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Personal Training makes you look good and feel great. My role is to provide you with the tools for you to achieve this. If you are committed and have the desire, try your best, think outside of the box and have a bit of fun you can achieve your health and fitness goals. Live life in the active lane. Little active steps taken today, lead to giant progress strides tomorrow.

Matt

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  • Posted on: 8 Dec 2012 - 23:16
    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. This exercise will challenge your cardiovascular system, will help you to burn calories and will provide you with a fantastic core workout because you have to transfer the force from you lower body through your core to your upper body and vice versa. Are you up for a challenge? The lower part of your body is doing a lunge, the upper part of your body a shoulder press and the middle part of your...
  • Posted on: 6 Dec 2012 - 07:18
    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. This blog will look at performing the Tricep Dip with 1 leg raised in the air. Please see my Matt Swaz Fitness Video on how to perform the Tricep Dips. Raising 1 leg in the air (and holding it there) whilst doing Tricep Dips is a great way to challenge your core muscles and to give you a brilliant upper body and abdominal workout. It will also test your...
  • Posted on: 4 Dec 2012 - 21:26
    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: 13 foods to beat stress fast. 6 foods to help you lose weight. Healthy snacks for every craving type. Freddie Flintoff's fighting fit workout. Muscle-building sirloin steak Formula for a better night’s sleep. Smoothies for weight loss. Fat burning exercises. Healthy eating facts. Abdominal exercises. How to get rid of love handles. Give it a Go Exercise Series. Please keep looking at my website for future blogs on the best articles that I have read and shared. There will be a mixture of nutrition, training and general lifestyle...
  • Posted on: 2 Dec 2012 - 17:24
    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. Please see my previous blogs on 'Give it a Go - Plank' and 'Give it a Go - Basic Press Up' before attempting this version of the plank. Performing the plank whilst doing a push up is a great way...
  • Posted on: 2 Dec 2012 - 16:50
    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. Moving side-to-side whilst doing the press up is a great way to challenge your core muscles and to give you a brilliant upper body and abdominal workout. This exercise will also help you to burn lots of calories, will test your cardiovascular system and will develop your co-ordination,...
  • Posted on: 1 Dec 2012 - 21:41
    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. Skipping will help you to burn calories, is also good fun and will develop your co-ordination, agility, power and balance. Are you up for a challenge? Skipping doesn't require much equipemnt - a rope or washing...
  • Posted on: 29 Nov 2012 - 20:21
    Squats with Shoulder Presses will help to build up your lower and upper body strength, provide a great core workout and challenge your Cardiovascular System. Squats with Shoulder Presses is a challenging compound exercise because the exercise if done correctly utilises a wide range of upper, mid and lower body muscles and joints simultaneously. This exercise will challenge your cardiovascular system, will help you to burn calories and will provide you with a fantastic core workout because you have to transfer the force from you lower body through your core to your upper body and vice versa. Are you up for a challenge? The lower part of your body is doing a squat, the upper part of your body a shoulder press and the middle part of your body...
  • Posted on: 28 Nov 2012 - 21:20
    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. This blog will look at doing the Lunge with a jump. Please see my previous blog on 'Give it a Go - Lunge' before attempting this version of the Lunge. Doing a lunge with a jump will develop your lower body speed and explosive power and significantly challenge your cardiovascular system. Lunge Split Jumps are a great way to improve your cardiovascular fitness and improve your strength, balance, power and co-ordination. Are you up for the challenge? Poor Lunge technique is common, and can result...
  • Posted on: 27 Nov 2012 - 20:39
    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: Burn body fat by using your body's natural engines. 10 super foods. Home Cardio Workout. Oblique exercises for women. Healthy Snacks. Eat for lean definition. Build calorie-torching muscle-fast. Fastest fat Burners. Simplest ways to get more muscle. Fat-burning Jalapeno Chicken. Health boosting meals. 10 ways to boost fitness fast. Give it a Go exercise series. Please keep looking at my website for future blogs on the best articles that I have read and shared. There will be a mixture of nutrition, training and general lifestyle...
  • Posted on: 26 Nov 2012 - 21:18
    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 on the side. Please see my previous blog on 'Give it a Go - Plank' before attempting this version of the plank. Doing a side plank (and holding it there) is a great way to challenge your core muscles - especially...

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