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December 2nd, 2010  Posted at   Health
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This month’s goal: Do two 20-minute strength sessions per week

For the average woman, it takes just 40 minutes of strength-training a week to start slimming down and seeing sexy muscles—but too few of us even pick up a set of dumbbells regularly. Why is lifting part of the Challenge? Because it taxes your muscles, zapping calories on the spot. It also builds muscle, which, because it requires more energy to maintain than the fat it replaces, boosts your caloric burn throughout the day. Go ahead—grab those dumbbells and try this workout or any other set of muscle-building moves. Lunges, push-ups and squats are great basics, too. Try it today! (more…)