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Back to Basics

In the near future there’ll probably be a new fitness fad, some crazy way of training which promises amazing results in a short period, claiming to be the best method for achieving fitness.

Let’s go back to basics and focus on the foundations of fitness. Pushing, pulling, running, and jumping to name a few. Strength should be a key component in any training programme. Your goal may not be to increase your strength, however it’d be extremely wise to maintain the strength and muscle your already have.

Strength is relative to each individual, however think about the efficiency in your daily movement, as a result of relative strength, and how this is made easier by moving more efficiently. Consider conditions such as arthritis and osteoporosis, where failure to work your muscles, and weakness contributes to the declining efficiency in daily movement.

The point? Let’s get back to basics with fitness. Training doesn’t have to be fancy, but let’s do what we know is effective – pushing and pulling bodyweight and iron, and running and jumping.

Tip: upper body gym session (sample) –

  • Tempo on all exercises (30X1)
  • Lat pull-down
  • Chest supported dumb-bell rows
  • Rolling tricep press
  • Seated front facing dumb-bell press
  • Seated supinating dumb-bell curls

This is an example upper-body session, whilst we’d take further things into account when designing individual programmes to meet specific circumstances and goals, the above is designed to hit different parts of the upper body.

Want to know more? Want to see another variation of an upper body session, or the lower body workout? Get in touch with us.

Don’t be that person in the gym randomly throwing exercises together, especially in a busy London gym…maximise your time!

author: jasonpatmore

I am a Personal Trainer and coach based in Liverpool Street.


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