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2206 meet our april 2017 cover model torrie wilson

Meet our April 2017 cover model Torrie Wilson We chat to athlete, model and entrepreneur Torrie Wilson as she graces the cover of the April 2017 edition of Women’s Health and Fitness magazine. Meet our April 2017 cover model Torrie Wilson – Women’s Health and Fitness magazine On the relationship with food I spent many years trying to avoid food and trying all sorts of diets. Once I began a healthy relationship I got leaner than ever. Funny how that works. On eating for pleasure It’s great to enjoy your food, but once eating becomes an outlet we enter the
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2230 health and fitness talk with cover model jenna douros

Health and fitness talk with cover model Jenna Douros Known for her child-like energy and athletic training style, Jenna Douros is taking the fitness world by storm. We caught up with our May 2017 cover model to talk about health, fitness, and inspiration. Health and fitness talk with cover model Jenna Douros – Women’s Health and Fitness magazine ON CAREER I have never been one to sit still. When I was younger, I always excelled in physical activity – from rollerblading, gymnastics and athletics, to making obstacle courses in my backyard. I feel I have progressively put my stamp on
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How To Improve Your Performance With Visualisation

How to improve your performance with visualisation How to improve your performance with visualisation We take a look at how visualisation can improve your performance when it comes to training. One trip to your local gym and you will probably spot a lycra-clad fit-girl standing at her barbell in deadlift position – but without actually lifting the bar. Chances are she’s not absentmindedly staring into space but instead using cognitive strategies to psych herself up pre-lift, resulting in bigger and better PBs. The science Psyching yourself up has been shown to improve performance while training, and involves using all of
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Being Left Handed

Being left-handed Are you a southpaw, mollydooker or dreaded cacky-hander? Chances are, either you or someone you know writes, eats or plays sport with their left hand and has suffered these taunts. istockphotokeepleftsign_Body_image.jpg sdfsdf Much superstition and fear has historically surrounded left-handed people. They’ve been burnt as witches, beaten, shunned as marriage partners and endured having their ‘wrong’ hand tied behind their backs to encourage use of the ‘right’ one. This discrimination is carried through many languages – ‘gauche’ meaning both ‘awkward’ and ‘left’ in French and in Italian, the word is ‘sinistra’. Sounds sinister, doesn’t it? Even everyday tools
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Fat Burning Zone

The best way to get results from your training is to work out what your ideal fat burning heart rate zone is. All you need to do is enter your age and you’ll have your Maximum Heart Rate. Age Enter your age here and press Calculate! Maximum Heart Rate bpm This is your calculated maximum heart rate Fat Burning Zone bpm This is your calculated fat burning zone * bpm = beats per minute The post Fat Burning Zone appeared first on Women's Health and Fitness. admin


Beginner’s guide to surfing

There’s no denying surfers have great bodies, and it doesn’t take long to figure out why. Surfing is great form of exercise and a refreshing way to keep fit without being stuck inside on a treadmill. With summer at its peak, there’s no better time to hit the water and learn to surf. Alice Algie discovers the thrills and spills of hanging ten Photolibrary Yet with daunting images of sky-high waves and deep water, it’s no wonder most of us are intimidated by the thought of taking up surfing. But at the right beach, with the right knowledge, surfing can
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8 best exercises for inner thighs

Best exercises for toned inner thighs and glutes. Get ready to feel the burn! Plie squats This fun variation of the classic bodybuilder favourite hits the inner legs and can be performed with no equipment (holding a dumbbell or kettlebell is an option). How to 1. Standing upright, move your feet so that you are in the classic ‘plie’ position – toes pointing out, core tight and stance as wide as you are able to properly and comfortably execute the move (aim for shoulder width). 2. Keeping your pelvis straight and upper body straight (this is not a squat per se, we are not sitting back), lower
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Bodyblitz

Bodyblitz RECIPES + DIET PLANS Nutritional guidelines & easy eats EXERCISE TIPS + WORKOUTS Workout programs to keep you on track SUCCESS STORIES Meet the monthly winners What is the BodyBlitz 12-week Challenge? Want to change your body, and your life, forever? Over the years, the staff at Women’s Health & Fitness magazine have seen hundreds of cases where people have undergone incredible transformations, from the average Jane or Joe to the bodysculpting or fitness champion. Enter now, and become one of these success stories! Each month, we’ll choose a finalist and publish their story. At the end of the year,
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1774-frog-hops-exercise-lean-legs-glutes

Frog hops Work your glutes, quads and hamstrings. Frog hops – IMAGE – Women’s Health and Fitness How to From a squat position with your arms straight back, utilise their momentum as you jump as far forward as you can and land softly in a squat position. NEXT: Bench jumps Words and workout by Tiffany Gaston, photos by James Patrick The post 1774-frog-hops-exercise-lean-legs-glutes appeared first on Women's Health and Fitness. admin


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Single-leg bench squats Build legs of steel with the single-leg bench squat. One-legged bench squat – Women’s Health & Fitness Instructions 1. Stand about one metre away from a bench with your back towards it. 2. Keep your back straight and your hands on your hips and rest the top of your left foot on the bench. 3. Bend your right knee and lower your body until your left knee almost touches the floor. 4. Slowly return to starting position and repeat exercise 15 times. 5. Swap sides and start again. To increase the intensity of this exercise, hold a
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