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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.

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.

Take a look around your gym: You'll probably see some fellow gym-goers hammering out these exercises. But that doesn't mean you should, too.

It's women's number-one nemesis, but blasting belly fat—and keeping it off—isn't about logging hours on the treadmill. And thank goodness for that.

Ever wonder how much weight you should be lifting when you're strength training? Master Trainer Monica Vazquez has the scoop on exactly how much weight to lift for maximum burn -- without injuries.

High-intensity interval-training kettlebell circuit that scorches calories, blasts fat and firms muscles fast.

Work multiple muscles with the same intensity as a boot camp class, without all the heavy breathing. Say hello to a lean yoga physique.

Workout by the owner of Brik Fitness in Redondo Beach, California.