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Student fitness tips

By Emma
Student fitness tips

If a toy soldier can do it, so can you!

You don’t need to go to a fancy gym to work-out, tone-up and get rid of that freshers’ flab. Try some of these exercises at home to keep looking your best. Look lively!



Jump Squats

Start in a deep squat position with your arms folded out in front of your body. From this position, explosively jump up as high as you can and reach for the ceiling with your hands as you jump and then land back in the deep squat position. Repeat.



Declined Push-ups

This is a regular push-up except that your feet will be lying across a raised bench. Get into the push-up position with your legs supported above your body. Drop your face to the floor and push yourself back up.

Be sure that when you are executing this movement that you keep your back very straight/flat. You can use varying degrees of hand widths as well when performing this exercise.



Leg Raises

Lie flat on your back on the floor. Keeping your legs straight, raise them as high as possible, making sure that your abs are doing the work. Lower legs back down to the start position and repeat.



Bench Dips

Position your hands shoulder width apart on a sturdy bench. Move your feet out as far out in front of you as possible. Straighten out your arms and keep a little bend in your elbows in order to always keep tension on your triceps and off your elbow joints. Slowly lower your upper body down towards the floor and keep your elbows tucked into your sides. Once you reach the bottom of the movement, slowly press off with your hands and push yourself back up to the starting position with your triceps.



Lying Back Presses

Lie flat on your stomach on a mat on the floor with your legs out straight and your arms outstretched over your head, parallel to the floor. To perform this exercise, simultaneously bring both of your hands up toward the ceiling as high as you can while bringing your feet up off the ground as well. Imagine that your body is nearly forming the letter ‘U.’

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