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No Gym, No Problem

New body, who dis? This year is the year where the fitness resolution doesn’t peter out with a whimper. This is the year where you finally get ABSolutely fabulous. It’s time to take a different approach to other years. Gone are the monthly direct debits to a gym you never use. This time around we’re working out in the comfort of our own home! Home workouts are becoming increasingly popular as people look to find low-cost ways to achieve the body they’re looking for.

But can you get the body of your dreams without all the fancy equipment in the gym?

Yes. We’re here with a full-body workout that hits every major muscle group.

Squats (Core, Legs, Lower Back)

Standing with legs slightly outside shoulder-width, slowly lower your bottom to the ground while keeping a straight back. Bring the movement down as far as you feel comfortable doing before slowly returning to a standing position. The slower you do this movement, the more muscle activation you will experience. Repeat this movement for three sets of 12 reps.

Press Ups (Chest & Triceps)

Start in a straight-armed plank position. Slowly lower your upper body to the ground until your upper arm becomes parallel with the ground. Once you reach this position, pause for two seconds before slowly pushing through the chest to bring yourself back to the starting position. Repeat this movement for three sets to failure (the point where you can no longer perform the exercise)

Bicep Curl (Bicep)

To exercise the other part of your upper arm, grab a can of food and hold it by your side with your palm facing forwards. Now, slowly bring the can up towards your shoulder in an arching motion until you reach the peak of your range. Here, squeeze the bicep muscle before slowly lowering the can back to the starting position. Repeat this motion for three sets of 12 reps.

Single-Arm Dumbbell Row (Upper Back)

From a standing position, take a long step forward with one foot and put one hand on the front knee. With the other hand, take the can and slowly pull it in towards your midriff using your back muscles. Then stretch the back muscles to force the can back downwards towards the ground. Repeat this exercise for three sets of 12 reps.

Importance of allergy testing

Before embarking on a new diet or exercise routine, you should consider allergy testing. Allergy testing will help you identify any substances which could cause symptoms which may make it incredibly challenging to perform the above exercises. Allergy symptoms include wheezing and shortness of breath which make exercise difficult. We offer allergy testing to suit all budgets.

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