Tone Your Legs with Pilates

How To : Do a pilates glute series

These three pilates glute exercises will help tone your butt and thighs. Get in shape to wear a bathing suit by doing any one or all three pilates moves. Watch this pilates how-to video to learn how to do this glute series.

How To : Perform side-lying exercises with a Pilates arc

Sculpt your legs with the side-lying Pilates arc exercise routine demonstrated in this clip. 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 avoiding accidental injur ...more

How To : Do a combination of squats and push ups

This fitness tutorial teaches you how to do a combination of squats and push ups. This is a very effective workout to tone and build muscle in your legs, arms, butt, and chest. Watch this step by step how to video and you can get in shape with a combination of squats and push ...more

How To : Tone your glutes

Firm glutes and slender legs are popular goals for those who want to get fit. Learn how to tone glutes in this exercise tutorial. When doing glute exercises you should keep back straight, abs tight, exhale & contract, work both sides evenly, try 15 to 20 reps and remember to s ...more

How To : Tone up with an elastic band with SELF Magazine

When you wan to get your body into shape you don't need any fancy equipment. In this fitness how to video SELF Magazine demonstrates how to utilize an elastic band for toning specific muscle groups. Watch and learn how easy it is to use the resistance band to do the following ...more

How To : Do the beginner pilates move Heel Beats

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 : Practice chest lifts for pilates

Chest Lift is a basic ab exercise that focuses on the rectus abdominus, the long "6 pack abs" muscle that runs down the front of the abdomen. This pilates how-to video will show you the proper way to do pilates chest lifts. Keep doing these chest lifts to sculpt and tone your ...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 the Heel Squeeze pilates exercise

The Heel Squeeze is derived from the principles of classical pilates exercises. This pilates tutorial teaches how to engage the gluteus maximus muscles without engaging the lower back muscles. We demonstrate this exercise both with and without a small ball, but the ball is def ...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 the Mini-Teaser pilates exercise

All practioners of Pilates are familiar with the original Pilates exercise "the Teaser." These "mini-teasers" are precursors to the full teaser to teach you how to do it right. By learning proper form, you will learn to strengthen and tone your abdominals without straining you ...more

How To : Build strong legs with 5 leg exercises

Follow along as we are given an awesome leg blasting workout, it will help you tone your glutes, thighs, and calves. -The first exercise is a forward/backward lunge: Start by going into a forward lunge and immediately move into the backward lunge. (Have a weight in each hand) ...more

How To : Do vertical leg crunches

Vertical leg crunches work the muscles of the thighs by curling the leg vertically, building muscle mass and tone. Learn how to do vertical leg crunch exercises in this strength training video. Take action: use a mat for comfort, keep legs as straight as you can, focus on crun ...more

How To : Do the Seal pilates exercise

The Seal is an original pilates exercise that increases core strength and balance while delivering a fun exercise. The goal of clapping the feet like a seal claps its flippers is to stabilize the torso against the movement of the legs and increase the time your suspended on ea ...more

How To : Target your obliques with pilates

The obliques exercise is a classical pilates exercise which targets the abdominal muscles to flatten the stomach and strengthen the core. Keeping the elbows wide helps keep the shoulders down and increases the rotation in the trunk, which helps shrink your waist. Be sure to st ...more

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To draw Manic the Hedgehog, you should start by sketching a rough outline of the body, including Manic's hair. Once you have your sketch outline, start drawing over the outline with a darker line, including details like the eyes, nose, mouth, arms, hands, clothes and shoes. On ...more

How To : Do the beginner pilates move the Saw

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 resistance band exercises

Incorporate resistance exercise bands in your workout. Learn how to tone your arms, legs, core, and back with resistance bands in this free video series from a personal trainer. Part 1 of 16 - How to Do resistance band exercises. Do resistance band exercises - Part 2 of 16. Cl ...more

How To : Exercise with resistance bands

In this fitness video series, our expert trainer will demonstrate how to use resistance band exercises to sculpt your body and enhance your current workout. She will show you a variety of workouts for arms, legs, butt and abs, all aimed at increasing muscle strength and tone. ...more

How To : Get tight and toned legs

Jenny Lynn goes through a very fast pace workout with Charles Glass as she prepares for the 2006 Figure Olympia. Watch and learn how to do some weight training exercises that will keep your legs tight, toned and sculpted without the bulk. Be patient with this video, the exerci ...more

How To : Execute a squat for toned legs and butt

In this how-to video fitness trainer Derrick Young takes you through the steps for a perfect squat, strengthening and shaping your thighs and butt. This training tips from Ebony magazine will get your body toned in now time. Watch this video workout and practice doing squats a ...more

How To : Do the beginner pilates move the One Leg Circle

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 the beginner pilates move One Leg Teaser

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 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 : Do Pilates leg lifts

This video demonstrates how to do Pilates leg lifts correctly. The video walks you through the proper thigh lift and explains how to lift your leg without moving your pelvis.

