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Top 10 Best Ab Exercises
If you're doing crunches to work your abs, you're wasting your time. Find out about the 10 best ab exercises, including pictures and instructions.
Best Cardio Exercises
What are the best cardio exercises you can do to lose weight and get fit? Well, the best one is the one you like, but there are some activities that are more effective than others. Get the scoop on the best cardio exercises for burning calories and getting in great shape.
Losing it and Keeping it Off: A Common Sense...
Weight loss seems easy but, if it were, none of us would have a weight problem. Get the basics for how to calculate your BMR and activity calories while finding ways to change your diet for steady, lasting weight loss.
How Much Protein Do You Really Need?
How much protein do you really need to lose fat and gain muscle? Get the basic formula for how to calculate your protein needs. Page 2.
Exercise for Beginners - Setting up a Complete...
Beginner's guide to exercise, health and fitness from your About.com Exercise Guide, from your About.com Guide
Want a Better Booty? Try These Incredible Butt...
We may not see our own butts very often, but there's always somebody looking. Find out about the best butt exercises to strengthen, shape and firm your rear end.
Are You Losing Inches But Not Weight? Learn the...
If you're losing inches but you're not losing weight, you may need a new way to measure and track your weight loss. Learn why the scale isn't always your best weight loss friend.
Help! I Started Exercising but Still Can't Lose...
If you're frustrated that you've started exercising, but seem to be gaining weight instead of losing it, don't panic. You may not be doing anything wrong. There are a few things you can do to make sure you're on the right track.
Are You Lifting Enough (or Too Much) Weight?
Weight training is important for losing weight, raising your metabolism, strengthening your bones and muscles and improving your fitness. Learn the basics of how to get started with weight training.
The 10 Best Cardio Exercises You Can Do at Home?
Exercising at home is a great idea, but how do you get an effective cardio workout if you don't have much equipment? Find out the best home cardio exercises to help you get fit, burn calories and lose weight in the privacy of your own home.
Supersets: What You Should Know About This...
Learn how to set up superset strength training workouts to lose fat and gain muscles while adding intensity to your workouts.
What is the F.I.T.T. Principle?
Learn the definition and meaning of the F.I.T.T. Principle of Exercise
Target Heart Rate Calculator
Use this calculator to find your target heart rate zone and learn how to monitor exercise intensity
12 Weeks to Weight Loss: A Guide to Cardio,...
Start your free 12-week program to lose weight that includes workouts, nutritional tips and more from your About Exercise Guide.
Calories Burned Calculator - How many calories...
This Calories Burned Calculator tells you how many calories you're burning during a variety of exercises and activities.
Simple Ways to Live a Healthier Life
Living healthy isn't just about weight loss, it's about feeling good every day. You can do that with small changes, moving your body and feeding it good things, for example. Learn more about how to live a healthy lifestyle with small, simple changes.
Beginning Strength Training: It's Not as Scary...
Strength training is crucial when it comes to losing weight and changing your body, even if you're a beginner. Learn the basics of how to get started with strength training no matter what your fitness level or knowledge of exercise and lifting weights.
Quiz: Become a Personal Trainer - Do you have...
This quiz helps you learn more about what it takes to become a personal trainer.
The Real Truth About Your Fat Burning Zone
Should you work in your fat burning zone for maximum weight loss? Find out the truth about the fat burning zone
Total Body Strength for Beginners- Exercises...
Total Body Strength for Beginners from your About Exercise Guide
Cardio 101 - How Long Should You Exercise?
Learn the facts about cardio exercise, including the benefits, guidelines and how to set up an effective, complete cardio workout routine for weight loss, fitness and health.
BMR Calculator - Calculate Your Basal Metabolic...
Find our what your Basal Metabolic Rate is with this BMR Calculator.
The 10 Possible Reasons You're Not Losing Weight
10 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight: Are you having trouble losing weight? There are a number of factors that effect weight loss, many of which you can control. Learn about 10 reasons you're not losing weight and what to do about it
How Doing Cardio Can Help Your Weight Loss...
Cardio exercise is a must if your goal is weight loss. Learn how cardio helps you lose weight and get the basics for how to set up your own cardio routine for weight loss.
3 Ways to Burn More Fat with Exercise
Burn fat by learning how your body uses fat for energy. Design more efficient workouts for fat-burning and weight loss.
How to Become a Personal Fitness Trainer in 10...
Learn how to become a personal fitness trainer from your About Exercise Guide
Back Exercises- Work Your Latissimus Dorsi,...
These exercises target all the muscles of the back, including the lats, upper back and lower back.
