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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 …

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, …

15-Minute Workout: Medicine Ball

Get a fast and effective total-body workout by utilizing a medicine ball in your workout<p>Pop quiz: What piece of fitness equipment can you throw, catch, hold, and lift? The correct answer: a medicine ball. (If you answered "a dumbbell," please don't work out near us.)While it can work like a …

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 …

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, …

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 …

Your Nickname Guide

A vagina by any other name would...okay, wait. Wrong quote. But these common coochie slurs made us giggle and who knows—maybe you'll find a new title for your tallywag, too.<p><b>FLORA AND FAUNA</b><p><b>WINNER: Panty Hamster</b><p><b>EDIBLES</b><br>6. Pink Taco<br>5. Hot Pocket<br>4. Bikini Biscuit<br>3. Juice Box<br>2. Twinkie <b><br>WINNER:</b> …

The 15-Minute No-Equipment Workout

Torch calories, fry fat, and sculpt lean muscle with this anytime, anywhere body-weight routine<p>There are lots of machines that can help you get slim and sculpted, but there's one that is sometimes overlooked: you! "Your body is the best piece of equipment you have," says New York City personal …

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 …

Fire Up Fat Burning

This routine boosts metabolism, slims you down and sculpts lean muscle. Not bad for 30 minutes of your time<p>Ketchup or mustard? Flats or heels? <i>The X Factor</i> or <i>The Voice</i>? That eternal fitness face-off—cardio or strength training—is just as perplexing. Cardio is a known calorie crusher, but strength …

The 15-Minute Back Workout

Score a strong, sexy rear view by training your traps, lats, and delts<p>When checking out your reflection, you likely give a quick spin to see how your butt looks, but barely notice your back muscles. That's a shame, because they're crucial to getting a healthier body (and can look damn sexy too). A …

Weekend Challenge: Reverse Crunch

This exercise will help eliminate your lower belly pooch<p><i>Join the</i> Women's Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Check out our Facebook page every weekend and challenge yourself to try a new exercise. Thousands of women already have.</i> …

Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Get lean legs and a tight butt<p>Perform this legs and butt workout once or twice a week: Starting with the first exercise, slowly complete five reps (it should take about 10 seconds per rep: five up, five down). Continue until you've done every exercise. Do two to four total circuits, switching sides …