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Fitness

Beat Workout Boredom

When your brain abandons your workout routine, your body is soon to follow. Here's how to bust out of almost any exercise rut and get back your motivation.
Kettlebells I've Worn Out My Weight Routine

Instant replay: Quit counting reps, says Los Angeles-based trainer Lalo Fuentes. Instead, lift until you can't go one rep further with good form, then move on. And tinker with your technique. Do fewer reps with Fuentes' Freeze method: Pause at several points throughout each move to work your muscles better. For example, while doing a biceps curl, pause for 1 count each when the weights are one-quarter of the way up, halfway up, three-quarters of the way up and all the way up. Lower slowly. Fast results will restore your interest in iron!

Gear shift: Swap dumbbells for kettlebells ($30 for a 10-pound weight, gofit.net). Your body counteracts the ball's momentum when you swing it, so you end up toning muscles you didn't even know you had. Start with celeb trainer Missy Beaver's Misfit's Kettlebell Basix DVD ($20, misfitla.com).

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