Questions About Burning Fat With Exercise
Get answers to your questions about burning fat with exercise.
New to Exercise? How to Start a Plan for...
Learn how to get started on your exercise program from your About.com Exercise Guide
The Truth About How to Get Flat Abs
Is it possible to get flat abs? Get the facts about what it takes to get six-pack abs and finally decide if this is really the right goal for you from your About Exercise Guide.
Best Ab Workout - Work Your Abs With the Most...
This Best Ab Workout includes effective ab exercises to work your rectus abdominis, obliques and transverse abdominis.
Obesity and Exercise: What To Do When You Can't...
Learn exercises for obesity and exercise, how exercise can help obese people lose weight and get in shape.
10 Reasons it's Hard to Lose Weight
Learn 10 Reasons it's Hard to Lose Weight and how to find out if you're really committed to permanent and healthy weight loss from your About Exercise Guide.
Hips, Butt and Thighs - Challenging Exercises...
This Hips, Butt and Thigh workout will challenge the muscles in your lower body with a variety of strength training exercises.
The 11 Best Exercise and Fitness Apps for the...
Find out about the best exercise and fitness apps for iPhone and iPod Touch.
Bicep Exercises - Work Your Biceps with These...
These exercises, including biceps curls, concentration curls and more, work the biceps muscles.
Core Exercises on the Ball - Use an exercise...
These core exercises on the ball target the abs, back and help increase stability and balance from your About.com Exercise Guide
Office Workout - Exercises you can do at work
Stay fit at work by trying these office exercise for the entire body
Treadmills vs Elliptical Trainers: Which Should...
Learn the difference between treadmills and elliptical trainers so you can choose the right machine for you from your About Exercise Guide
Body Fat Calculator - Calculate Your Body Fat...
Calculate Your Body Fat: target heart rate calculator target heart rate heart rate calculator bmi calculator stephen chapman
Thinking of Working Out with Resistance Bands?...
Resistance bands are great for strengthening the body in new, dynamic ways. If you're a traveler or just need to spice up your workouts, learn how to choose and use resistance bands for challenging and effective workouts.
Exercise Quiz: What's your fitness level? ...
Take the quiz to find out fitness level and find the right resources for your needs and goals from your About Exercise Guide
Burn 100 Calories in 10 Minutes
Burn 100 calories in 10 minutes with these cardio and strength workouts from your About Exercise Guide
Cardio Interval Workouts for Beginners -...
Cardio Interval Workouts for Beginners from your Exercise Guide at About.com
Upper Body Workout - Exercise Weights Chest...
Get a basic upper body workout targeting the muscles of the chest, back, shoulders and arms from your About.com Exercise Guide
Why You Need to Stop Trying to 'Tone' Your Body
Learn what toning really means and what you need to do to lose fat and see more definition in your body
Exercises for Your Triceps
Exercises for your Triceps including extensions, presses, dips and triceps pushups
Chest, Shoulders and Triceps Workout - Strength...
This Chest, Shoulders and Triceps Workout will challenge your upper body with tough tri-sets.
Tips for Losing Weight After Having a Baby
Learn safe, healthy ways to lose weight after pregnancy and tips for fitting in exercise with your new schedule.
Bicycle Ab Exercise Video
This video shows you how to do the bicycle exercise for the abs, one of the most effective ab exercises.
5 Common Myths (and Facts) About Your Abs
How do you get flat abs? How often should you work your abs? These are just some of the questions answered, providing the facts about your abs. Get rid of the myths and strengthen your core.
Your Body Mass Index Results
Knowing your child's body mass index can help you figure out if they are overweight, underweight or if they have a healthy BMI.
Squat FAQ - Alternative to Squats
If you can't do squats because of your knees, learn how to modify or substitute exercises
Stationary Bike Workout for Beginners -...
This stationary bike workout for beginners is a great way to get started with cardio exercise
8 Ways to Get Rid of Belly Fat
If you want to get rid of belly fat, forget the ab exercises and pick up some dumbbells. Lifting weights can actually target belly fat. Learn more about how to lift weights to get rid of belly fat.
If You're Plus Size There is No Excuse to Avoid...
If you're plus size or overweight, you may be confused about how to exercise. Learn about workouts you can try for plus size people.
10-Minute Low-Impact Home Cardio Workout
Try this challenging 10-minute low impact cardio workout at home with no equipment needed
How to Gain Muscle - Part 1
If you want to gain muscle, you may have trouble fighting your genetic makeup but, there is something you can do about it.
Shoulders - Exercises for Your Shoulders
Use these exercises to strenghten your shoulders from your About.com Exercise Guide
Total Body Strength for Seniors - Exercises for...
