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15-Minute Home Workout

Exercise 1 Squat and Kick<p>Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, hands behind your head, and elbows out to the sides <b>(a)</b>. Bend your knees and sit back as far as you can <b>(b)</b>. Push back to start, then kick your right leg in front of you, foot flexed <b>(c)</b>. That's one rep. Repeat, kicking with your left …

Work Out at Home

Exercise 1 Forward Lunge<p><b>Superset One</b><br>Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your hands on your hips. Step forward with your right leg and slowly lower your body until your right knee is bent at least 90 degrees. Push back to the starting position and repeat with your left leg. That's one …

The Supereffective Body-Weight Workout

Exercise 1 Side-Kick Plie<p>To perform this glute and hip toner, stand with your feet two to three feet apart, toes turned out, then lower into a squat, elbows bent and fists in front of your chest <b>(a)</b>. Stand up and lift your right leg off the floor. Focus on your glutes, then drop your left shoulder …

Blast Fat with These 5 Total-Body Combo Moves

Exercise 1 Split squat with overhead press<p>Grab a pair of 8- or 10-pound dumbbells. Stagger your stance into a wide step, one foot forward and one back with hips squared, and hold the weights just above your shoulders, elbows close into your sides <b>(A)</b>. Leaning forward ever so slightly, bend both your …

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 …

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 …

The 7-Move 7-Minute Circuit That Blasts Fat Fast

Exercise 1 Jump Rope<p>Grab the handles of a jump rope with each hand and jump rope for 30 seconds; rest for 30 seconds then continue to the next exercise.<p>Exercise 2 Close-Stance Bodyweight Squats<p>Stand as tall as you can with your feet spread shoulder-width apart. Lower your body as far as you can by …

The Dumbbell Workout Routine That Will Kick Your Butt

The 5-Minute Workout That Will Kick Your Butt<p>All you need for this fast-paced routine is a pair of dumbbells<p>Think you don't have time to work out today? Enter this 5-minute, high intensity routine. This workout was created by <i>Women's Health</i> senior fitness editor Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of the new …

Get Strong and Sexy in Six Weeks

<b>Prepare for Liftoff</b><br>For each workout, do three sets of each move in order, performing all reps and sets before going to the next exercise. When you see two exercises next to the number, do them as a superset: Alternate between them (no rest!) to complete the sets. Lifting twice a week is sufficient, …

Women's Health

Exercise 1 Dumbbell Romanian Deadlift<p>Hold a pair of dumbbells in front of you, palms facing your thighs, feet shoulder-width apart <b>(a)</b>. Keeping your core tight and back flat, push your butt back and bend over at the hips, bending your knees slightly, as you lower the weights toward your shins <b>(b)</b>. …

Women's Health

Exercise 1 Barbell Hip Thrust<p>Sit on the floor, knees bent and feet flat on the floor, and lean your upper back against a bench; place a barbell or body bar across your hips, and hold it with both hands <b>(a)</b>. Pushing through your heels, raise your hips until your body forms a straight line from …

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 …

Isometric Workout for Women

Exercise 1 Wall Seat<p>Get your thigh muscles firing (and burning). Place your feet about 18 inches from a wall, hip width apart <b>(A)</b>. Sit back and down so your back is flat against the wall, and your upper legs are parallel to the ground. Raise your arms, dumbbells in hand, so they’re also parallel to …

The Ultra-Intense Workout Move That Burns Fat Fast

The burpee has a goofy name, but the fat-burning benefits are nothing to laugh at<p>Imagine an exercise that offers big cardio benefits, works every major muscle group, and torches mucho calories. That’s a burpee (aka, a squat thrust) in a nutshell. Developed in the 1930s and used by the military to …

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5-Minute Workout: Tone Your Butt and Thighs

<b>The Moves:</b><br>1. Glute Bridge <b><br>How to make it harder:</b> Raise one leg, and switch legs after 25 seconds. You can also raise your arms so they're pointing straight up or lift your toes off the ground.<p>2. Swing with Dumbbells <b><br>How to make it harder:</b> Hold the heavier-weight dumbbells as you swing your arms …

