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Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

15-Minute Workout: 4 Strengthening Isometric Moves to Tone and Tighten

Check out the video below to see how to do each move. Then read below that a description of how long you should hold each pose (and how many times you should do it).<p>Now ready, set… hold it right there!<p>The Moves: <b><br>Plank with Glute Squeeze</b> <br>Hold it for 30 – 90 seconds. Then take a break for 30 to 60 …

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, …

Health

6 Weeks to Bootcamp Fit: Week 1 Circuit Strength-Training Workout

Exercise 1 Traditional Pushup<p>Begin in plank position with hands slightly wider than shoulder width and legs extended <b>(A)</b>. Keeping spine neutral, bend elbows and lower body towards floor <b>(B)</b>. Press into floor, extend elbows and return to starting position.<p>Exercise 2 Renegade Row<p>Holding medium to heavy …

Oatbran Breakfast That Keeps You Fuller For Longer

For the study, researchers gave 30 healthy, lean women four different variations on biscuits and juice on separate days. The difference between the breakfasts? Some were fortified with more oat bran than others (and some weren’t fortified at all). After eating each breakfast, participants rated …

The Time of Day You're Most Likely to Break Your Diet

The Time of Day You're Most Likely to Blow Your Diet<p>Down to the exact minute…<p>Shutterstock<p>Ever feel like you just <i>need</i> something salty or sweet in the afternoon? You're not alone: A recent British survey found that people are most likely to stray from their healthy eating plans at around 4:12 p.m. …

Nutrition

The Best Fitness Apps

<b>Endomondo</b><br>Part training coach, part fitness social network. Whether you're running, cycling, or skiing, this app records your stats in real time. Find other fit friends and see their workouts, send them live pep talks. . .even race against them!<p><b>Interval Timer by Deltaworks</b><br>From running to strength …

Women's Health

"How did you get those arms? Do you lift weights?" Yogis hear these questions all the time and smile knowingly as they respond, "Nope. Just yoga." Yoga requires nothing but ourselves—no weights, no machines, just the ability to lift and hold our own body weight. If the gym feels like a prison, then …

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 …

Extreme Sports

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 …

Fat-Burning Yoga

Stockbyte/Thinkstock<p>You contort into all kinds of wacky positions wriggling into those skinny jeans. Bend and twist on a regular basis and that might not be necessary. An active sequence of yoga flows — a form called vinyasa — burns more than 450 calories an hour, according to Sara Ivanhoe, host of</i> …

10 Of The Best Yoga Poses For Sleep

Sleep deprivation and stress can be a vicious cycle. We often have trouble falling sleep because we're worried and anxious, and in turn, the fact that we didn't get enough sleep makes us stressed the next day. According to a recent Huffington Post survey, sleep deprivation is a major source of …

Yoga For Anger: 3 Moves To Help You Calm Down

<i>By JC Peter for Spirituality & Health Magazine</i><p>Anger: We all know it, many of us well. But at a yoga party, it would be <i>gauche</i> to bring up the raging intensity sitting in your gut. We’re all focusing on the positive here, right?<p>Not exactly. Yoga is, in part, a practice for life. It’s natural and …

Workout Music: Best Playlists for Women

The right song can inspire you to crank out another set or log an extra mile. We've compiled playlists from Olympians, celebrities, readers, and WH staffers. If you're tired of your workout music, freshen up your library and get motivated!<p><b>WH Workout Playlists</b> <br>Indoor Cycling Playlist<br>A workout mix …

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 …

15 Minute Abs Workout

Exercise 1 Plank with Glute Squeeze<p>Get on the floor, prop yourself up on your forearms, and flex your toes. Your body should form a straight line. Contract your abs and glutes—tightly. Hold this for 15 seconds, then rest by lowering your knees to the ground for five seconds. That's one rep. Do …

Workouts

Slim Down by Standing Still

While these 7 moves-where-you-barely-move may not get you into marathon shape, they will make you look leaner.<p>Stand Straighter<p>Tone Your Inner …

Summer Fitness Dos and Don'ts

<b>1. Don't Wait for Your Thirst to Tell You When to Drink</b><p>Once you start thinking about a nice, cold glass of water, you're probably already 1 to 2 …

University of Connecticut

Walk Run Off the Pounds

The best part? You can print the entire workout plan to take wherever you go.<p><b>Week One</b><p><b>Monday</b><br>One Walk 10 minutes. Next 6 minutes alternate running 1 minute and walking 1 minute. Walk 4 minutes. Stretch.<p><b>Tuesday</b> <br>"Tone Zone" Strength Training Program.<br>Stretch.<p><b>Wednesday</b><br>Walk 10 minutes.<br>Next 8 minutes …