Exercise

Can a Sports Massage Improve My Fitness?

The following is an interesting, thought-provoking and detailed guest post article on Sports Massage and whether it can improve our fitness. The guest article was kindly provided by Scott Beaman and written by Hannah Griffiths who is a physiotherapist and content writer for Harris and Ross (http://www.harrisandross.co.uk/), providers of professional physiotherapy and healthcare services to patients who specialise in a range of sports around the world.

Enjoy the read,

Matt

2 Minute Exercise Challenge: Straight Arm Twists and Arm Waves

2 MINUTE EXERCISE CHALLENGE using 2 blocks of wood (or bottle of water, books etc):

- 1 minute of holding the blocks straight out and rotating the torso each side

Followed by

- 1 minute of holding a block in each hand and waving arms up & down

Great whole body workout. Only takes 2 minutes, does not need much room and no equipment. Stretch too.

High 5,

Matt

2 Minute Exercise Challenge Video: Low Squat Jump Jacks & Dips with Kicks

TODAY'S 2 MINUTE EXERCISE CHALLENGE:

- 1 minute of low squat jumping jacks

Followed by

- 1 minute of tricep dips with leg kicks

Great whole body workout. Only takes 2 minutes, does not need much room and no equipment. Stretch too.

High 5,

Matt

2 Minute Exercise Challenge Video: Punches & Jumps and Knee Raises/Arm Pull Downs

TODAY'S 2 MINUTE EXERCISE CHALLENGE:

- 1 minute of repeated 4 front punches with 90 degree turn jumps

Followed by

- 1 minute of repeated 4 high knee raises & arm pull downs with 4 leg jacks

Great whole body workout. Only takes 2 minutes, does not need much room and no equipment. Stretch too.

High 5,

Matt

Why the Country Needs Personal Trainers?

The following is an interesting, thought-provoking and detailed guest post article on although gym memberships have grown in the UK so have UK Waistlines and thus why the country needs personal trainers. The guest article was kindly written by Scott Beaman who works with Robert Hicks, the head content writer for Insure4Sport (http://www.insure4sport.co.uk/), who provide specialist insurance for Personal Trainers. Robert also writes for national newspapers, numerous lifestyle magazines and several sport publications.

Enjoy the read,

2 Minute Exercise Challenge Video: Forward/Back Arm/Leg Jumps with Jaks & Squat Kicks

TODAY'S 2 MINUTE EXERCISE CHALLENGE:

- 1 minute of Split forward/backward arm/leg jumps (4 count) with 4 jumping jacks

Followed by

- 1 minute of squats with forward kicks (alternate legs each squat)

Great whole body workout. Only takes 2 minutes, does not need much room and no equipment. Stretch too.

High 5,

Matt

2 Minute Exercise Challenge Video: Leg Jacks with Floor Taps & Leg Jacks with Mountain Climbers

TODAY'S 2 MINUTE EXERCISE CHALLENGE:

- 1 minute of jumping jack legs out and reaching down to tap the floor

Followed by

- 1 minute of holding a press up, jumping legs out and in and then running legs forward and back

Great whole body workout. Only takes 2 minutes, does not need much room and no equipment. Stretch too.

High 5,

Matt

2 Minute Exercise Challenge Video: Chair Shoulder Taps & Chair Leg Drives

TODAY'S 2 MINUTE EXERCISE CHALLENGE using a chair:

- 1 minute of alternate shoulder taps with arms on top of the chair

Followed by

- 1 minute of driving alternate legs forward/back with arms on top of the chair

Great whole body workout. Only takes 2 minutes, does not need much room and no equipment. Stretch too.

High 5,

Matt

2 Minute Exercise Challenge Video: Sprint with Lunge Jumps & Sprint with Pull Downs

TODAY'S 2 MINUTE EXERCISE CHALLENGE:

- 1 minute of running on the spot (4 count) with 2 lunge jumps (alternative legs)

Followed by

- 1 minute of running on the spot (4 count) with 4 high arm pull downs & knee raises

Great whole body workout. Only takes 2 minutes, does not need much room and no equipment. Stretch too.

High 5,

Matt

2 Minute Exercise Challenge Video - Skipping Jacks & Skipping Leg Jumps

TODAY'S 2 MINUTE EXERCISE CHALLENGE:

- 1 minute of skipping whilst jumping legs out/in (jacks)

Followed by

- 1 minute of skipping (2 counts) with forward/back split jumps

Great whole body workout. Only takes 2 minutes, does not need much room and no equipment. Stretch too.

High 5,

Matt

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