Try this twisting move to tone your stomach muscles
1. SHOULDERS/ ARMS
Draw your shoulders down your back and slowly extend your arms, straightening, but not locking your elbows.
Initiate the move from your core, and keep it engaged throughout.
Ground through bath feet to stabilise your body
This move will work your internal and external obliques to attack those love handles!
HOW TO DO IT
• Attach a resistance band to a chest-high anchor point.
• Holding the band with both hands in an overhand grip, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, facing the anchor point (A).
• Keeping your feet facing forwards and your arms straight, twist your torso to your left (B), then to the right.
• Slowly twist back to the starting position and repeat, doing three sets of 15 reps, resting for 30-60 seconds between sets.
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ON TEST ECO WATER BOTTLES
H&Fd art director Lucy Pinto seeks out the best eco-friendly bottle for the gym
SPIKED GIGI BKR
£30 (500ml); mybkr.co.uk
‘Claimed to be the “beauty essential that will change the way you hydrate”, beautiful it is. Made from BPA-free, phthalate-free, FDA-approved materials, this glass bottle claims to never alter the taste of your water and to be kind to the planet. It’s wrapped in a protective silicone sleeve with soft, funky spikes, and the cap is made from recyclable polypropylene – so far so good. A big plus for me is the size of the mouth piece – it’s perfect for sipping – while the lid has a beautiful sculpted handle ideal for hanging on one finger to show fellow gym-goers the true beauty of the bottle. You’ll struggle to forget to drink enough with this one!’
£29.95 (500ml); staysixty.co.uk
‘Designed in Dalston, you say? Well, it certainly lives up to its hip London neighbourhood. This is a beautifully crafted stainless-steel water bottle made from food-grade, BPA-free stainless steel, coated in a unique rubberised paint to look great and grip well in your hand. Not only is this bottle ideal for water, it’s great for your morning smoothie or hot soup, too, thanks to the flask effect and clever removable base which makes cleaning super quick and easy. It’s a good size, slipping into backpacks and handbags. You can even interchange the rubber carry strap to fit your mood or workout. Fabulous!’
£25 (500ml); chillysbottles.com
‘Why opt for a throw-away bottle that’s harmful to the environment, will damage our seas and could also affect your health as a direct result of drinking from it? Introducing the Chilly bottle, which comes in many shades, including this beautiful rose gold version. Made from high-grade 304 stainless steel, this earth-friendly bottle is practically bullet proof. It’s also BPA free, with an inner and outer wall. The vacuum technology allows its contents to remain at the same temperature as when filled (24 hours cold or 12 hours hot), and I was amazed at how fresh the water remained throughout the day – perfect for taking to a hot, sweaty class – fulfilling its claims. Although the bottle has a screw top lid that’s easy to use, I’d encourage the design team to look at a lid that stays connected to the bottle when open – it’s easy to misplace when mid-workout. Chilly’s mission is to accelerate the adoption and everyday use of reusable products, and this slick bottle, like the others on this page, will help you do that.’
£35 (454ml); swellbottle.com
‘Using the same innovation and promise of quality as the original S’well bottle, the easy-grip Traveler is BPA-free and made from triple-walled, top-grade 18/8 stainless steel that stays condensation free, perfect for keeping hot drinks hot for 12 hours or cold drinks cold for 24, thanks to its ThermaSwell technology and insulated lid. The new wide mouth is great – making it ideal for stirring your drink or adding ice cubes to it for that sweaty workout! By buying a S’well bottle, you’re helping contribute to the company’s mission to rid the world of single-use plastic bottles. It’s available in many covetable shades, including Calacatta Gold (pictured).’
£22.99 (750ml); frankgreen.com
Slick lines fuse form and function to make this an award-winning, sustainable and reusable design. You get more than just a bottle when you buy it, too – you’ll have access to the Frank Green Hydrate app, which not only records your daily water goals, it’ll send you reminders, as well as let you know how you’re protecting the earth with a live record of plastic bottles saved from landfill. It’s 100 percent recyclable and made from premium materials with an odour-resistant inner to ensure your water stays fresher for longer. With its spill-resistant lid and one-handed operation, it’s perfect for on the go.’
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