Total Body Strength Workout for Seniors from your About Exercise Guide
Total Body Resistance Band Workout - Exercises...
Total Body Resistance Band Workout - Exercises for your body from your Exercise Guide
Total Body Stretch - Flexibility Exercises for...
This Total Body Stretch will enhance flexibility in all the muscles of the body. Perfect for after a workout.
Watch Your Alcohol Intake to Avoid Weight Gain
If alcohol is a regular part of your diet and you're trying to lose weight, being more aware of what and how much you're drinking can make a big difference.
Perceived Exertion Scale - Exercise
Find out how hard you're working with this Perceived Exertion Scale from your About.com Exercise Guide
Lift More Weights for More Muscle Calorie Burning
Lifting weights can help you lose fat, slim down and get strong...but only if you're lifting enough to challenge your body. Learn how much weight you should be lifting to lose weight. Page 2.
5 Effective (and Fun!) Low Impact Exercises
Can you burn calories and get a high intensity workout with low impact exercise? My article takes you through a variety of ideas for making the most out of your low impact workouts.
A Great Workout Move: Doing Squats with Dumbbells
Learn how to do a basic squat along with many variations to target your hips, glutes and thighs from your about exercise guide
Beginner Back and Abs-Exercise
Beginner Back & Abs Workout - from your About Exercise Guide
Cardio Blast Workout - Challenge Yourself!
Challenge yourself with this Cardio Blast Workout from your About Exercise Guide
Cardio Workouts That Burn 300 Calories in 30...
If you want to lose weight using cardio machines, you have to work for it. Check out these treadmill, elliptical trainer and cycling workouts that will help you burn 300 calories in 30 minutes.
Total Body Strength for Beginners: Level 2 -...
This Beginner Total Body Strength Workout will challenge the major muscles of the body for a simple, effective workout
Elliptical Workout for Beginners - Beginner...
This elliptical workout for beginners is a great way to get started with cardio exercise
Exercise Quiz: What's Your Fitness Personality...
What's Your Fitness Personality? This quiz helps you figure out which activities you'll enjoy the most to help you get fit
Seated Total Body Workout - Exercises You Can...
Try this seated total body workout for people who want or need to exercise from a seated position.
Total Body Workout at Home - Strength training...
Learn a full body workout you can do in about 30 minutes, from your About.com Exercise Guide
Exercise for Beginners - How to Get Started...
Beginner's guide to cardio exercise for weight loss and health from your About.com Exercise Guide
High Intensity Interval Training: Sprint...
Burn calories and raise your anaerobic threshhold with this high intensity sprint interval workout.
Get Started Here If You are Considering a...
Get the basics about weight loss, how exercise helps you lose weight and tips for getting results out of your exercise and weight loss program.
Beginner Exercise Ball Workout for Balance,...
Try this Beginner Exercise Ball Workout for Balance, Stability and Strength from your About.com Exercise Guide, from your About.com Guide
The 5 Most Effective Exercises for Weight Loss...
Including the best exercises for weight loss and fitness into your workouts can help you save time with short, effective workouts. Learn more about the five most effective exercises.
BOSU Ball Body Workout - Challenge Your...
Try this challenging total body workout for the glutes, hips, thighs, upper body, and core on the BOSU ball
What is Your Target Heart Rate Zone?
Working in your target heart rate zone is important for losing weight and getting fit. Learn about target heart rate zones and what each zone means for your cardio exercise workouts.
How to Become a Certified Personal Trainer
Learn how to become a personal trainer and certifying organizations from your About Exercise Guide. Page 2.
BMI Calculator - Are You Overweight?
Using our body mass index calculator, you can figure out if you are underweight, at a healthy weight, overweight or obese.
How to Effectively Shape Your Butt
How to firm and shape your rear with these lower body exercises from your About Exercise Guide
What to Know Before You Buy an Elliptical Trainer
Find out what you need to know about buying an elliptical trainer from your About Exercise Guide
How to Get Started Now on Your 30-Day Exercise...
Your 30-Day Quick Start Exercise Guide for Beginners starts with your first week of workouts. Get started on your exercise plan with this step by step program.
Chest Exercises
Get strength exercises that work your chest from beginner to advanced from your About.com Exercise Guide
Working Your Lower Body Muscles for Strength...
Learn how cardio can target the muscles of the butt, hips and thighs for weight loss and fitness. Page 2.
Setting the Right Goals for Weight Loss Success
If you're trying to lose weight, it's important to set reachable goals. But how do you know how much weight to lose? Learn how to set weight loss goals you can reach from your About Exercise Guide
Timesaver Total Body Dumbbell Circuit - One set...
