Movement, not magic – Live!

We had a request through the Peer Support group, to show some ways to stretch and loosen up after we have been sitting at a desk for long periods of time. This is the live help we gave!

Give it a go and let us know how you get on! And if you have any requests...get in touch through the Peer Support group!

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What is a knee under with downward dog

What is a...

Name of exercise

Knee under with downward dog

What's it for?

Strengthens the core and also stretches the upper back/shoulders.

Top tips

  • Starting in a strong pressup position with your belly tight and bum tucked.
  • Draw one knee u p and under your body to touch the elbow/forearm of the opposite arm.
  • Return the foot to the floor then (keeping knees and elbows straight) push the bum high up and back, while keeping your hands firm on the floor.

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How you ruin your efforts by “pausing” your exercise and good eating for a week

Do you recognise this thing I was told the other day?

"I’m just going to put my diet and exercise on pause while we are in isolation… I’ll get right back on it after…"

I’ve heard variations of it so many times over the years and I wonder if there is a fundamental flaw in the thinking there…

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Morning mobility routine – Live!

We had a request through the Peer Support group, to show some nice ways to get the body moving in the morning. So here is a quick morning mobilisation routine! Do a few rounds of these in the morning and let us know if you feel any better!

Give it a go and let us know how you get on! And if you have any requests...get in touch through the Peer Support group!

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What is a hamstring march

What is a...

Name of exercise

Hamstring march

What's it for?

Strengthening hamstrings (backs of thighs).

Top tips

  • Lay on your back with your heels up on a solid platform such as a bed, chair, bench etc.
  • Keeping your belly braced tight, push the heels down to lift the bum up off the floor.
  • Lift one heel up off the platform and start "marching". Keeping the body solid and stable. Don't let your body roll or sag.
  • March quietly, avoid slamming your heels back into the surface.

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Home kettlebell workout

We had a request this morning (via our Peer Support group) for a kettlebell workout from Lizi. She has the kit but needed guidance on what to do with it...

So here is the Facebook live video where I quickly went over a basic Kettlebell routine. The main ways you can make this easier/harder is by:

  • Changing the weight of the kettlebell
  • Increasing/decreasing the reps
  • Increasing/decreasing the rest period

Give it a go and let us know how you get on! And if you have any requests...get in touch through the Peer Support group!

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Workout with us – Quick, no equipment workout

Workout with us

Workout With Us are a series of workout videos for you to follow and join in with. Using these, you can "build your own" workout by combining warmup, strength, cardio and cool downs, depending on your goals and lifestyle.

What it works...

Full body workout.

Who can do it?

By changing the pace, it is suitable for all.

How long?

Approx 10 minutes

OK then, let's do this...

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What is a drop squat

What is a...

Name of exercise

Drop squat

What's it for?

Strengthening legs.

Top tips

  • Start and end in an upright standing position.
  • Jump up slightly, widen your stance to approx shoulder width apart and land softly into a strong squat.
    • Sit the bum back and down.
    • Keep the feet and back flat.
  • Jump back up into a standing position with your feet approx hip width apart.

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Eat Better Habits – Get accountable

Accountablility

"We are better doing things when we are not alone"

Why being accountable helps.

Humans are social animals. As a rule, we tend to thrive in groups, do greater, more impressive things and have a higher rate of success when compared to individuals. If nothing else, difficult tasks are made easier with helping hands. So why should we make the difficult task of changing our eating habits any harder by doing it all alone?

Here are just some of the reasons why making ourselves accountable to others is helpful…

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What is a crawl

What is a...

Name of exercise

Crawl

What's it for?

Strengthening the core and stabilising the shoulders.

Top tips

  • Start on your hands and toes in a string pressup position.
  • Keep your belly up and bum tucked, don't let your belly collapse.
  • Crawl forwards and then backwards at a comfortable pace.
  • Goal is to keep your belly up and bum tucked.

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