Six Weeks To Bootcamp Fit Week 6 Workout

Exercise 1 Push Up with Alternating Shoulder Taps<p>Begin in plank position with hands slightly wider than shoulder-width and legs extended. Keeping spine neutral, bend elbows and lower chest towards floor. Stop when elbows are parallel with sides <b>(A)</b>. Next, press back up to start while bringing right …

6 Weeks to Bootcamp Fit: Week 5 Strength Circuit Workout

Exercise 1 Dive Bomber Push Up<p>Begin in plank position with hands slightly wider than shoulder-width and legs extended. Press back to Downward Facing Dog with hips high <b>(A)</b>. Keeping spine neutral and hips elevated, bend elbows and lower head towards floor, gliding chest forward <b>(B)</b>. Tuck butt and back …

Six Weeks to Bootcamp Fit: Week 4 Workout

Exercise 1 Push Up<p>Begin in plank position with hands slightly wider than shoulder width and legs extended. Keeping spine neutral, bend elbows and lower body towards floor <b>(A)</b>. Press into floor, extend elbows and return to starting position. For this week, only use Down Dog <b>(B)</b> as a break if needed. …

6 Weeks to Bootcamp Fit: Week 3 Strength Circuit Workout

Exercise 1 Push Up to Down Dog<p>Begin in plank position with hands slightly wider than shoulder width and legs extended. Keeping spine neutral, bend elbows and lower body towards floor <b>(a)</b>. Press into floor, extend elbows and return to starting position. Next, lift hips up to ceiling and press torso …

6 Weeks to Bootcamp Fit: Week 2 Strength Circuit Workout

Exercise 1 Push Up to T Plank<p>Begin in plank position with hands slightly wider than shoulder width and legs extended. Keeping spine neutral, bend elbows and lower body towards floor <b>(A)</b>. Press into floor, extend elbows and return to starting position. Next, rotate to the right, stacking shoulders, …

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 …

The Miranda Kerr-Inspired Planks Challenge!

It's super unlikely that she's doing planks for 10 minutes straight with absolutely no rest, says celeb personal trainer Ashley Borden. "I'm assuming she's taking breaks or putting her knees on the floor," Borden says. Okay, good to know. Managing expectations: important.<p>With that in mind, we asked …

Crocchette di patate (Potato Croquettes)

<i>Crocchette di</i> <i>palate</i>, or <b>potato croquettes</b>, are wonderfully versatile. They are probably most often served as an antipasto, but they can also do fine …

Polpo alla griglia (Grilled Baby Octopus)

One of the very best seafood for grilling has got to be the octopus. <b>Grilled baby octopus</b> has incredible flavor, it is a pleasantly chewy but not …

Pasta con la ricotta (Pasta and Ricotta Cheese)

<b>Pasta and ricotta</b> make for a perfect impromptu meal or weekend dinner. The mellow flavor combination of tomato, ricotta and a bit of parmesan cheese …

Pallotte cacio e uova (Cheese and Egg Balls)

An iconic dish from the Abruzzo region in the <i>cucina povera</i> tradition, <i>pallotte cacio e uova—</i><b>cheese and egg balls</b><i>—</i>probably got its start as a way to …

Mozzarella in carrozza (Fried Mozzarella Sandwiches)

Don’t know about you, but I love cheese. Just about any kind. In our house we tend to eat more cheese during the cool winter months, but the arrival …

Gnocchi alla sorrentina (Potato Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce and Mozzarella)

Potato gnocchi are pretty filling, the kind of food you may associate with the cooler weather. But, in fact, you can enjoy gnocchi all year ’round. …

Parmigiana di melanzane (Eggplant Parmesan)

Being a lover of good food, I find it almost impossible to answer the question ‘what’s your favorite dish?’ But if I had to, my answer would probably …

Homemade Potato Gnocchi

<b>Potato gnocchi</b> are one of the easier types of ‘pasta’ to make at home and are <b></b>most definitely worth the effort. The mini-hockey pucks that are sold …