Morning Exercise Routine

Morning Exercise Routine

A morning exercise routine is something to be embraced, not dreaded or feared! Why then are so many of us unwilling or unable to do something that has proven health benefits, takes so little time to do, and which just makes us FEEL better? After all, chances are you already do that little arm stretch when you first get up in the morning – what do you think your body is trying to tell you?! Depending on where in the Read More

Laughing during exercise session

Making Fitness Fun

Making Fitness Fun Making fitness fun is easy – you just have to start enjoying it! For some people, of course, it is not as simple as that, but that doesn’t mean that fitness can’t BECOME fun by altering how you approach it. Richie, the Internal Force Fitness mascot, has fun when he is exercising. Being a cartoon makes things a lot simpler, however – I literally just have to draw a smile on him, and presto chango = he’s Read More

Fitness Booklets

Return of the Fitness Booklet

Fitness booklets NEED to make a comeback! Self-produced pamphlets & fan-zines are quite rightly (in my opinion) already making a huge comeback as people take advantage of super cheap printing, or the abiltiy to find an audience online. They can get their work out there and at the same time circumvent the constrictive ‘rules’ of publishing. I believe there is still a market for the humble fitness booklet, and this is why… Fitness Booklets It used to be that for Read More

5BX Exercise Plan

5bx Exercises – Worth Another Look?

Looking for a simple whole-body workout that doesn’t require access to a full gym or even a weight set? Don’t have enough time to work out properly but want to stay in some sort of shape? Instill the habit with a daily exercise program! There is an exercise programme for everybody, programmes for strength, stamina, weight loss etc, BUT; 11 minutes a day, every day, in the home (or wherever you may be) is a lot easier in the beginning Read More

Walter Camps Daily Dozen Crawl

Illustrating a Fitness Book

I get asked a lot why I use drawings instead of photographs for the fitness books I write for Internal Force Fitness. There are two answers to that question really: I enjoy doing the pictures (and am getting better at them!), I didn’t want to present something people felt they had to 100% copy. Everyone moves differently, so the images I present are there to give you the bare bones of the exercise. How you will look doing it is Read More

Leg Raise Abdominal Exercise

Fitness ABC – Abdominal Leg Raise

Fitness ABC – Letter F 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 abdominal muscles, and, as it involves Read More