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Your Abs Will Be Sore For Days (Maybe Weeks, TBH) After This Wall Workout Challenge

Newsflash: sculpting your midsection doesn't have to entail repetitive crunches and mind-numbing planks. It can actually be a — dare I say it? — <i>fun</i> process. Case in point: Jeanette Jenkins's latest ab workout challenge.<p>The celebrity trainer, who works with stars like Pink and Alicia Keys, just …

If You Want to Lose Fat, You Gotta Lift Weights — Here's Why

When it comes to losing weight, diet is key. It's easier to eat fewer calories than it is to burn them later. But what about the exercise part of the equation? When working out to maximize fat loss, science shows us you want a balanced routine of cardio <i>and</i> strength training. Lean muscle takes more …

Advanced Weight Training Fitness Workout

Are you ready for an advanced, high-intensity circuit training workout? If you've been working out regularly with weights for six months or more with …

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Complete Beginners Guide To Weight Training

Building Muscle 101's Complete Beginners Guide To Weight Training<p>About the guide<p>This guide is meant for those of you who are brand new to weight …

7 Of The Best Ab Exercises You're Probably Not Doing

Nobody loves ab exercises -- but chances are you're probably doing them anyway.<p>Many of us are plagued by a little extra around the middle, and while ab exercises can't single-handedly undercover six-pack abs (they're in there, somewhere), core workouts <i>can</i> improve your posture and balance, ward off …

Can You Solve 'The Hardest Logic Puzzle In The World'?

You're reading the first installment in a brand new puzzle series here at io9 – and what better way to kick things off than with the world's most …

The 5-Minute Workout That Will Kick Your Butt

All you need for this fast-paced routine is a pair of dumbbells<p>Think you don't have time to work out today? Enter this 5-minute, high intensity routine. This workout was created by <i>Women's Health</i> senior fitness editor Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of the new book <i>Shape-Up Shortcuts</i>. You'll do 5 moves in …

The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

Tap into the power of negative training.<p>Almost everyone who's lost weight has eventually put the weight back on. Why this cruel reality? It's simple, really: During the first months of any diet, your body loses both fat and muscle. Then, when you gain back the weight, you add back only fat because …

Get Strong and Sexy in Six Weeks—the Workout Plan

Strong is the new sexy. Follow this workout plan for six weeks straight to get the body you want<p>Define your shoulders, flatten your abs, and perk up your posterior with this program created by Kellie Davis, strength coach and coauthor of <i>Strong Curves: A Woman's Guide to Building a Better Butt and</i> …

7 Pushup Variations You NEED to Try

Do these moves to boost your upper body burn<p>Pushups give you so much bang for your buck. They not only work your chest, but you’ll also feel the burn in your shoulders, triceps, and your entire core. But doing the same exercise all the time gets boring. Want to change things up? Then click through …

Two-Day Diets: How Mini Fasts Can Help Maximize Weight Loss

This is not a detox diet. Nor is it an extreme version of calorie restriction.<p>Nope, the strategy of so-called 5-2 diets is to endure two days a week of mini-fasting.<p>This doesn't mean starving yourself. Rather, it entails reducing your calorie intake during two days of the week down to somewhere in …

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 …

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<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 target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

Get a Bikini Body That Rocks in 3 Weeks: Training Plan

Throw your muscles a curveball with these new toning exercises for a smoking hot bikini body<p>Whether you're breaking a sweat regularly or totally slacking, it's time for a change. To get a smoking hot bikini body this summer, you have to shock your muscles to get it into sizzling shape.<p>It takes …

Training Style to Know: The 7-4-7 Method

Why Chocolate Milk Is the Perfect Post-workout Recovery Beverage<p>Drinking Red Wine Might Help Make You a Better Athlete<p>5 Ways Your Workout Can Kill You<p>…

The 15-Minute No-Equipment Workout

Torch calories, fry fat, and sculpt lean muscle with this anytime, anywhere body-weight routine<p>There are lots of machines that can help you get slim and sculpted, but there's one that is sometimes overlooked: you! "Your body is the best piece of equipment you have," says New York City personal …

The Best Butt Workout

Try this 20-minute butt workout to solidify your assets<p><b>To get a gorgeous butt</b> do these moves twice a week. Complete the recommended sets and reps, opting for a weight at which you can barely eke out the last rep of your final set with perfect form. <i>Check out all of WH's 20-Minute Workout Series -</i></b> …

Top 5 Fitness Moves That Prove You're in Top Shape

The following compound movements are incredibly challenging. These specific exercises require a combination of strength, flexibility, balance and, in some cases, a bit of endurance. While these aren't exactly beginner moves, they can definitely highlight where your fitness regimen may be lacking. …

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The (15 Minute) Belly Blasting Workout

Even women who are otherwise slender and fit can end up with a belly pooch due to underworked lower abdominal muscles. This workout will tap into the deep abdominal muscles—the transverse abdominis—that pull in your waistline like a corset. Do these moves one after another with no rest in between. …

8 Essential Abs Moves to Get a Flat Belly

Use these creative ab exercises to strengthen and slim your tummy<p>The key to a sculpted midsection is using smart and effective stabilizing moves. But if your body fat is too high, it won't matter how wisely you work your abs—they won't show. That's why you need to add those moves to a full-body …