Category Archive: Exercise

    Bear Holds


    Now, you may look at this and think, what do bear holds even do? Doesn’t look too challenging… not getting a sweat on or getting the heart rate up, but this exercise is one of those that may look easy, but after 20 seconds you are shaking, red faced, racing heart rate, breathing heavily and […]

    Press Up with a Twist


    PRESS UP WITH A TWIST Now, we all love the classic press up exercise (or you all should anyway). As we know, it’s a great chest builder but also trains the triceps, shoulders and core. There are endless variations to the press up from the plyometric push ups to the Spider-Man press up, but today […]

    Wildcard Wednesday: Ab Roll Outs


    AB ROLL OUTS Are planks and sit ups getting too easy? Try barbell ab roll outs. These are an advanced core exercise that train your entire body and will leave your abs burning! A strong core is fundamental for improving your training and posture. You can read more on core training here. How to:  1. Start […]

    Dumbbell Floor Press


    DUMBBELL FLOOR PRESS The dumbbell floor press is a shoulder-friendly upper body pressing exercise that strengthens the chest, shoulders, and arms. Utilising the floor removes possible strain being placed on the shoulder joint. How To: Grab dumbbells with an overhand grip and lie flat on your back. Bend the knees with feet firmly planted on […]

    Monday Movement: Bench Press


    BENCH PRESS Bench press – after all it is International Chest Day, right? So it’s only right that we have another chest exercise in there this week. The staple of your chest day has to be the Bench Press. There are several variations using dumbbells, smith machine or cables, but today I’ve picked the barbell […]

    Tuesday Tips: Strengthen Your Core


    Strengthen your core Core strengthening exercises play an important part in a well-rounded fitness programme. The core includes: The abdominal muscles Back Hips Quads Glutes All of these muscles help with balance and stability, making physical activity a lot easier. A weak core can result in injury and back pain. However, your core strength doesn’t come […]