3 Ab Exercises You’re Not Doing, But Should Be

These calorie-burning moves need to be part of your core routine. After a sculpted stomach, but having trouble making progress? Too often, we work our core in one direction (think: crunches, sit-ups, leg raises). But the ab moves below challenge the muscles in new ways, says Ashley Borden, a celebrity fitness trainer who has worked with Reese Witherspoon, Mandy Moore, and Ryan Gosling. Mix them into your workouts or do them in this order as an ab circuit;…

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Why This Celebrity Trainer Recommends Sleep Over Working Out | Real Simple

Finally, a piece of fitness advice we can all get behind. This just in: Sleep is not for the weak. According to Reese Witherspoon’s fitness trainer Ashley Borden, making sure you get those extra Zzs is crucial to tackling your workout. “I always tell my clients that I would rather them get sleep instead of working out on four hours of sleep,” Borden told mindbodygreen.com. “Studies have shown that between 7.5 and eight hours of…

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Ashley Borden Full-Body WAFF Workout

You will definitely be shaking by the end of this workout. Want to crank up your workout? Check out the Waff Mini, a balance and stability training tool that aims to improve core strength and motor control. Here, Ashley Borden shows us how to do a series of moves using this challenging piece of fitness gear. Staggered Squat Stagger your left leg in front of your right as you balance on two Waff Minis, and…

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5 Yogis Share the Mantras That Get Them Through the Day

We are borrowing these ASAP. Something as small as a phrase (or mantra) can be enough to see you through a grueling day or motivate you to finish an intense workout. It’s easy to succumb to negative thoughts when things get tough (hey, it happens), but next time, try to turn those into positive statements that fuel positive action. With enough practice, you’ll end up with your own personal mantra that you can apply to…

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Khloe Kardashian Good American Performance Collection Review

Anything the Kardashians touch seems to turn to gold, and Khloe’s new line proves to be no different. If a Kardashian decided to come out with a line of kitchen tools, it would inevitably have a waiting list a mile long, not to mention the frenzy that ensues any time the famous clan posts about a “secret project.” The latest in the mix? Khloe’s new collection of activewear from her size-inclusive denim brand Good American—and I was lucky enough to…

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The Best Push-Up Variations for a Toned Upper Body

Push-ups are a classic, zero-equipment exercise with a whole lot of perks like serious chest, shoulder, triceps, and core gains–not to mention a visibly toned upper-body. Strengthening those muscles can help decrease symptoms like back pain, poor posture, and even not-so-perky breasts. But doing the same mighty, multi-tasking exercise over and over again can get a little boring. Luckily, push-up variations abound. “Once you’ve mastered the basic push-up, incorporating different push-up variations will help engage…

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Anna Victoria’s 6 Moves for a Better Butt

If you’re looking for a booty-blasting routine, look no further than fitness pro Anna Victoria’s two circuit, six-move regimen. All you need is a mat and a resistance band to perform these challenging exercises. Watch the video and read below for descriptions on how to complete each round of your new favorite workout. Donkey Kicks Get down on your hands and knees and make sure your hands are placed directly underneath your shoulders. Have your…

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6 Rowing Machine Mistakes (And How to Fix Them)

Not sure how to work out on a rowing machine without looking like a total fish out of water? It’s easy to make mistakes when using a rower, officially known as an “ergometer,” the first couple of times. But you’d be crazy to avoid the machine altogether out of sheer embarrassment. Rowing can burn up to 800 calories an hour and is extremely effective in working your whole body from head to toe. Quads, hamstrings,…

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14 People Share Their Most Embarrassing Gym Stories

Ever had a less-than-poised moment on a weight machine, or in a boot camp class? Hey, you’re certainly not the only one. In a recent Reddit thread titled “Stupidest thing you’ve ever done in the gym?” in the XXFitness subreddit, users revealed their most cringeworthy (and often painful) workout moments—from tripping on the treadmill to gym flirting gone wrong. Here are some of the comments that had us giggling. (We recommend you stop reading now if you’re currently on a cardio…

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