Head down to your local gym and you may see long ropes lying around gathering dust as many people tend to ignore this excellent piece of training equipment and almost never add it to their workout programme. These are called “Battle Ropes” and let us explain why you should use them
Everyone has differing ideas of what they would call their ‘king of exercises’. Walk around your local gym and you probably see lots of people that would place bench presses or bicep curls at the top of their list, but here at Short Motivation we the squat as our premier exercise.
Turn on the TV and you see and hear too much information about fat loss workouts, nutrition regimes, what to avoid, and how the quickest way to achieve your goals, as if somehow these plans can apply to everyone. We view with intent, but more often than not try them out and then fail.
If Short Motivation was a gambling website, we’d be inclined to put a bet that your New Year’s resolution was to lose a few pounds and get in shape, but ultimately failed. It’s now mid-May, when, hopefully, you’ve managed to smash your goals and are one step closer to the Summer body you’ve envisaged for yourself. No?
You’ll have seen people doing it, but nearly always with a personal trainer. It’s one of the few exercises people choose to add to their own workout, making it potentially one of the most underused and forgotten exercises: the Farmers Walk.
As a personal trainer, it’s routine to induct clients in what’s regarded as the ‘big lifts’ before they start their training, often including a kettlebell swing. The swing is a move many people regard as an exercise they can perform without direction, so they are asked to demonstrate. The result, for the majority, is not the technique we’d recommend at Short Motivation.
Your intermediate ab circuit is here. Intensity will increase, building from our original Beginners Gym-Free Abs article and there are some new exercises added. As before, you can perform these core exercises at your local park, back garden and away from the gym.