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5 Moves to Sculpt Your Butt and Thighs

Exercise 1 Kneel to stand<p>Mimic the motion of a step-up—arguably the best booty blaster out there—without the need for a step. Begin in a half-kneeling position, one knee up and the other on the ground, hands on hips <b>(A)</b>. Shift your weight into the "up" leg, and press into the floor to come to a …

7 Post-Workout Mistakes You're Probably Making

Any trainer will tell you that the real progress happens <i>after</i> you hit the gym (that's when your muscles are recovering and rebuilding). But are you undermining your own efforts?<p>No matter how much time and effort you put into your sweat sessions, you won't see the results you want if you don't make …

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Burn, Baby, Burn: The Metabolism-Boosting Superset Workout

Jason Todd<p>How This Workout Works<p>It's one of our most flab-melting routines ever: Eight of the best lab-tested toners mixed together to boost your …

Love Handle Exercises That'll Torch Your Muffin Top

Bikini season is almost upon us, so naturally we're on the hunt for ways to whittle down the side fat we've accumulated all too easily since last summer. Here, three hardcore trainers share their go-to love handle busting exercises, and some hot tips for banishing that side baggage for good.<p><b>Climbers</b><p>…

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 …

Burpee How-To: The Ultra-Intense Workout Move That Burns Fat Fast

<b>Step 1:</b> While standing with your feet hip-width apart, squat down and place your hands on the floor in front of you, palms down.<p><b>Step 2:</b> Jump your feet back, arms extended, so your body is long and symmetrical in a plank position.<p><b>Step 3:</b> Pull your legs back under you so you’re back in a squat …

Sculpt a Knockout Body

Exercise 1 Pushup-Position Alternating Dumbbell Raise<p>Start in a pushup position, legs extended and feet more than shoulder-width apart, with each hand resting on a dumbbell directly under your shoulders <b>(a)</b>. Brace your core, then raise a weight in front of you to shoulder height, keeping your hips …

Workouts

How to Get Kate Upton's Abs Without Doing Crunches

Last winter, New York City fitness guru David Kirsch kicked Kate Upton's butt into shape with stair running, pull-ups, and, of course, ab work. What he did not have her do...

The Super-Quick Fat-Burn Workout

Exercise 1 Lunge Run<p>Stand with your feet hip-width apart, arms at your sides <b>(a)</b>. Step back and lower into a reverse lunge, then pump your arms like you're running for three to five seconds, keeping your core tight <b>(b)</b>. Press through your front heel to return to standing, then quickly repeat on the …

How to Do the Perfect Plank

Planking, (no, not that bizarre Internet craze) is a simple but effective total-body exercise. Holding the body (light as a feather) stiff as a board …

The 5-Move Circuit Workout for a Strong, Sexy Butt

Exercise 1 One-Legged Deadlift<p>Holding 8- to 10-pound dumbbells, stand tall <b>(A)</b> and shift your weight to one foot. Slowly hinge your upper body forward at your hips, letting your weighted hands hang down and raising your free leg behind you in line with your torso. For good form, keep your hipbones …

7 No-Crunch Exercises for Six-Pack Abs

The secret to sculpted abs has nothing to do with the basic sit-up.<p>Spoiler Alert: Crunches and sit-ups are <i>not</i> the secret to six-pack abs.<p>In fact, …

7 Hard-Core Oblique Moves

For better posture, lower-back support, and to avoid back pain, it's important to strengthen and tone your obliques (side abdominal muscles). We've …

Muscle

Get a Flat Belly in 4 Weeks

Score gorgeous abs fast with this fat-blasting core workout from Tracy Anderson.

Workouts

Move of the Week: Booty Squeeze

This exercise from Brooke Burke-Charvet will give you a tight booty AND toned abs.<p>Want an exercise that will give you a tight booty <i>and</i> toned abs? …

Study: Being Out of Shape Could Have a Scary Effect on Your Brain

"The findings show that lower-fit individuals lose more memory across time," said Kimberly Fenn, a study co-author and an assistant professor of psychology at Michigan State University, in a press release.<p>The study is the first to take a look at young adults, memory, and exercise; previous research …

Shape Up Shortcuts: 5 Minute Total Body Workout

The 5-Minute All-Over Toning Workout<p>You can get some serious sweat going with this amazing workout routine from Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of Shape Up Shortcuts<p>Yes, you <i>do</i> have time to work out. Even if you just have 5 minutes, we've got you covered with this amazing total-body workout, created by</i> …

Morning workouts are good for you

7 Reasons to Work Out in the Morning<p>Because who wants to blow off an ugly sweater party just to go to the gym?<p>With the holiday season in full swing, your after-work schedule is about to blow up. And let's be honest, every party invite you receive is just one more night you're not going to show up …

Fitness

Real Madrid to play Inter Milan in tournament match at Cal

European soccer heavyweights Real Madrid and Inter Milan will play July 26 in Berkeley in the first major non-Cal sports event to be held in renovated Memorial Stadium.<p>The game is part of the Guinness International Champions Cup featuring eight teams in two brackets. The championship will be Aug. 4 …