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Hip Surgery & Hip Replacement Classes
28th September 2017

What is A Hip Surgery & Hip Replacement Class? Our G4 ‘Hip Surgery & Hip Replacement Classes’ are aimed at anyone who has had hip surgery, including but not limited to Arthroscopy, Joint Resurfacing, Osteotomy,  Total and Partial Joint Replacement (Arthroplasty), Joint Revision, Ligament and Labral repairs. The classes are active, dynamic and challenging, yet a fun group based […]

G4 Services
Knee Surgery & Knee Replacement Classes
22nd September 2017

What is A Post-Op Knee class? The class at G4 Physiotherapy & Fitness Didsbury is an active, dynamic and challenging yet fun group based class for patients who are post knee surgery. The class is designed to incorporate evidence based exercises to maximise the recovery of your new knee, in a safe and efficient way, […]

Flexibility Classes
21st September 2017

What are Flexibility Classes? Here at G4 Physiotherapy & Fitness we are always aiming to provide the most tailored and relevant services to our clients, as of the 18th of September we will be offering a Flexibility class twice a week with scope to increase the number of classes depending on popularity. Improve your flexibility, relieve […]

News
Ironman Wales 2017
8th September 2017

IRONMAN, Pembrokeshire, Wales 10th September There is just days until over 2000 athletes will tackle the stunning iron man course in Pembrokeshire, wales. Sunday the 10th is the day of the 7th annual IRONMAN WALES The course begins on Tenby’s North Beach, which provides one of the most spectacular swim locations on the race circuit. Despite challenging […]

Kettlebell Exercises
What are Kettlebell Exercises?
4th September 2017

Kettlebell Exercises Kettlebells aren’t anything new, but their popularity in fitness circles continues to rise—and with good reason. When used correctly, kettlebells are extremely effective training tools for providing total-body strength and conditioning. Kettlebell exercises are a great addition to any current workout as a stand along circuit. As with traditional strength training, two days […]

Kettlebell Exercises
Kettlebell Push-Up With Row
4th September 2017

Targets: Chest, Arms, Back Level: Advanced How to: Begin in a push-up position with the right arm holding the kettlebell. Perform a push-up and, at the top, lift the right elbow by squeezing the shoulder blades together with the weight about six inches behind the body. Then return back to the starting push-up position, pushing […]

Kettlebell Exercises
Kettlebell Push-Up
4th September 2017

Targets: Chest, arms, back Level: Intermediate/advanced How to: This move is simply a push-up, but with kettlebells included! Grab hold of each handle in the usual start position, then lower the body before pushing back up. It’ll definitely feel challenging with those hands on handles rather than on the floor! Shoot for 10-15 reps.

Kettlebell Exercises
Kettlebell Half Get-Up
4th September 2017

Targets: Abs, Arms, Back Level: Intermediate-Advanced How to: Lie down on your back with legs straight out. Extend the right arm straight up, kettlebell in hand. Next, bend the left knee and begin to rise, with the left arm keeping the body propped up. Feel the abs burn? You’re doing things right! Sit all the […]

Kettlebell Exercises
Kettlebell Power Plank With Row
4th September 2017

Targets: Abs, arms, back Level: Intermediate/advanced How to: Start in a plank position, but with hands grasping two kettlebell handles. Then, lift one kettlebell up so it reaches the hip— remember to keep the elbow in! Lower back down and repeat with the opposite arm. Do 6 to 8 on each side.

