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J.Lo Just Shared Another Swimsuit Photo—and Her Butt Looks Incredible

Jennifer Lopez’s abs have been getting most of the attention lately (with good reason), but her newest Instagram photo is all about her other famous body part: her butt. 

The new photo, shared on Instagram over the weekend, shows the Bronx queen sprawled out on a mesh hammock, looking into the distance. “I :hearts:summertime #julybaby #leoseason,” she wrote in the caption, also crediting her photographer, Ana Carballosa (@lacarba). 

J.Lo’s wearing a strappy, burgundy one-piece swimsuit that she’s been photographed in before—but while the swimsuit is super cute, the main focus of the photo is her glutes and hamstrings. Even an Instagram account simply called “@squats” felt the need to comment with three fire emojis. 

ICYMI, J.Lo just turned 50 years old on July 24, and tbh, looking that good at 50 (or any age, really) takes work and time—which isn’t something J.Lo has a ton of (she just wrapped her “It’s My Party” tour, FYI). Because she’s tight on time, one of J.Lo’s trainers, Tracy Anderson, likes to do workouts in a heated room. “Doing workouts in a warm and humid environment makes your muscles more pliable,” she wrote in a previous article for Health.

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In the same article, Anderson showed five different J.Lo-inspired moves to help tone your backside. While the workout incorporated some typical butt-building moves like lunges and side kicks, there was an added element: ankle weights. According to Anderson, those ankle weights are meant to give “a little extra love to the derrière” by adding an extra strength-training element to leg work. 

And of course, no J.Lo article is complete without at least a mention of what it takes to get her signature abs. According to J.Lo’s other trainer, David Kirsch, one of her go-to ab moves is side-plank oblique crunches. “It’s perfect for when you need to focus on shaping and toning not only the obliques but the entire core,” he told Health previously.

Clearly, all her hard work has paid off. Happy belated to our fave Leo—keep those swimsuit pics comin’.

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The New Nike Joyride Flyknit Run Launches Today—Here’s What You Need to Know

Look, I’m not going to pretend that I’m a novice runner, because I’m not. (I’ve got 10 marathons under my belt.) However, I am coming off of a much-needed hiatus from running. While my body feels well-rested, my running skills leave much to be desired. In other words, my mileage is super low. I can barely make it through a run without stopping. Even worse, I feel like my feet are really taking a pounding every time I lace up—to the point that I seriously dread it.

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned runner, at one point or another you’ve most likely dreaded jogging on the treadmill or race training after work, because it feels too damn hard or uncomfortable. Luckily, Nike is making it the company’s goal to help runners find the “joy”  in the sport (not to mention, make running way easier) with the release of the Nike Joyride Flyknit Run ($180; nike.com), a brand new silhouette that hits stores today. 

“The Nike research sports teams and design teams set about trying to find a solution that would speed up the recovery of elite athletes, allowing them to feel fresh and run again in that next hard session by giving their legs the day off, but also creating an easier experience for all runners, particularly those that don’t consider themselves to be runners,” Rachel Bull, Nike’s Senior Product Line Manager for Joyride, explains. She also highlights that this running sneaker is not just for athletes, but it’s instead aimed at the masses in an effort to get more people active and moving.

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Considering running hadn’t been sparking much joy for me lately (and my dusty sneakers were a clear indication), an invite from Nike to test the new Joyride Flyknit Run over a two-day period in LA, alongside other editors, seemed like a godsend.

From the treadmill to the Santa Monica streets to the beach, we put plenty of miles on the Joyride. Plus, I took the shoe for a couple of spins on my own around Manhattan, and at altitude during the Denver-based Eating Well and Health Fit Foodie Festival 5K. So basically, I’ve been running in these babies for nearly a month. Here’s what you need to know before whipping out your credit card.

When I first slipped the Joyride on, it felt really weird. Unlike traditional runners, there is no sockliner—my foot sat directly on top of the new midsole technology. But after a couple of steps, my foot sank into place, similar to sinking into a beanbag chair or stepping onto sand. It felt pretty good!

According to Bull, I have Nike’s new underfoot platform, which is made up of thousands of tiny TPE beads—like Dippin’ Dots or Nerds candy, remember those?—encased in four pods, to thank for that. (You can even see the beads from a window on the side of the shoe.) “This is where the magic is, because the beads move to your exact individual and district foot strike and shape,” Bull says, noting her team explored more than 150 bead types.

Why beads, you ask? They offer a personalized underfoot sensation and experience while addressing every point of a runner’s foot strike, from heel to toe-off. There are about 50% more beads in the heel pods for greater impact and absorption, while the front pods have just 5% of these beads, which give a more responsive, springier feel. “Unlike a normal slab of foam which doesn’t move, beads can move and disperse a lot more to offer greater impact, dispersion, and cushioning,” Bull explains.

