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Strength-Building Workouts

Get slim and strong and reach your toning and sculpting goals with these muscle-building workouts and exercises.

Toss the pink dumbbells and start moving some serious weight.

When it comes to weight lifting, it's not body builder or bust. In fact, there are a variety of methods and styles to suit your needs and goals.

It's hard not to be intimidated by all the grunting, sweaty men who are hurling superhuman-sized barbells over their heads, with bulging biceps and necks the size of tree logs.

The kettlebell swing is the go-to move for this incredibly popular piece of equipment, and for good reason: "Kettlebell swings are the best way to combine resistance training and cardiovascular traini

Training with kettlebells is a crazy-easy way to increase strength and power—as long as you're using them right.

Improve your grip and reduce your calluses with a pair of weight-lifting gloves. We found ten you'll actually want to wear.

The box jumps. The pull-ups. The rope climbs. Not everyone has the equipment, the money, or the patience to enroll in a box (CrossFit speak for gym).

If you've never been much of a lunge lover, now's the time to switch camps. Lunges train your glutes, hamstrings, quads, and core.

The deadlift is one of the best lower-body exercises around, but it's also easy to do incorrectly. Let's learn how to deadlift—variations included—for a lean lower body you'll love.

You probably know it's not best to bench on back-to-back days, but how bad is it really to squat then spin? Or HIIT it hard every day? We turned to the experts for tips based on your health habits.

Are rest intervals between strength training sets worth their weight? Here's how to best optimize your time between sets to achieve your goals.

If your strength workout is limited to resistance machines, it's time to get up and grab some weights.

You get out what you put into your workout. Unfortunately, many women are putting in the wrong moves, bad form, and—let's face it—a little bit of Instagramming between sets.

Skipping these muscles will do more than make you look lopsided. It will throw your body out of alignment, up your risk of injury, and limit your exercise performance, calorie burn, and results.

No woman walks into the gym hoping to blow her time on so-so-results.

Slamming weights. Bodybuilders with mammoth biceps. Shouts and screams.

No disrespect to cardio, but if you want to blast fat, get in shape, and rock everything that comes your way—both in and out of the gym—strength training is where it's at. Here's why.