Kettlebell Exercises
Single-Arm Kettlebell Snatch
4th September 2017

Targets: Shoulders, chest, back Level: Advanced How to: Start with a kettlebell between the feet with the knees bent. Then, explode up onto your toes, pulling the kettlebell until it reaches the chest with the elbow tucked in. From there, bring the weight overhead. Then bring it back down close to the ground—that’s one rep; […]

Kettlebell Exercises
Single-Arm Kettlebell Split Jerk
4th September 2017

Targets: Shoulders, chest, back, legs Level: Advanced How to: Start by cleaning the kettlebell to the shoulder, finishing with the palm facing front. Next, bend the knees and press the kettlebell overhead while jumping into a split jerk position. (Stay steady!) Return to standing while the kettlebell remains overhead, and then lower the weight. Shoot […]

Kettlebell Exercises
Two-Arm Kettlebell Military Press
4th September 2017

Targets: Shoulders, Arms, Back Level: Advanced How to: Grab two kettlebells and clean them to the “rack” position. Then, press the kettlebells up while leaning forward at the waist so the weights are positioned behind the head. Bring them back down to the shoulders and continue pressing for 10 to 20 reps,

Kettlebell Clean
Kettlebell Clean
4th September 2017

Targets: Legs, Glutes, Back Level: Advanced How to: Start with the kettlebell between the feet. Begin to swing upwards: Shrug the shoulders, pulling the body and ‘bell up to the shoulder. The ‘bell should end in the “rack” position: resting on the forearm, which is tucked close to the body, the fist at your chest. […]

Kettlebell Deadlift
Kettlebell Deadlift
4th September 2017

Targets: Legs, Glutes, Arms, Back, Abs Level: Intermediate-Advanced How to: Stand with the kettlebell between the feet on the floor. Squat down and grab a hold of the handle with both hands while the back remains flat. Engage the core, tighten those glutes, and keep the arms extended as the body rises on up. Aim […]

Kettlebell Exercises
Side Step Kettlebell Swing
4th September 2017

Targets: Legs, Glutes, Back Level: Intermediate-Advanced How to: This move is like a traveling kettlebell swing. Grab a kettlebell and start with the basic two-handed swing. When the bell is down between the feet, step the right foot out to the right; then, when the bell is up, bring the left foot to meet the […]

Kettlebell Exercises
Kettlebell Slingshot
4th September 2017

Targets: Back, Arms, Abs, Obliques Level: Intermediate How to: Keep feet shoulder-width apart, and hold the kettlebell in front of the body, arms extended at chest level. Swing the kettlebell behind the back with one hand, then reach back with the opposite hand to grab it, swinging the kettlebell to the front of the body. […]

Kettlebell Exercises
Single-Arm Kettlebell Floor Press
4th September 2017

Targets: Chest, Arms, Core Level: Intermediate How to: Lie on the ground with your legs straight. Grab a kettlebell by your side and, with the palm facing in, press the weight straight up while rotating the wrist (so the palms face the feet). Bring the kettlebell back down to the starting position, and repeat for […]

Kettlebell Exercises
Kettlebell Windmill
4th September 2017

Targets: Shoulders, back, Abs, Obliques, Hips Level: Advanced How to: Hold the kettlebell in the right hand and angle the feet 45 degrees away from the right arm. Raise the kettlebell overhead, lock the arm, and keep your eyes on the weight (which will help keep the shoulders aligned!). Shift your weight onto the right […]

Kettlebell Exercises
Kettlebell Russian Twist
4th September 2017

Targets: Abs, Obliques Level: Intermediate How to: Sit with the legs bent and feet flat on the floor, about hip-distance apart. Hold the kettlebell with both hands at the chest, and then lean back to a 45 degree angle. Here’s the fun part: Rotate the torso from left to right by twisting at the waist […]

Kettlebell Exercises
Kettlebell Sumo High-Pull
4th September 2017

Targets: Back, legs, shoulders, arms Level: Intermediate How to: We promise no wrestling is involved. Start with the kettlebell between the feet, set a bit wider than hip-distance apart. Grab onto the handle with both hands with the knees bent and hips back. Then, pull the kettlebell to the shoulders while the knees straighten and […]

Kettlebell Exercises
Kettlebell Lunge Press
4th September 2017

Targets: Shoulders, Back, Arms, Abs, Glutes, Legs Level: Intermediate How to: Here’s a new way to spice up those lunges. Stand up straight while holding the kettlebell in front of the chest with two hands, arms bent and palms facing each other. Lunge forward with one leg while raising the kettlebell overhead. Return to standing […]

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