Functional Movement

These Balance Pad Exercises Will Work Wonders For Your Stability and Body Control

Balance is a core pillar of overall fitness. Although flat abs, toned glutes or a muscular upper body may often be perceived as what “fitness” looks like in today’s society, skills such as balance (along with flexibility) are actually highly under-rated and incredibly important to support lifelong fitness. Although it may not be the most …

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This is Why We Love Hindu Squats for Improving Functional Fitness

You may not have heard of the Hindu squat (also sometimes referred to as the Indian squat) but this adaptation to the regular body squat is a great alternative to building strength, functional movement and stability. The Hindu squat is a bodyweight exercise that doesn’t require any equipment or machinery. This means it can be …

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This is a Must Try At-Home Full Body HIIT Workout for Over 50’s (Beginner Friendly)

HIIT, high intensity interval training, is a great option for over 50’s looking to get fit and healthy. These exercise routines often only last 15-20 minutes but pack a punch in terms of health benefits. As we age, maintaining lean muscle becomes harder. Lean muscle is crucial for living an active lifestyle and keeping fit …

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Personal Training Equipment (Best At-Home & Studio Kit List)

We often get asked what type of equipment is required for personal training and fitness coaching. So, we decided to put the question to the coaches here at fitness drum to list out their top pieces of personal training equipment. These recommendations are designed to help you understand what type of products and fitness equipment …

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8 Things Over 50’s Should Know About CrossFit Before Starting

We love CrossFit here at fitness drum. The workouts are effective, the community is supportive, and it makes fitness fun and engaging. If you’re new to CrossFit or functional training, catch up on our top CrossFit workouts for beginners. And if you think CrossFit is just for the younger generation and for semi-professional athletes, you’re …

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7 Balance Board Exercises for a Total Body Workout

Balance boards provide the perfect platform for improving balance and stability, as well as all-round fitness conditioning. For any over 50s looking to get fitter, balance boards are a great place to start. Your core, back, and legs will all be engaged during balance board exercises, not only developing better balance but also enhancing any …

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This Is Why Strength Training Over 50 Is So Important (& Our Top Exercises to Get Started)

Strength training is a vital ingredient to staying fit and healthy as we age. Strength training shouldn’t be seen as intimidating or something only reserved for bodybuilders and the World’s Strongest Men. Far from it – it’s something everyone should incorporate into their fitness routine, whatever their age, whatever their gender. In fact, muscle loss …

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Best Calisthenics Equipment for Home (Review)

Calisthenics are exercises that focus on using your own body weight, balance and functional movements to get fit and strong. They are designed to increase strength as well as agility, flexibility and overall primal fitness. They help support the primal human movements and help develop fitness in a way that is optimized for the human …

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Regain Flexibility Over 50 With These 3 Daily Stretches

Although flexibility is likely to decline with age, there are lots of exercises and stretches you can do to combat this natural process. By following a dedicated flexibility training programme, anyone can maintain high levels of flexibility and feel supple and energised. As the title suggests, by the time we reach 50, many of us …

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3 Day Flexibility Challenge for Sore Muscles and Joints

If you’re looking to improve your flexibility, what better way to get started than with a challenge! Flexibility is so important, particularly as we age. Actively doing stretches, yoga and other flexibility training will ensure you don’t feel limited by poor flexibility. This challenge can be completed in isolation or alongside your regular fitness routines. …

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