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3 Moves To Beat Stress

2 MIN READ • 7th April 2016

For a cardio boost, slip on your trainers or swimming costume and let your strains disappear. “Load up your iPod with your favourite tunes that will motivate you and push you faster or vary your speed and stroke as you rack up the lengths,” Dave says.

3 Moves To Beat Stress

    • SQUATS

      Squats are great because they work all the big muscles.

      1. Aim to do two sets of 20 reps but ensure you’re getting as low as you can.
      2. Start with legs hip-width apart and lower down keeping your back straight, knees behind ankles and eyes front.
      3. To enhance this you could add some weight and from a squat position jump as high as you can reaching as high as you can with arms overhead.

    • LUNGES

      Deep lunges are a great way to really work all the muscles in the leg but focuses on the biggest muscle – the glutes.
      1. Stride back with one leg and ensure your hips are facing forward and your core is braced.
      2. Perform a deep lunge ensuring your knee doesn’t drop in front of your toes and the knee behind just brushes the floor.
      3. Perform two sets of 15 lunges on each leg.


      The Mountain Climber is one of the plyometric exercises which strengthen multiple muscle groups in addition to the cardiovascular system. For this exercise, you must activate the core abdominal muscles in addition to those in both the lower and upper body.
      1. Start the exercise in the standard push up position.
      2. Bend your right knee and bring it up in the direction of your right hand.
      3. After bringing your right knee up, return it to the original position and do the previous step with your left leg.
      4. Do at least three sets with between 12 and 15 repetitions per set.

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