How To : Do Pilates side leg lifts

This video demonstrates how to do a proper Pilates leg lift. To do these, just lie sideways, bend both knees, straighten the top leg, and lift.

How To : Do the plank with leg lifts pilates exercise

Katherine and Kimberly Corp show you how to do the short plank with leg lifts pilates exercise in this how-to video. This exercise is used to develop core stability and balance as well as build a strong foundation for proper push-ups.

How To : Do Pilates leg circles

This video demonstrates how to do a proper Pilates leg circle. To do this exercise, just move the thigh bone in the socket while keeping the pelvis stable.

How To : Strengthen abs with hula hoop pilates

Pilates is a great exercise for toning abs, but seldom do pilates junkies break a sweat. Turn the sticky mat sport into a cardio routine by watching this video on how to do hula hoop pilates. Pilates instructor Jen Bleier, who teaches Hoopilates classes in New York, will show ...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 : Do the side leg lifts series

Katherine and Kimberly Corp show you how to do the side leg lifts series or the banana pilates exercise. This exercise is used for strengthening your obliques, inner thigh, and glutes to help improve stability and balance.

How To : Tone abs with front-pillar bridges & arm-lifts

This is a great Men's Health abs workout called the "front-pillar with diagonal arm-lift". The bridge position is a fantastic core muscles workout for the abs. Assume a modified press-up position with your forearms resting on the floor. Your elbows should be under your should ...more

How To : Tone abs with the Turkish get-up exercise

This exercise from Men's Health will tax your whole body. The abs workout exercise called the "Turkish get-up" will especially tax the core muscles and shoulder muscles as you progress your way to heavier dumbbells. Lie on your back with your legs straight. Hold a dumb-bell i ...more

How To : Tighten your butt, hips, thighs and legs

This video is a cardio workout for your butt, hips, thighs and legs. You will need a bottle of water and a face towel. For better results do the different workouts twice a day. This will help in loosing weight. If you just want to tone your body once a day is fine.

How To : Tone your buttocks with a butt blasting workout

You want to know the real reason people don't exercise? Often, it comes down to having bulky exercise machines. Every time you look at them you get a reminder of how much pain you'll have to go through to get those perfect abs or sculpted butt. So for many of us we simply choo ...more

How To : Do a 10 min resistance workout with Joel Harper

This video shows advance resistance workout for lower body and abs. This is a level 2 band work out video. To do this you need the bands. First wrap the bands tightly around both of your hands. In the first exercise to do the butt blaster go into a cat position. Hold the bands ...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 : Increase spine mobility with pilates side bends

This Pilates Side Bend exercise is used to enhance lateral mobility of the spine. It primarily targets the transversus abdominis, obliques and scapular stabilizers. Attention should be paid to the abdominal contraction to maintain rib connection and prevent the hips and should ...more

How To : Tone abs with a wood-chopper exercise

The "wood-chopper" isn't just for lumberjacks. You can get the full woodsman workout yourself, without the axe! Men's Health shows you how to do the wood-chopper exercise, and when you power through this move, your upper and lower body, along with your core muscles, are workin ...more

How To : Tone arms with an inverted row exercise

The "inverted row" is a great move for the beginner who cannot yet perform a proper chin-up or pull-up. Men's Health shows you the ins and outs of this arm exercise. Sit under a Smith machine or squat rack with your legs straight and the bar set a few inches higher than arms ...more

How To : Tone your chest with a negative dip exercise

This classic, simple exercise from Men's Health is a great way to start building your body resistance. The video also gives great tips for your chest-toning progression. Grab parallel dip bars and use your legs to boost yourself up so your arms are straight and all the weight ...more

How To : Tone abs with a medicine ball bicycle maneuver

This instructional video from Men's Health demonstrates one of the best ways of toning your abs. Start out with an easy weight and progress to a heavier ball for more effectiveness. Lie on your back holding a medicine ball in front of your chest, elbows flared out to the side ...more

How To : Tone abs with a medicine ball chop exercise

Men's Health is the perfect place to get workout advice for toning your abs. The "medicine ball chop" exercise will work all of your muscles as you rotate and move through the full range of movement, giving a great abs workout. Stand holding a medicine ball with your arms str ...more

How To : Get Fit And Cut Fast

This won't be a fancy video or have crazy photos of before and after. I'm not insanely buff nor do I use supplements/drugs to stay fit. Just have a look at my photo and decide if that's how you want to look. As the title suggests, you don't need to use a gym, you don't need a ...more

How To : Get Six Pack Abs

The abdominals can be considered one of the best signals of fitness and strength and is one of the most sought-after muscle groups to develop by both men and women. While the abdominals are very desirable, it can be one of the most difficult areas to distinguish and maintain. ...more

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