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Give it a Go - Step Ups

The Step Up is a fantastic exercise for building up your lower body strength, provides a great core workout and challenges your Cardiovascular System. Step ups don't require much equipment - you can use a step, a chair or a park bench - you don't need much room and they can be performed anywhere and varied in so many ways.

Give it a Go: The Press Up

This basic press up will help to build 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.

Please see my Matt Swaz Fitness Video on how to perform the Press Up.

Give it a Go - Press Ups with Shoulder Taps

The Press Up is a fantastic exercise for building up your upper body strength, provides a great core workout and challenges 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 alternating shoulder taps. 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 Leg Jumps

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 jumping the legs out and in. 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 - Pull Up Knee Raises

This blog will look at doing the Pull Up Hold with a Knee Raise. Please see my previous blog on 'Give it a Go - Pull Up' before attempting this version of the Pull Up. Pull Up Hold Knee Raises will provide you with a great core and upper body workout and will challenge your Cardiovascular System. Being able to pull up your own body weight off the floor, hold it there and then perform knee raises correctly under control is a great test of your strength and something many people struggle with.

Give it a Go - Lunge to Shoulder Press

Lunges with Shoulder Presses will help to build up your lower and upper body strength, provide a great core workout and challenge your Cardiovascular System. Lunges with Shoulder Presses are 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 - Tricep Dip with Leg Raised

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.

Give it a Go - Plank to Press Up

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 with a push up.

Give it a Go - Moving Press Ups

The Press Up is a fantastic exercise for building up your upper body strength, providing a great core workout and challenging 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 whilst moving side-to-side. 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 - 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.

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