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Workout Series: Ankle Weight Exercises V

It's time to revamp your workout and that means, not only alternating between cardio and strength training routines, but also adding new equipment and exercise moves to your regime. An easy way to do that is with ankle weights, which are fairly inexpensive (ranging from $20 to $50) if you want to add them to your home gym, or can be found at most all local gyms. The weights can be incorporated into many different exercises and will strengthen both your abdominals and your legs. On October 4, WD started a new workout series featuring a different exercise utilizing ankle weights every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon. Follow along with Monday's bent arm side bridge and hip abduction ankle weight routine and then, for a more challenging routine, try today's side step up and shoulder rise with hip abduction combination exercise.

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dumbbell side step up and shoulder side raise and hip abduction with ankle weight on bosu flat down

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Workout Series: Ankle Weight Exercises IV

It's time to update your workout and there's no better way to do that than alternating between strength training and cardio. By amping up your strength training regime, you burn more calories and build lean muscle. For beginners, ankle weights are an inexpensive option (ranging from $20 to $50) if you're looking to expand your home gym, but they can often be found at the local gym, too. WD started a new workout series on October 4 that features a different video every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon demonstrating how to do an ankle weight exercise move. Follow along with Friday's workout here and then have a look at today's as this expert shows us how to do the bent arm side bridge and hip abduction with ankle weight routine, targeting the abs and obliques.

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bent arm side bridge and hip abduction with ankle weight

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Workout Series: Ankle Weight Exercises VI

It's time you revamp your workout, and no matter what your exercise style, alternating between cardio and strength training is a great way to spice things up. To get started, try adding ankle weight exercises that target your abs and glutes. Ankle weights are the perfect addition to your at-home gym or if you're a member of the local gym, you can utilize them there too. On October 4, WD started a new workout series featuring a different exercise utilizing ankle weights every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon. Follow along with Wednesday's challenging side step up combination exercise here and then watch the last video in our series as this trainer demonstrates the power plate squat exercise using ankle weights. Check back Monday for a completely new series. Happy exercising!

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Workout Series: Flexibility Exercises I

Increasing your flexibility gives you a wider range of motion, opening the door to more exercise options which eventually allows you to vary your workout routines for better results. Just five minutes of stretching a day can help so that's why WD's new workout series, which starts today, will feature different flexibility exercises every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon. In today's demo, fitness expert Shanay Norvell guides you through a series of hamstring stretches and finishes with an exercise to open up the hips. It's important to keep your legs straight and maintain a flat back while doing these stretches so you get the most out of the exercise. Check back Wednesday for a new exercise that's sure to improve your flexibility and help you feel better too.

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Workout Series: Ankle Weight Exercises III

Crisp fall weather is here, and just as you're cleaning out your closet and updating your wardrobe, it's time to update your exercise routine! A great way to do that is to vary the types of workouts you do and incorporate new equipment into your routine. Ankle weights are an inexpensive option (costing between $20 and $50 a set, but also available at most local gyms) that will produce fast results in your core or leg areas. They add weight to your workout, creating more intensity and calories burned, so what's not to love? On October 4, WD started a new workout series that features a different routine using ankle weights every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon. Begin with Monday's introductory video here and then follow along with Wednesday's to learn the buttocks leg lift exercise. Today's video features an eHow trainer introducing an ankle cuff workout (small ankle weights that are attached together) for this horsey exercise.


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Workout Series: Ankle Weight Exercises II

Looking for a way to break out of your exercise rut? Varying your workouts can really help and adding new equipment to your routine is the perfect way to do that. Ankle weights add resistance to almost any exercise, and they're great for toning your abs and legs. If you're looking to expand your home gym, ankle weights are fairly inexpensive (prices range from $20 to $50 per set). Or, if you're a member of the local gym, you'll probably find them in the weight room. Beginning October 4, WD started a new workout series featuring exercises you can do with ankle weights. Follow along with Monday's video here for a beginner's course on ankle weights. Then, have a look at today's video where a fitness expert demonstrates the buttocks leg lift exercise. Be sure to check back every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon for more exercise move ideas.

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Workout Series: Ankle Weight Exercises I

It's easy to fall into an exercise rut and constantly perform the same exercises week after week. A good way to burn more calories and add a little excitement to your workouts is to try something new, like ankle weights, which are an easy and inexpensive way to add resistance training to your workouts. Whether you choose to purchase them (prices range from $20 to $50 per set) for your home gym or utilize the weights at your local gym, they're a great way to tone your abs and legs. Beginning October 4, our new workout series will feature an exercise you can do with ankle weights. Visit WD every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon to learn how to do new moves and watch today's to see an eHow trainer demonstrate beginner moves using ankle weights.


