Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Digital influencer Justine Ezarik (iJustine) is back. After covering the world of wearable tech last season, iJustine is expanding her coverage this year by profiling the hottest tech trends across the country.
A 12 episode documentary series following 5 startup companies competing in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as they fine tune their products and eventually present in front of a panel of judges in hopes of winning $50,000 in funding.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
Learn how to do leg lifts to make your leg and thigh stronger
Tags:How to Do Leg Lifts,Desirée Rumbaugh,leg lifts,acacia fitness,leg bending,leg movement,physical fitness,stretching
Grab video code:
Lie on your back and place your hands under your pelvis with your palms down, this will protect your lower back from injury. As it causes your tailbone to tilt a little and the sides of your waist to go back down towards the floor. This is a remedial action that will build the strength your back needs to stay pain free.
Now stretch your legs and spread your toes. You can keep your legs bent at a 90 degree angle or straighten them all the way. Keep your leg strong the entire time. Exhale, taking your legs back down to a couple of inches off the floor, then return back up. Inhale and lift, exhale and lower. Inhale and lift, exhale and lower, keeping the sides of your waist back. Continue to breath steadily; remain relaxed in your face, neck and throat. Pay attention to the strength and variedness of your legs and feet, exhale and lower, inhale and lift. Squeeze the balls of your big toes together and hug the muscles of your legs to the bone. Shine out with radiance and inner strength, exhale, lower. If you feel strong enough after practicing this for a while, you can take your hands and arms out to the sides or over your head for a bigger challenge. Always make sure that there is no back pain as you are working to strengthen your abdominal muscles.
Continue to breathe steadily. Releasing the arms to stretch over head is more challenging and it means you have now gained the strength to keep the size of your waist back without having your hands under your sacrum and your pelvis.
Exhale, lower, inhale, lift up. Exhale, lower and stretch long. Now relax.