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A 4-Week Beginner's Guide to Weightlifting (Workouts Included!)

Now that you've decided to start lifting weights, you're probably wondering where exactly you should begin. We know the weight room can seem intimidating, which is why we created this guide to get you acclimated to lifting weights. This program is designed to first and foremost introduce you to …

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7 Stretches to Relieve Tight Hips

Foam roller stretches and hip flexor stretches can help to relieve tightness in the hips.<p>1. Foam roller stretch<p>You can use a foam roller to loosen up …

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The Best Abs Workout: GQ’s Definitive Guide to Getting a Ripped Stomach

Want to look like Cristiano Ronaldo this summer? We asked some of the country's best trainers to share their favorite abs exercises to get there.<p>The recipe for six-pack abs isn’t all <i>that</i> complicated: Crank out an abs workout, eat a nutrient-rich diet, and consume fewer late-night pizzas in a single …

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The No Crunch Abs and Back Workout

For strong abs, you don't need to do crunches anymore. These intense, dynamic exercises will challenge your abs and back in a whole new way, giving a …

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This 12-Week Workout Plan From a Trainer Is Designed to Help You Lose Weight

When you're starting off on a weight-loss journey, it can feel overwhelming to know how to proceed. But we've got you! Ridge Davis, a personal trainer in West Hollywood, CA, put together an exclusive weight-loss plan for POPSUGAR, and there's no way you <i>won't</i> get fit AF if you follow his …

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Glute, Hip, and Thigh Exercises for Strength

Leg Extensions<p>The leg extension is a simple, classic exercise targeting the quadriceps muscles. This exercise is great for anyone who needs to …

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How to get Meghan Markle-worthy toned arms

As newlywed Meghan Markle emerged from Windsor Castle with Prince Harry pre-wedding reception, all eyes were on the bride. In her second dress – a stunning fishtail gown by Stella McCartney – the high-neck, sleeveless shape showcased her ultra-toned arms; lean yet shapely and visibly sculpted.<p>In …

8 Stomach Exercises You Can Do at Home for a Flat Belly

Ten minutes a day will go a long way.<p>1 Mountain Climber<p><b>What it works:</b> abs, back, legs, arms<p>1. Start in a push-up position, hands flat on the floor …

This 6-Step Routine Will Get Your Glutes in Shape | Runner's World

1 V-Lift<p>Matt Rainey<p>Lie facedown on a stability ball. Position your pelvis in the middle of the ball, hands resting lightly on floor, legs straight, feet shoulder-width apart, legs in a “V” position. Keeping your back flat, squeeze your glutes to lift legs as high as you can. Lower and …

The 10 Best Moves to Lose Your Love Handles

You’ve tried situps, cardio, and dumbbell side bends, but nothing seems to get rid of that stubborn belly fat on your sides. Sound familiar? It might …

6 Ab Workouts for a Visible & Brick-Like 6-Pack

When it comes to celebrations involving food, the part that always stands out is the main course at the centerpiece of the table.<p>This is what people …

Yoga Poses That Build Strength for Beginners

This sequence will help yoga beginners build strength in the core, arms, and legs. Incorporating balances and dynamic movement is part of the …

Yoga

10 Natural Migraine Remedies to Try Before Painkillers

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard that the US is embroiled in an opioid epidemic. In recent years, these extra-strength painkillers have been routinely overprescribed and overused, leading to harmful addictions, increased overdoses, and an uptick in drug-related …

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The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

The F45 Training HIIT Workout You Can Do In Any Gym

Get the same intense sweat—without heading to the HIIT studio.<p>1. Rowing Machine<p><b>A.</b><p>Sit tall with feet strapped in and knees bent; lift and hold ends of …

Transform the Shape of Your Arms With These 16 Push-Up Variations

Along with lifting weights, push-ups are one of the best exercises you can do to sculpt and strengthen your upper body. These 16 variations range from easy to challenging, so choose the ones that suit your ability. You'll not only feel super sore after doing these, but you'll look and feel stronger …

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Use This Gym Guide For a Killer Workout on the Treadmill, Elliptical, StairMaster, and Rowing Machine

Hitting the gym? We've got a guide for you. Whether you're crushing miles on the treadmill, keeping it mellower on your joints via the elliptical, …

8 Essential Strength Training Accessories

Work your body with little space using these tools<p>Your New Year’s resolutions probably revolve around fitness—but even if you’re just trying to lose weight, you should be strength training.<p>But not everyone wants to start their routines in the gym. Beyond the newbie factor, a gym can be …

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This 20-Minute Upper Body Blast Will Make You So Much Stronger

Alternate between these two moves for 20 minutes to build incredible strength<p>There are never enough hours in the day to do everything you want — and that especially applies to working out right. But even if you’re in a rush and don’t have a lot of space, that’s no reason to take a rest day.<p>Now you …

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This Core Workout Is the Secret Weapon for Killer Abs

Has your quest for a toned stomach halted? It’s time to try something new.<p>For your next abs workout program, look no further than the rings. A …

These 12 Weightlifters’ Real-Life Motivation Will Make You Yell "Hell Yes"

Strength can be physical, mental, and political.<p>Lifting weights can make you physically stronger, sure. But Brooklyn resident Shannon Wagner believes it can also help you to fight oppression, survive challenges and emotional upheaval, and build community.<p>In early 2017 Wagner founded the Women's …

This Challenging, No-Equipment Move Is Exactly What You Need to Tighten Your Waistline

The oblique V-crunch, sometimes called a "mermaid crunch," strengthens and tones your waistline by targeting the obliques — the abdominal muscles on either side of your rectus abdominis (that six-pack zone in the middle!). Here's how it's done:<p>Lie on your right side with your left hand behind your …

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The 4 most fat-burning exercises you can do at the gym

Yes, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but all that indulging can leave us feeling somewhat sluggish and bloated come New Year.<p>There's nothing else for it but to hit the gym.<p>But let's be honest here: you don't want to spend any more time working out than you absolutely <i>have to</i> in …

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Buh-Bye, Extra Pounds — This Is the Ultimate Workout For Weight Loss

To get the best results, you need to use the best exercises. We've got your top eight weight-loss moves, which you can add to your current workouts or put together for a full-fledged workout. Each exercise is a compound and dynamic movement so you have no doubt you're going to maximize the amount …

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What is the best type of meditation?

Meditation offers time for relaxation and heightened awareness in a stressful world where our senses are often dulled. Research suggests that …

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10 Easy Houseplants to Clean the Air and Boost Your Mood

The Peace Maker<p><b>Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)</b><p><b>Foliage:</b> Lush, dark green oval leaves, and a reliable bloomer of white flowers that resemble calla</b> …

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This Plank Workout Will Work Every Inch of Your Body

Cardio is out and strength training is becoming the focus when it comes to losing weight. Nicole Aurigemma, MS physiology at Women's Health and Exercise Lab at Penn State said, "Having more muscle is actually beneficial to weight loss," because "muscle uses more energy and thus burns more calories …

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10 Exercises That Will Get Rid of Hip Dips

If you want to minimize the appearance of hips dips, you can do certain exercises. They can help you build muscle and lose fat.<p>Look at yourself in a …

Yoga

Essential Shoulder Exercises | Valet.

Front Raise<p>This works the front of your shoulders, as well as your pecs. Keep the weights low and the reps high to maintain form and see results.<p>The …

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