Going to the gym without a plan is a bit like trying to cook without a recipe, and the same can be said for any type of exercise or physical activity. Whether you are weight training, participating in a fitness class or getting outside for a run, we’ve found expert advice and tips to help you get the most out of your workouts.
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Hula hoops have been around for a long time. They are now making a comeback as a simple, fun and incredibly effective way to work those neglected core muscles.
bums and tums - that takes me back! Just had a look at the local timetables and there are still such workouts, so I'll be giving them a go.
battle ropes are a load of fun once you've got the knack. And because they do take a bit of working out, not everyone uses them so there's never a queue.
I love my post-work, pre-dinner workouts and tend to have a banana and a couple of oatcakes and peanut butter just before 4pm which gives me enough energy to workout and last until dinner
I find the stair climber also works my stomach so it's another good one for all over body toning in my experience.
if you do strength work hard enough you will puff and pant so it feel just like cardio. Best of both worlds, in my opinion.
If you can workout around 12pm, then eat at 1, that works very well I find
this is useful as we all try to juggle doing too much - and I just spotted the link to some office-friendly low-faff snacks. Inspiration!
Morning workout 'fasted' is always the way for me. Nothing beats the feeling of tucking into a decent breakfast when you've already done the hard work.
If I feel I'm getting chubby I do some HIIT on the bikes and this seems to help me shift the jiggle
I agree - surely it's not that difficult to offer healthy options for exercisers. Are there no healthy vending machines? Also, flat stomachs are most definitely down to diet and exercise combo and I have tried each on their own and the combo tops it.
Amber -very true, not helped by the vending machines that seem to be filled with solid sugar! I realise it is difficult for them to provide fresh stuff as it goes off, but it does seem to defeat the overall health message.
Very true that you can't out-exercise a poor food intake. Also very true that few people seem to think this, judging by what I see people eating after their gym sessions.
can I do these too? :-) The no kit ones are particularly good for a spare few minutes.
My opinion is that personal trainers are just for those people who have too much money to know what to do with. Honestly, do people not have self-motivation. Do yourself a proper schedule and stick to it, ask the gym instructor for help if you're not sure.
Wow, I like that first one with no kit required. It's surprisingly hard, and quick to do for a 2-minute energizer.
The dead bug definitely isn't easy if you do them for long enough. Good to do in the evening whilst watching TV.
I like that these are grouped by kit, or even situation - means I can use whatever is available in the gym.
there is little more motivating than an appointment that costs your own money! (perhaps that's why the NHS no show rate is so bad?) A trainer is a bit of a luxury but great when you can do it.
I used to have a personal trainer years ago and it definitely made me very fit. But then I wasn't paying for it - my work was. As soon as that stopped I didn't want to fork out the money for myself. But then it was much harder to motivate myself as well so my fitness levels definitely dropped down.
A Fitbit is great for motivation, but it doesn't organise your fitness. For that nothing beats MyFitnessPal or something similar.
Well, I am loving the 'sumo side walk' - just tried it walking around our house several times and my legs definitely ache!
A routine and a fitbit sorted me out.
I find that my foam roller helps with stiffness if it's really bad. But really is anyone that bothered by it, especially if they work out regularly, they shouldn't really get too much muscle ache