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10 Crazy Fitness Rules That Should Exist

New fitness craze sweeping the globe - Xtend Barre hits the Gold Coast

Find out who topped the list of the 100 Fittest Men of All Time as selected by the editors of Men's Health We polled the Men's Health office, and here are the 10 crazy rules our editors concocted. These rules aren't meant to "make up" for a lazy or glutenous activity. Rather, think of them as insurance policiesany guy who can perform these feats probably doesn't need to worry about the occasional fast food meal or episode of laziness. 10 Crazy Fitness Rules That Should Exist Crazy Rule #1 1. If you order a Big Mac, do 10 pushups.
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PHOTO: The editors at Mens Health magazine have come up with their list of 10 crazy fitness rules that should exist. "We use small weights to create a long and lean physique without the added bulk." The 55-minute program targets the whole body, ranging from floor work, to bar work, to ballet manoeuvres and weights. "It is deceiving for an onlooker people are surprised when they try it because it really gets those muscles working." She isn't wrong - after two minutes of pulsing arms with the minuscule barbells, you'll feel the burn. The instructor shows newbies how to modify the steps if they need to. "The great thing about it is we can instruct beginners, intermediate and advanced people in one class because the exercises can be modified to suit the individual," Stacey says.
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Fitness Friday: Make A Bigger, Better Turn

lexi-thompson.jpg Karen, one of Golf Digest's 50 Best Women Teachers in America , spends a great deal of time with her players in the gym and she is a big believer in training the body as well as the swing. She says the thing she notices a lot with amateur golfers is they have physical limitations that prevent them from rotating effectively with their upper bodies. "When you watch good golfers swing, you'll notice in their backswings that the upper body rotates a great deal while the lower body stays relatively still. What they are doing is coiling -- literally generating and storing power they can use to compress the ball. It's important that you train so that your upper body can rotate against a stable lower body." To be able to swing like a pro, you need strength in your hips, glutes and legs -- to provide a stable base to coil against -- and flexibility in your torso in order to be able to make a big turn.
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