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The 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.
The 10 Best Cardio Exercises for Weight Loss...
What are the best cardio workouts you can do to lose weight and get fit? Well, the best one is the one you like, but there are some workouts that are more effective than others. Check out my list of most effective cardio workouts, from treadmill interval training to low impact cardio circuit.
What Is the FITT Principle?
The F.I.T.T. Principle of Exercise is the basic foundation of any workout routine and each element can be manipulated to help you get fit, lose weight and bust through plateaus. Learn all about the FITT Principle.
This workout includes the best exercises to...
Want to work the back of your arms? This workout includes the best and most effective exercises for your triceps.
Quiz: Become a Personal Trainer - Do you have...
This quiz helps you learn more about what it takes to become a personal trainer.
Lose Weight and Keep 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.
Losing Inches But Not Weight? Focus on Fat Loss...
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.
8 Ways to Get Rid of Belly Fat
Diet and exercise can help you reduce belly fat more than dieting or exercising alone. Learn how you can change your diet and add exercise to reduce abdominal fat.
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.
A killer metabolic conditioning workout for...
This advanced 10-minute metabolic conditioning workout will blast your metabolism, burn calories and push you out of your comfort zone with killer, total body moves.
Back Exercises- Work Your Latissimus Dorsi,...
These exercises target all the muscles of the back, including the lats, upper back and lower back.
How Exercise Can Make You Gain Weight
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.
The Workout That Only Needs a Staircase
Whether you're at work or at home, if you have a staircase, you can get a great total body workout with no other equipment needed. Try this staircase circuit workout.
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
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.
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.
14 Exercises to Strengthen Your Back and Core
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.
The Best Exercises for Your Butt
We may not see our own butts very often, but there's always somebody looking, right? Might as well make it look as firm and shapely as you can with these butt exercises.
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
Target Heart Rate Calculator
Use this calculator to find your target heart rate zone and learn how to monitor exercise intensity
This Is How Women in Menopause Should Exercise
If you're a woman experiencing the thrilling symptoms of menopause, you may have noticed you've gotten a little fluffier around the middle. This is normal and it happens to all of us, but that doesn't make it fair. Learn how you can use exercise to lose that menopause weight gain.
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.
The 5 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 the 5 best exercises to help you burn fat and calories.
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 Real Reason You're Not Motivated to Exercise
Are you motivated to exercise or do you avoid it like the plague? If you don't exercise, it may be because of the sedentary lifestyle we're all living. Learn how to get past the mental roadblocks that stop you from exercising.
Total Body Strength for Beginners- Exercises...
Total Body Strength for Beginners from your About Exercise Guide
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.
How to Get Started with Weight Training
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.
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.
3 Ways to Burn More Fat With Exercise
What's the best way to burn fat? Your first step is understanding how your body uses fat for energy and how you can design more efficient workouts for fat-burning and weight loss.
Obesity and Exercise: What To Do When You Can't...
Being overweight or obese can make some exercises tough and others impossible. Learn some of the issues you face at typical health clubs and what you can do to work you body without these obstacles in your path.
Do You Feel Too Overweight to Exercise? You're...
If you're plus size or overweight, you may be confused or even intimidated about how to exercise. If you're overweight, you have special concerns and you want a safe way to workout without feeling self-conscious. Find out about workouts you can try for plus size people.
This Home Circuit Workout Will Help You Burn...
If you've got 10 minutes, you can get a great workout right in your living room with this 10-Minute Home Circuit Workout. Burn more calories in less time.
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.
Can We Really 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.
Exercise for Beginners: How to Get Started With...
Beginner's guide to cardio exercise for weight loss and health from your About.com Exercise Guide
How to Become a Personal Trainer in 10 Easy Steps
Thinking about becoming a personal trainer? It's not an easy job to do and it takes some work to get started. Get the bare bones about the steps you need take to become a personal trainer.
The Complete Beginner's Guide to Getting Stronger
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.
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.
