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Jordan’s session 17 June 2020

Led by Jordan, this 45-minute workout aims to improve muscular symmetry across the body by working one side at a time. In resistance training, it’s natural to subtly pay more attention to the stronger side when lifting a pair of weights. To combat this, in this session you’ll be focusing on one side at a time so that you give both sides of the body an equal amount of attention. Not only that but you’ll find that you will have to stabilise your core muscles a little bit more so that the pull of the weight on one side doesn’t offset your balance. This will help towards better engagement of your core muscles and also carries over to real life, where we often carry shopping, handbags and items using just one side of the body.

This will be followed by a nice relaxing stretch to cool down after a tough but effective session. We’d love to have your comments on the session and don’t forget to subscribe to the FIT FOR GOOD YouTube Channel! Please do consider donating to FIT FOR GOOD so that we can carry on providing FREE sessions.

6 Comments

  1. Audrey on June 19, 2020 at 11:42 am

    Thank you again Jordan great session, change to format was interesting.

  2. Irene Wood on June 20, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    Another great session as always, Jordan. Thank you

  3. James Laverty on June 24, 2020 at 10:43 am

    Myself and my wife are in our 70s and have been doing the exercises with Jordan since the first week of lockdown and have really enjoyed them. We like the gentle progressive overload each week so we are always chanllenge and not slipping into comfort zones. We both really feel the benfit in terms of muscle tone improvement and general well being. Thank you Jordan.

  4. Jordan Burns on June 25, 2020 at 7:31 am

    Thank you for the great feedback James, Audrey & Irene. I am glad that you are all enjoying the sessions and can feel the benefit from doing them regularly. Keep up the great work!

  5. Jean on January 22, 2021 at 1:37 pm

    Thanks Jordan , another good session working all parts of the body . Just what we need during lockdown !

    • Jordan Burns on January 22, 2021 at 4:41 pm

      My pleasure as always Jean! Glad you are getting back to your fighting fit ways. Looking forward to seeing you back in the hall sessions when we are allowed.

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