Exercise Series

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.

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.

Give it a Go - Pull ups

Pull ups will help to build up your upper body strength, provide a great core workout and challenge your Cardiovascular System. Being able to pull up your own body weight off the floor is a great test of your strength and something many people struggle with.

Pull ups don't require much equipment - if you don't have a pull up bar you can use a tree branch, climbing frame etc. You don't need much room and they can be performed anywhere and varied in so many ways.

Give it a Go - The Squat

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.

Please see my Matt Swaz Fitness video on how to perform the squat correctly.

Give it a Go - Lunges

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.

Please see my Matt Swaz Fitness Video on how to perform lunges.

Poor lunge technique is common, and can result in knee, ankle, hip and/or lower back injuries. The following are a few tips on how to perform the lunges safely and correctly

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