I see many people doing jump lunges and explosive exercises these days but most people cannot even perform the basic split squat with weights.
Most of you will know this exercise as a lunge but technically it is a split squat as we are moving straight up and down.
The key tips to performing this exercise are:
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Most of our personal training clients and group clients come to Human Design because they way to learn how to lose weight and get fit.
Everyone has their different reasons for doing so but the common theme I see is that they don't know how to put all the pieces of the puzzle together. They are confused about how to lose weight, what dietary approach to take or what exercise regime to do.
Today I am giving you a simple cardio challenge that is suitable for any fitness level.
The biggest challenge you will face when training at the gym is motivation, variety and challenge.
If you walk around most gyms you can see people doing the same cardio machines, week in and week out without seeing any changes in their body.
The push up is a simple exercise but it is more difficult than people give it credit for.
It works the muscles of you chest, front of your shoulders and the back of your upper arms.
Done correctly it can help men develop a lean, chiselled chest and it can help women tone their shoulders and arms as well as increasing their upper body strength.
Should you or shouldn't you use the weight scales to measure your success?
This is one of the most hotly debated questions in the fitness industry with some people telling you to throw your scales out and others telling you to use them.
Here is my simple take on it with two tips to help you get the most out of this simple tool.
Don't you just love exercises with eastern european names?
It just makes them sound more impressive.
I wish we had the Irish Squat or the Aussie Dead-Lift.
Anyway, here is a great exercise for strengthening your legs. This exercise requires balance and coordination as well as a good amount of strength.
Do not be surprised if you struggle at first but you will get the hang of it.
5 Simple Tips To Improve Your Motivation With Your Fitness
1) Work out with a friend – you are much more likely to train if you know someone else will be there.
A workout buddy is hugely helpful to keep you motivated. Make sure you pick the right someone to train with though - someone who will inspire you and not discourage you.
How many times have you suffered an injury, maybe had a litte niggle or you just wanted to feel better within yourself and not known where to start to find someone to help?
So where do you start – let’s say you have an injury many people would make an appointment to see their GP only to be told to take some painkillers and stop doing exercise which is more frustrating than getting the actual injury itself !!
In the second part of our series on who to see for treatment, we will look at some alternative therapies.
And now for some alternative therapies
A chiropractor is a health care professional focused on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through manual adjustment and/or manipulation of the spine.