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Climbing the Mountain Without Ever Leaving the Gym

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In preparation for the PowHER Workout we're planning this weekend in Kansas City, I've been hitting the weight room with a strength trainer. Because, while I do a lot of different workouts throughout a typical week and always get some body-weight exercises in there, I rarely use actual weights …
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3-Minute Full-Body Workout


Sick of bootcamp sessions where the trainer yells at you like you're a total peon who doesn't even deserve to be at the gym? Yeah, we think you deserve more than that, too (unless that really motivates you, in which case, hey, knock yourself out!). Which is why we wanted to share this super quick …
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Hanging With the Boys

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My husband offers boot camps in the park twice a week and occasionally I will go with him to cheer for and encourage folks. I've written about the benefits of such behaviors before, and it still stands as truth in my book. I'm inspired and encouraged by those who attend. Each time I learn something …
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Workout I Did: Light-Medium-Heavy


It's easy to get stuck in a rut with workouts, even without you realizing it! You go to do your usual moves and grab the same weight of dumbbells. You go to swing the kettlebells and you pick up your usual one. You decide to do some box jumps, and pick the same box height every time. You set off to …
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Review: Bob Harper’s The Skinny Rules Workout DVD Set


Oh, Bob. It's been too long. Far, far too long. And now that you're returning to our television screens for what looks to be an amazing 15th season of The Biggest Loser, we thought: What better time to review your newest The Skinny Rules Workout DVDs than now, in anticipation of you being a part of …
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Fitness Karma: The Unexpected Benefit to Helping Others Get Healthy


For the past few months, I've been helping my husband Mark out with his boot camps. I first started tagging along because traffic in Los Angeles is horrendous, and he'd never make it to his designated spots without a passenger. (Gotta love that carpool lane!) But something changed after the first …
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Workout I Did: He’ll Take You to the Sweaty Shop (50 Cent Ain’t Got Nothing on Him)


25, 20, 15, 10. If you are --- or are thinking about becoming --- one of Mark's BFS boot-campers, then you should really get comfortable with these numbers! Mark (my fiance) LOVES to run these circuits with his crews. I swear I curse him while doing them, but the workouts are great if you're …
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How I Learned to Love Burpees (Seriously)


Is there a single exercise more dreaded that the burpee? I think not. Any time it shows up in a workout at my gym, you'll hear a collective GROAN. And a: "Ah, man. Burpees? I hate burpees!" (Which is part of the reason why this shirt really cracks me up.) And, I used to be in that groaning crowd. …
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Workout I Did: Saving the Best (and Craziest) For Last With the Leg Love Workout

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I just finished my last week of the six-week program Mark created for me, and I am STILL sore three days later! Don't know if you tried the last workout I shared. In it, my calves were singing days later. And for this final workout from my six-week program, your upper leg muscles will doing all the …
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Twin Time: Double the Workout, Double the Fun?

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I have NO idea what I was thinking when I agreed to work out with my fiance and his identical twin brother, but up I got and out we went and, boy, did I get an intense and oddly strange experience. Here's the deal: When you work out with my fiance, you're already getting intense, effective …
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