NBA champion Steph Curry has joined the ranks of pro athletes like Venus Williams and Roger Federer who have been coaching sports fans through lockdown with workout videos. In a series of short clips posted to his Underrated Twitter page, the Golden State Warrior is demonstrating basketball drills that people can try at home, to help them improve their own performance.
“I know we’re all missing the game right now,” he says. “I wanted to give you guys some skills and drills, and no matter where you’re at, you can take these drills, work on your game, and when we get back out there on the court, you’ll be ready to go.”
In the first video, Curry shows how to go from a single-leg reverse lunge into a Romanian deadlift to a layup finish. He recommends 10 to 12 sets of this sequence of moves that build strength and stability in the lower body:
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In the most recent video, Curry gets “real fancy” with his passing drill, and warns viewers in advance that their coaches will probably get annoyed if they start showing these off in their training once lockdown ends.
“We’re going to do a little bounce, behind the back, chest pass, and bounce pass, get a little creative,” he says, adding: “Your assist to turnover ratios are not my responsibility!”
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Don’t feel disheartened if you aren’t able to nail these complicated, more challenging drills with the same proficiency as the two-time MVP right away. Practice makes perfect.
There are certain workout formats that have sprung up on fitness social media that might, at first glance, only appear to useful for a specific type of person. The most ubiquitous and obvious of these is something you might classify as the “booty day workout.” You know the drill: A yoga pants-clad trainer points to their rear, then to a mini band, then begins a round of band-resisted movements with nary a weight in sight.
Most men looking to build muscle might skip right past every single one of these workouts, and in the same token, totally dismiss the idea of using mini bands as a tool in their fitness arsenal. If you’re making that type of blanket judgment, you might wind up ignoring key areas that can help to make your workouts—and big, important movements like squats, which no one would dismiss—even stronger.
Trainer Charlee Atkins, C.S.C.S., knows that some people might hesitate to pick up a band—but she thinks that you should leave your preconceived notions at the door. “In my Live workouts, I often coach that yes, they are “booty band” workouts,” she says. “But in the gym, we trainers actually use them for activation drills or “finishers” because resistance bands do a good job at… you guessed it, adding resistance!”
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Especially when you’re working at home, you have to find novel ways to challenge your muscles. Without a ton of weight at your disposal, bands can help to switch things up—and provide a slightly different focus than you’re used to.
“Joints have neutralizing and stabilizing muscles—stabilizers provide stability, while neutralizers prevent unwanted motion,” Atkins says. “Resistance bands do a great job at hitting a lot of those stabilizing muscles, which is why I specifically train doing some of these exercises pre-sweat (or pre-run) to prime the body for movement.”
You’ll need some bands for the series, of course. If you don’t have any, check out this set from Perform Better.
Start by performing 2 to 4 rounds of the series before a workout as an activation drill, or at the end as a finisher. “If you are looking for a total burn, you could add a few reps of these post-workout to make sure those muscles are firing,” says Atkins.
Want to learn more moves from Atkins? Check out our series full of her workout tips, Try Her Move. You can also take on her new 30 day challenge in our streaming All Out Studio app, check out her Le Sweat workout app, and follow her on Instagram to find out when she’s hosting live workouts from her living room.
SIPSMITH have launched a new Chilli and Lime gin, and it looks like the perfect summer drink.
Ideal for use in margaritas and mojitos, it's the first gin to be released as part of their Sipping Series.
Sipsmith have launched their new Chilli & Lime Gin, after months of experimentation and we can't wait to get our hands on a bottle.
Sipsmith Chilli & Lime Gin, £28.50 – buy here
The new Chilli and Lime will be available direct from Sipsmith.com, as well as a number of selected major UK retailers including John Lewis, Tesco, and Waitrose from the 19 July.
It'll set you back £28.50, and is perfect for those looking for something a little bit different this summer.
It's been released in limited small bath runs to ensure a premium taste, but that means you'll need to be quick if you want to get your hands on a bottle – as it won't be around for ever.
Made with fresh lime and seven fruity and complex chillies from around the world, it's perfect for use in summer cocktails such as margaritas and mojitos.
The zingy taste also is perfectly complemented by tonic water, and a wedge of lime.
