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The Truth About How to Lose Belly Fat

The Truth About How to Lose Belly Fat

You’ve tried them all in your pursuit of flat abs: crunches, reverse crunches, planks, bicycles and even the ab roller. After all, it seems logical. To increase muscular definition and lose fat, you should workout your stomach muscles more. But will that really lead to a trim belly? RELATED: 7 Surprising Ways You’re Sabotaging Your […]

5 Stability Ball Exercises That Work More Than Your Abs

5 Stability Ball Exercises That Work More Than Your Abs

If you equate stability balls with core work only, you’re selling them (and your fitness results) short. Adding stability ball exercises to your workout is a great, simple way to increase the difficulty of your favorite moves. Using just this tool, you can challenge both your upper and lower body in new, creative ways, explains trainer […]

The 9 Most Common Trainer Cues, Decoded

The 9 Most Common Trainer Cues, Decoded

Square your hips. Tuck your tailbone. Zip your navel to your spine. Listening to your trainer is much like playing a game of “Simon Says.” But if you’re new to exercise or trying a workout for the first time, it’s not uncommon to get tangled up in a trainer’s cues. Pete McCall, CSCS, ACE-certified personal […]

6 Core Exercises to Ease Lower Back Pain

6 Core Exercises to Ease Lower Back Pain

When most of us think about exercising with lower back pain, we think about workarounds. As in, “is that squat going to hurt? And what variations can I sub in to prevent a flare-up?” But, according to new research, we should actually be asking, “what can I do to strengthen my core?” After all — […]

How to Get Toned Arms With 6 Easy Exercises

How to Get Toned Arms With 6 Easy Exercises

Want to live every day like it’s #FlexFriday? Of course you do! But it can be frustrating to crank out endless bicep curls or tricep dips without seeing results. Believe it or not, getting the leaned, toned arms you’ve been longing for isn’t impossible — as long as you ditch those static movements and vary up […]

6 Plyometrics Exercises for a Better Workout in Less Time

6 Plyometrics Exercises for a Better Workout in Less Time

Plyometrics — or high-intensity exercises that stretch and then quickly shorten your muscles (think jump squats or plyo push-ups) — are already known for their quick calorie-blasting, body-toning results. “The technique was originally designed to develop explosive speed and power in Olympic athletes, but the benefits extend out to the average Joe and Jane in […]

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