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We love squats, but it’s another one of those exercises that’s more technical and prone to mistakes than it initially lets on. Even if your bodyweight squat is on point, everything changes when you pile on any appreciable amount of weight. You start to do things that your hips, ankles, knees or lower back won’t like.
The debate about how much is the right amount of exercise can seem never-ending. The minimum recommendation in the UK is 30 minutes of “moderate” exercise five times per week, not that most adults are meeting it. Some health specialists think alternative regimes will do us more good, such as shorter bouts of very intense exercise three to four times a week; or limiting periods of inactivity to a maximum of 60 minutes at any one time.
Racewalking is like power walking on steroids. In fact, elite racewalkers can move as fast as most people run. The exaggerated arm-pumping and hip swaying actions are a bizarre sight to behold, but racewalking is a slightly lower impact alternative to running that gets your heart rate higher than walking does.
Exercise and eating healthy are key to a healthier, fitter lifestyle, but there’s something to be said for small changes as well — ones that can make a big difference if you make them into regular habits. This graphic is packed with them, starting from when you wake up in the morning to how you wind down for bed at night.
We’ve seen chair-based workouts before, but those just have you sit and step on a stationary chair. Trainer Kaisa Keranen amps up this idea with a quick workout that takes advantage of the best part of your office chair: the wheels.
Recent years have seen a surge of personal trainers who train people over the internet. This isn’t (always) a scam. Many online trainers are qualified, experienced virtual versions of the real deal who can help, and often more affordably than in-person trainers. Here’s how to find the right one for you.
When you’re injured, it’s still possible to stay involved with your team from the sidelines. In this video, Brandi Chastain, who you might remember scoring the winning point for the US against China in the 1999 Women’s World Cup, explains how she helped her team when she was injured.