A common question I am asked is:
"What are the best exercises to strengthen my knee/hips/shoulders/elbows/back?"
In other words, what exercises are there to strengthen my joints??
So first things first, the usual disclaimers: I'm not a physio or anything, I'm no expert, and this is not advice in any way at all. It's just something for you to think about and help you get on the right track.
It's quite simple. Getting fitter and stronger means working hard and doing it often. That way, we can gradually get better over time. So welcome to the 2 week challenge!
Recently I have been approached by a few people who need stronger cores for various reasons. These reasons have included:
People come to me with various goals. Often they fall along the lines of:
- Get fitter
- Get stronger
- Get slimmer
- Get healthier
- Move better
All these are fantastic reasons to hire me (did you know you could hire me to help you with all these??) But first we need to know what your goals and targets are...
"What do you really want?"
Advent challenge - Dec 24
Welcome to the last Advent Challenge! Congratulations if you have managed to do them all...you have managed to keep your good habits going in the run up to Christmas, and that is a mighty fine feat!
Advent challenge - Dec 23
It's the penultimate one! Good luck!
The format of today is the 10, 20, 30 second superset! You have 2 alternating exercises (you swap between one and the other) and you do 10, 20 then 30 seconds of each.
Advent challenge - Dec 22
The format of today is the 16,12,8 superset! You have 2 alternating exercises (you swap between one and the other) and you do x16 reps of the first exercise, x16 reps of the second exercise, then x12 and x8 reps of them.
Rees Fitness 12 Days Of Christmas Challenge!
Merry Christmas! I hope you are making it safely through the Rees Fitness Advent Challenge (if you don't know what I'm talking about, click here).
Advent challenge - Dec 21
The format of today is the Tabata Superset! You have 2 alternating exercises (you swap between one and the other) and you do 20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest. You do this a total of 8 "rounds".
Had a good meeting at Ilkley Tennis club this afternoon (it included one of the friendliest cats in the world!) And the good news is that starting Monday 15th January, we have a second Stroke Rehab class starting there!