Lunges – technique and variations

Lunges – technique and variations

Lunges are one of the best ways to challenge your leg muscles. Endless variations of this exercise means there are always new options to try, including progressions and regressions – how good! One of the main benefits of a lunge is the fact it is a unilateral movement...
Kettlebell Swing

Kettlebell Swing

The kettlebell swing is a fantastic movement to train your posterior chain and build your power.   So what exactly is your posterior chain I hear you ask? This simply means the muscles down the back of your body – so think hamstrings, glutes, calves, lats, rotator...
Learning the lateral raise…

Learning the lateral raise…

The bent-arm lateral raise is a brilliant exercise to work the shoulder muscles, This exercise in particular focuses on the lateral deltoid (middle part of the shoulder) but it also involves the other parts of the shoulder – anterior (front) and posterior (back)...
Pull-ups and progressions…

Pull-ups and progressions…

The pull-up is just about one of the toughest bodyweight exercises there is… If you’ve ever attempted to knock out a set, you’ll know the demands it places on your back, shoulder and arm muscles. The main muscles in action whilst performing a pull-up are the...
Squats

Squats

Squats are known as a compound exercise meaning multiple joints move and muscles work to execute it. It is also included in the “big 5 lifts” so if that doesn’t emphasise how beneficial they can be then I don’t know what does! A squat is a basic everyday movement that...