Hot Cardio Workout How-Tos

How To: Do aerobic steps for beginners

In this online video series learn aerobics from personal trainer Ricketta Butler, who holds a Health Science Education Degree from the University of Florida. In this series of video clips she teaches aerobics exercises such as : the a step, hop turn, knee straddle, alternating knees, L step, basic left, over the top, basic right, safety for step exercises, straddle, turn steps, v step left, v step right, and the v step right and left.

How To: Do the shoot throughs exercise

In this fitness tutorial, you will learn how to do the shoot throughs exercise. Shoot throughs are great for improving overall strength and coordination. It is also a good way to get your heart rate up and warm up. Watch this how to video and you can warm up and get in shape with the shoot throughs exercise.

How To: Use the vibe disc

Take a look at this video clip series and introduce yourself to the newest workout craze, The Vibe Disc! Our expert is one of the co-developers of this new piece of fitness equipment. He will take you through several of the dozens of workout possibilities of the disc and give you tips on how to get the most out of them. You'll learn how to stay safe while using the disc and ways to incorporate other equipment into the workout for conditioning for a specific sport. Check it out and have fun ge...

How To: Do the chacha slide exercise

First of all you have to understand that you have to simply follow the dance steps that the master teaches you. Start by moving towards your right. Move by going sideways towards the right direction. Take three or four steps towards right. Your arms must be raised up to your waist. Now do this step for the left side as well. Now turn and move towards your right such that you take a one complete turn while moving three or four steps towards the right. You have to say "1, 2, 3, 4’. At '4' you c...

How To: Do the star drill exercise

This tutorial demonstrates an agility exercise. This star drill exercise workout was developed to increase your overall sports performance. This video explains the star drill exercise and how you can incorporate this agility training to develop your flexibility, balance and power.

How To: Choreograph a step aerobics routine

Step aerobics follow choreography in groups using an elevated platform. Classes are offered for all skill levels. Learn how to choreograph a step aerobics routine in this exercise tutorial. Remember to keep it basic, use 32 count phrases, work both sides, build routine, and put it all together. With this how to video you can choreograph a great step aerobics routine.

How To: Do step aerobics

Step aerobics are performed for cardio fitness and weight loss using an elevated platform. Classes are offered for all skill levels. Learn how to do step aerobics in this exercise tutorial. When doing step aerobics you should get an aerobic stepper, use entire foot to step up & down, keep an eye on the step, tap it out to rest and be safe. With this how to video you can do step aerobics for a more effective workout.

How To: Do an aerobics L-Step

Strengthen the heart muscle with aerobic exercises. Learn how to do an aerobics L-Step in this exercise tutorial. When performing the L-Step you should start with left foot, step up, bring feet together, step down, bring feet together again, and add knees to increase workout. With this how to video you can incorporate the L-Step into your workout.

How To: Kick start a new fitness routine with Kung Fu

In this video, we learn how to kick start a new fitness routine with Kung Fu. This exercise is a workout that you will not get bored of. You are always doing something new with Kung Fu and it burns a ton of calories. These workouts are rigorous and combine strength training, endurance training, and really work out your body. The classes start out with yoga, then they start getting your heart rate up by working out hard. If you can't get to a class, you can do this at home by doing loose kicks...

How To: Warm-up with Salsa dancing & steps for kids

Fit for a Feast hosts a kids cardio workout including Salsa steps, sit-ups, jumping jacks and more. This is a great warm-up for kids on their way to sports or dance class; it can also be used for Q.D.F. (Quality Daily Fitness) at school. With a Latin American cd in your stereo and this tutorial, you're child will be working up a sweat in no time! Be sure to stretch before you begin!

How To: Do the pelvic lift exercise

Back exercises can greatly increase the condition of your spine and posture. Learn how to do the pelvic lift exercise with this tutorial. The pelvic lift exercise is a great back and abdominal muscle strengthening exercise. Watch this how to video and you will be able to perform the pelvic lift exercise.