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On my first run, which were intervals on the treadmill, I felt all the feels. When my foot, which felt secure in the knit upper, touched down, it was perfectly cushioned. Dare I say, the ride felt downright plush. (For context, the Joyride sits in between Nike Air and React, in terms of specific cushioning technologies.) There was also a noticeable bounce in my step—it was as if the sneakers were feeding my legs a dose of energy.  When our treadmill trial ended, I’ll admit that I was a little sad. Although I’m not a treadmill lover, this was literally the best run I had had in forever and I didn’t want it to end. I felt like I could keep running for at least another mile or two. If only every run felt that good!

My experience on the road was a different story. The sneakers just didn’t have the same pop I felt on the treadmill. Were they still comfy? Yes. Did I still enjoy running in them? Absolutely. But if I’m being honest, during the 5K I ran in Denver, I felt like my calves were working overtime. They were even a little fatigued post-run. If you’re wondering if you can go long in these, you totally can. The shoe was rigorously tested like Nike’s other workhorse models—the Pegasus and the Epic React—so it can endure the pounding without breaking down, Bull says.

The final verdict? I’m not against running in these outdoors, but will definitely keep the mileage under a 5K. I think easy, breezy efforts are best when donning the Joyride. Personally, I’m most likely to wear the Nike Joyride Flyknit Run on the treadmill, because that is where I experienced the most joy and where I felt the shoe made running easier.  That’s saying a lot, because I would never willingly choose the DREADmill—err, treadmill—over running on the road. The Joyride made me feel that a treadmill run could be more than an occasional occurrence reserved for super cold or rainy weather.  

Now, do you need to invest almost $200 as a newbie runner, though? That’s between you and your wallet. However, I do encourage you to go into an actual store to try them on and jog around a bit—that’s the only way to truly know if they’ll spark joy for you too.

To buy: Nike Joyride Flyknit Run ($180; nike.com)

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J.Lo’s Latest Bikini Pic Shows Off Her Incredible Abs—Here’s How She Keeps Them Toned

Alex Rodriguez just posted the most jaw-dropping photo of his fiancè, Jennifer Lopez, on Instagram, and we are speechless. The pic, which went up on Sunday, shows Lopez wearing a skimpy white bikini with her washboard abs on full display. 

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“Baby, I know you’ve been killing it in Russia and you’ve got one more show to go,” he wrote in his caption. “Miss you and I can’t wait to see you back at home!”

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This isn’t the first time the 50-year-old singer has shown off the flawless abs she’s worked so hard for; Lopez has posted dozens of abs photos to her own account. So how exactly does she get such a chiseled midsection? 

One of J.Lo’s trainers, David Kirsch, previously shared with Health one of her go-to moves: side-plank oblique crunches. 

RELATED: J. Lo Just Posted a Photo of Her Incredible Abs After Cutting Carbs for 4 Days

“It’s perfect for when you need to focus on shaping and toning not only the obliques but the entire core,” he said.  

Another of J.Lo’s personal trainers, Tracy Anderson, previously revealed to Health some of the superstar’s other moves, including a flexed knee pull and arabesque, a lifting side kick, and a shoulder balance with leg pull. You can see the full workout in this video

BRB, heading to the gym to try these out right now. 

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5 Moves That Kate Upton Swears by for a Stronger Body

Between her modeling career, her adorable daughter, and a pro-baseball- playing husband, with whom she travels, Kate Upton is B-U-S-Y. Fitting in exercise became simpler once she enlisted celeb trainer Ben Bruno to create quick, easy-to-follow workouts she could do anywhere. When Kate saw just how effective they were, she wanted to make them accessible to all women. And that’s how Strong4Me was born. Here, she’s sharing the very first workout in the 12-week program with you. Run through this series twice, and you’ll feel the burn!

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Split Squat

Stand with feet hip-width apart, then step back with your right foot into a staggered stance, hips square. Place your hands on hips, and draw shoulders back. Bend your back knee, and drop it straight down until your front thigh is parallel with the floor and your front knee makes a 90-degree angle (A). Hold for 10–15 seconds; then extend your legs to rise to the start (B). Do 10 on each leg.

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Shoulder taps

Start in a high plank position (A). One at a time, take your hand and tap the opposite shoulder (B). Return to the starting position, and repeat using the other arm (C). Do 8 on each arm.

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“Eccentric” leg curl on stability ball

Lie on the floor with your feet and lower legs on the top of the stability ball and your arms along your sides. Raise hips off the floor so your body is in a straight line and your core is tight (A). Pull the ball toward you slowly (B). Slowly straighten your legs, pushing the ball back. Repeat 10 times.

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Hip thrust

Start with your back on a bench, box, or another fixed object and your feet planted on the floor in front of you. Lower your hips down so your glutes almost come in contact with the floor (A). Press through your heels and squeeze your glutes to lift your hips until your body is in line with the top of the bench (B). Slowly return to starting position. Repeat 10 times, holding at top for 1 second each time.

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Plank

Lie facedown with your forearms on the floor and your elbows directly beneath your shoulders. Keep your feet flexed with the bottoms of your toes on the floor. Rise up on your toes so that only your forearms and toes touch the floor; draw your navel toward your spine, and tighten your buttocks. Hold for 45 seconds.

