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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, …

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4 Weeks to Fit: The "Slightly Out of Shape" Training Plan

For recently fit people who haven't been active for a few weeks<p>Get in shape with this plan, which features two muscle-toning routines (see Workout Program A and Program B), plus metabolism-boosting cardio sessions (see Calorie-Crushing Cardio) that become more challenging each week.<p><b>Week 1</b> <b>Mon:</b> …

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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 …

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4 Pilates Moves For Every Body

Actress Kerry Washington's Pilates instructor Nonna Gleyzer—who's also worked with Madonna and Sting—designed this workout to make the most of her clients' core and gluteus muscles.<p>Actress Kerry Washington's Pilates instructor Nonna Gleyzer—who's also worked with Madonna and Sting—designed this …

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Boxing Workout: Hit Like a Girl

A do-anywhere boxing routine with high-intensity moves that sculpt muscles<p>Over the past few years, chicks have been pouring into boxing gyms and boxing-based fitness classes in record numbers, hooked on the one-two punch of high-intensity cardio and muscle-sculpting moves. (Cardio kickboxing …

Martial Arts

Drop Two Sizes

Shed stubborn pounds fast with this revolutionary new workout plan (no running involved!)<p>There's more than one way to perform this "Drop Two Sizes" routine. Vary your weekly program with a timed metabolic workout plan:<p>Starting with the first exercise, complete as many reps as you can in 30 seconds, …

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The (15 Minute) Skinny Jeans Workout

It's the region most of us love to hate—our hips, thighs, and backsides. For a lower body you'll love, you need to do two things: burn fat, and lift and firm your tush. This routine does both. Do these moves one after another with no rest in between. Then repeat the circuit so you perform it a …

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The 14 Best Kettlebell Exercises For A Total-Body Transformation

These will get you strong AF.<p>If you've eyed a cast-iron kettlebell at your gym and couldn't imagine a use for it beyond doorstop, keep reading.<p>First things first: The kettlebell is that ball-shaped weight with a U-shaped handle. “That design means the center of gravity isn’t in the middle of the …

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15-Minute Workout: Core Exercises

Hit your muscles from all angles with this routine to sculpt a tight, sexy midsection.<p>Hitting your muscles from all angles is the absolute best way to sculpt a tight, sexy midsection.<p>If your abs routine consists of crunches, crunches, and more crunches, you may still have some jiggle around the …

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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 …

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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 …

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30-Day Abs Challenge

Flat abs are made in the gym — AND the kitchen. Use our 30 day ab challenge and eating strategies to get a flatter stomach in 30 days!<p>Follow this 30 day ab challenge to whittle your middle!<p>Day 1. <b>Training Tip:</b> Put Your Core FirstIf flat abs are important to you, promote them to the top of your …

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Crush Your Fitness Resolutions from Home with These 13 Effective Workouts

The gym is WAY too packed this time of year.<p>Whether you hit up the gym on the reg to use the weight room, take a cycling class, or hop on the elliptical, there's a good chance you'll find yourself wondering, "<i>Where the hell did all these people come from?!"</i> this month. Happy New Year, …

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Lose Weight: Fat Burning Yoga Workout

Lose belly fat with these fat burning yoga exercises<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, …

Yoga

Work Out at Home

No gym? No problem. For this total-body workout, all you need to get super-fit is your own body--it provides enough resistance to sculpt a lean, sexy physique<p>The secret to scoring a slim and sexy body with a home workout? Engage as many muscles as possible while quickly moving from one exercise to …

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101 Greatest Running Tips

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

Marathons

Get a Bikini Body That Rocks in 3 Weeks: Training Plan

Throw your muscles a curveball with these new toning exercises for a smoking hot bikini body<p>Whether you're breaking a sweat regularly or totally slacking, it's time for a change. To get a smoking hot bikini body this summer, you have to shock your muscles to get it into sizzling shape.<p>It takes …

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