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Banish Your Desk Jockey Slouch

Use this simple move to improve your posture and upper-body strength<p>If you sit all day, you slouch. That's old news, right? Besides making you look like a caveman, that desk-slump can limit you in the gym. Or worse, land you on the disabled list.<p>"When your shoulders cave forward and your back …

The Taylor Lautner Workout

New Moon's rising star Taylor Lautner packed on monstrous muscle in a year with this workout—and so can you<p>Taylor Lautner isn't a naturally strong guy, but his career depends on becoming brawny. Between the first and second <i>Twilight</i> films, his character grew into a powerful werewolf. That meant he …

The LL Cool J Workout

Look as ripped as one of the most popular hip-hop artists of all time<p>Hip-hop artists usually have a shorter shelf life than unrefrigerated seafood, yet over two decades, LL Cool J has compiled the sort of résumé that gets people feted at hall-of-fame ceremonies, including two Grammy Awards, 11 …

Ryan Reynolds's Purposeful Life

For years, Ryan Reynolds watched as Parkinson's Disease undermined his father's life. Last fall, he ran a marathon to raise funds to defeat the disease. Are you running with a purpose, too?

Jet Li's Warrior Wisdom

Turns out there's more to life than kicking ass, grasshopper. And Jet Li has whupped enough to know<p>The scene could be from any of his movies. A bellhop holds the hotel door open, and the man in black strides in, slo-mo, dark glasses hiding eyes that scan the dim lobby. He's not tall-5'7'', 5'8'' …

Usher in Your Abs

Multi-Grammy winner Usher has style and substance all his own, but he's willing to share his workout and the benefits he gets from it<p>I've just thrown an 8-pound medicine ball at Usher's face.<p>Not because he pissed me off. He's pretty cool, actually. And it's no comment on his music, either. Anything …

What Motivates Lebron James?

The superstar proves it's not about your talent but what you do with it

The Wisdom of Matthew McConaughey

On the grounds of the Palm Springs lair of Frank Sinatra, Matthew McConaughey contemplates the link between style and substance

The Evolution of Mark Wahlberg

The star has risen from a life of street violence to embrace success, fatherhood, and the deep need to be a scratch golfer

Gerard Butler's First Rule: There Are No Rules

A decade ago, Gerard Butler traded a law career for an acting class. The decision changed his life. More important, it changed the man

Paul Walker's Advice: Find Your Balance

Actor Paul Walker knows life's greatest pleasures are earned, not bought

Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine Workout

Hugh Jackman reveals the muscle-and-mind tricks that transform him into Wolverine<p>The most amazing physical feat I’ve ever seen was performed not by an elite athlete, but by Hugh Jackman, who becomes Wolverine once again this month in <i>X-Men: The Last Stand</i>.<p>This miracle of physicality wasn’t as eye …

How and Why You Should Warm Up Before a Run

Heading out for a run too fast and not warmed up is a recipe for injury.<p>Once we get revved up to run it’s tempting to shoot out the door at top speed. But heading out of the gates at full speed—without a proper warmup—is a recipe for disaster, and injury.<p>If you start out too fast, you run the risk …

The Weight-Room Cardio Workout

Hit the gym to get your cardio fix—without stepping foot onto a treadmill<p>Think lifting weights can't get your blood pumping? Try this two-for-one circuit created by Brett Hoebel, 20-Minute Body creator and former trainer on NBC's <i>The Biggest Loser</i>. It utilizes total-body resistance moves that …

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, …

Sculpt Sexy Legs in 15 Minutes

Hit every major muscle in your lower bod—and burn fat all over<p>Training your lower body is one of the fastest ways to get lean. That's because it's made up of bigger muscle groups (such as your glutes, quads, and hamstrings), so working those specific areas tends to create a greater metabolic …

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 …

How to Buy Running Shoes

If you're just starting to walk or run, a good pair of shoes is important. Here's a primer.<p>When you first start working out, it’s tempting to dust off the vaguely-athletic-looking shoes in your closet, but it’s not a good idea. Worn-out or ill-fitting shoes are a leading cause of injury. And wear …

How to Lose Weight in 7 Days

Need to lose weight fast? Like in one week? Implement one simple tweak every day to feel lighter and firmer in just 7 days.<p>7 Days to Slim<p>Looking for a realistic deadline diet? Make these tiny tweaks from <b>Shape-Up Shortcuts</b>, a NEW amazing book from Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., <i>Women's Health</i> magazine's senior …

Running for Beginners: FAQs

Run your way to a better body with these beginner tips from Runner's World<p><b>How do I get started?</b>Start walking for a length of time that feels comfortable--anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes. Once you can walk for 30 minutes easily, sprinkle 1- to 2-minute running sessions into your walking. As time goes …

The Sport Workout

Improving your athletic skills gives you a competitive edge and scores you a hot body<p>Lazy days of summer? As if! Thanks to company softball leagues, picnic volleyball matches, and beach-resort kite-surfing lessons, this is the time of year you're most likely to break out of your usual exercise …

20 Fittest Female Celebs

If their gravity-defying backsides don't impress you, their rock-hard abs certainly will. Check out the women whose bodies inspire us—plus, the tips and tricks that will get you ready for your own close up

101 Greatest Running Tips

Fitspiration for your feet, courtesy of our friends at Runner’s World

The Lunch-Break Workout

Wanna weigh less at the end of each week? This lunch workout burns calories like crazy… and won't leave you red-faced and dripping wet<p>For many women, a "lunch break" consists of scarfing down bites of a salad in between meetings, e-mails, or projects. Squeezing in a midday workout—and then …