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Workout of the day: Side Plank to tone the buttocks
Our Denise Dellagiacoma teaches us how to perform the side plank, but adding some variations to specifically tone the buttocks. In the first exercise we bring the “free” leg up, so as to work the affected gluteus. It is very important to keep the pelvis forward, the chest open, the abdomen active and, of course, the buttocks contracted.
In the second exercise, on the other hand, we must try to bring the elbow closer to the knee, bending them both before extending them again, but avoiding closing ourselves forward.
These two exercises can also be performed by beginners.
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The cardio workout Interval Training
Here are the indications of our Personal Trainer to set up a workout of this type. This workout can be done at home, if you have the tools, or in the gym, if you have decided to resume after the reopening:
- 10 minutes of hill walking or flat walking with 1 burpee for beginners (no pushup and no bouncing) every 30 seconds
- 1 circuit consisting of 4 stations / exercises, lasting 5 minutes each, interspersed with passive pauses of 1 minute each, with an intensity equal to a HR of 120-130 beats per minute (bpm): jumping rope , skip in place or run or treadmill, jumping jack or rowing machine, elliptical or climber machine
- Short strength circuit: 10 beginner pushups, 10 crunches, 10 prone wide grip lat pulldowns, 10 bench press torso hyperextensions, 10 pistol squats (each side)
- 10 minutes of cool-down on an exercise bike; QB stretching and joint mobility.”
Shopping at your home: our suggestion
To save time, but also to limit our outings at this time when we are advised to stay at home, we want to suggest a valid alternative to the supermarket.
We are talking about the Amazon Pantry service, which guarantees all those who have an Amazon Prime subscription to choose products online through the dedicated section and have them delivered directly to their homes. When ordering, please note that the shopping boxes have a maximum capacity of 20 kg or 110 litres.
Among the products that can be purchased, there are not only non-perishable foodstuffs, but also products for the home, for hygiene and personal care, for children and for our four-legged friends.