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Your calves and ankles are under-appreciated muscles that work hard to keep your body steady and balanced while you’re standing, walking or running. You might already be stretching your calves, but GMB shows you how to do them properly.
For decades, public health guidelines around the world have recommended adults get at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity most days of the week. This is roughly equivalent to 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity per week, or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity. So it surprised, and perhaps dismayed, many to read headlines last week claiming “we need to do five times as much exercise as we’ve been told“. Is this true? We take a closer look.
iOS/Android: Nike’s running app has long been one of our favourites. Its latest update brings a new name and colour scheme, and ditches its training plans for a new virtual coach that lets you build a personalised plan for the running goal of your choice.
Windows/Mac: There are plenty of excellent apps for tracking your running or cycling data, but using a service like Strava or Runkeeper means you’re giving away a lot data. If you’d prefer to track and visualise your exercise without uploading data to a service, GoldenCheetah might be just what you need.
No matter what kind of approach you’re taking to lose weight, there are a few common mistakes that will always undo all of your hard work. Here are five frequent mistakes you need to avoid.
Despite the weird name, “deadbugs” work your core unlike any other exercise. Crunches and sit-ups do very little to resist letting your back arch and “extend”, which can then contribute to posture problems and low back, knee and hip pain. This is where deadbugs come in.
Workout programs usually aren’t labelled as “full-body” or “body part” routines, but we’ve all heard of “leg days” or “arm days” versus workouts that do it all. Every program wants you to build muscle, get strong or lose weight. Choosing between full-body or specific focus routines, however, isn’t easy.