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The Exercise Move That Works Your Belly, Butt and Hips

<b>Alteration: Hands-Up Bridge</b><br>Get in the basic bridge position, but this time do the move with your hands directly in the air; it forces you to engage your abs and glutes more.<p><b>Alteration: Unilateral Bridge</b><br>Go back to the basic bridge position, but this time raise one knee to your chest or extend it all …

Tone Your Abs on a Mat: 5 Moves Better Than Crunches

<b>Modified V-Up</b> <br>Lie faceup on the floor with your legs straight and your arms at your sides <b>(A)</b>. In one movement, quickly lift your torso into an upright position as you pull your knees to your chest <b>(B)</b>. Lower your body back to the starting position. That's one rep.<p><b>Foam Roller Reverse Crunch with</b> …

A 5-Move, 5-Minute Workout Video That Will Sculpt You All Over

Total-body toning, right this way<p>If you thought five minutes was only enough time to pump out some measly crunches, you totally thought wrong. In the exercise video below, <i>Women's Health</i> fitness director Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of the book <i>Shape Up Shortcuts,</i> leads you through a five-minute</i> …

Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches<p>Sayonara, situps! Kick your abs workout into overdrive by trying one of these killer tummy-toning moves.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that …

Workouts You Can Do in 5 Minutes or Less That Are Actually Effective

We've got awesome moves for when you have very little time to exercise.<p>Best news ever: Even quickie workouts have plenty of benefits. (Science says so!) Knock out one—or all—of these drills faster than you can think of an excuse not to.<p><b>RELATED:</b> This 5-Minute Workout Video Will Make You Burn …

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A 5-Move Workout to Fire Up Your Muscles and Boost Your Metabolism

Exercise 1 Barbell Lunge Press<p>Hold a barbell with your hands shoulder-width distance apart and your feet under your hips <b>(A)</b>. Take a big step forward with your right foot, landing on the heel. Slowly lower your hips into a lunge, allowing both knees to bend. Simultaneously, press the bar over your …

The 15-Minute At-Home Tabata Workout

You know those crazy days when your to-do list just gets longer—and going to the gym falls to the wayside? Yeah, we've all been there. Here's the …

4 Butt-Busting Moves From Madonna's Former Trainer

<i>By Kristin Tice Studeman for Style.com.</i><p><i>(photo: courtesy of Adidas)</i><p>The year of the booty might have been 2014, but since we won't be booking any backside-enhancing injection treatments anytime soon, we're going after the perfect derriere the good old-fashioned way. Cue: Nicole Winhoffer, the newly …

The 15-Minute Turbocharged Slim-Down Workout

Exercise 1 Acceleration Wall Drill<p>Place your hands on a wall, arms straight, and lean forward so your body forms a straight line from head to heels. Drive your left knee up <b>(A)</b>; pause for one second, then return to start and immediately repeat with your right leg <b>(B)</b>. Continue alternating as quickly …

A 5-Move Intro to CrossFit

Exercise 1 Barbell Front Squat<p>Using a 30- to 60-pound barbell, stand with your feet so that your heels are slightly wider than shoulder-width distance apart and your arms are straight with the barbell hanging in front of you. Your toes should be turned open slightly, pointing to 11:00 and 1:00 on …

7 Easy Pilates Moves For A Simple Core Workout

<i>By Amanda Woerner for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Can’t remember the last time you tried to tone your core? Though it might sound intimidating, a Pilates workout could be one way to start developing a stronger center. “One of the best things about Pilates is it is truly for anyone of any level,” says Andrea …

7 Yoga Poses to Firm and Tone Glutes

<i>By Yoga Journal</i><p>Yoga teacher Leslie Howard recommends this seven-pose sequence for a strong, balanced backside.<p><b>Diagnostic poses:</b> Use poses 1 and 2 to assess what your glutes are up to.<p><b>Strengthening poses:</b> Get your glutes firing with poses 3-5.<p><b>Practice poses:</b> Apply what you've learned to these final, …

