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Everything You Need to Know if You're Starting to Work Out for the First Time

Starting a workout plan sounds good in theory, but if you've never done it before, you may feel intimidated and overwhelmed. Here's what you need to know to get started with the basics. 
 

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The Only 4 Exercises You Need to Get in Crazy-Good Shape

Getting in shape can be as simple as mastering these four moves. Good for targeting a variety of muscle groups, these exercises will help you tone, firm, and gain strength. 

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The Habits of People Who Beat Their Hatred of Exercise and Got in Shape

Exercise doesn't exactly top the list of "most fun things to do with your free time." But it doesn't have to be the worst thing in the world. Take it from these people who used to despise working out, and now do it on the regular... and like it! 

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Here's Why You Get Sore After a Workout, and What to Do About It

You're going to hurt when you start exercising. Here's everything you need to know.

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21 Things No Self-Respecting Person Should Do at the Gym

Please, for the love of god, do not be one of these people at the gym. 

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The Best Bodyweight Exercise for Every Muscle

You don't need a bunch of equipment to get in shape -- all you need is your body and some space to move around. 

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The Best (and Worst) Cardio Machines at the Gym

Make sure you're using the cardio machines that give you the most bang for your buck... and avoiding the ones that don't.

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The Best (and Worst) Ab Exercises if You Want a 6-Pack

Chiseling those abs of steel takes more than a million crunches. In fact, crunches are probably one of the worst exercises for working your ab muscles. Here are some better options. 

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4 Workout Myths That Are Actually Dangerous

Working out is super-important for overall health, but there are some exercise habits that can end up causing more harm than good, especially if you're not careful. 

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How to Start a Running Habit Even if You Think You Hate It

Running is super-good for you, but it can also be incredibly intimidating, especially if you've never done it before. Here's how to get started on this cardio powerhouse workout.

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The Absolute Best Way to Stretch Every Muscle You Have

Stretching is just as important as any exercise you do. Here's how to stretch every part of your body.

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