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Workout Series: Partner Exercises VII

As the cooler weather sets in, it takes a lot more to pry yourself from the bed in the mornings for your daily workout. An easy way to stay motivated is to grab a friend. You'll not only hold each other accountable, you'll also have a lot more fun working out with a buddy. If running is your exercise of choice, that three mile route will go by quicker if you're chatting away with a buddy. If you're heading to the gym, your bout on a cardio machine will be less monotonous when you have someone to share the time with. There are other fun ways to incorporate your partner into your exercise routine, which is why WD's new workout series features a variety of videos showing you how to do just that. Watch Wednesday's to see an eHow trainer demonstrate the prone quad stretching exercise to do before and after your workout, and then follow along with today's video where eHow expert Carol Childers teaches us this back stretching exercise for two.


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Workout Series: Partner Exercises VI

With summer winding down and fall upon us, prying ourselves from our warm and cozy bed in the mornings to hit the gym is the last thing we want to do. However, if you have a workout buddy, things can be a lot more fun! Working out with a partner will not only boost your energy, the time will fly by so you'll end up burning more calories because you'll work out longer. That's why, on Sept. 13, WD began our new workout series featuring exercise moves you can do with a partner. To begin, watch Friday's video where Better Fitness expert Andrea Metcalf shows us various workouts for two. Then, follow along with today's as this eHow trainer demonstrates the prone quad stretching exercise.


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Workout Series: Partner Exercises V

If you need a little extra motivation for your morning run or afternoon workout at the gym, the perfect solution is to exercise with a friend, spouse or family member. Not only will you hold each other accountable on the days you're set to workout, you'll have a lot more fun and be able to exercise longer, ultimately burning more calories while you're at it. To get you started, on September 13, WD began our new workout series featuring exercise moves you can do with a partner. Watch Monday's video here where expert Kristie La Tray demonstrates the high-low exercise with her partner. Then watch today's as Kristie shows us the ball toss move to help you burn major calories. Be sure to check back every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon for more great fat-burning moves you can do à deux.

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Workout Series: Partner Exercises III

Sometimes heading to the gym after a long day at work can be tough, but you can make it much more fun by grabbing a friend or family member to go with you! Not only will you hold each other accountable for getting that much-needed exercise in, working out with a companion can make your experience much more enjoyable, keeping you going for longer and ultimately helping you burn more calories. That's why, starting September 13, WD began a new workout series that features different partner exercises every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon. To start, follow along with expert Kristie La Tray as she walks you through a squat exercise in Wednesday's video. Then, try today's where trainer Carol Childers demonstrates stretching exercises you should do with your partner at the end of each workout.

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Workout Series: Partner Exercises IV

Many of us find it difficult to pull ourselves from the bed for a morning run, or drag ourselves to the gym after work, so we need ways to stay motivated. The perfect solution is exercising with a partner. Not only will you hold each other accountable, but you'll enjoy burning those calories much more with a friend, coworker or spouse. On September 13, WD began a new workout series by posting exercise moves that you can do with a partner exercises every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon. To begin, follow along with Wednesday's video, as trainer Carol Childers demonstrates post-workout stretching exercises. Then, watch today's where expert Kristie La Tray and her exercise partner show us how to do the hi-low exercise that's great for weight loss and muscle building.

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Workout Series: Partner Exercises II

The last thing you probably want to do after a long day's work is head to the gym, but to stay in shape, you have to find the motivation somewhere. That's why working out with a friend or significant other is the perfect solution to beating the gym blues. Whether you want a running buddy or someone to give you that extra push to finish up a last set of reps, you'll hold each other accountable when it comes to exercising. Starting September 13, WD began a new workout series that features different partner exercises every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon. Check out Monday's here where trainer Jessica Mathews demonstrates some fat burning moves you can do with a partner and then try today's where expert Kristie La Tray walks you through a squat exercise.

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Workout Series: Partner Exercises V

Need more motivation when it comes to dragging yourself to the gym? The perfect solution is to recruit a friend to start working out with you. Not only will you hold each other accountable, you'll have fun and want to workout longer, ultimately helping you burn more calories. That's why, on September 13, WD began our new workout series featuring exercise moves you can do with a partner. Check the site every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon to learn a new partner routine. To begin, follow along with Wednesday's video where Kristie La Tray and her workout buddy demonstrate the ball toss exercise. To finish, watch today's, where Better Fitness expert Andrea Metcalf show us three great exercises for two.

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Workout Series: Partner Exercises I

After a long day's work, sometimes it can be hard to drag yourself to the gym, let alone have a great workout while there. The perfect way to solve this issue and put some extra pep in your step, is to work out with a friend. Whether you run together, lift weights or just accompany each other to the gym, working out with someone else encouraging you will help you burn more calories and have more fun doing it! WD's new workout video series will feature a new video every Monday, Wednesday and Friday demonstrating a workout routine you can do with a partner. To begin, watch today's video as trainer Jessica Mathews demonstrates a few moves you can do with a partner.

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