This Half-Kneeling Mobility Session Loosens Your Hips and Ankles

Beatrice J. Doty

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While the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has halted the cadence of everyday life for just about everyone, the world is now beginning to adjust. We’re all handling the challenges of social distancing and self-isolation differently—but that doesn’t mean that we have to go it completely alone in every sense.

At Men’s Health, we’re using this period as an opportunity to build up our community and share as much useful, positive information as possible. For everyone stuck missing their typical workout routines with gyms and fitness centers closed down, we’ve done our best to provide as many at-home workout options as possible. But that’s just the start. We’re also hosting live workout sessions on Instagram with some of our favorite trainers to fill the fitness class-shaped void in your daily routine.

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Build Your Back and Biceps With a resistance Band

Beatrice J. Doty

The row is one of the most fundamental strength training exercises out there, critical for growing the back muscle that your body needs. It also strengthens something else, too: Your biceps.

“Every row rep you do,” says Men’s Health fitness director Ebenezer Samuel, C.S.C.S, “recruits back muscles like your rhomboids and lats, and asks your biceps and forearm muscles to come along for the ride too.”

So why not take advantage of that to work two muscle groups at once? That’s what you’re going to do today in a simple resistance band series that you can do anytime, anywhere with a single band. Called the Band Row-to-Curl Countup, it’ll blast both bodyparts, and hit your abs more than you may think, too.

The best part, says Samuel. “It’s simple. All you’re going to do is sit down (quite literally) and get to work.”

The band row-to-curl countup has you

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What are the social distancing rules in my state? Here’s how America is reopening amid coronavirus pandemic.

Beatrice J. Doty

Some experts believe the United States has passed its first peak of coronavirus deaths, and state leaders have rolled out a patchwork of constantly evolving plans to relax social distancing restrictions, plans that often vary by region, state, county and even city. 

Heading into the weekend, multiple states — including Alabama, Texas and Nevada — were moving to relax restrictions on personal care businesses such as barber shops or nail salons.

Those moves came as California Gov. Gavin Newsom identified a nail salon as the origin of the coronavirus outbreak in the state. 

Asked why businesses that offer personal-care services like nail salons can’t open yet, Newsom said, “This whole thing started in the state of California, the first community spread, in a nail salon. I just wanted to remind you, remind everybody, of that. I’m very worried about that.’’

Meanwhile, cases in the U.S. have largely plateaued in

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Souplantation Folds | Romance Scam | Shop Reopenings

Beatrice J. Doty

LOS ANGELES, CA — Share-worthy stories from across the Southland Patch cities to talk about tonight:

3 LA Children Hospitalized With Rare Condition Linked To COVID-19

Three patients at Children’s Hospital have been diagnosed with a rare condition that afflicts some youths who have had COVID-19.

DOJ: Santa Monica Man Admits Running Online Romance Scam

A Santa Monica man is facing up to 20 years in federal prison at sentencing, prosecutors said.

Beaches, Shops Reopen Across Orange County Mother’s Day Weekend

Starting Friday, shopkeepers opened their doors to a new normal amid the loosening of coronavirus restrictions in California.

Fire Trucks Parade Through Beverly Hills On Fire Service Day

Beverly Hills fire trucks will tour the city on Saturday for a COVID-19 version of Fire Service Day.

LA Area Souplantations To Permanently Close Due To Coronavirus

Souplantation, the self-serve chain with 97 locations, had a business model that just couldn’t

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