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The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

This Elite Trainer Just Shared The Secret To Her Chiseled Abs

It all comes down to one move.<p>Yeah, yeah, you're well aware that to achieve Grecian-statue-level abs, you need to put in the work. But there's no denying doing a million crunches at the end of a tough workout is the worst. Abs training can be boring and monotonous, and half the time, those classic …

3 Single-Leg Moves That Will Help Shred Your Entire Body

Keeping most of your weight on one leg will add even more challenge to your workout<p>Even small changes can have noticeable impact on your workout. For example, these exercises from trainer Andy Speer, creator of the Anarchy Arms workout from <i>Men's Health</i>, alters typical foot positioning by keeping …

6 Moves You Can Make Way More Effective Using A Mini Band

Tiny tool, MAJOR payoffs.<p>Here at <i>WH</i>, we’re huge fans of the mini band. For one, they’re dirt cheap (like this one from Dynapro). Two, they weigh next to nothing and, as such, can be thrown without thought into any gym bag or suitcase for an on-the-go workout. And three—our favorite perk—they have a …

If You Can Do This Abs Exercise For 1 Minute, We'll Be Seriously Impressed

You can do it anywhere, but it's far from easy.<p><i>Check out Women's Health's FitGIF Friday every week for fun and challenging new moves to make your sweat sesh really count. This week's exercise is courtesy of</i> Furthermore<i>:</i><p><b>Slide-through:</b> Sliding discs are perhaps the most underrated pieces of fitness …

This Is The Best Way To Get Visibly-Toned Arms, According To Research

You could see results in as little as two weeks...<p>Our arms are a very interesting part of our body: Unlike our legs, whose muscles activate when we’re standing, walking, even sitting, our arms rarely do much unless we make them. It’s only when we’re pushing, pulling, or lifting that the muscles …

How to lose belly fat: Fitness trainers tell GQ the 5 best ways to get ripped

How to lose belly fat: Fitness trainers tell GQ the 5 best ways to get ripped<p>If you want to know how to lose belly fat, the first lesson you need to …

Get Flatter Abs In 2 Weeks With This Fat-Blasting Workout

Seriously, it works.<p>So... we were going to kick off this article by reminding you (as we often do in a nifty little parenthetical) that HIIT stands for high-intensity interval training. But in 2017, that sort of feels as unnecessary as explaining that OMG is an acronym for Oh My God. HIIT is now a …

We Asked 4 Trainers For The Celebrity Abs-Sculpting Secrets You NEED To Know

This is exactly what stars like Gigi Hadid and Ellie Goulding swear by.<p>When it comes to maintaining a strong, stable core, celebrities have to work just as hard as we do to make it happen. However, unlike most of us, they've got all-star trainers on speed-dial to help them pull it off—so naturally, …

8 Ways To Make Your Abs Pop Without Doing Crunches

This routine will transform your six-pack.<p><i>Daphnie Yang is a certified personal trainer and the creator of HIIT IT! in New York City.</i><p>Let's be honest about crunches. They are a pain to do, get you really dirty if you're not on a yoga mat, and can cause a kink in your neck if you're not practicing the …

10 Single-Dumbbell Exercises That’ll Help You Sculpt Flat Abs

Six-pack, here you come.<p>If your regular old crunches aren’t getting you any closer to your dream of killer abs, it might be time to add some weight to your routine. We’re not talking about giant barbells either—just one dumbbell will do.<p>We asked <i>Women’s Health</i> fitness director Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., to …

Get Knockout Arms with This Move That Works Your Biceps AND Shoulders

This exercise might even make it easier to blow-dry your hair, too.<p><i>Check out Women's Health's FitGIF Friday every week for fun and challenging new moves to make your sweat sesh really count. Here's this week's exercise:</i><p><b>Dumbbell hammer curl to press:</b> Hammer curls and shoulder presses are nice on …

Light Up Your Lower Body With the Triple Squat Stack

Pencil this in for your next leg day<p>Put this on your to-do list for next leg day. The triple squat stack uses three different squat variations to hit your hips, glutes, and quads.<p>You’ll hold the dumbbells in front of your shoulders the entire time. This weight location not only forces your core and …

The Workout You Should Do When You Don’t Have Time to Work Out

10 minutes, 2 moves, big rewards<p>When you’re short on time, stressed out, or just don’t know what to do at the gym, perform this simple push-carry challenge.<p>It’s a low-impact, high-return workout that smokes your entire upper body and core.<p>“The best workouts are the ones that make you feel better …

The 4-Move Workout That Chisels Your Abs and Strengthens Your Lats

Hit your front and back with this circuit from the Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>Attack your abs and your lats with this core routine. Your lats are considered a part of your core because they assist in stabilizing your spine. The stronger your lats—and the rest of your core—the better your …

