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Order of Exercises

Research and experience has shown that for best results in the gym, there is a particular order of exercises that you should follow. This is just a guide - there is some flexibility in this list.

The most important thing to consider is to leave the abdominal exercises for near the end of an exercise session, as you need those muscles to be fresh to help stabilize your body while working the other muscle groups. Pre-fatigue abdominals will make those exercises less effective and increase your risk of injury.

abdominal exercisesleave the abdominal exercises for near the end of a session

Exercise Order

  1. Hips and Lower Back
  2. Legs (quadriceps, hamstrings, calves)
  3. Torso (shoulders, chest, back)
  4. Arms (forearms, triceps, biceps)
  5. Abdominals
  6. Neck

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Fitness is the key to success in sport. Following basic principles, you can develop fitness components such as strength, speed and endurance. See our colection of exercises and fitness equipment. Ensure you warm-up and stretch before any workout.

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