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  • Try This!: Gentle push-ups for moms-to-be
    Try This!: Gentle push-ups for moms-to-be

    Push-ups are just plain hard. But they're great for building upper-body strength, especially for expectant moms who will soon be doing plenty of lifting. Sara Haley is a Santa Monica based pre- and postnatal exercise specialist and creator of the "Expecting More" workout series for pregnant...

  • Try This!: Sit-ups that use momentum and get heart rate racing
    Try This!: Sit-ups that use momentum and get heart rate racing

    Take everything you learned about the traditional sit-up and toss it out the window. Bob Harper, best known for his work on NBC's "The Biggest Loser," would like to introduce you to a new way of doing sit-ups that uses momentum to get the job done. It will also send your heart rate soaring.

  • Try This!: The 'Baby Salutation' stretch, no child required
    Try This!: The 'Baby Salutation' stretch, no child required

    Don't be put off by the name of this exercise: Baby Salutation.

  • Four pool moves that can be cool summer exercises
    Four pool moves that can be cool summer exercises

    When the heat is on, you might lose your motivation to hit the gym. But the typically warm days of Southern California's late summer offer a perfect excuse to take your workout into the pool, where it's nice and cool. You'll still work up a sweat, said John Platero, director of education for...

  • Side crunches can make love handles vanish, if done properly
    Side crunches can make love handles vanish, if done properly

    Say adios to those love handles with the side crunch; a proven waist cincher. Orthopedist and fitness trainer Levi Harrison, who created the Art of Fitness Cardio Core Workout, demonstrates proper form as well as a couple of ways to advance the move.

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