Online shopping is excellent in terms of the choice available – there’s virtually nothing that you can’t buy online, if you search hard enough – and it is a lot more convenient than getting the car out, driving to your nearest town, finding a car-parking spot and facing the high street crowds. Given the costs of petrol, parking and those rather tempting panini at your favourite sandwich shop, online shopping is likely to save you money too.
If you are fed up of the gym and are looking to get some exercise in an alternative way then why not consider taking up an ‘old school’ sport. Dust off your memories of PE at high school and try to remember what you were good at. Here are just a few ideas which may just strike a chord…
- Netball. It is highly likely that your school had a team, as most girls in this country played netball for years as teenagers whether they liked it or not. There are loads of adult teams out there so grab your trainers and go and join in.
You read endless advice about what type of exercise you “should” be doing these days and it’s all based on a false premise that sets us all up to fail. That’s because so many of us approach exercise in a fundamentally incorrect way in my opinion.
Exercise shouldn’t be about work. Throwaway phrases like “no pain, no gain” are fundamentally flawed and do nothing to help our cause. The whole approach speaks of “work”; something you don’t want to do, but really feel that you “should” for the sake of what? Your health or vanity maybe? Read more… »
This is a compound exercise that builds strength on your lats as well as your biceps, middle back, and shoulders. It is an intermediate-level exercise that requires you to have a good fitness level for execution.
Do your stretches and warm-ups before doing this exercise. Set the weights on the machine on a level that is enough to give you a workout without causing strain. Place a wide bar attachment on the pulley and sit down on the machine. Position the knee pad so it will rest comfortably on your thighs to hold you down during the workout. Grip the handle with your palms facing forward and placed wider than shoulder’s breadth. Let your arms be fully extended above your head. You must feel the muscles of your lats stretch along with the muscles of your shoulders and lower back. Keep this as your starting position.
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