Training

Alex Beattie’s Functional Fitness Workout


Want to prepare your body for real-life movements and activities? Look no further than this workout to help you stay fit for life. Love Island star and personal trainer, Alex Beattie lives by his functional fitness routine to stay in shape, day in day out. Check out the fast-paced workout he swears by below.

Workout

Kick Through

1. Begin in a high plank position with your hands shoulder-width apart.
2. In one motion, rotate your body to the left and kick your right leg through. Use your left arm to touch your hand to your toe.
3. Bring your hand and foot back to high plank position, and repeat on the opposite side, touching your right hand to your left foot.

Jump Squat

1. Start by standing with your feet hip-width apart.
2. Hinge at the hips and lower into the squat position.
3. Press your feet down to explode off the floor and jump as high as you can.
4. Allow your knees to bend when you land, and immediately drop back down into a squat, and jump again.

Burpee

1. From a standing position, drop into a squat with your hands on the ground just in front of your feet.
2. Kick your feet behind you, keeping your arms extended so you’re in a raised plank position.
3. Bring your feet back towards your hands, and leap into the air with your arms straight above you.

Deadlift

1. Stand with your feet shoulder-distance apart, with a barbell positioned in front of you.
2. Hinge at your hips and lower yourself down, with a slight bend in your knees, until able to grab the bar.
3. While holding the bar, keep your shoulders back, squeeze your glutes and core as you stand up straight and lift the barbell.
4. Pause for a moment at the top, then slowly lower back down to the ground.

Barbell Back Squat

1. Take the bar out of the rack, resting it on your rear shoulder muscles.
2. Stand with your feet roughly shoulder-width apart, with your toes pointing slightly out.
3. Lower yourself down, bending your knees until they’re parallel to the floor.
4. Keep your weight on your heels as you drive back up.

Barbell Bent-Over Row

1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, with the barbell on the floor in front.
2. Bend your knees and lean forward from the waist, keeping your back straight.
3. Grab the bar, your hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, and let it hang with your arms straight.
4. Brace your core and squeeze your shoulders, bringing the weight up towards your sternum.
5. Lower the weight back to the start.



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Isaac Syred

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