Head of Ginovation at Sipsmith, and creator of the Chilli & Lime Gin, Ciarán Russell said: “ We’re always on the lookout for ingredients which we believe could make delicious and exciting flavoured gin and we go to great lengths to source our fresh ingredients and perfect our distilling processes to make our handcrafted gins the very best they can be.
"By building complimentary flavour profiles on top of our original London Dry Gin base we continuously trial, test and review the liquids to ensure that only the finest flavours created at the distillery are put on shelves for all to enjoy.
"We decided that zesty limes paired with our blend of seven specially sourced and taste matched chillies for a kick of flavour was the ultimate way to launch our Sipping Series range and we hope that sippers agree!”
You can buy Sipsmith's Chilli and Lime Gin from John Lewis now.
Sipsmith Chilli and Lime Margarita
35ml Sipsmith® Chilli & Lime Gin
20ml fresh lime juice
10ml sugar syrup
Sea salt (to coat glass rim)
Fresh chilli (optional)
Pour the Sipsmith® Chilli & Lime Gin, Cointreau, fresh lime juice and sugar syrup into an ice-filled cocktail shaker (add fresh chilli to crank up the heat of your margarita)
Coat the rim of a chilled cocktail glass with lime juice and dip in sea salt to coat
Strain into a chilled cocktail and enjoy
You can find more cocktails from Sipsmith here.
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With the COVID-19 pandemic has emerged a new Summer trend: the trikini. What’s that, you ask? Well, it’s a bikini and a matching face mask — and it’s one of the newest and most memorable looks of summer 2020. If you’re lucky enough to have a pool where you’re quarantined, or you’re planning to sunbathe in your backyard or on your roof, a bikini and matching face mask is the perfect combination, right?
Lizzo certainly agrees, as the singer posted a poolside carousel to Instagram over Memorial Day Weekend, writing “Welcome to summer 2020.” In the two images, she is wearing a $180 swimsuit set including a pink palm-print bikini, a matching face mask, and gloves made of the same material, all from Thick by Robyn.
In response to Lizzo’s trikini moment, one commenter wrote, “Yes! Make masks and gloves hot so people actually wear them!” And yet another shared, “You are my favorite role model” with three heart emojis.
As tons of designers have been creating masks with fabric featuring their iconic prints, the trikini is only one of many innovative pieces to come. Unsurprisingly, Lizzo leads the way.
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Shop Lizzo’s $180 trikini set below for a safe, poolside session this summer.
Like many celebs, Hailey Bieber (née Baldwin) can make just about any fashion item look cool. That includes bucket hats, a recent staple in the 23-year-old’s wardrobe. But according to the supermodel, there’s a serious reason why she’s loving the look.
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On Sunday, May 24, the Arizona native took to her Instagram Story to share a sexy snap of herself in an itty-bitty red string bikini from Danielle Guizio. She paired the swimwear with a pink bucket hat to shield her face from the sun’s rays.
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In the next slide, the BareMinerals ambassador shared a note about why hats have become one of her go-to fashion accessories. The supermodel wrote, “I never used to wear a hat in the sun but since learning we lose 1% of our collagen a year after the age of 23 suddenly, I love hats??”
For reference, collagen keeps skin looking youthful and plump. One of the easiest ways to prevent damage to the crucial protein is to protect skin from UV rays. That’s why Hailey’s been wearing a bucket hat and — hopefully — sunscreen, too.
Last month, the model gave her 27.3 million Instagram followers a look into her daily skincare routine, which includes EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 ($36).
“Can’t lie I don’t always wear SPF but when I do this is the only one that doesn’t make my skin breakout,” she wrote as a text overlay over a photo of her favorite sunscreen. “I’m super sensitive to sunblock.”
Some other skincare must-haves in her routine include SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic ($166), Dr. Barbara Sturm Glow Drops ($145) and her everyday essential: Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream ($265).
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The former ballet dancer recently clapped back at critics that insinuated she’s had cosmetic surgery to alter her face shape.
“Stop using pics that are edited by makeup artists!” she commented on a photo of herself that’s since been deleted. “This photo on the right is NOT what I look like … I’ve never touched my face so if you’re gonna sit around and compare me at 13, and then me at 23, at least use a natural photo that wasn’t edited so crazy.”
