Running tips

Running is a great cardio exercise, it's free and you don't need any special equipment to do it. This video will help you improve your running technique.

Remember that if you do choose to go running, it's important follow current advice about staying a safe distance away from other people and not going out more than once a day.

Agility

Often forgotten about, agility is a major component of Army fitness. This video will help guide you through key movements including jumping, landing, turning, twisting and rolling.

Burpees

Burpees are great for lower leg, core, trunk and upper arm strength, as well as a great cardio work out.

Crunches

Crunches, sit ups and twisting are exercises designed to hit the muscles in the abdominal area, obliques and lower back. These will help you develop good posture and techniques, which should help you avoid injury.

Flexibility

Often neglected, flexibility is one of the primary components of fitness for soldiers. It's important to help reduce the chance of injury.

Plank

The plank will enable your core stability to develop and progress, which will allow you to start carrying weights with good posture.

Press Ups

Press ups develop your strength and endurance in the chest and shoulder area. You'll isolate muscles in the deltoids, pectorals and triceps.

Reverse Lunge

Reverse lunges isolates the muscles in the glutes, lower limbs and stabilises the core. By varying intensity you'll improve your strength and endurance as well as stabilise the whole body.

Squats

The squat prepares you functionally for what the Army has to offer. It will help develop the muscles in your glutes, lower back, quadriceps, hamstrings and your core.