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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.

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.

Breakthrough moves to give your booty a ski-lift and get your body fit to hit the slopes this season.

A total-body workout to help you lose 10 pounds in one month. Do two circuits three times a week.

It happens to the best of us. Your gym routine becomes just that — a routine. Bust out of your plateau and burn more fat with these strength training tweaks from the pros.

5 moves designed to firm your abs, arms, back, and shoulders while strengthening your legs, hips, and butt.

We went to the gym with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and got the scoop behind the intense workout routine that keeps her strong and healthy.