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Foam Roller Exercises: Awesome Fitness Equipment

Exercise 1 Reverse Push-Through<p>Sit on the floor with a foam roller behind you, your legs extended in front of you, and place both hands on the roller, arms straight and palms facing you. Engage your core, then slowly lower your back toward the ground, letting the foam roller move up your arms. Hold …

The 9 Best Butt Exercises

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush<p>Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all …

Tabata Workout

Want a quick workout that kicks your booty and gets you results soon? Meet the Tabata Method -- my favorite workout modality for improved power, strength and stability! Proceed with caution and always know your limits, because this workout is quite ballistic!<p>Think very quick movements for periods …

5 Moves for Toned Arms and Shoulders

Exercise 1 Bent-over dumbbell rows<p>Pick up the heavy dumbbells and stand with your feet hip-width apart. Push your hips back (knees slightly bent) and hinge your torso forward, so it's approaching parallel to the floor <b>(A)</b>. (Keep your chest "proud" and don't let your lower back hunch forward.) Begin …

3 Moves To Tame Those Outer Thighs

Oh, those outer thighs. I like to call this area the "nitty gritty" because working that problem area is ESSENTIAL for most women! Now, it is true …

Workouts

Attack of the Love Handles

Working your obliques helps to shape your torso while strengthening the muscles that help to support and protect your back.<p>Perform these 5 moves in a …

Workouts

The 10 Best Bike Rides In Los Angeles

<i>While Los Angeles isn't exactly revered as the most bike-friendly city, it's trying. And it's gradually improving. More sharrows are marking streets,</i> …

4 Stretches To Wake You Up and Release Stress

These four stretches will help awaken a tired body and help decrease stress in the areas that typically hold a lot of tension: the lower back, the …

Yoga

8 Essential Abs Moves to Get a Flat Belly

Exercise 1 Plank with Leg Lift<p>Get into a modified pushup position with your weight resting on your forearms and toes, elbows directly beneath your shoulders. Your body should form a straight line from your neck to your ankles. From that position, brace your core and lift one foot off the floor. You …

The No-Excuses, Anytime, Anywhere Workout

Celebrity trainer Astrid McGuire will give it to you straight. “If you can carry a 5-pound purse everyday, you can hold 5-pound weights,” she says as …

A Trainer's Take on 13 of the Most Popular Abs Exercises

<i>Updated by Melissa Rudy, 2/2/17</i><p>We often get questions about the best abdominal exercises—after all, who doesn't want to exercise their tummy muscles …

Workouts

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 …

How To Do A Plank

A plank is one of the simplest, most effective bodyweight exercises out there—if you do it right. Because while you could hold a plank for an hour (figuratively, don’t try that), it’s isn’t worth anything if your form is off. “The plank is a great exercise for strengthening your deep inner core: …

Yoga for Runners

As many of you know, <b>yoga</b> is a key part of my fitness routine. I first started doing yoga as something to help improve my running. I figured that it …

Yoga

12 Yoga Poses To Undo The Damage Of Your Desk Job

You may <i>joke</i> that your job is slowly killing you, but it might actually be true.<p>And while job-related stress seems like the main culprit when it comes to health and your career ( it can have negative health effects as far ranging as increased heart attack risk, depression or premature aging), …

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Yoga Poses You Can Do Without Leaving Your Bed

Good news for yogis and sleep enthusiasts alike: You can take your practice to bed.<p>And there is good reason to do so. The ancient practice of yoga promotes a bounty of mind and body benefits, including things like strength and flexibility, stress relief and even a sunnier disposition -- benefits …

Beat Bloat with Yoga

If holiday overindulgence has upset your digestion, beat bloat and flatten your belly with these 14 yoga poses

Pilates Mat Class using an elastic band with Amit Younger - preview

Total Body Pilates Workout with Ana Caban & Blogilates

Print the Flat Abs Pilates Workout

Easy at-home moves to slim your belly and tone your core<p>Chris Shipman<p>This at-home total-body workout, which gives your abs some extra love without damaging your bottom line. All you need is a Pilates ball. Do the following sequence two or three times a week. Starting with the first move, do eight …

Pilates Exercises That Burn Fat

Exercise 1 Roll-Back<p>Sit with your legs in front of you, knees bent. Place a Pilates ball at the base of your spine. Lean back and extend your arms out in front of you, palms facing down, and tighten your core <b>(a)</b>. Open your arms out to the side and inhale <b>(b)</b>; as you bring them back together, exhale. …

The Seal Pilates Mat Exercise

The key to Pilates rolling exercises is using the breath and the core to control the rolling and avoiding speed and momentum.<p>Get Ready<p>If you have …

Upper Body Toning Exercises With the Pilates Ring

Here we move through a set of Pilates ring exercises that tone the upper body. The Pilates ring, or magic circle, provides moderate resistance when …

Pulling in the Abdominals in Pilates

"Pull in the abs!" A little phrase that might be called a Pilates chant, yet it is so misunderstood.<p>Pulling the abdominals in is fundamental to the …

Pilates Exercises for Your Back Pain

The Pilates exercises in this set are frequently recommended to help prevent and decrease back pain, including low back pain. They strengthen core …

Pilates and Exercises for Fitness Balls

Exercise balls—also known as fitness balls, stability balls, balance balls and Swiss balls—are large inflatable balls that measure anywhere from 55 …

Pilates Side Kick Exercises for Thigh Toning

The exercises in this series are wonderful for toning and strengthening the hips and thighs and abs. They emphasize length and using the powerhouse …

4 Moves to a Flat Belly | Women's Health

Position your hands shoulder-width apart on the floor and place your shins on a stability ball. Your body should form a straight line from head to heels (a). Keeping your back flat, slowly bend your knees toward your chest (b). Pause, then return to start. That's one rep. Do 15 to 20.<p>Grab a light …

Do Pilates at Home

Exercise 1 Hug<p>Grab both handles, stand facing away from the anchor point, and step forward until there is enough tension on the band to hold you when you lean forward; raise your arms out to the sides, in line with your shoulders (not behind them). Keep your heels together, toes facing outward, and …