The Right Way to Take Your Body Measurements
If you're tracking your weight loss progress, learn the proper way to measure your thigh to find out if you're losing inches and fat. Page 6.
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.
How to Deal With the Pressure to Lose Weight
We all feel the pressure to lose weight, but that pressure doesn't always motivate you in the right direction. In fact, it can make things worse. Learn how to deal with the pressure to lose weight.
Ab Exercises - Step by Step Ab Exercises Part 2
Side Bends with a Medicine Ball are great for working the abs, back and core from a standing position. Get pictures and instructions for how to do a side bend with a medicine ball.
The Real Truth About Your Fat Burning Zone
Should you work in your fat burning zone for maximum weight loss? Not necessarily! Find out the truth about the fat burning zone
A Great Workout Move: Doing Squats with Dumbbells
How to do a squat with dumbbells for the glutes, hips and thighs from your About Exercise Guide. Page 3.
12 Weeks to Weight Loss: Your Free Workout...
Start your free 12-week program to lose weight. You'll get workouts, nutritional tips and the motivation to keep going. Get started today.
Total Body Dumbbell Workout
If you want to lift weights, but don't know where to start, now you do. This total body dumbbell workout is perfect for beginners or anyone who's been on a break.
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
How to Lift Weights With Arthritis In Your Hands
If you have arthritis of the hands, you may have trouble gripping weights during strength training workouts. Learn how you can work around the pain of arthritis of the hands and get a great strength training workout.
The 8 Most Effective Triceps Exercises
There are a variety of exercises that work your triceps, but which ones are the most effective? Get pictures and detailed descriptions for the most effective triceps exercises.
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
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.
BMR Calculator - Calculate Your Basal Metabolic...
Find our what your Basal Metabolic Rate is with this BMR Calculator.
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.
Here's How to Choose the Right 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.
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.
10 Questions to Ask Before You Skip That Workout
Before you skip your workout, ask yourself these 10 questions to find the motivation to stick to your exercise schedule.
30-60-90 - Mixed Cardio Interval Workout With...
Burn calories and raise your anaerobic threshhold with this 30-60-90 mixed interval workout.
2 Main Reasons Why You Need Cardio Exercise
Learn about cardio exercise and the benefits of cardio exercise from your About Exercise Guide
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
19 Effective Cardio Exercises You Can Do at Home
Mountain climbers are a great way to burn calories, get the heart rate up and add intensity to your cardio workouts. Get pictures and descriptions of mountain climbers cardio exercise.
Cardio Interval Workouts for Beginners -...
Cardio Interval Workouts for Beginners from your Exercise Guide at About.com
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
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.
How Can I Get Rid of the Fat Around My Abs?
Learn how to lose fat over the abs and get rid of the spare tire or the lower belly pooch from your About Exercise Guide
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.
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.
How to Get Started Now on Your 30-Day Exercise...
Want to lose weight and don't know where to start? I've got your back with this 30-Day Quick Start Exercise Guide for Beginners.
Stationary Bike Workout for Beginners -...
This stationary bike workout for beginners is a great way to get started with cardio exercise
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.
All the Ways to Monitor Your Exercise Intensity
When it comes to exercise, how hard you work can make a big difference in how many calories you burn and your ability to build stamina and endurance.
Oblique Crunches - Exercise Abs Love handles...
Top ten tips for exercise and fitness 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
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
How to Gain Muscle Through Weight Training
If you want to gain muscle, you may have trouble fighting your genetic makeup but, there is something you can do about it.
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.
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.
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.
How Long Can an Exercise Break Last Before...
Taking a break from exercise can help your body rest, recover and rebuild. It can also give your mind a break from the usual routine. Learn about taking a break from exercise and how to avoid losing muscle and endurance.
What Is the Karvonen Formula?
Learn all about the Karvonen Formula to figure out your heart rate from your About Exercise Guide
Spot Reduction - The Myth That Wouldn't Die
Are you still trying to get flat abs with crunches or thin thighs with leg lifts? Stop wasting your time! It's time to debunk the spot reduction myth for once and for all.
