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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.
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.
Lose It and Keep It Off: A Common Sense Guide...
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Target Heart Rate Calculator
Use this calculator to find your target heart rate zone and learn how to monitor exercise intensity
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
10 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.
What Is the FITT Principle?
Learn the definition and meaning of the F.I.T.T. Principle of Exercise
Total Body Strength for Beginners- Exercises...
Total Body Strength for Beginners from your About Exercise Guide
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.
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 Become a Personal Fitness Trainer in 10...
Learn how to become a personal fitness trainer from your About.com Exercise Expert.
BMR Calculator - Calculate Your Basal Metabolic...
Find our what your Basal Metabolic Rate is with this BMR Calculator.
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.
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.
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.
Back Exercises- Work Your Latissimus Dorsi,...
These exercises target all the muscles of the back, including the lats, upper back and lower back.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top 6 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.
New to Exercise? How to Start a Plan for...
Learn how to get started on your exercise program from your About.com 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.
10-Minute Low-Impact Home Cardio Workout
Try this challenging 10-minute low impact cardio workout at home with no equipment needed
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.
The 11 Best Exercise and Fitness Apps for the...
Find out about the best exercise and fitness apps for iPhone and iPod Touch.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
5 Secret Weapons for Weight Loss
Learn about secret ways your body burns extra calories, like non-exercise activity thermogenesis and how to maximize your calorie-burn for weight loss.
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
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.
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.
Body Fat Quiz
Take the Body Fat Quiz to find out how much you really know about losing fat from your About Exercise Guide
Bicep Exercises - Work Your Biceps with These...
These exercises, including biceps curls, concentration curls and more, work the biceps muscles.
Cardio Interval Workouts for Beginners -...
Cardio Interval Workouts for Beginners from your Exercise Guide at About.com
Exercises for Your Triceps
Exercises for your Triceps including extensions, presses, dips and triceps pushups
Burn 100 Calories in 10 Minutes
Burn 100 calories in 10 minutes with these cardio and strength workouts from your About Exercise Guide
Exercise Tips to Keep You Motivated
If you struggle with consistent exercise, the right exercise tips and reminders can keep you motivated to stay on track. Check out these exercise tips and reminders to keep you going.
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
Office Workout - Exercises you can do at work
Stay fit at work by trying these office exercise for the entire body
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.
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.
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.
Body Fat Calculator - Calculate Your Body Fat...
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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
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.
Chest, Shoulders and Triceps Workout - Strength...
This Chest, Shoulders and Triceps Workout will challenge your upper body with tough tri-sets.
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.
Stationary Bike Workout for Beginners -...
This stationary bike workout for beginners is a great way to get started with cardio exercise
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.
How Long Can an Exercise Break Last Before...
Taking a break from exercise can help your body rest, recovery 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.
17 Effective Cardio Workouts 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.
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.
Is There Any Way to Get Rid of Loose Skin After...
Find out about loose skin after losing weight.
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.
Elliptical Workout for Beginners - Beginner...
This elliptical workout for beginners is a great way to get started with cardio exercise
Cardio Blast Workout - Challenge Yourself!
Challenge yourself with this Cardio Blast Workout from your About Exercise Guide
High Intensity Interval Training: Sprint...
Burn calories and raise your anaerobic threshhold with this high intensity sprint interval workout.
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
Squat FAQ - Alternative to Squats
If you can't do squats because of your knees, learn how to modify or substitute exercises
3 Simple Steps for Beginner Runners
How to start a running program for beginners from About's 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
10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Skip...
Before you skip your workout, ask yourself these 10 questions to find the motivation to stick to your exercise schedule.
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
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.
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.
How to Become a Certified Personal Trainer
Learn how to become a personal trainer and certifying organizations from your About Exercise Guide. Page 2.
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
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
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.
Healthy Weight Loss Options for Teens
Learn how to exercise and eat healthy to lose weight. Page 2.
Perceived Exertion Scale - Exercise
Find out how hard you're working with this Perceived Exertion Scale from your About.com Exercise Guide
Shoulders - Exercises for Your Shoulders
Use these exercises to strenghten your shoulders from your About.com 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
Bicycle Ab Exercise Video
This video shows you how to do the bicycle exercise for the abs, one of the most effective ab exercises.
