Exercise

Give it a Go - Shoulder Presses

Shoulder Presses are a great exercise for your upper and mid body, by working your triceps, shoulders and abdominals. Being able to do Shoulder Presses correctly is a great test of your strength and is something many people struggle with.

Shoulder Presses don't require much equipment (if you don't have any dumbbells you can use objects like food tins, water bottles or get somebody to carefully push down on your hands), don't need much room and they can be performed anywhere and varied in so many ways.

Give it a Go - Tricep Dips

Tricep Dips are a great exercise, which work your Tricep, Chest, Deltoids and Abdominals. Being able to do Tricep Dips correctly is a great test of your strength and is something many people struggle with.

Tricep Dips don't require any equipment (you can use a bench, a chair, a step, railings etc), don't need much room and they can be performed anywhere and varied in so many ways.

Please see my Matt Swaz Fitness Video on how to perform the Tricep Dips.

Give it a Go - Dorsal Raise

Dorsal Raises are a great exercise for strengthening your lower back and core muscles. By strengthening the muscles in the lower back it can help to improve posture and also prevent lower back pain.

Dorsal Raises will challenge your lower back muscles and don't require any equipment, don't need much room and they can be performed anywhere and varied in so many ways.

Give it a Go - Burpees

Burpees are a great whole body exercise, which provide a great core workout, challenge your Cardiovascular System and work your upper body and in particular lower body muscles. Whilst your leg muscles are doing most of the work by jumping back and forward, your arms, chest, shoulders and abdominals are getting a fantastic workout too. Being able to do Burpees correctly is a great test of your strength, cardiovascular fitness and is something many people struggle with.

Give it a Go - Mountain Climbers

Mountain Climbers are a great whole body exercise, which provide a great core workout, challenge your Cardiovascular System and work your upper body and in particular lower body muscles. Whilst your leg muscles are doing most of the work by jumping back and forward, your arms, chest, shoulders and abdominals are getting a workout from holding the position and keeping you stable. Being able to do Mountain Climbers correctly is a great test of your strength, cardiovascular fitness and is something many people struggle with.

What is a healthy active lifestyle to me?

This blog has been kindly written by 1 of my valued and inspiring clients, who wanted to give his ideas and thoughts on what an active and healthy lifestyle means to him.

Give it a Go - 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 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.

Give it a Go - Squat Thrusts

Squat Thrusts are a great whole body exercise, which provide a great core workout, challenge your Cardiovascular System and work your upper body and in particular lower body muscles. Whilst your leg muscles are doing most of the work by jumping back and forward, your arms, chest, shoulders and abdominals are getting a workout from holding the position and keeping you stable. Being able to do squat thrusts correctly is a great test of your strength, cardiovascular fitness and is something many people struggle with. Squat Thrusts will challenge you and are a vigorous exercise.

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:

Live Life Actively

There are many ways that you, no matter how busy you are, can build physical activity into your lives. Being physically active is easier than you think, especially if you make activity part of your daily routine and lifestyle. Too often people use "I do not have enough time to exercise" or "I am too busy to exercise" as a reason (or shall we say an excuse) for not being able to exercise and workout.

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