How To: Practice aerobic exercises with Maggie Q

This how to video demonstrates a SELF magazine workout featuring intense aerobic movements. Watch and learn how the Maggie Q, star of Live Free or Die Hard, tones, strengthens and sculpts her body. All Maggie Q does and all you need to do to get a strong body is an intense aerobic workout. Practice doing flying punch kicks, one-two kicks, sweeping kicks, switch jumps, jumping knees and a capoeira cartwheel.

How To: Do a 4th quarter drill exercise

This tutorial shows speed and conditioning exercises. This 4th quarter workout was developed to increase your overall sports performance. This video explains the fourth quarter drill exercise and how you can incorporate this speed training to develop your flexibility, balance and power.

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 alternating between legs.

How To: Use a stair master machine

In this video series, our expert shows you how to operate the common stair step machine. Though the stair stepper has amazing potential to burn calories, it can be dangerous if not used properly. Sheila Lindsey illustrates the proper way to use the stair master machine. She also shows you how to monitor and stay within your heart rate. Shelia also gives you great advice on organizing a cardio workout routine. So, before stepping up to the challenge, learn how to get the most out of your stair...

How To: Do interval training to run faster

In this video, we learn how to do interval training to run faster. When you do interval training, you will learn how to train your body to go to its maximum, giving you more energy and resistance to running faster. Interval training is simply doing a set time of maximum endurance exercises followed by several seconds of resting. You will continue this process for around 5 minutes and you're finished. As you continue doing this, you will build up your endurance and be able to run faster while ...

How To: Do three fast upper-body warm-ups

In this video, we learn how to do three fast upper-body warm-ups. The first warm up is jumping rope for three minutes, then doing 30 seconds on a foam roller. After this, use the foam roller against a wall and then again on the ground, working both sides of your body. Now do 10 reps of push ups, followed by five kneeling reaches on both sides of the body. After this, you will use exercise bands to pull weights and do these on both arms. After doing this for as many reps possible, you will be ...

How To: Do interval cardio training

In this tutorial, we learn how to do interval cardio training. Start off on the treadmill going at a pace that is easy for you. Increase the intensity of the treadmill every two minutes. After two more minutes go back to normal. Continue doing this raising your intensity each time you start a new two minutes. You can increase it by doing a higher speed, higher incline, or anything else. When you feel like you can't do anymore, log what speed or intensity you were at. Continue to do this exerc...

How To: Do a complete workout in 15 minutes

In this tutorial, we learn how to do a complete workout in 15 minutes with Joanie. The first exercise is to use a mini trampoline and jump on it for 15 minutes while doing small movements. This is a great cardio exercise that will get the heart pumping. If you aren't ready to do jumps, you can simply move your body from side to side and raise your arms up in the air while skipping up and down on the trampoline. Another great way to do an exercise in 15 minutes is to do hula hooping! The last ...

How To: Do a short cardio kickboxing routine

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do cardio kickboxing routine. Users should begin by warming up before performing any kickboxing moves. Keep the punches really tight and kicks nice and easy to not pull any muscles. Start with a right-left jabs. Then add a right and left hook with the jabs. Now add right and left uppercuts to the routine. Then add two right kicks and two left kicks. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested in health and fitness, and would like to le...

How To: Do wrestling conditioning

In this tutorial, we learn how to do wrestling conditioning with Jennifer DiDonato. To start out, do 20-50 squats followed by push ups and other drills to get warmed up. This will help you avoid pulling a muscle and let everyone work together. It's important to have a trainer with you to correct your form and posture, or else you might not be doing it correctly and hurting your body. Cardio is important with wrestling, such as: rope exercises, turn buckles, pumps, and more. Martial arts is al...

How To: Burn fat with a plyometric weight loss routine

How do you amp up your current cardio/strength training routine to make sure you burn extra calories and shed extra fat? By jumping. Though jumping sounds easy, after you try this routine and repeat it a few times we'd be surprised if you weren't completely winded and sweaty. Do these exercises after your usual routine to really kick things up:

How To: Calculate what your maximum heart rate is

Your maximum heart rate is an important piece of information to know if you are exercising seriously and want to make sure you are going hard without damaging your body. This video will teach you an easy, conservative way to estimate your maximum heart rate. With this knowledge and a heart monitor you will be able to assess the quality of your workout more accurately.

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