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"Total strangers come into my crib and I kind of blow up their world."<p>What do you think—is this a step too far?<p>I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want...<p>Alongside some of their most famous shots.<p>Including what's best to watch at the gym.

The 9 Best Butt Exercises

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush<p>Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all …

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, …

Strength Training for Runners

Exercise 1 One-Legged Deadlift<p>This slow-burn move builds powerful hamstrings (for tackling those hills) while challenging your balance and increasing your stability. 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, …

Creative Ways to Use Dumbbells

9 New Ways to Tone Up with Dumbbells<p>Never do another bicep curl again<p>Dumbbells are good for way more than just bicep curls and overhead presses. Sure, they help make your arms look amazing, but they can also tone up your <i>entire</i> body. So the next time you want to change things up in your workout, try …

Take the Pilates Hundred Challenge

The name Hundred comes from the number of arm pumps and breaths required as you hold the position with your core muscles engaged. We’ll show you the step-by-step instructions, below, taken from our new book <i>The Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates</i> by our friend and Pilates instructor Brooke Siler. But …

Dumbbell Hammer Curl to Lunge Press

Weekend Challenge: Dumbbell Hammer Curl to Lunge Press<p>Tone your entire body with this tough lunge variation<p><i>Join the</i> Women’s Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Check out our Facebook page every weekend and challenge yourself to try</i> …

Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Exercise 1 Side Leg Raise<p>Lie on your left side, rest your head on your left arm, and place your right hand on the floor in front of your chest. Your legs should be straight with your right leg on top of your left leg. Without moving any other part of your body, slowly raise your right leg as high …

8 Essential Abs Moves to Get a Flat Belly

Exercise 1 Plank with Leg Lift<p>Get into a modified pushup position with your weight resting on your forearms and toes, elbows directly beneath your shoulders. Your body should form a straight line from your neck to your ankles. From that position, brace your core and lift one foot off the floor. You …

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 …

The Total-Body Weight Room Workout

Exercise 1 Squat to Overhead Press<p>Hold a pair of dumbbells at your shoulders, feet hip-width apart. Push your hips back and lower into a squat, keeping your chest upright and your knees over your toes (a). As you push through your heels to return to standing, press the dumbbells overhead (b). Lower …

The Perks Of Coffee Drinks

Anything this good must be bad.<p>That's the prevailing attitude when it comes to caffeine, isn't it? We crave it. We guzzle it. Drinking coffee makes us feel good — better able to handle an overbearing boss or an unruly pack of toddlers. But then... we feel guilty about it, suspecting that sooner or …

How to Increase Metabolism: The Fastest Way to Lose Weight

5 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism All Day Long<p>Speed up your metabolism to lose weight now<p>Speed Up Your Metabolism<p>Here's a secret: slaving away inside your body—right this minute—is your very own personal trainer working tirelessly to help you burn calories and shed fat. It's called your metabolism, …

Running for Beginners: Proper Running Form

<b>In Midair</b> ›Don't swing your hips from side to side. (You're running, not salsa dancing!) ›Swing your arms straight back and forth; don't cross your body's central line. ›Keep your shoulders back and relaxed. ›Think of bending your knees and flexing your ankles to form 90-degree angles.<p><b>Back on the</b> …

Women's Health

Have Your Best (At-Home) Workout Ever<p>7 tips to boost your motivation—and calorie burn—for a better at-home workout<p>Stockbyte/Thinkstock<p>Who needs a fancy-pants gym membership<p>when you've got everything you need—your body and about 20 feet of space—at home? Problem is, you've also got a sink full of …

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3. Warrior III<p>Begin in Crescent pose with your legs in a lunge and your hands overhead. Join your palms together in front of your heart and lean forward over your front thigh. Keep gazing forward and lift your back leg off the floor until it is parallel to the floor. Extend your upper chest and …

The Ultimate Leg Workout Routine

Exercise 1 Lateral Band Walk<p>Place a mini resistance band just below your knees and stand with your feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent <b>(a)</b>. Maintaining a tight core, step your left foot out to the side <b>(b)</b>, followed by your right. Continue for 30 to 40 small steps, keeping tension on the band, …

Weekend Challenge: Medicine-Ball Slam

Sculpt strong abs with one powerful—and effective—move<p><i>Join the</i> Women's Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Check out our Facebook page every weekend and challenge yourself to try a new exercise. Thousands of women already have. Join</i> …

Arm Exercises To Fight Arm Jiggle | Women's Health

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout<p>Ture Lillegraven<p>Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.