Share this article with Google PlusAs evenings get shorter and mornings get colder, hitting snooze over perfecting your squats may seem like a no-brainer. But you might find you want to keep glutes gorgeous and abs chiselled to sustain you for a long, hard winter of partying, panto and present-wrapping. And winter fitness needn’t necessarily involve a big time and/or financial commitment. You can condition all those major muscle groups with the bare minimum of kit.
The term 'core' refers to the muscles around your trunk and pelvis, and includes your lower back muscles, the glutes and pelvic floor muscles, and your abdominals. You can train these muscles together or via isolation moves, or, ideally, via a combination of both in order to strengthen your core. Here are our top ways to carve out a strong core…Movements where you're balancing on one side or using just one side of your body force your core muscles into working to help keep you stable and upright.
Glutes are the new abs. Yep, you read that right. Thanks to Instagram, Pinterest and the huge amount of online fitness content now available, glutes are very much the muscle group of the moment. And everyone's jumping on the bum bandwagon it would seem; from fitness bloggers to our great gym chains, dedicated glute workouts are all the rage. Beyond the cosmetic, the benefits of well-conditioned glutes include protection of your joints. Strong bum muscles take the pressure off hips, knees and ankles.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".