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All things considered, the traditional approach of changing your program every 12 weeks might actually make sense in order to prevent plateaus. However, there is no hard and fast rule.
If you can’t lift heavy or it’s not your thing, please don’t think lifting lighter weights is a waste of time.
Fear of being judged or thinking about how you compare to others are common problems.
There are many reasons why people may feel intimidated, but that doesn’t have to stop you from working out.
Picture yourself at the gym. It might be confined, people are huffing and puffing, everyone is moving around. And that’s before you hit the showers and change room.
Tendon and muscle injuries are the most common.
Top tip: take it slow when you get back to training.
Ice baths, float tanks, foam rollers, compression garments - the post-exercise recovery market is booming. But the evidence for them doesn’t always stack up.
Empty cafes with tipped chairs are a common sight worldwide during the coronavirus pandemic.
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We sorely miss our regular haunts during the coronavirus lockdown not only because we like them but also because a healthy society needs places where people can gather, mix and mingle.
Individuals using indoor tanning are exposed to two types of UV rays – UVA and UVB – that damage skin and DNA and can lead to cancer, including the deadliest one: melanoma. Young users are most at risk.
Many gyms use free tanning beds to lure in new members who are eager to look and feel their best. But this, argues Sherry Pagoto, runs against the health lifestyle premise these gyms are advocating.
Roll your own.
Gyms have gone mad for these bits of neoprene. Yet researchers are still scrambling to catch up.
Working out in a dilapidated gym can yield more benefits than working out in a fancy gym. But it depends on your preferences.
The 20-metre-long Paris Navigating Gym is propelled along the Seine by human power.
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Physical exercise was once primarily an open-air activity, until gym training and monitoring took hold. Digital devices and augmented reality now offer the freedom to head out into the city again.
A handful of countries have introduced anti-doping measures in high-street gyms. Let’s nip it in the bud.
CrossFitters can be found flipping tires or hitting them with a sledgehammer, climbing ropes, and tossing medicine balls.
It’s a known fact that exercise is addictive. But CrossFitters – those who take part in CrossFit’s brutal workouts and stringent diet – are infamous for their fanatical devotion to their fitness philosophy…
What is a man without muscle?
Noodles and beef
I am always amazed by the wide range of sports nutrition products on sale in gyms and sports centres. No matter the time of day, it seems gym goers are always drinking nutrient shakes. The sports nutrition…