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The Best Butt Workout

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. <i>Check out all of WH's 20-Minute Workout Series -</i></b> …

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, …

Doing THIS Helps Keep Your Appetite Under Control

If you think that this healthy habit makes you want to eat more, you’ve got it all wrong<p>You <i>would</i> work out, but you’re pretty sure that it would just make you ravenous afterward—so you’d eat back all the calories you burned. Sound familiar? Well, this news throws that excuse out the window: …

Pilates in the Pool

Perform these 5 moves the next time you go for a swim<p><b>WHY THE POOL?</b> It lets you move in three dimensions instead of two, explains Rebecca Pfeiffer, M.P.H., a certified Pilates instructor and Poolates creator. "This gives your core and waist a deeper workout than you get on land," Pfeiffer says. …

3 Steps to Become a Runner

Running is one of the most efficient, accessible workouts—and hitting the road could be your key to scoring a healthy heart and lean body. Here's how to get started<p>If you're thinking you want to start running, just know you'll be in good company—and a lot of it. It's arguably the most popular form …

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. …

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> …

The 15-Minute Body-Weight Workout

This fresh routine is ready to roll wherever you go<p>Ah, summer: long days at the beach, cocktails rimmed with salt, and—most important—a break from everyday life. But it can also mean staying in cramped hotel rooms and deciding between packing your running shoes or those cute wedges in your carry-on.<p>…

The Ultimate Boot-Camp Workout

Get toned fast—military-style<p>Tired of your usual gym routine? Us too. So we talked to Stacy Berman, certified trainer and head of Stacy’s Boot Camp in New York City. The result? A six-week workout plan from the new <i>WH</i> book, <i>The Big Book of Exercises</i>. It'll whip you into shape--guaranteed! <b>Week …