Workouts That Sculpt Every Inch

Turn up the heat and unleash your hottest summer body with these fat-blasting routines

April 21, 2011
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There's no better time to peel off the layers--and back the pounds--than spring. With beach season right around the corner, motivation to shape up is at an all-time high and there's still time to get your butt into gear. Whether you just want to get rid of your winter gut or turn heads in a two-piece, we've got a workout plan for you. Incorporate one of these routines into your exercise regimen and you'll be ready to show off your arms, legs, and abs by summer.

Try these 6 tricks to get the most from your workout!

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Get Sleek Sexy Arms

This upper-body workout hits your biceps, triceps, upper back and shoulders for an all-over toned look. Get ready to show off tank-top-worthy arms and say good-bye to arm flab for good.

Shape up your arms in four easy moves!

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Reveal Your Six-Pack by Summer

Leave sit-ups for other men. Work your core from all angles with this seven-move circuit and show off your washboard abs Matthew McConaughey--style.

Get a hard core in 4 weeks!

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Unleash Your Hottest Body

Counting down the days till you have to don your bikini on your summer cruise? Tone up fast with this fat-shredding, metabolism-boosting cardio and strength-training routine. (If you really want to transform your body, try the Women's Health Diet. Learn more!)

Get a tight body that turns heads!

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Pack on More Muscle

Do this combination of Olympic and bodyweight movements twice a week and chisel a lean, hard body in record time. You'll be relaxing poolside before you know it.

Get the full workout here!

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Tone Your Thighs and Tush

Go ahead--dare to show a little leg. Trim inches from your thighs and score a tight butt with these four moves that are guaranteed to lift, tone, and lengthen your glutes and gams. (Search: What causes cellulite?)

Get the short shorts workout!

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Sharpen Your Coordination

Boost your athletic prowess and improve your core stability. This fun workout will help fine-tune your coordination and work your shoulders, elbows, and wrists, so you'll be able to dominate everything from a game of Frisbee to beach volleyball.

Pick up the spiraling workout!

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Tone Up on the Go

Flying across the country is not an excuse to leave your workout behind at curbside check-in. Our no-equipment routine pairs fat-burning bodyweight moves in supersets, so your workout is faster and more effective. (Stuck at home? Here's a simple workout you can do in your living room! )

Tone up anytime, anywhere!

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Build Bigger Muscles

Never be afraid to take off your shirt again. This three-in-one plan adjusts the number of sets, reps, and rest time based on whether you want to develop strength, build muscle, or blast fat.

Start your muscle flex plan today!

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Blast Fat with a Medicine Ball

Play ball! You'll tone your body from head to toe just by tossing, lifting, and catching a medicine ball in this effective four-move workout. (Want more workout tips? Sign up for our daily newsletter.)

Try the medicine ball blast!

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