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These Chest Exercises Will Totally Transform Your Upper Body in 21 Days

Working out your chest probably isn’t the first thing on your to-do list in the gym—but maybe it should be. Your chest muscles (a.k.a., pectoral muscles or “pecs,” which are some of the largest in your body), are responsible for your upper body’s stability, helping you to maintain proper posture, and even play a part in your ability to breathe deeply. Plus, they help you tackle everyday functional tasks like pushing open doors or picking up groceries.

Over the next 21 days, expect to tone those chest muscles, increase flexibility, and possibly even give your breasts a lift (breast tissue sits on top of the pectoral muscles, FYI) with these 17 strengthening and stretching moves. Get started and put your best chest forward.

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Isometric Chest Squeeze

Stand tall with one foot slightly in front of the other and a dumbbell in each hand. Bend elbows, bringing weights in front of chest. Lift dumbbells so your elbows are slightly above your shoulders, squeeze weights together and hold.

Standing Press

Stand tall with your feet shoulder-width apart and a dumbbell in each hand. Bend your elbows, brining arms out to sides to form two 90-degree angles. Maintaining this position, bring arms/weights in to touch. Return to start. This is one rep.

Standing Hands Above Head Stretch

Stand tall and place hands lightly on the back of your head, fingers interlocked. Gently squeeze shoulder blades together as you pull your elbows and hands back, and hold.

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Lying Dumbbell Chest Press

Lie faceup with knees bent and feet flat on the ground. With a dumbbell in each hand, extend arms straight up, palms facing out. Slowly bend arms, lowering them to your side until your elbows nearly touch the ground. Reverse movement to return to start. This is one rep. Note: For Day 8, legs will be in table top position.

Lying Dumbbell Chest Fly

Lie faceup with knees bent and feet flat on the ground. With a dumbbell in each hand, extend arms straight up, palms facing in. Keeping a slight bend in elbows, lower your arms out to the sides of your body until your hands are about six inches off the ground. Slowly reverse the movement to return to start. This is one rep. Note: For Day 8, legs will be in table top position.

Sphinx Pose

Lie facedown with legs hip-width distance apart and forearms on the ground. Press into forearms and lift head and chest off of floor as you squeeze thighs and butt, and press the pubic bone into the ground; hold.

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Hand-Release Pushup

Get into a straight-arm plank with hands under shoulders, feet hip-width apart, and core tight. Lower body until your chest touches the floor. Retract your shoulder blades and lift both hands off the floor. Place hands back on floor, and then push back up to start. This is one rep.

Wide-Grip Pushup

Get into a straight-arm plank with hands slightly wider than shoulders, feet hip-width apart, and core tight. Bend elbows, lowering body until your chest nearly touches the floor.  Push back up to start. This is one rep.

Sitting Chest Stretch

Stand tall, with fingers interlaced behind your back and near your butt. Keeping your back straight and shoulder blades together, push your arms up until you feel the stretch.

Lateral Lunge to Chest Press

Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, toes pointed forward, and a medicine ball in hands at chest level. Take a large step out to the right with your right foot as you drop your hips down and back while keeping the left leg straight. Simultaneously press the medicine ball straight out in front of you. Press into your left heel to rise back up to standing position as you simultaneously pull the medicine ball back in to chest. Repeat move on the other side. This is one rep.

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Medicine Ball Chest Throw

Stand facing a wall about six feet away with a medicine ball in hands at chest level. Explosively pass the ball from your chest to the wall as hard as you can. Catch the ball on the rebound. This is one rep.

Wall Stretch

Start in a split stance with left leg in front of right at the end of a wall. Bring the right arm up to shoulder height and place the palm and inside of the arm on the wall. Gently press the chest through the open space to feel the stretch and hold. Repeat the move on the other side.

Lying Dumbbell Chest Press Variation

Lie faceup with a dumbbell in each hand, palms facing forward, and feet flat on ground. Lift arms straight up so the dumbbells are in line with shoulders. Keeping left arm lifted, lower your right arm down until your elbow is even with your shoulder. Lift the right arm back up to start and then lower the left arm while keeping the right arm straight up. Lift the left arm back up to start. Lower both arms, and then press back up to start. This is one rep.

Inchworm to Pushup

Start standing with feet hip-width apart. Hinge forward at your hips and place your palms on the ground. Walk your hands forward to come into a straight-arm plank. Bend elbow and lower chest down to perform on pushup. Push back up to high-plank and then walk hands back in toward feet and stand up. This is one rep.

Dumbbell Pullover

Lie faceup, holding one dumbbell overhead with both hands. Press the weight over your chest, then slowly reach back over your head, continuing until you feel a stretch in your lats. Next, slowly pull the dumbbell back over your chest. This is one rep.

Kneeling Medicine Ball Throw

Kneel facing a wall about six feet away with a medicine ball in hands at chest level. Explosively pass the ball from your chest to the wall as hard as you can. Catch the ball on the rebound. This is one rep.

Lying Pec Stretch

Lie facedown with arms out to sides so your body forms a “T.” Pushing off the ground with your left hand, slowly roll your weight onto your right side. Lift your left leg, bend the knee, and place the left foot behind you on the floor for stability; hold. Return back to start and repeat the move on the other side.

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