Want to fast-track your strength and fitness? Of course, the best thing you can do is attend regular Martial Arts & Fitness classes.
But between classes, or before you get started with a class, there are plenty of Fitness exercises you can do outside of the gym.
These moves need no equipment and don’t require a lot of space. You can take a few minutes to do some reps and build your fitness no matter where you are.
Want to get started? Here are 10 Martial Arts Fit exercises you can perform anywhere, any time.
The Air Squat
All you need to do an Air Squat is yourself! Get into the right posture before you get started and do as many reps as you can for five minutes as a way of building or maintaining your strength.
Taking you from the floor to the ceiling (almost), this move works your entire body.
When performing a Burpee, remember to engage your core and to raise your arms vertically above your head.
Drop and give me 30! Or 50… or however many you can take!
Regularly doing a set of push-ups between training sessions will keep you in peak form and put your physical strength on an upwards trajectory.
Sit-ups should be a daily part of your fitness routine as they will turbocharge your core.
Have a go at butterfly sit ups and put a folded towel under your back in order to prevent your spine from compressing.
Ready to feel the burn? The good thing about planking is all you need is a clear space of floor.
Hold your plank for as long as you can and try to do a few reps at a time.
You can’t become a wo/man of steel without a few Supermans!
This move will strengthen your entire back, providing you with the foundation you require to perform more complex moves in the gym.
Find a corridor or a hallway and give yourself a few minutes to work on your core and your legs with some walking lunges.
To maximise the benefits, keep your back straight and your hips even.
While you’re in the corridor, kick up into a handstand for an upper body workout.
Use the wall if you’re just beginning or challenge yourself and see how many steps you can take.
Ready to scale great (fitness) heights?
You don’t actually get anywhere with mountain climbers but you will give yourself a quick strengthening workout.
Two feet, a heartbeat and a decent pair of shoes is all you really need to up your cardio endurance.
Chuck your shoes on and go for a run in the morning, on your lunch break or in the evening and you’ll be maintaining the fitness you build in the gym. Challenge yourself by doing sprints or see if you can maintain a steady pace for a full hour.