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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even at the moment, these are all staples and easy to get hold. No excuse not to have a healthy diet, and not too pricey either.
perfect small space no kit exercises, just what is needed at the moment. I will have amazing abs when this is over!
These are great ideas. Not being able to get to the gym means I'm struggling with my strength training so I would recommend anyone at home doing these to keep their strength up.
I've never done so many ab exercises as I have in the last week of being stuck at home. I think when the lockdown is over there's going to be a lot of flat abs out there!
for some reason the typewriter pull up has really tickled me - I will have to make the noise if I can ever get that far!
Simple ab exercises like this are ideal if you're stuck indoors at the moment. I have been doing my own routine of abs for the few days and already am noticing a difference and they make sure I don't get too slobby as I can't go to the gym.
I think Ashley has the right mix between healthcare and attitude!! I fear a bit of a stomach is an inevitable part of ageing, but do need to keep it under control.
I didn't know the difference between crunches and sit ups was that your lower back doesn't leave the floor. At last....I'd sometimes wondered but never bothered to find out!
Whatever I do I always seem to have a paunch. The bad thing about getting older is it seems to be getting harder to flatten. The good thing about getting older is you care a lot less about it!
I have to say that my abs have never been easier to flatten than when I started doing 5 minutes of the plank each evening. Seriously worth a try guys.
I always struggle with situps and crunches - really easy to strain your neck. But the other exercises don't seem to do that so I'll be working on those.
I've never thought of doing anything creative like this with my exercises so it's given me plenty of ideas. But I wonder who really keeps it up? It's perhaps more of a novelty to do now and then, then probably everyone gets back to the standard exercise!
slow down? Who knew? But I tried it and yes, it is much harder. Suspect I may have been swinging the dumbbells rather than working properly.
I think people who regularly do the plank for more than 5 minutes must have lots of spare time and are just doing it to impress! Seriously, 5 minutes is enough to get the benefits. Anything extra is pretty much wasted.
Isometric pauses are good and work well. I would recommend that you hold it for 8 seconds or less for maximum gains or your energy system runs out of energy then anyway.
I think for most people doing a 2 minute plank is surely enough. Yes, the boredom would stop anything more for me. Do it every day and you'd definitely get a flatter stomach.
unstable surface is a great one - but it will be a while before I can use a Bosu ball without an undignified crash. Baby steps..
I like the idea of an isometric pause. Again - nothing I'd ever really thought about before so I will be including them - and expecting results!!
Some great ideas here. I had never really thought beyond lifting more weight. I particularly like the changing tempo as that's very easily done.
I had no idea that broccoli was a good source of protein. Great. That might be why my vegetarian brother makes potato and broccoli soup a lot!
4 hours? Let alone 8 hours? I am awed, not just at their stamina but at their patience! (and bladder control....)
I don't want to be hugely muscled (and it won't happen by accident) but I do like to see a bit of tone. I love broccoli so that's going on the menu more!
I agree with the hard boiled eggs as a great snack. I truly don't know how vegans manage to stay satisfied!