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The Definitive 10-Step Guide to Building a Do-Anything Core

Working on core strength isn’t a matter of vanity—an effort to turn a dad-bod midsection into a six-pack. (Though it can help.) It’s more of a commitment to kick ass in everything you do.<p>“Core exercises build a foundation of strength for more sport-specific movements,” says Scott Johnston, a …

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The 20-minute Functional Abs Workout for Busy Guys

The phrase “core training” has evolved over the last 15 years to become an umbrella phrase encompassing most any abs workout that targets the …

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The Only 2 Core Exercises You Really Need

When it comes to strengthening your abs, keeping it simple is key. These core exercises are classic for a reason.<p>Two exercises keep proving to be …

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6 Easy Exercises to Strengthen Your Core

The Routine<p>Okay, perhaps you’re enough of a realist to know that you’ll never have a six-pack. But exercising your core is still important: Strong …

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Sculpt Strong, Sexy Abs Without a Single Crunch

Crunches are awesome, said no one ever. Not only are they downright boring, but there are also more effective moves that will help you get the abs you desire. Think beyond the basic crunch and opt for exercises that work multiple areas instead. With that said, taking a full approach vs. targeting a …

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The Best Exercise for Ripped Abs

Ignore those gimmicky ab workout devices you see on late-night television. To get a ripped torso and a shredded six pack, you need to combine two …

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Torch Fat and Build Muscle With the Tabata Workout — It's Only 20 Minutes

Nothing beats the Tabata protocol for making the most out of a short workout. It's a quick, effective, and highly structured form of interval training, and we use it in this workout to help burn calories and build muscle — in just 20 minutes. In each four-minute Tabata round, we mix two …

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If You Want to Get Rid of Fat, You've Got to Do These Exercises

There isn't one best way to lose fat, but we do know that lifting heavy weights and doing compound exercises (where multiple muscle groups are working at once) are great ways to burn fat and build muscle. If your goal is to lean out and get rid of stubborn fat, implement these 15 exercises into …

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Tip: The Forgotten Grip Strength Builder

Go lighter for more gains? Yes. Work your way up to doing this exercise for 5 minutes straight for big forearms and a monster grip.<p>Not progressing …

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Are There Exercises to Help You Get a Bigger Butt and a Smaller Waist?

Big booties are all the rage these days, and slimming down your waist can make your tush look even bigger. By training your glutes, you can shape …

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If You Hate Cardio, This Trainer's Quick Ab Workout Is Just For You

Cardio that targets your abs? Yes, please. Fitness influencer and trainer Stefanie Williams posted a quick workout that only requires a bench. Her three moves are guaranteed to fire up your core, but they'll also work your entire body in the process. And if you're not a fan of straight-up cardio …

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The Best Kettlebell Exercises For All Levels Of Gym-Goer

There’s no one type of weight that’s better than all the others, but it is fair to say that the kettlebell is the most under-appreciated member of …

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5 kettlebell moves for a seriously strong core

You <i>might</i> be sick of trainers telling you how important core strength is…but they can’t stop because it really is incredibly crucial, says Kettlebell …

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Using HIIT For Lifting May Be Even Better For Your Gains

Researchers found that using HIIT in resistance training could be the key to supercharging your strength gains.<p>Most of us associate high-intensity interval training, or HIIT, with the ultimate cardio shortcut.<p>The short bouts of maximal intensity lead to a serious fat burn, and give people who hate …

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Ditch the Crunches and Do This Game-Changing, 4-Move Workout For Sexy Abs

Tired of doing crunches every time you want to target your abs? Switch up your routine with this game-changing, tummy-toning, seven-minute ab workout. Do it at home or in the gym, but no matter where you do it — you're bound to have sexier abs.<p>Do each move for 45 seconds followed by one minute of …

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All the Epic Benefits You Get from Doing the Kettlebell Swing

It's the sneakiest total-body strength and cardio exercise ever. Once you get hooked, you're going to be loyal to it for life.<p>All hail the kettlebell …

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5+ Benefits of Squatting and How to Prepare

When you squat, with your heels firmly on the ground and your back nice and straight, you will feel your hamstrings, quads, achilles tendons, lower …

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Grab Your Dumbbells For This Trainer's Quick (but Killer) Legs and Butt Workout

There's nothing we love more than a killer booty workout that's quick yet efficient. Fitness blogger and trainer Stefanie Williams blessed Instagram with a simple home workout that fires up the lower body with just two dumbbells and three moves. The sequence combines strength training with some …

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Lift and Plump That Booty With These 21 Dumbbell Butt Exercises

While heavy lifting is great for booty gains, don't underestimate the power of a pair of dumbbells! Add these butt-busting moves to your workout routine and you'll be sore as hell tomorrow. But you love that feeling, because even though you'll walk down the stairs funny and you may need a little …

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Chris Hemsworth's THORough Training Regime Will Make You Sweat

Not everybody has the body to play the Norse god of thunder, but Aussie hottie Chris Hemsworth looks like he was born to be Thor. It takes some serious strength to wield the alpha god's almighty hammer, and Chris certainly has the biceps (and triceps, and quadriceps, and gluteus) to handle the job …

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You don’t need HIIT to get fit. Try this instead.

Sometimes it seems that all I hear about is the magic of high-intensity interval training (HITT). This protocol alternates short periods of intense exercise with longer periods of moderate recovery periods (think sprinting 30 seconds, then walking or jogging at an easy pace for one minute, and …

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9 Running Tips for People Who Want to Become Runners

Ready to chase your weekend warrior dreams, but aren't sure where to start? Two running coaches help de-mystify the process.<p>Spring marks the time of year when every single person you follow on Instagram seems to be posting a perfectly-framed post-marathon photo, wearing a suspiciously perky smile …

Exactly How Many Reps and Sets You Need to Do to Build Muscle and Get Strong

Starting out on a weightlifting workout plan can get confusing and overwhelming: Exactly how much weight should I be lifting? How many reps should I do? How many sets? And what should be the rest time in between?<p>Fortunately, personal trainer Max Weber, NASM, ACE, set the record straight with an …

Why Triceps Push-Ups Are So Hard (But So Worth It)

If you can barely do one, you're probably doing it right.<p>You might be able to bang out a few (or a dozen!) solid standard push-ups—but as soon as you …

The 20 Best Glutes Exercises of All Time

We’re in the midst of a glutes renaissance. Thanks to Instagram, the increased focus on functional fitness, and/or Jennifer Lopez, men and women are …

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The Zero-Equipment Ab Workout Carrie Underwood's Trainer Swears By

Warmer weather on the horizon means fewer layers and more excuses to show off your summer body. To work toward your health goals, you'll want to take …

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Health Tips for a Flat Stomach & Bigger Butt

If you're striving for an hourglass figure with a small waist and sizable assets, you'll have to attack your workout routine with a vengeance. Not …

This is the best exercise to help prevent back pain, says expert

And you can do it at home.<p>Back pain could be prevented by one workout that you can do at home, according to a medical expert...<p>GP and <i>Embarrassing</i> …

The 10-Minute Abs Workout Tone It Up's Karena and Katrina Swear By

The dynamic duo of Tone It Up is here with a beach-friendly abs workout.<p>1. Mermaid Crunches<p>A<p><b>A.</b><p>Lie on your left side with left elbow on the ground, …

The Simple 7 Warm-Up

Get Fired Up, Loosened Up, and Ready to Lift<p>The purpose of a warm-up is to prepare your body for work, perform better, and reduce the risk of injury. …