Try this 10-minute total-body workout that you can do outside

When the weather is warm, it's great to get outside to change up your workouts. So I wanted to share this fun, challenging outdoor workout, which requires no equipment at all.<p>Just head out into your yard or the park, take in the fresh air and build up a sweat. Run through it once for an …

Herbed Popovers

Perfect popovers have eluded me for years. I've tried a few times, but I could never get them to turn out well. Lately, though, I've been thinking it …

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Funnel Cake Fries

A few weeks ago I posted a picture of these <b>Funnel Cake Fries</b> on Facebook and Instagram. The picture is from one of our local restaurants, but I got …

Dessert

Amazing Chocolate Babka from Stir Market

Chocolate babka is one of life's greatest pleasures. Buttery layers of bread woven with a ribbon of chocolate is heaven in each bite. This version …

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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 …

Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

Then, try your hand some of the at-home exercise routines below. You may never set foot inside a gym again.

Chocolate PMS Bites claim to take the pinch out of your period

Roughly 85% of women experience the unpleasant effects of premenstrual symptoms (PMS), also known unaffectionately as "that time of the month."<p>For …

Do These 5 Moves to Lose Those Saddlebags

Exercise 1 Single-Leg Hip Raise<p>Begin on the floor, on your back, with your right knee bent and left leg resting straight on the floor. Keeping your left leg straight, raise it up to a 45-degree angle so that it is in line with your right thigh. Allow your arms to relax on the floor out from your …

6 Exercises for Getting Fit and Sexy Fast

These moves are body-sculpting—and fun!<p>Want to bust a move? Anna Kaiser, owner of AKT In Motion, designed a total-body circuit that'll get your heart pumping—and maybe even make you want to shake your groove thing. All of the exercises in the video below are dance-like and will help you boost your …

7 Types of Squats You Should Be Doing

7 Squat Variations You NEED to Try<p>Your go-to butt exercise could use an upgrade<p>Squats are like the LBD of your workout—they’re the perfect staple and they make your body look pretty amazing. But just like your wardrobe, your fitness routine could use some variety. For an upgrade with major results, …

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake<p>Author: Nikki<p>Ingredients<p>4 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate, I have also used 4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips with success<br>• ½ …

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How to Use Tempo Training to Build Bigger Muscles — Men's Health

“Playing with the rate at which you move a weight triggers different training responses in your muscles,” explains Gaddour. “So if you always lift and lower at the same speed, you’re missing out on potential strength and mass gains.”<p>Apply the following three tempos to your favorite bodyweight moves …

12 Workouts You Can Do in Only 5 Minutes (Yep, 5!)

Fewer excuses, more sweat<p>Spending an hour at the gym can be a great way to get blissed-out before heading to the office or to unwind after a long day. But sometimes (read: often) you don't have an hour to spare. That's why the 12 workout videos in our playlist below, led by <i>Women's Health</i> fitness …

Twist Into Revolved Head-to-Knee Pose

<i>By Yoga Journal</i><p><b>Find length in the sides of your body and a deeper twist as you move step by step into Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana.</b><p>Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana is an invigorating spinal twist and chest opener that releases diaphragmatic tension and intercostal muscles, enhancing breathing. It also removes …

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Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies - Healthy Cookie Recipe

Alright so to speak truthfully and if you follow me on Instagram, you know I enjoy a daily almond butter (open faced) sandwich. Well last night (at …

Breakfast

3-Ingredient Dish of the Week: Yummy Nutella Crescent Rolls

Well, we found just the thing -- <b>a three-ingredient treat</b> that will tantalize your taste buds and have your kids asking when you had time to become a …

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skinny chocolate raspberry cake

Instructions<p>Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and prepare (spray or butter and flour) two 8-inch round cake pans.<br>• Warm the coconut oil in microwave for up …