As you are contorting into difficult poses that require you to stretch your flexibility, or you try to hold poses that need you to use muscles you didn’t even know you had to hold yourself in position, it becomes clear that yoga is a very physical practice. But if you are just getting into the
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If you watch any professional sporting competitions, you may well have noticed that compression socks have become all the rage! They are no longer just a tool to keep your legs alive on long-haul flights, they are now a must-have fitness accessory for anyone who wants to maximize recovery so that they can train harder
What are the best cardio machines and which ones should you be using? Cardio is an important part of any fitness regime. While resistance training is important for building strength and muscle tone, cardio is essential for burning calories to lose fat. It works your heart to improve oxygen distribution and stamina. Cardio also tends
These days, the philosophy of many of the people that you meet at the gym is “work hard play hard”. So, you will see them hitting the gym five times a week and producing a serious sweat, but you will also see them at the bar every weekend knocking back more than a few bevies.
Complete UK Buying Guide to the best resistance bands. We all know that to work our muscles and build strength, we have to apply resistance while using our muscles. There are many different ways of doing this, but free weights, weights machines, and body weight are the most common. But what do you do when
Wrist weights can be a great way to intensify low-intensity training and increase its benefits and add calorie burning and arm toning to your daily activities. With that in mind, in this article, we will share with you some of the best wrist weights that you can buy today. We will also look at when
When you have sore and tired muscles, or tight muscles from a nice, intense training session, there is nothing better than a good massage. Sadly, a good massage is expensive, either in money or goodwill. That is why we are grateful for foam rollers. Foam rolling is an excellent tool for serious self-massage that can
If you have problems with your bowels, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), every trip to the bathroom can feel like torture. You may want to stop eating altogether just to avoid the experience. Your doctor may recommend a low-residue diet to provide short-term relief and generally improve your overall gut health. If they don’t
Meal replacement shakes have been proven as an effective method to cut weight quickly, but only if you use them correctly. Good quality shakes used to replace meals at the right time can help you significantly cut calories without missing out on the nutrients that you need. But done the wrong way, you can find
Ankle weights are another one of those pieces of exercise kit that seem a bit dated because they were popular in the 1980s, but just because people used them when spandex was standard gym uniform doesn’t mean that they aren’t a legitimate piece of equipment. Ankle weights are great for a variety of different exercises.
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