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:

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:

Box your way to fitness

This image shows me doing some boxercise training. Boxing provides a fantastic whole body workout. It will work your arms, shoulders and chest and your core muscles (at the front, side and back) and is great for toning and helping to define them. Crucially, which many people do not realise, Boxing will give your legs a great workout especially when you move around and use your legs to transfer force to your upper body. Boxing is excellent for fat/weight loss, burns lots of calories and gives you a fantastic Cardiovascular workout for your heart and lungs.

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:

Lunging

This image shows me Lunging whilst raising my arms to the side. Lunges provide a fantastic workout for the legs, hips and glutes and also for the core muscles. You can vary the lunge in so many ways, for instance, you can do them with your arms at your side, with your arms raised to the side (as in the image), with your arms above your head etc. Raising your arms whilst performing lunges challenges your core muscles to stabilise your body and provides a great workout for your Cardiovascular System. It also helps to develop your co-ordination and balance.

Press up with leg raised

This image shows me doing press ups whilst having one of my legs raised. This is a great progession from a 'normal' press up. This type of press up provides a fantastic workout for the arms, shoulders and chest and also for the core muscles (especially front abdominals and lower back). Raising one leg whilst performing press ups challenges your core muscles to stabilise your body and provides a good workout for your Cardiovascular System. It also helps to develop your co-ordination and balance. As a starter aim to do 4-6 reps with either leg raised.

Climbing a Hill

Last weekend, whilst training a client outside, I was challenged to run up a steep hill banking. The banking is approximately 20 meters in length and we estimate somewhere between a 1 in 2 to 1 in 3 incline with a very slippy gravel and sand underfoot. The image does not do the elevation and steepness of the hill any justice. I was pleased to take up the challenge and pleased to report that I got to the top with a little slip along the way, which required a lot of leg and arm drive and core strength.

Great Circuit

Today the weather was wet and windy outside, so we trained in a client’s garage instead - using step ladder, skipping rope, boxing equipment and 8kg dumbbells. We did a fantastic workout circuit that my client said pushed him really hard and gave him a great whole body workout. The main workout consisted of the following:

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