Exercise

Give it a Go - Skipping Basic

Skipping is a great whole body exercise, which will challenge your Cardiovascular System and work your upper body and lower body muscles. Whilst your leg muscles are working hard by jumping up and down, your arms, chest, shoulders and abdominals are getting a fantastic workout too. Being able to skip correctly is a great test of your strength, cardiovascular fitness and is something many people struggle with.

Skipping is a brilliant compound exercise because it utilises a wide range of upper, mid and lower body muscles and joints.

Give it a Go - Squat to Shoulder Press

Squats with Shoulder Presses will help to build up your lower and upper body strength, provide a great core workout and challenge your Cardiovascular System. Squats with Shoulder Presses is a challenging compound exercise because the exercise if done correctly utilises a wide range of upper, mid and lower body muscles and joints simultaneously.

Give it a Go - Lunge Split Jump

Lunges will help to build up your lower body strength, provide a great core workout and challenge your Cardiovascular System. Lunges don't require any equipment, you don't need much room and they can be performed anywhere and varied in so many ways.

Weekly Round Up

The following are the most 'valuable' and 'beneficial' articles that I have shared with my clients and my followers on Twitter this past week (in no particular order). Please click on the blue link to read:

Give it a Go - Side Plank

Planks are a great exercise for working & challenging your core muscles (deep trunk muscles at the front, side and back and including the hips), which are essential for supporting the spine, ensuring good posture, and almost every movement we do on a daily basis. By strengthening your core muscles you will improve the effectiveness of any exercise you do and/or sport you play, your ability to function better on a day-to-day basis and help to prevent injury especially to the lower back. This blog will look at doing the plank on the side.

Give it a Go - Star Jumps

Star Jumps are a great whole body exercise, which challenge your Cardiovascular System and work your upper body, core muscles and lower body muscles. Whilst your leg muscles are work by jumping up and down, your arms, chest, shoulders and abdominals are getting a fantastic workout too from reaching up and down. Being able to do Star Jumps correctly is a great test of your strength, cardiovascular fitness and is something many people struggle with.

Give it a Go - Squat Jump

Squats will help to build up your lower body strength, provide a great core workout and challenge your Cardiovascular System. Squats don't require any equipment, you don't need much room and they can be performed anywhere and varied in so many ways. As a starter, you don’t need to use any weights either for resistance - you can use your own bodyweight or get someone to add resistance to your shoulders.

Give it a Go - Plank with leg raised

Planks are a great exercise for working & challenging your core muscles (deep trunk muscles at the front, side and back and including the hips), which are essential for supporting the spine, ensuring good posture, and almost every movement we do on a daily basis. By strengthening your core muscles you will improve the effectiveness of any exercise you do and/or sport you play, your ability to function better on a day-to-day basis and help to prevent injury especially to the lower back. This blog will look at doing the plank with 1 leg raised in the air.

Give it a Go - Decline Press Ups

This Press Up is a fantastic exercise for building up your upper body strength, provide a great core workout and challenge your Cardiovascular System. Press ups don't require any equipment, you don't need much room and they can be performed anywhere and varied in so many ways. This blog will look at doing the press up with both legs elevated on a bench/step/chair etc. Please see my previous blog on 'Give it a Go - Basic Press Up' before attempting this version of the press up.

Give it a Go - Press up with raised leg

The Press Up is a fantastic exercise for building up your upper body strength, provide a great core workout and challenge your Cardiovascular System. Press ups don't require any equipment, you don't need much room and they can be performed anywhere and varied in so many ways. This blog will look at doing the press up with 1 leg raised in the air. Please see my previous blog on 'Give it a Go - Basic Press Up' before attempting this version of the press up.

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