Gym targets mental and physical fitness

A gym in Peterborough has dedicated itself to creating a safe and secure environment tailored to help people with disabilities to get fit.

The gym, in the Cresset Centre in Bretton, is run by the YMCA.

It charges around two thirds less than the average gym membership, and invests any surplus money back into the charity.

‘Bad Lip Reading’ has finally released the hilarious ‘2017 NFL’ video

With the NFL season coming to a close, Bad Lip Reading has finally released their ‘NFL 2017’ video, and it is arguably the best part of Super Bowl week. While last year’s video delivered a ton of laughs, this year’s is the strangest and craziest yet. We’ll say it: It’s comedy gold.

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From the thief who dared to steal New England Patriots QB Tom Brady’s nickels out his “dang” locker, to Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger singing “I’ll flip for you,” nobody can escape the ridicule when the folks at Bad Lip Reading work their magic. But for those that did escape this year’s video, congratulations: Looks like we can’t laugh at your expense.

John Cena slams the ‘horrible’ NFL Combine bench test

NFL, listen up–John Cena has some advice for you. The WWE superstar spoke about the NFL combine in a video for Sports Illustrated and how the league uses the bench press to help measure the strength and potential of prospects coming into the league. His opinion?

The NFL could do better, much better:
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“It’s the most worthless test of skill that they have at the Combine.

And in an organization like the NFL they’re going to come back with ‘Eh, what does the kid know?’ But I know a lot about strength and fitness, and upper body reps for a segregated weight for max is a horrible test for the Combine athlete. I love the Agility test, I love the Sprint tests, Vertical Jump and all that stuff is really fun to watch. But, step your game up with the strength assessment, NFL.”

Cena showed off his bench press strength in 2015 and called out the combine, saying that the ” top calculated bench press” was only 10 pounds more than he could lift at 38 years old:

At this years @NFL combine top calculated bench press was 473lb.

38 yrs old, this is 463 #NGU @TapouT @sportscenter pic.twitter.com/Lvtt2nnFZE[1][2][3][4][5] — John Cena (@JohnCena) October 28, 2015[6]

In the SI video, Cena said that he benched that weight again for a Muscle & Fitness shoot in 2017. Stephen Paea of Oregon State has the NFL combine record on the bench press, making out list of the 11 strongest, most ridiculously athletic NFL combine performances of all time[7] with an astonishing 49 reps.

Mabye if Cena gave it a try he could beat the record.

NFL, take some advice–this John Cena guy knows what he’s talking about.

References

  1. ^ @NFL (twitter.com)
  2. ^ #NGU (twitter.com)
  3. ^ @TapouT (twitter.com)
  4. ^ @sportscenter (twitter.com)
  5. ^ pic.twitter.com/Lvtt2nnFZE (t.co)
  6. ^ October 28, 2015 (twitter.com)
  7. ^ 11 strongest, most ridiculously athletic NFL combine performances of all time (www.mensfitness.com)

20 foods that seem healthy but aren’t

Wraps are thinner than hoagies, buns, and bread, so they’ve gotta be healthier, right? Eh, sometimes, but most restaurants and to-go shops wrap all your sandwich fixings in a 12-inch wrap that can pack twice the amount of calories as plain old bread. Plus, spinach, tomato, and whole grain wraps don’t contain nearly as much veggies and whole grains as you’d think; more often than not, they’ve got additional coloring and flavoring.

The problem with pre-made wraps, too, is you can’t control what’s in them.

The bacon, ham, and ranch dressing can’t be taken out once they’re rolled up, and odds are you’re not getting additional veggies to add to your mix.

Five Fast Lunches to Build More Muscle >>>[1]

References

  1. ^ Five Fast Lunches to Build More Muscle >>> (www.mensfitness.com)

ROAM Fitness gym opens at BWI

The ROAM Fitness gym officially opened Tuesday at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The facility, located in the D/E connector, has all the amenities and space for up to 21 people. A storage wall will allow you to secure your luggage and private showers will leave you refreshed before board your flight.

Membership passes are priced at £40 a day, £175 for a month and £600 for annual pass.

ROAM Fitness is opened 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Visit the gym’s website[1] for more information.

References

  1. ^ gym’s website (www.roamfitness.com)

Chisel Your Shoulders and Abs In Just 9 Minutes

With a 2 to 1 work to rest ratio, you’ll be incinerating calories too! For more workouts that will light up your shoulders and abs, check out the new METASHRED EXTREME[1] transformation program from Men’s Health. Directions: Perform the exercises below in the order listed for 40 seconds each, resting for 20 seconds between each movement.

1.

Miniband superman

  1. Pushup and row
  2. Seated band forehead pull

That’s 1 round.

Do 3 to 5 rounds.

References

  1. ^ METASHRED EXTREME (www.metashredextremedvd.com)

7 Minutes and 13 Moves Are All You Need for a Hard-Core Workout

One foolproof way to make the most out of a super-short workout[1]: Crank up the intensity. This HIIT workout will leave you drenched in sweat by working your entire body in just seven minutes.

You might also like {{displayTitle}} READ [2]

The cool thing about this workout is that it’s not made up of your standard (sometimes boring) push-ups and squats. Instead, the trainers offer a variety of dynamic exercises that will challenge muscles all over your body but also keep you engaged in the workout.

Seven minutes will fly by! Because these moves are different from basic bodyweight exercises, it might take a minute to get the hang of them. Try quickly skimming through the video first to get an idea of each so you don’t waste any time when the clock is ticking.

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To recap: An exercise mat is optional.

Perform each exercise for 30 seconds with 10 seconds of rest in between. You’ll want a towel on hand. Workout:
1.