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Billie Eilish and Takashi Murakami Have Created Some of the Coolest T-Shirts Ever
What do you get when you combine two visionary artists with an affordable, cool retail brand? T-shirt goals, that’s what. Billie Eilish has collaborated with Takashi Murakami on a t-shirt collection for Uniqlo, and yes, it’s just as awesome as it sounds. Whether you’re a fan of Eilish’s music, Murakami’s inventive designs, or their collectively cool personal style, there’s no denying you’re going to want to scoop up this cute collection ASAP.
Eilish’s signature oversize t-shirt is available in six different designs for women, men, and children. This way, you can match with your loved ones if you want to! The styles are insanely cool, and just so happen to be affordable; there’s nothing not to love here. The collection launches Monday, May 25, and they’ll go fast, so just keep reading to shop.
Baring it all. Cheyenne Jackson showed off a large surgery scar on his head for the first time and revealed it was the result of five hair transplants that he’s had over the course of 14 years.
“I’ve been DREADING this day for 17 years. The day when my horrible secret would be revealed,” the American Horror Story star, 44, wrote via Instagram on Saturday, May 23. “No, this gnarly scar across my head isn’t from life-saving brain surgery, nor did I narrowly survive a shark attack. It’s worse. (At least in Hollywood…) I had hair transplant surgery. 5 of them, to be exact over 14 years.”
Jackson acknowledged that some people might find his confession superficial but he said that his hair transplants have caused him “shame & anxiety” throughout his life.
I’ve been DREADING this day for 17 years.The day when my horrible secret would be revealed.No, this gnarly scar across my head isn’t from life-saving brain surgery, nor did I narrowly survive a shark attack.It’s worse. (At least in Hollywood…) I had hair transplant surgery.5 of them, to be exact over 14 years.My inner monologue is “Really Cheyenne? With everything that’s going on in the world, you’re CONFESSING that you had hair surgery?Get over yourself.” I get it, but I’m admitting this really, to RELEASE how much shame & anxiety I’ve had about people finding out for years.I started losing my hair around 22.My older brother was balding too, but was way braver & cooler & just shaved his off.It was really emotional for me to watch it fall out & I felt less attractive & truly less like myself as the days went on, so I saved up and got my first surgery at 28.I hid it from everyone.It was painful & expensive but I started to feel better about myself.Over the years as my hair kept thinning, I kept secretly getting more procedures & would just pray that no one would find out.Why?Why did I care so much?What does that say about me?Being a vain actor in an industry that rewards beauty, I vowed to keep this my secret forever.I feel SO stupid saying that but it’s my truth. As if someone finding out would somehow negate my talent, or make me less viable or valuable in the world.At the beginning of every job, I’d secretly gather the hair & makeup people, dramatically close the door of the trailer, & make a big deal about REVEALING my devastating truth.Every. Single. Time.they basically said “ummm…yeah…so?” NO ONE CARED BUT ME!I’m sharing because maybe this will inspire someone out there to share a secret they’ve been hiding, or show a scar that they’ve been afraid of anyone seeing.Let it go.What I’ve learned during this pandemic is that shit like this just doesn’t matter.I’m trying to teach my kids to accept themselves & to be proud of who they are, & to put value on things that are IMPORTANT & REAL so as their father, the example should start with me.This is that. I’ll go first.#ShowYourScars
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“I started losing my hair around 22. My older brother was balding too, but was way braver & cooler & just shaved his off,” he recalled.”It was really emotional for me to watch it fall out & I felt less attractive & truly less like myself as the days went on, so I saved up and got my first surgery at 28. I hid it from everyone. It was painful & expensive but I started to feel better about myself.”
The Descendants 3 star explained that his hair “kept thinning” over the years and he continued to undergo secret procedures while praying “that no one would find out.”
Jackson believed that his insecurity stemmed from being “a vain actor in an industry that rewards beauty” and he promised himself that he would never reveal his secret.
However, the Washington native finally decided it was time to come clean about his hair transplants after realizing it wasn’t that important amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“I’m sharing because maybe this will inspire someone out there to share a secret they’ve been hiding, or show a scar that they’ve been afraid of anyone seeing. Let it go. What I’ve learned during this pandemic is that s–t like this just doesn’t matter,” Jackson wrote.
He added, “I’m trying to teach my kids to accept themselves & to be proud of who they are, & to put value on things that are IMPORTANT & REAL so as their father, the example should start with me. This is that. I’ll go first. #ShowYourScars.”
Jackson shares 3-year-old twins, Willow and Ethan, with his husband, Jason Landau.
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