ABC Fitness Grab the Bell

Fitness ABC – Grab the Rope

Fitness ABC – Grab the Rope O.K. G doesn’t really stand for ‘Grab’ in the ABC of fitness. Being originally in German, G actually stands for Glöckner or ‘Bell-Ringer.’ Grab though is exactly what you’re going to do – and then pull. Rope Pull Down Exercise There are a number of ways to approach this exercise, but let’s start with the way shown in the image. Stretch up as high as you can and grab an imaginary rope with both hands. Read More

Leg Raise Abdominal Exercise

Fitness ABC – Abdominal Leg Raise

Fitness ABC – Letter F Letter F in our fitness ABC stands for FOOTBALL! You don’t have to be sporty to do this next exercise in the ABC of Fitness. Although the picture uses a footballer for illustrative purposes, it is just to give you an idea of a REAL WORLD application of this bodyweight exercise. This is simply a standing leg raise exercise that is excellent for your core and midsection. It is going to specifically target the lower Read More

ABC Fitness D for Duck

Fitness ABC – Letter D

Fitness ABC – Letter D is actually for “Der Dampfer” or “Steam-ship”.  For our purposes I think we can refer to it as: Drop your feet down! Leg Raise Exercise This is simply a leg raise (and a leg drop!) exercise – one of the BEST abdominal exercises there is! Lie flat on the floor with arms stretched overhead and toes stretched forward. In this position you should be as LONG as you can possibly be! Image you are a Read More