Glute activation in the squat makes this a fantastic exercise for lower body strength, while the front raise will help improve shoulder strength. Incorporating this exercise into your routine can facilitate and encourage improved posture when transitioning from a squatting to a standing position repeatedly. You may find it helpful with gardening, or lifting heavy […]
There’s very few activities in daily life that don’t involve some form of trunk rotation. However it’s a movement that is often forgotten about. This exercise will help improve your trunk strength and mobility It will also help to protect your spine through greater muscle control
Performing this exercise in a controlled manner, will improve lower body strength and stability in a lateral (left to right) plane. The benefits of this exercise will be seen in daily activities that require strength and stability while on one leg e.g negotiating obstacles in the house or garden. You may also see improvements in […]
This exercise, when done with control will improve your lower body strength, balance and stability. While also increasing strength in the shoulders and upper back and your posture. Incorporating the rear lunge with lateral raise into your workout will help with activities like digging in the garden, lifting heavy objects, swimming and even tennis.
The Lunge with a Row and Rotation, is great for lower body strength, stability and balance. It also has practical benefits such as opening heavy doors or working in the garden
The Rope Climb is an exercise that targets your abdominal region, and will also challenge your balance and single leg stability. If this exercise is performed correctly and your arms are pulled in tight to the chest, it will also aim to improve arm strength and the pulling motion will target the upper back muscles.
The Bird Dog will help to increase spinal stability through improved core strength in mainly the abdominal muscles. The exercise will assist in improving stability of the shoulders and improved posture.
This can be used as a warm up exercise, but you will also get a great workout out of it too. The depth of the lunge will determine the amount of involvement of the leg muscles. Given that the step is rearwards, it’s a great exercise to improve spatial perception meaning that your stepping where […]
This is quite an advanced balance exercise. It doesn’t matter which arm you do the row with and it is good to change it up sometimes. It is important to keep your hips parallel to the ground. Great balance and core exercise, as well as upper back and posture. Use a light dumbbell for an […]
The Running Man, can be a challenging exercise. This exercise will challenge the body on many fronts: Balance, Core strength and Stability and lower body strength. Given that the movement mimics a running person it will assist your body functioning by increasing the mobility in your hips in certain directions. After becoming competent at this […]