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The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

The Best Abs Workout: Get Six Pack Abs in Weeks

Lose belly fat: Use this abs workout to get strong core muscles and sexy, flat abs in no time<p><b>You've been obsessing over your abs for almost two decades.</b> That ends now. Because we laid out one of the best ab workouts for women to kick those elusive buggers out of hiding. Finally.<p>Why's our plan so …

The Best Workout for a Toned, Tight Butt

Trust us on this: This is a workout you should seriously get behind<p>Blast unwanted fat and create a knockout butt with this two-phase program from Perkins. First, the "Wake 'Em Up" body-weight exercises are designed to light up your central nervous system and get your glutes primed and ready. …

6 Core Exercises To Make You A Stronger, Faster Runner

<i>By Jason Fitzgerald for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>As runners, we love to lace up our shoes and head out the door to enjoy a few fun miles. The endorphin rush felt after a long run or interval session can't be beat. But sometimes, injuries can keep us from doing what we love. What if there was a simple way …

6 Moves for Strong and Toned Abs

These six moves will sculpt the abs you’ve always dreamed of<p>You’ve probably heard it before, but you really don’t have to do another crunch. (No, really—don’t. They’re bad for your posture, among a host of other ills.) Instead, use these exercises to firm, flatten, and contour your waistline by …

5 Stability Moves That Tone Your Abs and Legs

Nailing this balancing act is the key to a super-strong bod.<p>It isn't just a buzzword for juggling work and personal life—balance is crucial for fitness, too. By putting your body in unstable situations, you'll challenge those often underused stabilizer muscles. The result: awesome posture (you'll …

The Best Workout for Women with an Hourglass Figure

Beyoncé-grade curves ahead!<p>Has Beyoncé’s “Drunk in Love” video inspired you to get your hourglass figure in tiptop shape, like, yesterday? Um, us too. Luckily, we’ve come up with a quick, customized workout that will have you flaunting your curves faster than you can say “surfboard.” (Surfboard.) …

15 Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

For when you have zero desire to step outside<p>We totally get it: When it’s pouring rain or temps are at Arctic levels, the last thing you want to do is head to the gym. But if you’ve made big fitness resolutions for 2014, skipping workouts because you’d rather curl up on the couch with hot chocolate …

Want a Tight Butt That Defies Gravity?

Firm your butt and legs as you torch calories with this dynamic routine—inspired by some of the fittest women around<p>Each day at sunrise, 32-year-old LisaVan Sciver, a full-time ski patroller at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming, is on the slopes—some of the most challenging in North America, …

The Pumpkin Bread I Can't Stop Eating

<i>Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.</i><p><i>Today: A pumpkin bread true to its name.</i><p>If you’re on the hook for Christmas morning breakfast and you’re feeling a bit cheeky about the whole thing, how about The Pumpkin Bread …

cream cheese spritz + a video!

We are now three-quarters through my favorite time of the year: The Month of Holiday Baking. It may be the food coloring, it may be the parties, it …

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins with Flaxseed

<i>Merrill's daughter Clara has quite the appetite -- and it's all Merrill can do to keep up. Armed with her greenmarket bag, a wooden spoon and a minimal amount of fuss, she steps into the fray.</i><p><i>Today: Blueberry, oatmeal and flaxseed muffins.</i><p>My child is a creature of habit when it comes to breakfast. …

5-Minute Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy

Seriously, you have no excuse for hitting the drive-thru

4 Primers That'll Make You Glow

These primers work overtime, and do more than just make your makeup stay put<p>Talk about being in their prime: The latest batch of primers boasts benefits that go beyond helping your makeup adhere better says AJ Crimson, a makeup artist in Los Angeles. Check out four that do more.<p><b>Pixi Redness</b> …

Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Get lean legs and a tight butt<p>Perform this legs and butt workout once or twice a week: Starting with the first exercise, slowly complete five reps (it should take about 10 seconds per rep: five up, five down). Continue until you've done every exercise. Do two to four total circuits, switching sides …

9 Tasty (and Healthy!) Pizza Recipes

These amazing and good-for-you pies put take-out pizza to shame<p>There are two ways you can celebrate National Pizza Month: You <i>could</i> order greasy delivery pizza that’s loaded with fat and sodium—or you could fire up the oven and serve one of these healthy—and unbelievably good—pies instead. We’ll let …

HIIT Workout: What It Is And Why It Works

<i>By Amy Schlinger for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>HIIT is all the hype lately. According to a survey conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine, it’s one of the two top fitness trends for 2014 (the other being bodyweight training). So what’s this type of training all about? What is it with HIIT?<p>HIIT, …

Jennifer Lawrence's Photoshop Job On Flare Cover Makes The Internet Rounds (PHOTO, GIFS)

Leave it to the fashion world to find flaws in Jennifer Lawrence's appearance.<p>A GIF circulating the blogosphere has caused a June 2011 Flare magazine cover of the actress to resurface, bringing the gratuitous Photoshop job to the world's attention. In the resulting cover, it appears as if J.Law has …

Lauren Conrad Spills On Choosing The Best Brush For Your Hair

<i>From her laid-back, effortless style to a fresh, ahead-of-the-trend beauty aesthetic, Lauren Conrad is a girl after our own heart. So, each week, the</i> …

5 New Lunges to Try, STAT!

Your basic lunges aren’t cutting it anymore<p>Just like you shouldn't eat the same foods at every meal, you shouldn't do the same old lunges every time you work out. Sure, they're convenient and easy, but so is fast food—and you know that doesn't do your body any favors. So the next time you hit the …

3 DIY Power Bar Recipes

They're WAY better than the store-bought versions<p>Shelling out tons of money on your favorite granola bars each week? You might want to think about making your own. <i>Power Hungry: The Ultimate Energy Bar Cookbook</i> hit shelves earlier this month. In it, author Camilla V. Saulsbury shares 50 different …