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How To Build A Summer Body (If You’ve Left It Too Late)

A summer body workout needn't take up half the year. Using a mix of heavy metal weights and high-intensity circuits, you can craft a holiday physique …

8 Highly Effective Abs and Crossfit Core Workouts

Crossfit core workouts are essential for athletes that want to develop excellent lifting and gymnastic skills, as well as improve general posture, …

The 5 Best Exercises at the Gym, According to Personal Trainers

Don’t hit the weight room again until these are on your to-do list.<p>Maybe you're new to working out. Maybe you've been working out for so long that you just realized you've been doing the <i>same six exercises</i> for the last three years. Or perhaps you were recently engaged in some next-level TRX workout …

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15 Stretches You Should Do Every Day

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6 Easy Exercises to Strengthen Your Core

The Routine<p>Okay, perhaps you’re enough of a realist to know that you’ll never have a six-pack. But exercising your core is still important: Strong …

12 Exercises to Get Rid of Lower Belly Fat

Ridding stubborn belly fat is a high priority on many of our lists, so what exactly does it take to zap an undesirable midsection? The "secret" is actually to strengthen both your upper <i>and</i> lower body, because there's no such thing as spot reduction. But there are specific exercises you can do to …

Master the Ridiculously Strict Pull-Up

Real Pull-Ups for Real Size and Strength<p>The (Really) Strict Pull-Up<p>We've all been guilty of cheating a pull-up. Some people kip, some do half reps, …

The 8 Best Lower Ab Exercises for That Hard to Tone Spot

Build up your core with these expert-approved moves.<p>You’ve probably heard the saying, “abs are made in the kitchen.” But that's really only partly …

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The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

Eight moves to improve strength, endurance, and tone.<p>There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves …

The 4-minute abs workout you’ll love to hate

The 4-minute abs workout you’ll love to hate<p>Amber Venerable<p>There are so many ways to work your abs, but sometimes, you just don’t have time for a …

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6 Ab-Toning Moves Better Than Crunches

According to a former ballerina turned Pilates pro.<p>A workout routine doesn’t get more tired than when you do the same five—we’ll call them …

This 20-minute abs workout from this celebrity trainer is all you’ll need

This 20-minute abs workout from this celebrity trainer is all you’ll need<p>You can never have too many options for working your core. Why? “A strong …

Quick Core Workout Routine

For a quick workout that strengthens your core, try a simple routine of eight basic exercises. These are classic moves that have been used by …

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This 100-Rep, Core-Busting Workout Takes All of 4 Minutes to Complete

You're not into wasting your time, but luckily, you don't need to devote hours at the gym for a strong core. You just need to do the most effective ab-strengthening moves, and this four-minute workout has them all! You'll target your upper, middle, and lower abs, as well as your obliques.<p>The Workout<p>…

12 Stretches to Help Relieve Tight Shoulders

It’s important that you stretch your shoulders regularly to loosen and strengthen the muscles. Releasing tension in your body can improve your …

This Core Workout Is the Secret Weapon for Killer Abs

Has your quest for a toned stomach halted? It’s time to try something new.<p>For your next abs workout program, look no further than the rings. A …

Best YouTube ab workouts: Best free YouTube workout videos for abs

Tone your tummy and torch fat at home...<p>If your New Year's resolution is to get fit and tone up around your tummy following several weeks of festive …

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7 Functional Movement Patterns Trainers Want You to Master

Practicing these moves will help you feel better every day, whether you're working out or performing basic motions like walking or squatting.<p>Squat, …

This 12-Minute Total-Body Workout Will Make You Feel Really Powerful

Let's be honest: Burpees and mountain climbers are probably two of the most disliked exercises of all time. Of course <i>some</i> people like them, but many …

THE CORE POWER WORKOUT

Facebook TwitterGoogle+LinkedInWhether you want strength or just a good-looking midsection, these tips will get you there.PRO TIPSThe muscles of the …

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A 12-Minute Intense Cardio Workout That’ll Strengthen Your Whole Body

Just because you don't have a ton of time to exercise doesn't mean you can't fit in a short-but-sweet workout. Having an hour set aside to hit the …

Today's Workout 143: The hardcore strength training circuit to build a solid upper body

<b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 4<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>It's time to muscle up your regular upper-body routine. The best way to start? With this intense, four-move …

This Is How Long You Really Need to Hold a Plank to See Results

Hint: It's not as long as you think<p>The concept of a plank is pretty simple: You hold yourself up in a pushup position for a set period of time to tone your core, glutes, and hamstrings. But while you probably already know how to do a plank, you might be hazy on how long you should actually hold one …

Today's Workout 136: The ultimate quick-hit circuit to combine weight training and cardio

<b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 5<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>The cardio vs. weights debate has been raging ever since one surly cavedude figured out how to chuck rocks, and …

The Distracted Man’s Workout

For a lot of guys, making progress in the gym is about staying motivated — and that means looking forward to your workout, not hating a series of …

These Are the 5 Best Plank Variations If You're Trying to Lose Weight

If you want to tone your arms and abs, plank is one of the most effective moves. But aside from building muscle, if you want to lose weight, like that extra fluff around your belly, doing cardio will help burn calories. So try these cardio plank moves to maximize the calorie-burning effects of this …

How to Do 16 Different Types of Push-ups

Push-ups are pretty damn hard. My high school cheerleading coach insisted that the whole squad could bang out 20 push-ups by the time summer cheer …

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The workout plan to get back to basics

Erik Isakson/Getty Images<p>Erik Isakson/Getty Images<p><b>Duration</b> 30<p><b>Exercises</b> 1-4<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Strength isn’t a goal as much as it is a habit. Practice it …