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Scorpion pushups and Bosu side lunges have their place—but not in a beginner’s workout.

That’s why we designed this routine: It gives you all the benefits of strength training (lifting weights has been proven to boost mood, lower blood pressure, increase bone mass, and firm trouble spots) with zero learning curve.

“[Men faced in this real life scenario] distanced themselves more from her, tended to rate her as less attractive, and showed less desire to exchange contact information or plan a date with her”.

While the authors behind the study caution that more experimentation may be needed to confirm the conclusion, they do believe that “feelings of diminished masculinity accounted for men’s decreased attraction toward women who outperformed them.” Who knew masculinity could be so fragile?

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The study, carried out by researchers the University of Buffalo, California Lutheran University and University of Texas, Austin, posits that men’s attraction to certain traits in women can be directly affected by how realistic a romantic prospect their potential lover is.

After 3 weeks, increase the weight and/or do 2 sets.

You’ll need: A stability ball or chair and a pair of 3- to 5-pound dumbbells. If you don’t need it, skip it (you’ll burn more calories).

The application for the urgent interdict was brought by the South African National Editor’s Forum (SANEF) following further threats of intimidation by BLF after its members threatened Tiso Blackstar editor-at-large Peter Bruce over an anti-Gupta article and assaulted Business Day editor Tim Cohen during a protest at Bruce’s Parkview home last week.

Mbalula called on BLF members to stop harassing and intimidating members of the media and respect the court judgment. They form a critical part of our democracy‚ they inform and educate our people.