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The first time i beat ten boats in the nationals!

Friday, 14 September 2012

And one more idea!

This one was a variation on the pull up - modified because our client Willo is so freaken strong!! Even so, a simple piece of beach furniture was enough to wear him out.

Simply hook your legs around the top, weave your fingers together, and pull up. Alternate sides or repeat the same side, then swap on the next set.


Remember: train smart!! What are you doing, and why? Exercise should be effective, efficient, and enhance your life.

Friday, 7 September 2012

More Sandbag Ideas

 This is fabulous Louise who is well on her way to her goals! The first picture is a pull-up, and you can use anything that is chest high - like a tree branch, playground equipment, etc.

Push ups with the hands elevated is slightly easier on the back, if there is weakness.
 This exercise is great for cardio, if running is a problem. You can use any old piece of rope, but if you want it to last make sure it is thick, as you burn through them pretty quick! Basically you row as hard and fast as you can.
 Below is a version of the woodchop, with a sandbag and an extra squat in the middle. You load the bag up onto your shoulder, squat, then unload it. It gives the back an extra bit of oomph and will get the heart rate sky high too!


Monday, 3 September 2012

Return of the Sandbag

Today was my first day of outdoor training. Since the old gym has closed, and the new one is two weeks from opening, me and a select bunch of super keen clients have taken to DY beach. I remember why i liked Sandbags now, and have had a wonderful day inflicting them willy nilly!

The following exercises are so simple, yet work every muscle in your body, including your heart and lungs:
1) pulling the bag behind you- arms, abs, and legs. Tones and develops power, as well as burning lots of calories.
2) walking backwards and pulling the bag- more emphasis is placed on the butt, back, and thighs.
3) sideways works your butt and waist more.
4) squat and press- with two hands or one, this exercise is a kettlebell exercise that is much harder (and more effective) with a sandbag, precisely because it is so unstable. It takes alot of effort to control the momentum, which means lots of muscles used, lots of strength gains, and lots of training effects!

Got more in store for tonights clients, and will post more ideas later in the week. The weather has been sensational, and if you have not been outside yet, do it today!