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11 Exercises That Build Muscle Without Bulk

A metabolism-boosting workout that builds strength and tones your abdominals, back, thighs, butt and arms.
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Toning Exercises

by Amy O'Connor

Eager to achieve long, lean, sculpted muscles, but you're really not the type to spend hours pumping iron or pushing a metal weight machine at the gym? We hear you! Even though the fear of "bulking up" with weight training is not based in reality, especially for women over 40, building muscle is a must, both for strong bones and to boost metabolism. Here are our picks for the most effective "bulk-free" ways to get longer, leaner and stronger from head to toe.

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