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Page 1 of 5 Prev Next >> Prev Next >> Gear: nada Go: 20 seconds' work, 10 seconds' rest, 4-6 rounds (push yourself!)   Words/workout: Tiffiny Hall (pictured) Photography: Future Pictures 1. Jab, cross punches It’s the ol’ one-two! You can make this one a bit trickier with some hand weights if you’re up for the challenge. Don’t...
Nothing makes you feel quite as #bosslady as being able to pull, hold and lower your own bodyweight – shame a pull-up is one of the hardest moves to master. “A pull-up works the upper body, and is a multi-joint exercise that can increase the stability of the shoulder girdle,...
We take a look at top workouts and exercises for building up your sport and cardio fitness - think group fitness classes, running clubs, obstacle courses, hip-hop dance.     GOOD FOR While not overly useful to the highly trained individual, low-key, entertainment-based group fitness classes or activities may provide a much needed push for...
    Brian Tracy wrote: ‘Your ability to set goals is the master skill of success...Without goals, you simply drift and flow on the currents of life. With goals, you fly like an arrow, straight to your target.” It’s true. Goals hold you accountable. Goals create commitment. And goals give you the...
    ON WHAT IT IS There is less oxygen in the air the higher you are above sea level. If you live or train at a high altitude your body starts working like crazy to produce red blood cells, which does amazing things for your body.  When you come off the...
    If you’ve ever let a shopping cart lapse because you couldn’t bear the two-week delivery wait, you’ll know the feeling of dodging fitness to skip the results’ lead time. While it doesn’t make sense logically, this quirk can ably explain why many of us fail to set new year...
GOOD FOR If your primary goal is fat loss and you are lacking spare time, nutritionist, trainer and online coach Brooke Turner suggests opting for HIIT classes or programming. “Higher-intensity training can help you burn more calories in a shorter period of time, while also providing an EPOC (excess post oxygen...
  “The plyo box has been popular among athletes and hard-core fitness enthusiasts for a while now, but has become more mainstream since the introduction of CrossFit,” says elite trainer of over 15 years Matthew Strickland. “They are great for cardio-based and high-intensity training, but can also be used for rehabilitative...
    Whether you’re a meditation rookie or a mindfulness master, there are plenty of different meditation styles to try according to your personality type and goals. ZEN MEDITATION Best for: If you’re introverted, calm and cool. How to: Sit cross-legged on the floor or on a chair, with your back completely straight. Focus...
    1. Clean, clean and more clean Even the places you might not expect. Michaela disinfects equipment and mops the floor every night to clean up sweat, but also wipes down hand weights and mirrors – any nook and cranny where germs can hide! Try making your own at-home solution with...
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