Rope slams

Work your shoulders, arms and abs with rope slams! How to 1. Place both hands on the rope while sitting into a squat position with your chest up. 2. Initiate the movement by rapidly whipping your hands to shoulder level as quickly as you can followed by whipping the rope down as fast as you can. 3. Repeat with force – 20 secs on and 10 secs off.    NEXT:…

August 11, 2015
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Jumping lunges

August 2, 2015

Work your quads, glutes and hamstrings with jumping lunges. A fun exercise that will get your heart rate up! How to Step one leg in front of the other in a lunge or 90-degree angle. Explosively jump and switch legs in the air.  

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Plie squats with dumbbell

June 28, 2015

Want toned legs and thighs? Incorporate plie squats into your next workout. Targets: glutes, hips, thighs How to Stand with your legs two to three feet apart, toes turned out; hold the weight with both hands. Push your hips back and lower your body until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Pause, then slowly push yourself back to the starting position. Repeat for desired amount of repetitions. Model: Nichelle…

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Reverse crunch

Give yourself a strong core with this take on the traditional crunch. How to 1. Lie down with your legs up so that your thighs are perpendicular to the floor and feet are together and parallel to the floor. 2. Move your legs towards the torso as you roll your pelvis backwards and you raise your hips off the floor. At the end of this movement your knees will be…

June 17, 2015
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Skin problem: moisture loss

  Moisture loss is a one-way ticket to wrinklestown. Don’t believe us? Next time you’re dehydrated – after a night on the prosecco or endurance event – look in the mirror at your décolletage. Here’s betting it’s wrinkled. The same effect applies to skin on your face, which can look years older within hours. “Moisture loss does not directly accelerate skin ageing, but it will accentuate the appearance of fine…

May 15, 2015
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6 super healthy breakfast grains

Unlike sugary processed cereals, bespoke breakfast cereals using nouveau grains, nuts and fruit cater to all diet types.   Amaranth It’s gluten free, vitamin rich and high in protein and fibre. Amaranth also contains more lysine (an amino acid that’s good at building muscle) than any other grain. When cooked it has a porridge-like texture, but you can also get puffed amaranth that doesn’t require cooking.  Buckwheat: It’s a high-protein…

May 13, 2015
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Spinal twist on Swiss ball

  Using a Swiss ball is a great way to get a supported core workout. Kickstart this one by working backwards.   How to 1 & 2. Sit on the Swiss ball with a straight spine and feet firmly on the ground. Twist to the right and bring the left arm around the front of your body as you look over your shoulder.3. Tuck the right hand into the compact…

May 4, 2015
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Lemon Detox Diet

We ask two health experts to review the Lemon Detox Diet. The lowdownThe Lemon Detox diet claims to cleanse your body of toxins while whittling your waist. You achieve this by cutting out all food (yes, all food) and drinking a lemon-based syrup instead for at least five to seven days in a row.   What’s it doing to your body?Neither expert has anything supportive to say about this diet….

May 4, 2015
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How to eat more more that you burn (without gaining weight)

It almost sounds unbelievable, but science has found a way to eat more calories in a day than you burn without gaining fat. The kicker? It can’t be doughnuts. What’s the secret? The secret comes down to macronutrient choice and here, you need protein. As I detailed in Season 2, an experiment in which subjects consumed a caloric surplus of 800 calories (3,360 kJ) for eight weeks gained an average…

May 4, 2015
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What is collagen depletion?

Collagen depletion can cause fine lines, winkles and and a loss skin volume. So what can we do to fight it? What is collagen? Think of skin as a house – no matter how swish it looks on the outside, if it’s built on sand, it’s going to sag and crack. “Collagen is the main structural protein present in the skin. It gives body tissues form, strength and firmness,” says…

April 15, 2015
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