One of my lovely Bootcampers helped me out with some photos of Press Ups on Monday as my arms were too sore to move… so here are some moves to keep your press ups fun…
Doing a normal press up, lowering your weight fully to the ground will get a greater range of movement, get back up and lower again. The lowering phase of an exercise is always easier than the lifting phase as gravity helps out. You may have heard of negative sets before, this is simply where you only lower a weight, like jumping up into a pull up and slowly lowering down, on a bench press lowering and a partner assists getting the weight back to the top, well this is the same and will massively improve your strength, try doing a few of these every day and you will notice how much easier they get!
I love this one, it is a bit harder on the abs as we have extra rotation and lateral flexion of the spine. This can be done on the floor if your strong or just on the kitchen counter at home, simply rotate your left leg under your right, twist the body and lower and push back up! This will be great for anyone with tight pecs, so everyone really!
and do the same on the other side!
Good luck and enjoy! Keep moving lovely people!
It is finally starting to look like spring! With spring comes lovely salads, fruits, more outings and less clothing, so with the success of the 100 squats per day challenge last month I challenge you all to add 30 daily press ups!
You will notice beautiful toned arms or for the men, firmer pecs and generally feeling stronger and looking better, you may find your shoulders feel looser as a result of creating more movement around the scapular and you will also get your core switched on, bonus! Trim waistline here we come!
If your not convinced by the above I have one final thing to add… the time will pass anyway… those 30 days will be over in no time, so why not add in an extra minute of exercise every day and see how much better you feel!
I will post lots of variations on press ups over the month for you to try!
Let me know how you get on!
Good afternoon my lovlies!
I hope you are all well! I have been thinking about these yummy peppers since Matt and I ate them on Tuesday, they are so quick, easy and tasty you wouldn’t believe, plus, as many of you have commented, they would go nicely with some organic meat or fish if you desire for tea.
So here is the recipe…
Chop a big salad of carrot, courgette (with a julienne slicer if you have one, no dramas if not ), chopped red cabbage, chopped broccoli and anything else a bit chunky you have.
Then with the…
-left over core of the courgette
- half a red or yellow pepper
-6-8 cherry tomatoes
- glug of raw apple cider vinegar
-1/4 clove garlic
-juice of 1/2 a lemon
-juice of 1/2 a lime
-a bit of chilli
-fresh coriander (I love loads of the stuff)
Then you just mix everything together and pop into a half pepper and enjoy! I love adding some fresh, creamy avocado too!
I hope you like it! Have a great day!
Hello Lovely People!!! I’ve missed you!! It’s great to be back! As many of you know I have been working away for the past few weeks and have had a great few weeks, I got the chance to work in a very cool new gym in Saudi, where I was helping to get lots of women new to exercise doing lots of cool, new, functional exercises!
In the few weeks there I saw some really amazing changes, women who had never exercised before literally changed right before my eyes, some struggled with certain movements and found the exercises sometimes a little strange (I’m sure many can relate ) but the thing I was most inspired by was the determination and the fact that these amazing women came every single day and did these exercises daily, nailing them within a few sessions…
So… this leads me on to The March 100 daily Challenge… Put your hands up… Who would like leaner, longer, more toned, sexy legs? Me, me, me!! Who would like an even perkier bottom that could crack walnuts? Me again!!! Who would like to feel great every day and boost their metabolism? I’m in!!!
Awesome!!! So every day in March (or the next 30 days, I was supposed to put this up on Friday) we will together, perform either 100 squats or 100 lunges, if your feeling particularly crazy… 100 lunges on each leg… if you miss a day 400 lunges (Sorry Saturday morning bootcampers ) OHHHH, it’s all a bit exciting and all in time for Spring shorts! Yay!
Why? You might ask, well, the science bit states that the biggest muscles in the body are in the legs and bottom, so when we perform big movements using these large muscles we will speed up our metabolic rate, this will stay high for hours after training, we will get blood pumping which will make us feel happy, then even happier in 30 days when we have a bum Pippa Middleton would be envious of!
It is said that training these awesome muscles also helps us to naturally produce our human growth hormone. The benefits of this are to improve lean muscle mass (ladies, we will never look like Arnie doing some squats and eating salads, it takes a hell of a lot of food and hours and hours of training to get those results and more testosterone than we could possibly have, but you will like what you see!) When performing lunges, we lengthen through our abs, meaning we get a great Core workout, mix this with 3D movement, you all know my crazy lunges, we also lengthen through our quads, we will throw some inner thigh in there for good measure plus a shed load of glutes and we will be sweating in no time!
So, I will post some workouts on my youtube channel, see the link at the side. Then all you have to do is press play and join in! Easy as peas!
Right, I’m off to do some more Lunges! Enjoy!!
It’s great to be back my lovelies! Have a wonderful day!xx
Check out the core stick in action! You will love it as much as all of my wonderful athletes do! It works the core unconsciously, which means with my instructions, you can’t go wrong! Everyone is loving how much they can feel the difference! I will be starting a class very soon!