Downward Dog to Upward Dog
2. Alternating Reverse Lunge With Knee Drive
3. Burpee Variation to Low Squat
4.

Lying Starfish to V-Up With Clap
5. Y Pose With Thumbs Up
6. Squat Thrust to Bent Arm
7.

Narrow Squat to Wide Squat to Alternating Split Lunge
8. Rocking Leg Lift to Jump-Through Push-Up
9. V-Up With Wide Leg
10.

Skydive and Push-Up to Two-Point Plank
11. Walk-Out Plank to Roll-Down Starfish
12. Vertical Jump to Lateral Jump
13.

Plank Variation

Looking for more short and effective at-home workouts? Grokker[3] has thousands of routines, so you’ll never get bored.

Bonus: For a limited time, Greatist readers get 40 percent off Grokker Premium[4] (just £9 per month) and their first 14 days free. Sign up now[5]!

References

  1. ^ super-short workout (greatist.com)
  2. ^ {{displayTitle}} READ (greatist.com)
  3. ^ Grokker (grokker.com)
  4. ^ Grokker Premium (grokker.com)
  5. ^ Sign up now (grokker.com)

7 Minutes. 13 Moves. One HIIT Workout That’ll Make You Sweat

One foolproof way to make the most out of a super-short workout[1]: Crank up the intensity. This HIIT workout will leave you drenched in sweat by working your entire body in just seven minutes.

You might also like {{displayTitle}} READ [2]

The cool thing about this workout is that it’s not made up of your standard (sometimes boring) push-ups and squats. Instead, the trainers offer a variety of dynamic exercises that will challenge muscles all over your body but also keep you engaged in the workout.

Seven minutes will fly by! Because these moves are different from basic bodyweight exercises, it might take a minute to get the hang of them. Try quickly skimming through the video first to get an idea of each so you don’t waste any time when the clock is ticking.

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To recap: An exercise mat is optional.

Perform each exercise for 30 seconds with 10 seconds of rest in between. You’ll want a towel on hand. Workout:
1.

Downward Dog to Upward Dog
2. Alternating Reverse Lunge With Knee Drive
3. Burpee Variation to Low Squat
4.

Lying Starfish to V-Up With Clap
5. Y Pose With Thumbs Up
6. Squat Thrust to Bent Arm
7.

Narrow Squat to Wide Squat to Alternating Split Lunge
8. Rocking Leg Lift to Jump-Through Push-Up
9. V-Up With Wide Leg
10.

Skydive and Push-Up to Two-Point Plank
11. Walk-Out Plank to Roll-Down Starfish
12. Vertical Jump to Lateral Jump
13.

Plank Variation

Looking for more short and effective at-home workouts? Grokker[3] has thousands of routines, so you’ll never get bored.

Bonus: For a limited time, Greatist readers get 40 percent off Grokker Premium[4] (just £9 per month) and their first 14 days free. Sign up now[5]!

References

  1. ^ super-short workout (greatist.com)
  2. ^ {{displayTitle}} READ (greatist.com)
  3. ^ Grokker (grokker.com)
  4. ^ Grokker Premium (grokker.com)
  5. ^ Sign up now (grokker.com)

Plantronics BackBeat FIT Review: Fantastic Wireless Headphones

I almost never run, cycle or do anything active without headphones (I’m sociable that way) and I’ve tried dozens of sets of wireless headphones. The Plantronics BackBeat FIT aren’t just good – they’re the first pair to finally convince me to give up my trusty wired Bose SoundSports when exercising. The requirements of a set of wireless headphones[1] for sports are quite simple.

They have to stay in your ear, be comfortable, have a decent battery life and sound good. However, I’ve found that most sets don’t hit even half of these targets. The BackBeat FIT delivers on every count, and throws in some extra features for good measure.

And all for a very reasonable ?70.40 on Amazon at time of writing[2] (RRP ?99.99). The lightweight headset is barely noticeable once on and didn’t shift at all over the course of a half marathon. The earbuds are not designed to be jammed right down into your ears, which I found far more comfortable than standard in-ear buds, and they also let in some ambient noise – always handy when running on busy roads.

The battery life is a healthy eight hours and every time your turn them on a voice notification tells you how many hours you have left. That’s an extremely useful feature and one that should be on all Bluetooth headphones. The BackBeat FIT charges fully in around 2 1/2 hours, with a 15-minute quick charge delivering an hour of playback.

Given the ambient fit and modest price point, it’s perhaps not surprising the sound quality doesn’t quite match top-end headsets like the BEOPLAY H5, especially when it comes to bass. As someone who mostly listens to podcasts and embarrassing pop music when running, I value a comfortable fit far more than thundering bass, but for some it might not suffice. The headset has controls for play and pause, and taking calls, although the latter will reduce the battery life by a couple of hours.

The band is flexible and the whole caboodle is waterproof, which bodes well for its durability. A wide variety of colours is available and the headset also has some reflective detailing. It probably won’t be the difference between life and death when running at night, but every little helps.

Every time I tried to pair the BackBeat FITs with a device I had no problems connecting quickly – in fact, they turned out to be a little too good at this. It’s all too easy to turn the headset on accidentally when it’s in a rucksack and once on, it immediately connected to my phone, overriding the headphones I was wearing. It took a while to work out why my music had suddenly stopped.

Aside from that minor confusion, the BackBeat FIT was a joy to use, setting standards that I wish were met by far pricier Bluetooth headphones.

Unless you’re an absolute bass fiend, or prefer an in-ear fit, it’s a fantastic headset at a very good price. plantronics.com[3]

References

  1. ^ wireless headphones (www.coachmag.co.uk)
  2. ^ ?70.40 on Amazon at time of writing (www.amazon.co.uk)
  3. ^ plantronics.com (www.plantronics.com)

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