Author: Tessa K

Challenge – 30 days to awesome abs

If you’ve never seen even a ripple of muscle on your belly, and threw some envious glances at shredded gym-goers’ abs, this 1 month challenge is for you! Follow this simple workout plan for 30 days – it is suitable for men and women – where you complete a number of exercises daily. There are rest days to make sure you get proper recovery time. The intensity of the exercises increase slowly, and by the end of the month, you will be grateful that you started this journey. Remember to take progress pictures weekly! Now, there are rules, as...

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Workout Nutrition 101

Gearing up to go pump some iron at the gym? Have you given some thought to what you should eat before and after a workout for maximum results. Nutritious food is your gym BFF! Let’s take a look at what you should eat around your workouts. The Basics 1. What you eat before your workout is critical for fueling the workout and increasing your performance throughout. The goal of the pre-workout meal is to: Reduce muscle glycogen depletion. Reduce muscle protein breakdown. Reduce post workout cortisol levels To make all of this happen successfully, your body needs 2 things:...

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Progress to a perfect push-up!

The push-up is the king of body-weight exercises, but not everyone can do them properly. Love it or hate it, it will never go out of style because of how effective and efficient it is – it works your chest, shoulders, triceps, biceps and core. If you’re lacking in the upper-body strength department, doing just a single traditional push-up can be tough, let alone a round of 10! So, if you’re tired of watching people knock out hundreds of push-ups while you’re stuck on the bent-knee version, this progressive program is just the thing for you! Let’s take a...

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Beat high fuel prices with a few tweaks

We don’t always comprehend that fuel consumption is directly related to car care and that it has a major impact on how much petrol we use. If you’re frustrated and stressed out about high petrol prices like the rest of us, putting a few simple, low-cost car maintenance measures in place can stretch your moola at the pump and also go some way toward protecting the environment. Petrol prices can climb swiftly, but there’s good news: you can fight back. By appropriately maintaining your vehicle, you can improve fuel economy while saving money. Carry out these simple maintenance tasks...

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Running tips for beginners

  Running is a popular exercise for getting fit and losing weight for pretty much all age groups. If you’re feeling inspired to get fit for summer, then running is one of the simplest and most rewarding sports you can do. It has, however, negative effects on the body if you do not follow the guidelines, especially if you’re just starting out. Take heed of the following advice and don’t just jump in the deep end! Speak to your doctor. Consult your doctor before starting a new training regime, especially if you have heart disease. If you have a history...

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