Top 10 Reasons You Don't Exercise (and How to...
What's your excuse for not working out? Find solutions to your exercise problems.
Elliptical Workout for Beginners - Beginner...
This elliptical workout for beginners is a great way to get started with cardio exercise
The 6 Best Butt Exercises
Want to know the best exercises to target the butt (gluteus maximus, medius and minimus)? Check out this step-by-step journey through the most effective butt exercises from your About Exercise Guide.
12 Great Hamstring Exercises
Learn a variation of deadlifts, the One-Legged Deadlift, to target the glutes and hamstrings in a whole new way.
What Is Cardiovascular Fitness?
Get the definition for cardiovascular fitness.
Total Body Strength for Seniors - Exercises for...
Total Body Strength Workout for Seniors from your About Exercise Guide
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
Why Stretching Before Exercising Is So Important
The benefits of stretching; when to stretch (after working out, not before), how is the best way to stretch, and why flexibility is important
Perceived Exertion Scale - Exercise
Find out how hard you're working with this Perceived Exertion Scale from your About.com Exercise Guide
What Is High Intensity Interval Training
HIIT or High Intensity Interval Training is a great way to burn more calories, improve performance and teach your body how to burn more fat. Learn more in this definition of high intensity interval training.
Glute, Hip and Thigh Exercises
Leg lifts work the outer thighs and the glutes. Get detailed pictures and descriptions for how to do standing leg lifts.
The Many Career Options in the Exercise and...
Learn about different careers in exercise and fitness from your About Exercise Guide
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
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
What Is Muscular Strength?
Strength is an important measure of fitness progress. Learn the definition of strength and how to increase your strength with exercise.
The Importance of Strengthening Your Core Muscles
We talk about core strength, but what does it mean and how do you get it? Learn everything you need to know about your core and how to get strong and fit.
Why Lifting Heavy Is the Key to Weight Loss
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.
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.
3 Simple Steps for Beginner Runners
Want to start running? It's tempting to go out for a long run your first time out, but you'll find it's much better to start slowly and ease into running. Learn how to get started.
Full Body Workout at Home - Exercise
Learn a full body workout you can do in about 30 minutes, from your About.com Exercise Guide
10 Effective Triceps Exercises
Work the triceps with modified dips to strengthen and tone the back of the arms. Get detailed instructions for how to do a modified dip for the triceps.
Seated Upper Body Workout - Upper Body Seated...
Try this Seated : upper body workout light tension good posture resistance band medicine ball
10 Minute Low-Impact Home Cardio Workout
This low impact, high intensity workouts is only 10 minutes long, but don't be fooled. It will get your heart rate up and help you burn more calories, no equipment needed.
Chest, Shoulders and Triceps Workout - Strength...
This Chest, Shoulders and Triceps Workout will challenge your upper body with tough tri-sets.
Finding Your Target Heart Rate Zones
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.
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)
Here's What You Need to Know Before Buying a...
What you need to know before you buy a treadmill, from your About.com Exercise Guide
Total Body Resistance Band Workout - Exercises...
Total Body Resistance Band Workout - Exercises for your body from your Exercise Guide
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.
How to Strengthen Your Heart Through Exercise
Being sedentary is a major risk for heart disease, but you don't need much exercise to make your heart stronger. Learn what exercise can do to make your heart strong and healthy.
Beginner Kettlebell Workout - Basic Kettlebell...
Learn the basics of kettlebells with this simple, yet challenging beginner kettlebell workout.
Seated Stretch for the Back, Shoulders and Neck
Try this short and gentle routine to stretch the muscles of the back, neck and shoulders.
The Dos, Don'ts, and Variations for Lunges
If lunges cause knee pain, these modifications may help you keep lunges in your routine and build strength in the lower body.
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.
10 Chest Exercises to Build Strength
Get pictures and descriptions of how to do a dumbbell chest fly for the chest from your About Exercise Guide.
