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    Gluteus Maximus

    The gluteus maximus is the larger muscle located around the hip and buttock area which effectively allows you to rotate. Exercises in this video include things a simple as the lifting and dropping of the pelvis which builds up the gluteus maximus muscle. Stepping exercises place pressure on the knee through to the gluteus maximus. Increasing the step height, onto a box or some other surface, places further pressure on the hip muscle thereby building it up. As with many

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    Stretching your gastrocnemius, larger calf muscle

    Gastrocnemius, large calf muscle

    The gastrocnemius is perhaps best known as the larger calf muscle which creates the diamond shape bulge in your legs. The type of exercise in the video revolves around the extension of your knee with your toes pointed in various directions, stretching your calf muscle while at the same time strengthening it. Many people have naturally large calf muscles while others perhaps need to work a little more at adding definition. However, the gastrocnemius is very important muscle in nearly

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    Hand, Wrist & Forearm Strengthening Exercises

    Finger Flexors

    In reality, the vast majority of exercises carried out in the gym will to a certain extent improve and strengthen your finger flexors and other elements of your hand, wrist and forearm. In this YouTube video we have taken a slightly different approach, with an orthopaedic surgeon giving you medical based advice. It is important to balance the size and strength of your upper arms with your forearms to give an overall balance to your body. This video takes in

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    Grip Strength Exercises for Wrists & Forearms

    Finger Flexors

    It is fair to say that when we work muscles it does not normally include a particular focus on fingers/digits. However, finger flexors are an integral part of your grip with the muscle for your flexors actually located in the forearm. When you grip and let go you can see your forearm changing shape, muscles flexing and therefore it is important to carry out regular grip and wrist/forearm exercises. This video takes in a whole range of different exercises you

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    Defy Ageing

    Defy Ageing

    The secret to eternal youth, oh if only we had the answers. The population spends millions each year on face creams, botox, collagen, facials and such like. We also waste hours worrying about our age, dreading the next birthday and worrying that we’re losing our minds a little more each passing year. But what if you were to discover that there actually is a way to not only slow down the ageing process, but also to reverse it? Sounds interesting

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    How To Look Thinner

    Fitness Diet Slim

    There are plenty of reasons to lose weight. Primarily, you should lose weight to become healthy. But today, society’s standards of beauty put pressure on being thin. Most people exercise, stay active, and diet to look good and come across as attractive. But losing weight is no child’s play. It takes months and even years of hard work to burn those calories, get rid of body fat, and drop a few sizes. If you’re tired of continuously trying to lose

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    Need To Replace Your Running Shoes?

    Defy Ageing

    Running is one of the most accessible workouts going. Anyone can do it, anytime, at any speed, of any ability. Very little equipment is needed for your running journey, and the races and events available is plentiful. However, it is vital we ensure we have the correct footwear for our running. The very base of your running workout, the part of your journey which affects the impact, your posture, pressure on joints and comfort begins with your footwear. Once you

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    Finger Extensors strengthening

    Finger Extensors

    Using a simple elastic band placed around the top of the fingers of your closed hand, there are three simple exercises you can do to strengthen your Finger Extensors. With the first exercise simply keep your hand level with your forearm and with the rubber band pulling your fingers together, then open and close your hand to strengthen the finger extensors – repeat as you feel comfortable. The second exercise incorporates the same motion but the hand should be bent

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    Band hand extensor exercises

    Finger Extensors

    In a similar fashion to the finger resistance bands, there are other exercises which will stretch and build your Finger Extensors. One way is to wrap a sufficiently sized but malleable plastic round your hand (not too tight) and then simply extend outwards using the force and strength of your fingers and thumb – referred to as a band hand extensor exercise. We have seen instances of people using relatively small socks which generally keep the hand very tight and

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    Finger resistance bands

    Finger Extensors

    The Finger Extensors are situated in line with the back of your hand stretching up your forearm. One of the easiest ways to exercise your Finger Extensors is to buy a finger resistance band hand gripper which does exactly what you would expect. There are holes in which to place your fingers and your thumb with the natural position showing the band/hand as closed. Using the strength of your fingers, and your Finger Extensors, simply stretch the band by opening

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