Beginner Back and Abs-Exercise
Beginner Back & Abs Workout - from your About 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.
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
The Many Career Options in the Exercise and...
Learn about different careers in exercise and fitness from your About Exercise Guide
Walking Workout for Beginners - Get Started...
This walking workout for beginners is a great way to gets started with cardio exercise.
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.
Seated Stretch for the Back, Shoulders and Neck
Try this short and gentle routine to stretch the muscles of the back, neck and shoulders.
2 Main Reasons Why You Need Cardio Exercise
Learn about cardio exercise and the benefits of cardio exercise from your About Exercise 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
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
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.
What Is the Insanity Workout?
The Insanity Workout series, by the makers of P90X, tests every cardio limit you have with 10 high intensity and self-described insane workouts. Get the details in this review of the Insanity 60-Day Total Body Workout program.
30-Minute Treadmill Interval Workout - Blast...
This 30-minute interval workout on the treadmill will help you blast calories and lose weight
Use This 30-Day Quick Start Exercise Guide to...
This 30-Day Quick Start Exercise Guide for Beginners offers step by step instructions for how to get started with a basic exercise program.
Is My Fitness Pal Right for You?
My Fitness Pal Calorie Counter, Diet and Exercise Journal Review
6 Strength Training Myths Debunked
To get an effective strength workout, should you be sore after every workout? How do you know if you're working hard enough. Learn the truth about muscle soreness from your About.com Guide to Exercise. Page 4.
How to Effectively Shape Your Butt
How to firm and shape your rear with these lower body exercises from your About Exercise Guide
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
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.
Top 10 Reasons You Don't Exercise (and How to...
What's your excuse for not working out? Find solutions to your exercise problems.
How to Tell If Your Heart Rate is Normal
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.
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.
Chest Exercises
Get strength exercises that work your chest from beginner to advanced from your About.com Exercise Guide
Get in Shape by Following Our 30-Day Fitness...
Day 1: This 30-day fitness challenge will help make healthy choices every day with a variety of challenges that focus on exercise, being active and reducing stress. Welcome to Day 1 of your 30-Day Fitness Challenge.
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.
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.
Beginner Kettlebell Workout - Basic Kettlebell...
Learn the basics of kettlebells with this simple, yet challenging beginner kettlebell workout.
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
Should Cardio and Strength Workouts Be Done...
Should you do cardio and strength training workouts together or separately? Which one should you do first if you do them together? Get the answers to these questions from your About Exercise Guide
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
Bootcamp Circuit Workout - Work Your Entire...
Challenge yourself with this Bootcamp Circuit Workout.
Squat Exercises Photo Gallery
A variety of ways to do squats for the butt, hips and thighs
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.
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.
Developing a Cardio Workout Program for Weight...
Build a well-rounded and effective cardio workout routine for weight loss with these detailed instructions and examples.
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.
What do do if you're not losing weight
If you're not losing weight, your first step is to rule out any medical conditions or medications that could be contributing to your weight problems. Find out more about common conditions and medications that can cause weight gain.
Seated Upper Body Workout - Upper Body Seated...
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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.
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.
Getting a Six-Pack Takes More Than Just Ab...
How to get a six-pack and flatten your abs 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.
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.
How to Overcome Weight Loss Plateaus
Understand why your body plateaus and how to keep seeing results from your About.com Exercise Guide
Boot Camp Workout - Challenge your body with...
Try this challenging Boot Camp Workout to burn calories, building endurance and increase your strength.
Tabata Strength Workout - High Intensity...
Tabata Strength Workout This Tabata Strength Workout is an advanced High Intensity Interval Workout that
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
Upper Body Superset Workout - Tough exercises...
Try this Superset Upper Body Workout to tone the chest, back, shoulders and arms
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
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.
Circuit Training Workout I
Circuit Training Workouts for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Exercisers from your About.com Exercise Guide
Butt, Hip & Thigh Exercises - Exercises for...
These exercises show examples of moves targeting the butt, hips and thighs from your About.com Exercise Guide
Safe Ways for Teens to Exercise
What kinds of exercises should teenagers do to stay active? From your Exercise Expert at About.com.
Upper Body Strength Workout - Upper body...
This challenging upper-body workout targets the chest, shoulders, back and arms from your About.com Exercise Guide.
Best Butt Exercises - Exercises to Strengthen...
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