This Total Body Dumbbell Circuit requires just one set of weights to work your entire body with just 5 exercises.
Best Butt Exercises - Exercises to Strengthen...
Learn about the best exercises for your butt.: american council on exercise perfect butt infamous fire tone muscles best exercise
30-Minute Treadmill Interval Workout - Blast...
This 30-minute interval workout on the treadmill will help you blast calories and lose weight
10 Reasons to Seek a Personal Trainer's Help
Personal trainers cost money, but are they worth the expense? What can you get out of working with a personal trainer? Learn about the reasons to hire a personal trainer to get the most out of your workouts.
3 Simple Steps for Beginner Runners
How to start a running program for beginners from About's Exercise Guide
Could My Fitness Pal be Right for You?
My Fitness Pal Calorie Counter, Diet and Exercise Journal Review
12 Lunges for the Hips, Glutes and Thighs
Learn a variety of ways to do lunges to target the glutes, hips and thighs. Variations include side lunges, elevated lunges and more.
Answers for Teens Wanting to Lose Weight in...
Learn how to exercise and eat healthy to lose weight. Page 2.
Still Confused About How Much Exercise You...
Whether your goal is to get healthy or lose weight, you know that exercise is essential. But how much exercise do you need to reach your goals? I explain the ins and outs of the exercise guidelines and how to translate them into real life exercise.
Quiz - Are You Ready to Make a Lifestyle Change?
Find out if you're ready to make lifestyle changes to lose weight and get healthy from your About.com Exercise Guide
Low Impact Workouts that Get Your Heart Pumping
The front kick with a plank is a great way to work on balance and core strength while getting the heart rate up. Get pictures and descriptions for how to do a front kick with a plank.
Walking Workout for Beginners - Get Started...
This walking workout for beginners is a great way to gets started with cardio exercise.
Best Butt Exercises
Get instructions and pictures for how to do step ups to target the large muscles of the glutes. Page 3.
The 10 Best Sports Bras for Women
Searching for the perfect sports bra? It can be a tough process, but I've got you covered. Check out my top picks for sports bras for all activities from running to yoga whether you're extra curvy or, um, not.
Seated Stretch for the Back, Shoulders and Neck
Try this short and gentle routine to stretch the muscles of the back, neck and shoulders.
Seated Upper Body Workout - Upper Body Seated...
Try this Seated : upper body workout light tension good posture resistance band medicine ball
Tabata Strength Workout - High Intensity...
Tabata Strength Workout This Tabata Strength Workout is an advanced High Intensity Interval Workout that
Beginner Kettlebell Workout - Basic Kettlebell...
Learn the basics of kettlebells with this simple, yet challenging beginner kettlebell workout.
17 Effective Cardio Workouts You Can Do at Home
Burpees are a challenging exercise that burns calories, increases intensity and works the entire body. Get pictures and descriptions of the squat thrust cardio exercise. Page 2.
Circuit Training Workout I
Circuit Training Workouts for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Exercisers from your About.com Exercise Guide
Exercise 101
Learn about the benefits, guidelines and principles of exercise or weight loss, fitness and health from your Exercise Guide at About.com
10 Simple Stretches for Office Workers
If you sit at a desk on a daily basis, these stretches can help you manage stress and tension in the neck, shoulders, back and hips. These areas are often chronically tight and stretching them regularly can help you work through the aches and pains from office work.
Top 10 Reasons You Don't Exercise and Getting...
What's your excuse for not working out? Are you too tired or too confused? Maybe you're just bored. Find out what's stopping you and how to get past it.
Go Beyond Ab Exercises to Finally Get Those...
How to get a six-pack and flatten your abs from your About Exercise Guide
Tabata Cardio Workout - High Intensity Interval...
This challenging Tabata Cardio Workout takes you through a calorie-blasting Tabata-based workout with a focus on high intensity interval training.
4 Ways to Track Your Weight Loss Progress
Do you know how to track your weight loss progress? Learn four ways to ensure that you're losing fat from your About Exercise Guide. Page 2.
Bootcamp Circuit Workout - Work Your Entire...
Challenge yourself with this Bootcamp Circuit Workout.
Boot Camp Workout - Challenge your body with...
Try this challenging Boot Camp Workout to burn calories, building endurance and increase your strength.
Exercises for your Abs
These exercises for your abs will help you build a strong core from you About.com Exercise Guide
Best Overall Heart Rate Monitors
What you need to know before you buy a heart rate monitor for weight loss, reducing body fat, increasing endurance and cardio fitness.