9 Steps to a Perfect Abdominal Crunch
Exercise Your Abs - Learn the proper way to perform an abdominal crunch and make your workout more effective. Exercise Your Abs!
Beginner Back and Abs-Exercise
Beginner Back & Abs Workout - from your About Exercise Guide
Jump Rope Circuit Workout - Challenge Your Body...
This Jump Rope Circuit Workout is designed to challenge your entire body with both cardio and strength training exercises.
High Intensity Interval Training: Sprint...
Burn calories and raise your anaerobic threshhold with this high intensity sprint interval workout.
Bootcamp Circuit Workout - Work Your Entire...
Challenge yourself with this Bootcamp Circuit Workout.
Is My Fitness Pal Right for You?
My Fitness Pal Calorie Counter, Diet and Exercise Journal Review
Overload
Learn the definition of overload, one of the principles of strength training which keeps you challenged and seeing weight loss and fitness results.
HIIT 40-20 Menopause Cardio Workout
This challenging HIIT workout is perfect if you're trying to work off those stubborn menopause pounds.
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
Your Best Shoulders - Strength Exercises for...
Use these exercises to strenghten your shoulders from your About.com Exercise Guide
11 Great Exercises for Your Back
Reverse flies target the muscles of the upper back, helping you improve your posture while building strength. Get pictures and detailed instructions for how to do a reverse fly for the upper back. Page 3.
5 Dumb Things We Do When We're Trying to Lose...
Are you unwittingly sabotaging your efforts to lose weight? Learn about some of the dumb things we do when we're trying to lose weight and how to stop doing them.
The Importance of Doing Cardio Before Your...
Should you do cardio before strength training or after? If your goal is to lose weight, you can maximize your calorie burn by doing cardio first. Learn why cardio before strength training can help you burn more calories.
Squat FAQ - Alternative to Squats
If you can't do squats because of your knees, learn how to modify or substitute exercises
Cardio Blast Workout - Challenge Yourself!
Challenge yourself with this Cardio Blast Workout from your About Exercise Guide
Exercises for Your Triceps
Exercises for your Triceps including extensions, presses, dips and triceps pushups
The 5 Most Effective Exercises for Weight Loss...
There are tons of great strength training exercises out there, but there are a few that should be a staple in any strength program. Learn about the 5 best exercises for total body strength, fitness and weight loss.
5 Reasons You Regain Weight
If you've ever regained weight after weight loss, you're not alone. What causes us to regain the weight? Find out 5 reasons for weight regain.
Total Stretch with Resistance Bands
This Total Stretch with Resistance Bands helps you improve flexibility with support from the resistance band from your About Exercise Guide
A Beginner's Guide to Exercise
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.
Everything you need to know about MetCon
You may hear the phrase metabolic conditioning to describe a number of high intensity interval-type workouts. Find out what metabolic conditioning means and if you should try it.
6 Weeks to Fitness: A Guide for Absolute...
If you're ready to get started with exercise, this program is for you. This 6 Weeks to Fitness for Absolute Beginners is perfect for starting with a basic cardio, strength and flexibility program.
Lower Body Stretch - Stretches for the Lower...
These lower body stretches are great for enhancing flexibility in the hips, quads, hamstrings and calves
Is it Safe to Exercise When You're Sore?
Soreness is often part of any exercise routine, but should you exercise when you're sore? Find out what you need to know about exercising when you're sore.
How to Effectively Shape Your Butt
How to firm and shape your rear with these lower body exercises from your About Exercise Guide
Total Body Resistance Band Workout - Beginners
This Total Body Resistance Band Workout is great for beginners from your About.com Exercise Guide
Top Music Players for Gym-Goers
Check out my favorite Music Players & Accessories for Gym-Goers from your About Exercise Guide
Why All the Hype Over Tabata Training?
Tabata is an advanced, intense interval workout. Get the details about what Tabata is, how the workout is formatted and how to get started.

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