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The (15 Minute) Superfast Total-Body Workout

Four moves. That's all it takes to fire up your fat burning and build lean metabolism-charging muscle. This basic routine hits all of your major muscle groups. Do these moves one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit a total of three times, resting one minute between each …

The Best Abs Workout: Get Six Pack Abs in Weeks

Lose belly fat: Use this abs workout to get strong core muscles and sexy, flat abs in no time<p><b>You've been obsessing over your abs for almost two decades.</b> That ends now. Because we laid out one of the best ab workouts for women to kick those elusive buggers out of hiding. Finally.<p>Why's our plan so …

Sculpt a Better Butt

Firm your rear and flatten your abs with these 10 easy, effective exercises<p>You're always busting it, saving it, covering it, or laughing it off, but how much time do you actually devote to sculpting your butt? Not enough.Pretty much anytime you're standing on two feet, your glutes and hamstrings …

Train Better: 10 Exercise Machines to Avoid

Exercise machines aren't always effective—or even safe. Avoid these machines the next time you hit the gym<p>Seated Leg Extension Machine<p><b>What it's supposed to do:</b> Train the quadriceps. <b>What it actually does:</b> It strengthens a motion your legs aren't actually designed to do, and can put undue strain on …

Lose 10 Pounds or More: Training Plan

Our custom workout plan will help you lose 10 pounds (or more) quickly and safely<p>Your secret weapon if you want to break the double-digit barrier and lose 10 pounds--or more? Strength training. Adding resistance builds muscle and helps you burn more calories during (and after!) your workout, says …

4 Moves to a Flat Belly

Want to shred your abs? Consider this your flat belly bootcamp<p>The body part you can't stomach? Your stomach, according to our poll. Tighten and trim your waistline with these four ab-sculpting moves from trainer David Kirsch. <b>Stability-Ball Jackknife</b>Position your hands shoulder-width apart on the …

15-Minute Workout: Fresh Flat Belly Moves

Use a stability ball to round out your ab workout<p>Chances are, you've already elevated your ab work onto a stability ball. Smart move: Research shows that crunches atop a ball are approximately twice as effective as those done on the floor. But stop there and you're selling this multitasking tool …

Get Legs Like a Dancer—In 6 Moves

Pro dancer Akua Noni Parker shares the go-to exercises that keep her lower half stage-ready<p>Want to get a major case of leg envy? Just check out a dancer—they always have amazingly sexy stems. But believe it or not, they don't come from dancing alone. “Dancing is great exercise, but it's primarily …

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 …

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. …

46(!) Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Too many delicious choices!<p><i>By Leta Shy for POPSUGAR Fitness with additional reporting by Lizzie Fuhr, Michele Foley, and Jenny Sugar</i><p>A smoothie is a convenient meal or snack option anytime—just throw your ingredients in a blender, pour into a glass, and enjoy! Even better: The ingredient …

The Best New Exercises for Women

Discover the best workout for women that you're not doing<p>The Best New Exercises (for every part of a woman's body!)<p>There's a popular saying among fitness experts: "The best exercise is the one you're not doing." The take-home message? To achieve the best results, you need to regularly challenge …

Score a Bikini Body Now

It's still not too late to get strong, lean, and sexy, thanks to this metabolism-revving, muscle-sculpting, weight-loss plan<p>MoreHappens every year: You're all gung ho in the beginning of the summer, hitting the gym like it's your job and dutifully counting calories. After all, you have the big …

How to Make Tequila-Lime Marinade

The next time you make fish, whip up this tasty marinade for a hit of citrus<p>Pair this tequila-lime marinade with mahimahi or snapper for the ultimate fish tacos, or with flank steak for a delicious batch of south-of-the-border fajitas. <b>Tequila-Lime Marinade</b> 1/2 cup blanco tequila 1/4 cup honey 1/4 …

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The 10 Easiest Pasta Meals Ever

Make any of these tasty (and healthy!) pasta recipes in less than 30 minutes!

Sweet & Spicy Quinoa Hash Recipe

Whip up this atypical breakfast dish from your quinoa dinner leftovers<p>If you're the type of person who feels sick when she eats too early, the culprit likely doesn't have to do with the clock—it's that you're eating the wrong things. If typical breakfast options don't do it for you, try a less …

Six Bikini Friendly Burger Recipes

Serve up these surprisingly healthy, tasty burgers at your next barbecue

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout

Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.<p>1. Standing V Raise<p>Hold a dumbbell in each hand and stand …