Category: Fitness & Training

Your challenge: To develop muscular, shapely calves

Having muscular calves helps improve physical endurance, something that is particularly important when cycling, walking or running, for example. Strengthening your calves is also a good way to avoid sports injuries. Start a 21-day challenge with exercises that target this region and then persevere in your efforts by adopting new habits to maintain well-rounded calves.

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Your home cardio challenge

Cardio-training activities help improve sports performance and are very beneficial to health. Choose 3 to 5 cardio exercises that are easy to do anywhere without equipment and challenge yourself with increasingly intense sessions for 30 days. To be successful, adapt the number of repetitions and the speed of training sessions to your physical condition.

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Your 30-day jumping jack challenge

Jumping jacks are an explosive bodyweight exercise involving 2 dynamic jumps. They engage various muscle groups, involve cardio work and help to burn calories. Make jumping jacks a part of a 30-day fitness challenge to get back in shape and lose weight while having fun. How many jumping jacks can you do at the end of the challenge?

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Develop a training circuit with your children

Physical exercise is important for everyone’s health, especially for children. To encourage them to play sports and have a good time with their families, develop training circuits to be carried out together, and why not include music? By inventing a story or by creating a game, they will be experienced as moments of pleasure and not as a chore.

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How do you optimise your preparation for winter sports?

For a successful winter sports holiday, find out about the activities on offer in each resort. Draw up a training plan with cardio and muscle-building exercises to get back into shape. Use the right equipment adapted to keep you warm during the sport. Take care of your diet without forgetting to hydrate yourself and warm-up well every morning before working out.

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Strengthening your arms at home: The challenge

Strengthening your arms improves posture, balances the strength on both sides of the body, firms up your arms and increases resistance, which is useful for all everyday movements. To work the arms, different exercises target specific muscle groups. To motivate yourself, try a 30-day arm challenge by gradually increasing the number of repetitions in your circuit.

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The top 10 most beautiful marathons in the world

To choose which marathon to participate in abroad, discover the must-see running courses of the world: Join in at New York for a legendary urban route, run under the midnight sun in the Arctic or opt for a complete change of scenery with the Bagan Temple Marathon in Myanmar. To fully prepare for your marathon, plan ahead so you register on time and follow the iFit® programs to train as if you were really there!

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First marathon: Your 6-month training plan

If you are an experienced runner, you can be ready for your first marathon by following a 6-month training plan. Select an event corresponding to your level, equip yourself with suitable equipment, then create your personalised programme combining endurance running and other types of exercise. To give yourself the best chance of success, you can alternate outdoor running and treadmill training by taking advantage of iFit® virtual coaching solutions.

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Challenge: 30 days of exercises for slim and shapely legs

To strengthen and shape your legs, there are a large number of exercises: Front lunges, half-lunges, kicking and so on. Take on a 30-day challenge with a progressive training circuit of leg exercises incorporating more and more repetitions every day. At the same time, adopt good habits to keep your legs slim and muscular and stimulate blood circulation.

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Running: how to prepare for a 10km race?

To succeed in your first 10km race, prepare 4 to 8 weeks in advance. Schedule 3 sessions per week, including split workout sessions to progress more quickly. You can optimise your race preparation by training at home on a high-performance treadmill and taking advantage of iFit® virtual coaching solutions.

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The Cross of Figaro NordicTrack 2020 edition

The Cross of Figaro NordicTrack is a unique sporting event and the starting point of the Telethon week. On 28th and 29th November 2020 at the Domaine de Saint-Cloud Park, take part in a 5, 10, 15 or 20 km race and take up the NordicTrack Don challenge: for each additional kilometre covered compared to the 2019 edition, NordicTrack will donate to Telethon. Whether you are a beginner or advanced runner, get involved to support the research on rare diseases and make the race a success thanks to the tips and advice of NordicTrack!

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Why should you include rest days in your exercise programme?

In order to establish an effective and easy to maintain exercise programme over time, include rest days in your schedule. Rest can take an active or passive form depending on your activity and your needs. For a good work rhythm, aim for 1 rest day every 2 or 3 days and avoid scheduling more than 2 rest days in a row, except in case of intense fatigue or pain. By integrating rest into your training programme, your performance will be improved and you will reduce the risk of injury.

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