THERE’S NO NEED TO GO THE GYM
Everyone can exercise at home. During the pandemic, life has been different and lots of people have started doing online workouts. Joe Wicks has been popular, for example. We’ve been exploring how well these apps and online programmes work.
APPS AND ONLINE WORKOUTS CAN BE HELPFUL…
…but they’re even better if they’re supplemented with a personalised smart watch that guides you through the exercises and gives you feedback on how well you’re doing them. We have found that people with these watches exercised more and were less likely to give up than the people without them.
THINK ABOUT EXERCISE INTENSITY
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Inside The World's First Airport For Drones And Flying Cars
Plans to build the world’s first off-grid transport hub for drones and air-taxis have just received government funding. The Urban Air Port, located in Coventry, will offer flying electric vehicles a place to charge and load up. The project aims to lay the groundwork for a web of transport hubs that could provide a green, clean remedy to our cities’ groaning infrastructure. Daniel Bennett talks to Ricky Sandhu, the founder and CEO of Urban Air Port, to see if the idea could take off.
Pumas In The Peaks
Living secretive lives against the spectacular backdrop of Chile’s Torres del Paine, Patagonia’s pumas are proving a conservation success.
Waste Not, Want Not
Meet the communities forging the way to a trash-free future, by reshaping unwanted by-products into valuable resources
A Scientist's Guide To Life - How To Get Fit At Home
Due to the coronavirus, more people are exercising indoors. This month, we ask exercise researchers Matt Cocks and Katie Hesketh how to get fit at home
A Safe Space
Intrusive social media and online shouting matches have left people seeking the internet hideouts that allow them to be themselves
How Your Brain Creates Reality
Do we see the world as it really is, or are we creating our own reality? Here, we delve into the neuroscience behind the world that we experience
Species That Glow In The Dark
From the ocean depths to remote rainforests, bioluminescent organisms light up the natural world. We take an illuminating look at the species that glow in the dark.
A Universe Full Of See-Through Stars
Mysterious discoveries around the globe have opened up a tantalising possibility: the cosmos could be full of ghostly stars that are invisible to our most sensitive detectors
Who Is Britain's Greatest Prime Minister?
Three hundred years ago this month, Robert Walpole became Britain’s first PM. To mark this huge moment in political history, we asked five historians to nominate the 10 leaders who they believe accomplished most during their residency in Number 10
Alexa, Tell Me A Story
Dr Lara Martin wants to teach artificial intelligence how to tell a tale and tell it well. She reveals to Amy Barrett why we need to train machines how to be storytellers and what Dungeons & Dragons has to do with it all….
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Increasing Bench Press Strength
My husband gave me a sledgehammer for my birthday. Yes, a sledgehammer. Turns out, it was exactly what I needed
Ditch Your Dusty Workout Excuses
The first step to fitness? Conquering your can’ts.
You don’t have to spend hours in the gym to reap the health benefits of exercise.
Beyond Human: The Genetic Shift In Bodybuilding
The Bodybuilding Ecosystem People often fail to grasp the significance of turning points, if even aware of such events.
Lift Your Own Spirits
We all feel down now and then, especially lately. These techniques can help you bounce back.
Booze and Lose Muscle
Alcohol consumption will likely decrease muscle size and strength.
Classic Training Camp
I guess it all started with falling in love with the gym and training. I played a lot of sports growing up. My parents were those parents where if I said I wanted to try something, they put me in it.
Best Squatting Techniques for Maximum Muscle Growth
The squat’s radical capability to boost muscle growth and strength stems from the large muscle groups activated during the squat, such as the quadriceps and gluteus maximus.
Creatine: The Best Forms
New products and formulations are introduced to the supplement market every day. However, it is very rare for a product or especially an ingredient to create noteworthy evolution in supplement performance. Arguably, the greatest leap up this axiomatic evolutionary ladder occurred with the advent of creatine supplements in the 1990s. Creatine has proven over and over to be “the real deal” in clinical research and broscience. It’s a muscle-building, performance-enhancing supplement that nearly all athletes should use.