In honour of Men’s Health Month this November Selph Physiotherapist Melanie Tri shows us foundational exercises for the gym or training.

Whether you’re returning to the gym after lockdown or simply wanting to ensure you’re performing each movement correctly, these are the six foundational exercises to master in order to prevent injury, muscle misuse and misalignment.

Double Leg Squat:

 

Tip from Mel:

Hinge from your hips, keep your knees in-line with your second and third toe and don’t let your knees overshoot your toes. 

 

Selph Health Studios Mel Physio Mens Health Exercises Gym Training
Selph Health Studios Mel Physio Mens Health Exercises Gym Training

Double Leg Dead Lift:

 

Tip from Mel:

Hinge from the hips, tuck your belt buckle to belly button and keep your shoulders down your back. 

 

Forearm Plank:

 

Tip from Mel:

Keep your belt buckle to belly button and push the floor away from you. 

 

 

 

Selph Health Studios Mel Physio Mens Health Exercises Gym Training

Once you have mastered those foundational exercises you can move onto a progressional series below. 

Selph Health Studios Mel Physio Mens Health Exercises Gym Training

Single Leg Dead Lift:

 

Tip from Mel:

Keep a slight bend in the supporting knee, keep your shoulders back and gaze forward.

 

Split Squat:

 

 

Tip from Mel:

Ensure your knees stay in-line with your hips and don’t overshoot your toes. 

 

Selph Health Studios Mel Physio Mens Health Exercises Gym Training
Selph Health Studios Mel Physio Mens Health Exercises Gym Training

Full Body Push Up: 

 

Tip from Mel:

Keep your body in a straight line, have your hands at shoulder-width apart and keep your elbows close to your sides.

If you’re recovering from an injury, experiencing muscle weakness or are unsure if you’re performing movements correctly, we recommend booking an appointment to see Mel in the studio.

Click the link below to book your appointment.

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