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10 Unusual Exercises From Your Favourite Fitness Experts

Have you reached the point where your workout has become a monotonous activity? Doing the same exercises over and over again. Why don’t you do your body a favour and introduce some variety to your daily routine? Here are ten unusual exercises straight from your favourite fitness experts like Michelle Bridges, trainer on the Australian version of The Biggest Loser, Jessie Sebor, Editor-in-chief of Women’s Running magazine, and celebrity trainer, Luke Istomin. From simply walking on sand to exercising through posture, to kegel exercises — we got that covered! Have an unconventional exercise you’d like to share? Tell us through the comments section below.

Michelle Bridges

 www.michellebridges.com.au

The Judo Push-up is an advanced variation of a push-up that targets the shoulders, chest, triceps and core muscles as well as improving lower back flexibility. If you’ve mastered the basic push-up, this will be a new challenge for you! Have fun!!

“If you’ve mastered the basic push-up, this will be a new challenge for you!”
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David Robson

@DavidRob331 

 www.davidrobsonelite.com

By walking in sand, the stabilizer muscles of the legs and core are forced to work harder to compensate for and adjust to the unstable surface of the sand. Thus more calories can be burned and more strength can be built in both the legs and core muscles.

“By walking in sand the stabilizer muscles of the legs and core are forced to work harder”
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Shannon Clark

www.ShannonClarkFitness.com

An usual exercise that will work is one most people overlook – pushaways. Meaning, pushing away from the dinner table sooner, stopping eating when you’re 80% full. As it takes the brain time to register satiety, this will ensure that you aren’t overeating. When it comes to weight loss or weight maintenance, your food intake will be the most important determinant of success. So while pushing away is not a physically hard exercise, it’s a very effective one.

“An usual exercise that will work is one most people overlook”
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Jess Robinson

@LazyGirlFit 

 www.lazygirlfitness.com.au

Stretch while you’re watching TV. Stretching isn’t just for yogis – did you know that you can burn up to 230 calories in one hour of stretching? So skip the couch, roll out your mat and elongate your muscles while you watch your favourite TV show!

“Stretching isn’t just for yogis” 
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Jessie Sebor

@WomensRunning 

 www.womensrunning.com

You can get an amazing running workout in only 10 minutes. After a short warm up, find a long, still hill (or set your treadmill to a 10% incline). Run as fast as you can up the hill for 60 seconds, then jog back down (or at a 0% incline for 60 seconds). Repeat a total of 5 times. It doesn’t sound too crazy, but I promise it will be the hardest workout of your week!

“You can get an amazing running workout in only 10 minutes”
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Aaron Smith

@ajs_kx 

 www.kx.com.au

Strengthening the pelvic floor muscles through kegel or pelvic floor exercises whilst sitting at your desk at work can lead to stronger more satisfying orgasms.

“Strengthening the pelvic floor muscles…can lead to stronger more satisfying orgasms.”
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Luke Istomin

@LIFE_AUS 

 www.lifeonline.com.au

The handstand is a unconventional exercise that requires no equipment. It will improve your upper body strength, kinetic chain, coordination, and teach you the fine art of self discipline. Something that is lacking in a lot of people that I see these days.

“The handstand is a unconventional exercise that requires no equipment.”
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Martha Lourey-Bird

 www.marthaloureybird.com.au

Many exercises need repetition to be effective so create habits around those must-do toning areas. Two key ones are: Pelvic floor contractions while stopped at red lights and engage your core while waiting in queues.

“Many exercises need repetition to be effective so create habits around those must-do toning areas.”
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Fiona Caddies

@_WhiteZebra_ 

 www.whitezebra.com

Good posture! It’s an ongoing exercise which not only makes you immediately look leaner and more confident but will also use all the small muscles all over your body making you physically stronger! Try doing this all day on those busy days when you can’t factor in a workout. You’ll burn more calories than slumping and slouching and soon enough see your shape change through improved metabolism and a lengthened, strengthened physique!

“Good posture! It’s an ongoing exercise…”
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Amelia Phillips

@AmeliaBurton 

 www.ameliaphillips.com.au

Bicep curls standing on one leg. Next time you’re doing some standing bicep curls, do them on one leg. This fires up to 40% more muscles, mostly in your core. Imagine toning your arms, butt and abs all at once! Alternate sides each set.

“Next time you’re doing some standing bicep curls, do them on one leg.”
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