The Ultimate Workout For Your Shoulders

Time to make those mushroom caps grow, baby!<p><i>This is the fifth edition in our series of specialization programs. To see the others, check out The Best Workout For Your Arms, The Best Workout For Your Back, The Best Workout For Your Quads, and The Best Workout For Your Chest.</i><p>Clothes on or off, if …

25 Lower-Body Exercises That Are Better With a Mini Band

Here’s how to use a mini band for major results<p>In my opinion, no lower-body workout is complete without some mini-band work. A mini band is a small continuously-looped band that you wrap above your knees or ankles. It mobilizes your hips, activates your glutes, enhances your performance, and …

This 5-Move TRX Workout Will Sculpt Your Bod and Blast Mega Cals

Put the 'totally ripped' in TRX.<p>To build kick-ass muscle, you've got to strength train. But that doesn't mean you've got to make dumbbells the end-all be-all of your sweat seshes. Nah, you can get plenty of muscle-sculpting action with the help of those black and yellow straps dangling from the …

Lose Belly Fat Fast - This 15 Minute Workout Will Help You Lose Belly Fat In 1 Week

You are going to complete a set of exercises aimed at burning off calories that will help you lose belly fat fast, exercises you can perform at home …

This Is the Best Exercise to Work ALL Those Core Muscles

Thank you, science.<p>There are only so many non-working hours in a day for sweat sessions, networking events, and, oh yeah, actually having a social life. So when we hit the gym, we gotta make the most of our time.<p>Luckily, recent research published in the journal <i>Physical Therapy</i> has revealed the …

This 20-Minute Weighted Tabata Workout Crushes Any Treadmill Sesh

Sculpt while you sizzle fat.<p><i>Nikki Metzger is</i> Women's Health<i>'s 2015 Next Fitness Star winner and the creator of the heart-pumping, cal-torching method you'll find in her Ignite routine.</i><p>You already know that a regular old bodyweight Tabata workout can crush calories like no other. But adding …

Sculpt Your Bod from Head to Toe with This Totally Doable Lift

Plus, you'll hone in on that booty.<p><i>Check out Women's Health's FitGIF Friday every week for fun and challenging new moves to make your sweat sesh really count. Here's this week's</i> <i>exercise</i><i>:</i><p><b>Dumbbell Romanian deadlift:</b> This total-body move works everything from your shoulders to your lower half. Plus, …

The Ultimate Triceps Workout for Tight AF Arms

Take 'em to the beach.<p>Your triceps are part of what I call the “Trifecta of Transformation”—the three areas that women are most interested in toning: triceps, tush, and tummy.<p>In particular, firm triceps can be pretty life-altering (or at the very least, mood-boosting!). Beyond just looking awesome, …

This 6-Move Workout Will Give You The Sexiest Arms Ever Without Lifting A Thing

No weights, no prob.<p>The next time you slip on something sleeveless and wish you'd worked your arms at the gym, you can R-E-L-A-X and firm them up on the spot with this yoga-inspired four-minute circuit from certified fitness trainer Alex Silver-Fagan. Bonus: No dumbbells required.<p><i>Alex is wearing a</i></i> …

The 15-Minute Workout That Blasts Fat from Head to Toe

Here's your targeted plan.<p>Just 15 minutes and you're done, ladies! Sound easy? Wait till you've tried it. This circuit sculpts your arms, shoulders, legs, butt, back, and abs—so, yeah, basically everything—and spikes the heck out of your fat burners. "Many of the exercises target multiple muscles, …

Here's How to Get a Stomach That's Toned AF in 28 Days

All it takes is five minutes a day.<p>Real talk: It takes more than a couple o' crunches to sculpt a rock-solid stomach. But you can give your belly some sexy definition without quitting your day job. All it takes is five minutes a day and this efficient fitness plan.<p>In this plan, you'll perform one …

Workouts

7 YouTube Gymnastics Workouts You Definitely Haven’t Tried Yet

Switching up your at-home exercise routine is key for working different muscle groups and getting into your fittest form. Not a Classpass member? Don’t worry. You don’t need to cancel your gym membership or forgo your fave running routes to mix up your workout. We found seven gymnastic, tumbling …

Follow This Devil Girl's Workout for Basketball Dancer Abs

Steal Katherine Bailess' secrets for a sexy AF stomach.<p>If you haven't caught her show "Hit the Floor" on VH1 (season two premiers Monday, January 18 at 9 p.m. EST) you should know that it's full of "drama, sexiness, and scandal," says Katherine Bailess, a.k.a. Kyle on the scripted show about a …

Build Your Hip and Glute Strength to Climb Like a Boss Through the Trails

It's time to kick your strength routine into high gear.<p>Welcome to week three of your hiking training plan! (Get a refresher on weeks one and two.) By now you should be feeling stronger and more flexible. Since we're halfway through the plan, it's time to start increasing the intensity of your …