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Is today the day you're going to start working out more often? Or are you just getting back to what you used to do before all the holiday parties messed with your schedule? Either way, it's time to get started. We've picked out six workouts that are perfect for your first (or second) day back.

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Kettlebell training boosts your power, strength, flexibility, and mobility, all while being gentler on your body than barbell weight training. You can't just pick one up and go without risking injury, though. Here are all the benefits of using them, and why you should work one into your routine.

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Being strong and healthy is nice and important, but the reason a lot of us exercise is to look good. These aesthetically-focused exercises won't make you hot overnight, but in combination with a healthy diet, they will give you the best bang for your workout buck so you look good dressed up -- or undressed.

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In a way, kettlebells are just dumbbells in a different form factor. But their unusual shape can lead to some awkward moments. For one thing, they're easy to trip over -- especially if you have 'bells scattered around the room during a circuit workout.

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No matter what your motive for lifting weights is, your goal is the same as mine or that person's next to you taking selfies: to progress. Your first instinct might be to just add more weight and lift heavier, but increasing your reps is another option. Let's tease out when each option is best.