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Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

Workouts

Melt Method: Moves That Blast Cellulite

Exercise 1 Back Thigh Shear<p>With your upper body on the ground, move the roller under your upper thighs (just below where your butt meets your thighs) and extend your legs <b>(A)</b>. Slowly drag your legs together <b>(B)</b> and apart (like you’re making a snow angel or doing jumping jacks) to “Shear” the backs of …

Cameron Diaz's Trainer Shares 7 Tips for an Insanely Fit Body

<b>Switch Up Your Arm Strengtheners</b><br>If you want to get seriously strong arms, Bass says it's important to vary the kinds of arm exercises you do and the weight you use—that's what he does with Cameron. "If you normally do 15 to 20 reps, try adding more weight and do 10," he says.<p><b>Be Sure to Feel the …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

Top 13 Running Songs of 2013! - Women's Running

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.com<p><i>If you’re a run girl who likes to jam out during a run, we’ve got the tunes for your playlist! Check out Women’s</i> …

Achilles Pain, Poor Glute Control Linked

Glutes in runners with Achilles pain fire later, for less time.<p>Over the last few years, sports medicine professionals examining injuries have increasingly looked at what they call the kinetic chain, or the body parts that work together during an athletic movement. (In layperson's terms, the hip …

Core Building Exercises from Elite Runners

A three-exercise routine designed by elite track & field athletes to build core strength and running power.

Strength Training: Extreme Abs Workout! - Page 7 of 7 - Women's Running

Many runners worry about steep inclines, but downhill running can be even worse for your body when it comes to injuries.<p>Every runner likely has most …

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

The Body Shop: Roll Work

Use a foam roller to strengthen your arms, core, and legs while improving balance.<p>Use a foam roller for postrun recovery? Smart move: This simple tool acts as a deep-tissue massager, working out kinks in overused muscles. But its benefits don't end there—it can also build strength and …

How to Get Abs Quick

Forget crunches. If you want to get faster, fitter, and stronger, you need to train your core like a runner.<p>A generation ago, you’d be hard-pressed to find elite runners paying attention to their abs. Today, it’s practically mandatory. “Our coaches drill the importance of core conditioning into our …

Running Rituals To Improve Race-Day Performance

How to create training rituals to give you comfort and confidence leading up to race day.<p><i>I'm training for my first marathon this fall and doing well so far. Do you have any tips for preparing for race week? Although I've got a few months to go, my mind keeps wandering to the big day! Thank you!</i> …

The 15-Minute Core Workout Routine

Exercise 1 Kettlebell Windmill<p><b>CORE TARGET: Obliques (side abs)</b><br>Grab a kettlebell with your left hand and stand with your feet more than hip-width apart. Bring the weight next to your left shoulder, then press it overhead <b>(a)</b>. Rotate your chest to the left and look up at the kettlebell as you try to …

8 Essential Abs Moves to Get a Flat Belly

Exercise 1 Plank with Leg Lift<p>Get into a modified pushup position with your weight resting on your forearms and toes, elbows directly beneath your shoulders. Your body should form a straight line from your neck to your ankles. From that position, brace your core and lift one foot off the floor. You …

Preparing for a Run

*Four hours before your workout, drink 12 ounces of fluid. If your urine is the shade of apple juice or darker two hours before you exercise, drink another eight to 12 ounces. If you'll be working out longer than 60 minutes, replenish with a 16-ounce sports drink every hour, or four ounces every 15 …

Kettlebell Workout: Take Hold of a Hot Bod

The secret to shaving time off your workout without sacrificing results: doing dynamic combo moves that target at least two muscle groups (think quads and biceps) in each rep, says Paul Katami, group fitness manager at Equinox fitness club in West Hollywood, California, who created this exercise …

The Best Ab Workouts for Women: Get Six Pack Abs in Weeks

Exercise 1 Stability Ball Pelvic Tilt Crunch<p>Grab a 5- to 10-pound medicine ball. Lie faceup on a stability ball with back and head pressed into the ball, your feet together on the floor, and the medicine ball positioned against your chest <b>(A)</b>. Brace your abs and crunch up until your shoulders are …

Soreness After Long Runs: Is It My Vegetarian Diet?

I'm worried I'm not getting the right nutrition to fuel my training.<p><i>-Laura</i><p>Dear Laura,<p>Thanks for your question because it is a very important one. One of the most valuable gifts running offers us is being in touch with our bodies. We learn to recognize quickly when things aren't quite right, and …

The Six Best Exercises for New Runners

No gym? No problem! These six bodyweight exercises will make you a stronger, less injury-prone runner.

The Body Shop: Muscle Equity

Use this workout to fix common strength imbalances and stay injury free.

5K Moves

Use this two part video series to gain speed and lose weight for your next 5K.