Lying Leg Raises

Lying Leg Raises Lying leg raises work your hip flexors and are one of the best exercises for your tight abs. Begin by lying down on your back and place your hands at your sides for support.  Use a yoga mat or other mat if you will be completing on a hard surface. Extend your legs in front of you …

Walking Lunges

  Walking Lunges (Pictured with kick to the back) Walking lunges are a great exercise that incorporates stability, balance and strengthen the muscles in the lower body. It also helps to stabilize the abdominals and obliques. When the basic alternating lunge becomes too easy, try holding a set of dumbbells in order to increase the intensity. While walking lunges aren’t …

Hammer Curls

  Hammer Curls The dumbbell hammer curl increases strength and size in the biceps and forearms. The neutral grip of the movement places more emphasis on the forearms. Instructions: Stand up with your torso upright and a dumbbell on each hand being held at arms length. The elbows should be close to the torso. The palms of the hands should …

Dumbell Fly

Dumbell Flys (Dumbell Flyes) Dumbbell flys are one of the best exercises to include in your workout, because unlike other chest exercises, flys don’t engage your triceps or the front of your shoulders. They really isolate your chest. Dumbbell flys provide a couple of excellent benefits. This exercise provides a tremendous shaping movement for the pectorals. The dumbbell fly doesn’t …

Alternating Lunges

  Alternating Lunges Alternating lunges are a great exercise that not only strengthens the muscles in the lower body, but also helps to stabilize the abdominals and obliques. When the basic alternating lunge becomes too easy, try holding a set of dumbbells in order to increase the intensity. Stand tall. Step forward with your left leg and slowly lower your …

Band Pull Aparts

Band Pull Aparts

Band Pull Aparts This exercise is deceptively simple.  It can be a very challenging exercise that tests the muscles in your upper back and the stabilizer muscles in your shoulder joints. Building these areas will improve your posture, and can also increase your bench press, squat, and deadlift as the muscles that are involved act as supportive upper body girdle. Begin …

Stability Ball Pike Ups

Stability Ball Pike Ups

Ab Ball Pike Ups – Stability Ball Pike Ups The stability ball ab pike up is sometimes referred to as ab ball pike up.  This challenging exercise tests your balance along with both core and upper body strength. Begin in a plank or push up hold with the bottom of your shins and the tops of your foot pressing downward …

Stability Ball Pike Ups

Stability Ball Pike Ups

Ab Ball Pike Ups – Stability Ball Pike Ups The stability ball ab pike up is sometimes referred to as ab ball pike up.  This challenging exercise tests your balance along with both core and upper body strength. Begin in a plank or push up hold with the bottom of your shins and the tops of your foot pressing downward …

Ab Ball Curl Ins

Ab Ball Curl Ins

Ab Ball Curl Ins – Stability Ball Ab Tuck The stability ball ab tuck is sometimes referred to as ab ball curl ins.  This challenging exercise tests your balance along with both core and upper body strength. Begin in a plank or push up hold with the bottom of your shins and the tops of your foot pressing downward on …

Across Body Delt Pulls

Across Body Delt Pulls

Across Body Delt Pulls Fit Body Fitness Model Hyla Conrad demonstrates cross body delt pulls.  This shoulder exercise is great for targeting the delts.

Standing Side Bend with Leg Raise Exercise

Standing Side Bend with Leg Raise

 Standing Side Bend with Leg Raise Fit Body Fitness Model Kathryn Gleason demonstrates how to do this combination ab and leg exercise.

Russian Twist Exercise

Russian Twist Exercise

Russian Twist Exercise Demo with Fit Body Want to learn how to do a Russian Twist? No matter your experience level, I love this awesome exercise!  In general,  core exercise can make all of your abs stronger, from the obliques through the rectus abdominus giving you a flat tummy and strong core. The key secret here twisting from side to …

Butt Workouts for Women at Home Bent Knee Donkey Kickbacks

Band Glute Kickbacks Bent Knee

Glute Kickbacks with Bent Knee The ideal glute exercise for women that want to target the gluteus maximus whether they workout at home or at a gym. FITBODY online training client, demonstrates the Band Glute Kickbacks with a Bent Knee. Bent knee glute kickbacks are one of my favorite butt exercises because they can tone, tighten and strengthen all three …

Butt Workouts for Women at Home

Donkey Kickbacks

Donkey Kickbacks demonstrated by FITBODY training client, Dana.