It’s December on Saturday, and many will have done their christmas shopping – many won’t!

 

I detailed some ideas for a home fitness gym last week in Christmas Ideas PART 1 (CLICK TO VIEW)………….This week, more ideas, and maybe some smaller and out-of-the-box ideas.

 

Ab Training!

If you know me and my philosophy on training – when it comes to crunches…..I’m not dead against them, but I think they get over-done. Mainly due to most people do full sit-ups so high that their hip flexors do the work, and also the forces on the spine increase somewhat.

My 2 favorite ab exercises are probably the hanging leg raise…

and the ab wheel roll out.

 

 

Haha t-shirt optional!

 

Now, the leg raise is simply hard to do (as you have to hang your own bodyweight) , and can be done on the floor.  However, it’s not as bad-ass.  Unlike the ab wheel.

Check out Ross Enamait putting many people to shame with the ab wheel.  This guy must be absolutely bulletproof  (Click to see video in youtube)

 

 

We have a pretty high quality ab wheel at the Your Next Level Fitness Bootcamps…

 

It’s extra strong and you can do leg curls and hand walks if you wish (Click the PIC above to find out more).

However I have clients who have cheaper ones like this one which as also just as effective……(Click below to find out more details)

If you want to get even more bad-ass (although it is harder to get more bad ass then going downhill like our man above) you can simply use a heavy barbell!

 

 

Cardio

I do think that we should move more – and more importantly…….SIT LESS.

However, I think that exercising for fairly long periods non-stop aren’t as efficient for fat loss as intervals.  Enter a surprisingly simple piece of  equipment – that people will struggle to co-ordinate….

 

Speaking of being humbled….

 

Arm training!

 

Us guys love to do chin ups and biceps curls.

FACT!

Want to make it twice as hard without altering the weight, while building bowling pin forearms in the process?

Add a pair of these FAT Gripz:

 

 Get them HERE

 

Recovery!

Love massage but can’t afford one every month?

Rumble away!

The benefits of foam rolling have been documented – such as HERE and HERE.  I have found that ordinary foam rollers don’t seem to feel right – to me anyway.

The rumble roller…

 

CLICK HERE to find out more (and save on massages!) 

 

Hope you have enjoyed this post and are on with your Xmas shopping!