Find Your Target Heart Rate
Knowing your target heart rate can help you work at the right intensity for reaching your goals. These step by step instructions explain how to find your target heart rate and how to use that information for better workouts.
Squat Exercises Photo Gallery
A variety of ways to do squats for the butt, hips and thighs
Your Online Workout Center - Weight training...
Welcome to your online workout center where you'll find cardio and weight training workouts and health/exercise related articles
Your Best Chest
Learn the proper exercises for your chest from your Exercise Guide at About.com
Lower Body Stretch - Stretches for the Lower...
These lower body stretches are great for enhancing flexibility in the hips, quads, hamstrings and calves
What Not to Say to a Loved One Who Just Won't...
If you're an exerciser and your loved one isn't, you may be tempted to nag or guilt them into working out, which can backfire. Find out what not to say to someone who just won't exercise.
Careers in Exercise and Fitness
Learn about different careers in exercise and fitness from your About Exercise Guide
Upper Body Superset Workout - Tough exercises...
Try this Superset Upper Body Workout to tone the chest, back, shoulders and arms
Strength and Cardio Circuit
This Strength and Cardio Circuit offers a fast paced, effective total body workout.
Best Workouts for Weight Loss
What are the best workouts for weight loss? Their the ones that are short, efficient and very high intensity. Get the scoop on the workouts that will give you the best results.
2 Main Reasons Why You Need Cardio Exercise
Learn about cardio exercise and the benefits of cardio exercise from your About Exercise Guide
Understanding The Menopause Diet
If you're worried about gaining weight during menopause, check out my review of The Menopause Diet to find out if it's right for you
Cardio, Strength Training and Flexibility...
Find the exercise guidelines for cardio, strength training and flexibility and learn how to get started with exercise the right way, to lose weight, get fit and improve your quality of life. Page 2.
4 Week Ramp It Up Workout Program
This 4 Week Ramp It Up Workout Program builds on the previous 4 Week Jumpstart Program, adding strength training and more challenging cardio workouts. This points-based program gives you the flexibility to create your own schedule to get fit, lose weight and finally make exercise a regular part of your life.
Butt, Hip & Thigh Exercises - Exercises for...
These exercises show examples of moves targeting the butt, hips and thighs from your About.com Exercise Guide
Superset Lower Body Workout - Tough exercises...
A fast, effective Superset Workout for Your Lower Body from your Exercise Guide
Tabata Training - Definition
Tabata is an advanced, intense interval workout. Get the details about what Tabata is, how the workout is formatted and how to get started.
Best Fat Burning Exercises
While there are no magic exercises for burning fat, there are activities that can speed up the fat burning process. Find out some of the best exercises for burning more fat.
The No Weight Workout - Exercise
Don't have fancy equipment? This workout can be done with no weights at all from your About.com Exercise Guide, from your About.com Guide
Resistance Band Workout - Upper Body
This Resistance Band Workout targets the upper body including the chest, back, shoulders and arms from your About.com Exercise Guide
Beginning Exerciser
Learn how to get started with a complete exercise program to lose weight and get healthy from your About Exercise Guide
30-Minute Total Body Strength Circuit
Blast every muscle in your body in just 30 minutes with this total body strength circuit workout.
Back Exercises
The back extension is a classic exercise and perfect for strengthening and working the lower back. Get detailed instructions as well as pictures for how to do a back extension for the lower back. Page 10.
How to Identify and Overcome a Potential Over...
Know the signs of overtraining and how to beat them from your About.com Exercise Guide
Exercise for Beginners - Flexibility
The benefits of stretching; when to stretch (after working out, not before), how is the best way to stretch, and why flexibility is important
Back and Biceps Workout - Strength Training...
This Back and Biceps Workout will challenge every muscle in the back and biceps with tough supersets.
Understanding Your Maximum Heart Rate
Maximum heart rate is a number used to help calculate your target heart rate zone. Get the basic definition of maximum heart rate (MHR)
Why You Should Think About Tabata Training
Tabata is one way to incorporate high intensity interval training into your cardio routine for a very challenging and effective workout. Find out the basics about what Tabata training is and how you can create your own Tabata workouts.
10-Minute Body Weight Circuit Workout
No equipment? No problem. Try this 10-Minute Body Weight Circuit Workout with challenging body weight exercises.
Exercise Books
There are tons of exercise books out there...how do you choose? If you're looking for books that cover every aspect of exercise and fitness, from cardio to strength training, you'll like these books. They include pictures and easy-to-follow info without a lot of jargon. Whether you're a professional athlete or a beginner, you'll find the perfect book to meet your exercise needs.

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