centuries. It is said to cure everything from a low libido to back pain. Don't bother flying to Vietnam to buy a bottle in Ho Chi Minh City for $25. Make your own. Snake wine is made by trapping a small cobra in a bo ...more

How To : Fix stretched sweater cuffs with REAL SIMPLE

Learn how to fix stretched sweater cuffs with the folks from Martha Stewart's REAL SIMPLE. Don't give up on that sweater with the loose, stretched-out cuffs?just follow these simple tricks to tighten the material, and you'll be ready to put that pullover back into rotation in ...more

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