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Weekend Challenge: Hip Crossover

Work your abs in a new way for a flatter stomach<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 them,</i> …

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, …

Abdominal Exercises: The Waist-Cinching Workout

Exercise 1 Criss-Cross Jacks<p>Get your heart rate pumping with this variation to the standard jumping jack. Jump out to widen your feet and send your arms into a T position <b>(A)</b>, then jump in, crossing your legs and your arms <b>(B)</b>. Repeat, alternating the cross of your hands and feet. Do 20 reps.<p>Exercise …

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 …

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 …

The Best Ab Workouts for Women: Get Six Pack Abs in Weeks

Exercise 1 Stability Ball Pelvic Tilt Crunch<p>Grab a 5- to 10-pound medicine ball. Lie faceup on a stability ball with back and head pressed into the ball, your feet together on the floor, and the medicine ball positioned against your chest <b>(A)</b>. Brace your abs and crunch up until your shoulders are …

Athletic Supporter: Functional and Fun Women's Sports Bras

<b>Low impact</b><br>Our tester, a yogini, designated the <b>Patagonia Active Mesh bra</b> her "go-to choice for low-impact activities." Pretty floral graphics in front and supportive straps that contour to a slimming V in back guarantee unobstructed movement.<p>XSXL, $35, patagonia.com

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 …

Butt Workout: 20-Minute Glute Exercises

The Best Butt Workout<p>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.<p><i>Check out all of WH's</i> …