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6 Easy Steps to Work Your Way up to Doing Full Pull Ups

Being able to complete a full pull-up is a marker used in fitness to determine one’s arm strength and back strength. However, those who have ever …

Did Adidas Rip Off Nike’s Flyknit Shoes?

With the World Cup fast approaching, the two sporting giants have new soccer cleats to add to their catalogs. And they look awfully similar.<p>Nike and Adidas unveiled new soccer cleats for this summer’s World Cup within a week of each other, and colors aside, they look incredibly–incredibly–similar. …

Shoes

5 Strength Moves That Burn Fat Fast

<i>By Jessica Smith for Shape.com</i><p>The secret to slimming down isn't adding more cardio -- it's serious strength training! Rev up your metabolism and burn more calories around the clock with this muscle-making circuit.<p><i>How it works:</i> Perform each exercise back-to-back, resting 30 to 45 seconds between …

Butt Exercises That Work--Really Well!

Exercise 1 Plank with Leg Lift<p>Start at the top of a pushup, then bend your elbows to lower yourself and shift your weight onto your forearms; your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs and glutes <b>(a)</b>. Lift one foot three inches, foot flexed <b>(b)</b>. Hold for a few seconds, then lower and …

Fitness

7 Gym Hacks You Need To Know

Vital Stats<p><b>Name:</b> Nick Tuminello <b><br>Occupation:</b> Trainer, owner of Performance University, author of Strength Training for Fat Loss. <b><br>Location:</b> Ft. …

Workouts

Stay Injury-Free on the Treadmill

Be fit and healthy when running indoors this winter.<p>Tera Moody, 34, is coming off one of the strongest years of her racing career. In 2013, she set personal bests in the 8-K, 10-mile, and 25-K distances and tied her 5-K PR. Her secret weapon: the treadmill.<p>"It's been absolutely huge," says Moody, a …

Marathons

Plyometrics

<b>Squat Jumps</b><br>Starting Position: Stand tall with your feet hip-width apart and your hands clasped behind your head.<br>1. Keeping your weight on your heels, squat down until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Pause in the squat.<br>2. Without counter-movement and without the use of your arms, jump as high …

6 Butt Exercises That Work Wonders

This targeted circuit builds strong glutes to give the appearance of a lifted, sculpted butt.<p>The wait is finally over. Spring is here, and before you …

Workouts

Should I Do Cardio or Strength First in My Workout?

<b>The answer:</b> Strength training. "Either order is technically fine, but if you do strength training first, your workout will be much more effective overall," Burke explains.<p>Why? It all comes down to the science of how your body uses energy. When you exercise, your body first uses anaerobic energy, …

How Long Do I Have to Keep These Damn Heels on?!

Stilettos, red carpet award shows, black tie events and women wondering, "How long do I have to keep these damn heels on!" That is every woman's battle cry. Do I want to look good or feel good? Women have had a love/hate relationship with their heels for as long as they have been wearing them. They …

Best of 2013: 13 Clever Style Tips and Tricks

Next up as we close out 2013, we’re setting our sights on style and all the fun ways we hacked, beaded, and styled it up this past year. From pockets to fringe to LED headbands, here are our top 13 style tutorials of 2013.<p>1. DIY Pockets: Remember Polly Pocket? Well, this tutorial has absolutely …

Crafting

Eat - The Running Bug

5 Exercises to Work Your Abs to Exhaustion

Yoga: Poses To Tone Your Butt

<b>Warrior III</b> Standing on one straight leg, lean forward with your chest until it is in line with your lifted back leg and parallel to the ground. Extend your upper chest and gaze forward as you flex your back foot, keeping your leg straight and all of your toes pointing down. Stay here or extend …

Yoga

The Sexy Butt Workout

This season, leather leggings are everything. And so is having the rear view to pull them off.<p>"Getting the right curves here can be tough, especially if you're doing the wrong—or same moves—over and over again," says Ben Hart, a Tier-3 personal trainer at Equinox and co-founder of Qinetic, an …

Helmut Lang

HIIT Workout: What It Is And Why It Works

<i>By Amy Schlinger for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>HIIT is all the hype lately. According to a survey conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine, it’s one of the two top fitness trends for 2014 (the other being bodyweight training). So what’s this type of training all about? What is it with HIIT?<p>HIIT, …

Burn Fat Faster

<b>How It Works</b><br>After a warmup, select a weight that's 80 to 85 percent of your 1-rep max. Do as many reps as you can—probably 6 or 7. Rest 20 seconds. Pick it up and do as many reps as you can. Let's say you get 3 or 4. Rest another 20 seconds. Now pick it up and do a couple more. In a recent study …

Burn Calories

Which Workout Burns The Most Calories After It’s Over?<p>A.K.A. the magic workout<p>Thinkstock.com<p>Since you're well-read in the fitness department, you probably already know about the afterburn effect—i.e. how some workouts help you burn calories even <i>after</i> your sweat session is over. But what you may not …

Your Turkey Day workout

If there’s one holiday that seems to celebrate being fat, it’s Thanksgiving. First, you probably have to travel for it, and that means stress, missed …

The Extras: Holiday Special

Shop our favorite baubles to brighten the season.<p>With the holidays around the corner, we're already in planning mode—selecting the best dresses, shoes and accessories to hit the town in style. This season we're going for heavy metals in gold or silver for the final flourish. Shop our favorite …

Round 25: The Best Arm Building Exercises

What are the best arm building exercises and shaping/defining exercises? Dara: For biceps it’s important to work all heads to get a nice round …

8 Celebrities' Top Trouble Zone Toning Exercises

The following moves have helped sculpt some of Hollywood's hottest bodies. They're so good, we featured them in SHAPE's new book The Bikini Body Diet …

Workouts

Step-By-Step Breakdown: Side Plank with Big Toe Hold

Strengthen your core, increase flexibility, and stretch your hamstrings with this popular balancing pose<p>Side plank may sound like no big thing, but …

Yoga

The 20-Minute No-Equipment Workout Inspired by Dance Moves

This quick bodyweight workout borrows from hip hop and capoeira to sculpt all over<p>1. Sit Out<p>A<p>B<p><b>A.</b><p>Get on all fours with your wrists under your …

Workouts

The 25 best things you can do for your body

1. Meditate<p>Meditation may seem like a passing trend, but the newly-popular practice touts some serious health benefits. <i>Om</i>-ing is optional, but …

Wellness

Ask the Diet Doctor: Is Diet or Exercise Best for Losing Belly Fat?

<b>Q:</b> What's the best way to lose belly fat: diet or exercise?<p><b>A:</b> You really need both, and here's why: Losing fat (all kinds of fat, not just the belly …

Fitness

Party dresses: 50 of the best frocks for the Christmas season - in pictures

'Tis the season and all that, so stress ye not about what to wear to the office do or where to find a frock that will work for a round of glitzy Yuletide parties. Whether you're in need of a full-length gown, a chic coverup, something that flashes the flesh or something bold and colourful, stylist …