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The Best New Exercises for Women

Single-Leg Dumbbell Straight-Leg Deadlift: Grab dumbbells with an overhand grip and hold them at arm's length in front your thighs. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and knees slightly bent. Now raise one leg off the floor. Without changing the bend in your knee, bend at your hips, and lower your torso until it's almost parallel to the floor. Pause, then squeeze your glutes, thrust your hips forward, and raise your torso back to the start. Do all your reps, then repeat w/ your other…

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Scaption and Shrug: Stand holding a pair of dumbbells with your feet shoulder-width apart. Let the dumbbells hang at arm's length next to your sides, your palms facing each other. Without changing the bend in your elbows, raise your arms until they're parallel to the floor, keeping them at a 30-degree angle to your body (so that they form a "Y"). At the top of the movement, shrug your shoulders upward. Pause, then reverse the movement to return to the start, and repeat.


11 Exercises That Build Muscle Without Bulk

Chair Twist: a deceptively easy move that clenches and strengthens the muscles in your lower and upper abdominals, obliques, hips, thighs, and butt while improving your balance! #exercise

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Plié Squat Upright Row

Plie Squat + Upright Row: Grab a pair of 5- to 8-pound dumbbells and stand with your feet wider than hip-distance apart, your toes turned out about 45 degrees. Squat until your legs reach 90 degrees, keeping your weight on your heels and your knees behind your toes. As you return to start, lift the dumbbells to your chest, letting your elbows lead and keeping your palms facing your body.

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24 Fitness Quotes More Motivating Than Tony Horton on Crack

Just the fitspiration you need to get you off your butt and to the gym--pronto