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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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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What is a bowler squat

What is a...

Name of exercise

Bowler squat

What's it for?

Strengthening glutes and stabilising the hips.

Top tips

  • Balance on one leg (stand close to a wall if needed).
  • Hinge forwards at the hip and reach the opposite hand down to the foot on the floor.
  • Try to keep your back as flat as possible throughout.
  • Stand back up tall again and raise your knee high.
  • The goal is to get as much movement from the hip of the stabilising leg as possible.

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What is a band hip abduction

What is a...

Name of exercise

Band hip abduction

What's it for?

Strengthening glutes.

Top tips

  • Loop the resistance band around your legs, just below the knees.
  • Keep your feet about shoulder width apart and try to keep them flat.
  • Under control, push the knees apart and stretch the band.

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What is a back and forth lunge

What is a...

Name of exercise

Back and forth lunge

What's it for?

Legs and glutes.

Top tips

  • Keeping one foot still on the floor, stride back and forth with the other leg into a forward and then reverse lunge.
  • Make sure the lunges are long and low.

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What is a Jumping Lunge

What is a...

Name of exercise

Jumping lunge

What's it for?

Glutes and legs.

Top tips

  • Start and end in a long, low lunge position.
  • Jump up explosively and land softly with the other leg forwards.
  • Absorb the landing and get ready for the next rep.

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What is a Starfish

What is a...

Name of exercise

Starfish

What's it for?

Glutes and core.

Top tips

  • Make sure you can hold a strong side plank before trying this.
  • Keep your hips up and forwards.
  • Don't jack knife at the hips.
  • The top leg moves by leading with the heel.

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What is a Burpee

What is a...

Name of exercise

Burpees

What's it for?

Cardio, legs and core.

Top tips

  • Go down, back, in then up.
  • Make sure you hold a good,strong plank position with your belly half way through.

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What is a Side Lunge

What is a...

Name of exercise

Side lunge

What's it for?

Glutes, legs

Top tips

  • Step to the side
  • Keep both feet flat at all times
  • Sit the bum back and down
  • Use your arms to counter balance.

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What is a single leg glute bridge

What is a...

Name of exercise

Single leg glute bridge

What's it for?

Works your glutes/bum.

Top tips

  • Keep your belly tight.
  • Drive one heel into the ground.
  • Lead with your hips, not your belly.
  • Keep your hips square, don't let the other one collapse and sag.

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