Bsic kettlebell movement: kettlebell swing

The foundational kettlebell movement: the swing

The swing is the movement that all kettlebell training is based on.  There’s a reason for this – says master kettlebell coach, Andrew Read. The swing – says Read – puts very little stress on one’s lower back so  making it a great exercise for people (who have lower back problems) to do. He also says that […]

Pilates exercise - the hundred

Pilates Exercise | The Hundred | The Core Counts!

Founder of the Pilates Method, Joseph Pilates, has been hailed as being light years ahead of his time. The brilliance in his exercises is simply remarkable. Joseph designed a series of many highly effective warm-ups but the one we will be dissecting and analysing here is called The Hundred. True to its name, The Hundred requires you […]

Benefit of working out with an exercise ball

5 Benefits of working out with an exercise ball

The humble exercise ball doesn’t look half as hardcore as the machines and equipment that you work out with so often at the gym with your personal trainer. It’s soft. It’s filled with air – and very often it comes in pink. However, there are some serious benefits to working out with an exercise ball, proving […]

Incorporate Pilates principles into your weight training

Incorporate Pilates principles into your weight training routine

Pilates principles offer you some pretty impressive benefits: these give you true core strength, balance and control, to name a few. The question is, can you use the wisdoms of Pilates practice to improve your weight training? You can! Here’s how… Six Pilates principles that guide good form There are six principles that underpin the Pilates practice. […]

Abdominal exercises to avoid if you have a bad back

Avoid these abdominal exercises to eliminate back pain

We know that one way to prevent back pain is to build a strong set of abdominal muscles. After all, these muscles are directly responsible for supporting the spinal column. However, what if your back is already bad – weak, painful, injured and vulnerable to further injury? In this case, you have to avoid the abdominal […]

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