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Strength and Flex exercise plan: how-to videos - Exercise

Video: NHS Strength and flexibility - posture

In this video, Laura from the NHS Couch to 5K programme, shows you how to have the correct posture.

Media last reviewed: 3 May 2019
Media review due: 3 May 2022
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This exercise video is suitable for most people, but is not tailored to any specific condition, characteristic or person.

Get advice from a GP or health professional before trying it, especially if:

  • you have any concerns about your health
  • you are not sure if the exercises are suitable
  • you have any pre-existing health problems or injuries, or any current symptoms

Stop the exercise immediately and get medical help if you feel any pain or feel unwell.

Video: NHS Strength and flexibility - warm up

In this video, Laura from the NHS Couch to 5K programme, shows you how to warm up.

Media last reviewed: 3 May 2019
Media review due: 3 May 2022
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This exercise video is suitable for most people, but is not tailored to any specific condition, characteristic or person.

Get advice from a GP or health professional before trying it, especially if:

  • you have any concerns about your health
  • you are not sure if the exercises are suitable
  • you have any pre-existing health problems or injuries, or any current symptoms

Stop the exercise immediately and get medical help if you feel any pain or feel unwell.

Video: NHS Strength and flexibility - standing press-up

In this video, Laura from the NHS Couch to 5K programme, shows you how to do a standing press-up.

Media last reviewed: 3 May 2019
Media review due: 3 May 2022
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This exercise video is suitable for most people, but is not tailored to any specific condition, characteristic or person.

Get advice from a GP or health professional before trying it, especially if:

  • you have any concerns about your health
  • you are not sure if the exercises are suitable
  • you have any pre-existing health problems or injuries, or any current symptoms

Stop the exercise immediately and get medical help if you feel any pain or feel unwell.

Video: NHS Strength and flexibility - pull-up

In this video, Laura from the NHS Couch to 5K programme, shows you how to do a pull-up.

Media last reviewed: 3 May 2019
Media review due: 3 May 2022
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This exercise video is suitable for most people, but is not tailored to any specific condition, characteristic or person.

Get advice from a GP or health professional before trying it, especially if:

  • you have any concerns about your health
  • you are not sure if the exercises are suitable
  • you have any pre-existing health problems or injuries, or any current symptoms

Stop the exercise immediately and get medical help if you feel any pain or feel unwell.

Video: NHS Strength and flexibility - squat

In this video, Laura from the NHS Couch to 5K programme, shows you how to do a squat.

Media last reviewed: 3 May 2019
Media review due: 3 May 2022
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This exercise video is suitable for most people, but is not tailored to any specific condition, characteristic or person.

Get advice from a GP or health professional before trying it, especially if:

  • you have any concerns about your health
  • you are not sure if the exercises are suitable
  • you have any pre-existing health problems or injuries, or any current symptoms

Stop the exercise immediately and get medical help if you feel any pain or feel unwell.

Video: NHS Strength and flexibility - thigh stretch

In this video, Laura from the NHS Couch to 5K programme, shows you how to do a thigh stretch.

Media last reviewed: 3 May 2019
Media review due: 3 May 2022
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This exercise video is suitable for most people, but is not tailored to any specific condition, characteristic or person.

Get advice from a GP or health professional before trying it, especially if:

  • you have any concerns about your health
  • you are not sure if the exercises are suitable
  • you have any pre-existing health problems or injuries, or any current symptoms

Stop the exercise immediately and get medical help if you feel any pain or feel unwell.

Video: NHS Strength and flexibility - calf stretch

In this video, Laura from the NHS Couch to 5K programme, shows you how to do a calf stretch.

Media last reviewed: 3 May 2019
Media review due: 3 May 2022
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This exercise video is suitable for most people, but is not tailored to any specific condition, characteristic or person.

Get advice from a GP or health professional before trying it, especially if:

  • you have any concerns about your health
  • you are not sure if the exercises are suitable
  • you have any pre-existing health problems or injuries, or any current symptoms

Stop the exercise immediately and get medical help if you feel any pain or feel unwell.

Video: NHS Strength and flexibility - hamstring stretch

In this video, Laura from the NHS Couch to 5K programme, shows you how to do a hamstring stretch.

Media last reviewed: 3 May 2019
Media review due: 3 May 2022
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This exercise video is suitable for most people, but is not tailored to any specific condition, characteristic or person.

Get advice from a GP or health professional before trying it, especially if:

  • you have any concerns about your health
  • you are not sure if the exercises are suitable
  • you have any pre-existing health problems or injuries, or any current symptoms

Stop the exercise immediately and get medical help if you feel any pain or feel unwell.

Video: NHS Strength and flexibility - chest stretch

In this video, Laura from the NHS Couch to 5K programme, shows you how to do a chest stretch.

Media last reviewed: 3 May 2019
Media review due: 3 May 2022
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This exercise video is suitable for most people, but is not tailored to any specific condition, characteristic or person.

Get advice from a GP or health professional before trying it, especially if:

  • you have any concerns about your health
  • you are not sure if the exercises are suitable
  • you have any pre-existing health problems or injuries, or any current symptoms

Stop the exercise immediately and get medical help if you feel any pain or feel unwell.

Video: NHS Strength and flexibility - upper back stretch

In this video, Laura from the NHS Couch to 5K programme, shows you how to do an upper back stretch.

Media last reviewed: 3 May 2019
Media review due: 3 May 2022
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This exercise video is suitable for most people, but is not tailored to any specific condition, characteristic or person.

Get advice from a GP or health professional before trying it, especially if:

  • you have any concerns about your health
  • you are not sure if the exercises are suitable
  • you have any pre-existing health problems or injuries, or any current symptoms

Stop the exercise immediately and get medical help if you feel any pain or feel unwell.

Video: NHS Strength and flexibility - tricep stretch

In this video, Laura from the NHS Couch to 5K programme, shows you how to do a tricep stretch.

Media last reviewed: 3 May 2019
Media review due: 3 May 2022
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This exercise video is suitable for most people, but is not tailored to any specific condition, characteristic or person.

Get advice from a GP or health professional before trying it, especially if:

  • you have any concerns about your health
  • you are not sure if the exercises are suitable
  • you have any pre-existing health problems or injuries, or any current symptoms

Stop the exercise immediately and get medical help if you feel any pain or feel unwell.

Video: NHS Strength and flexibility - sit to stand

In this video, Laura from the NHS Couch to 5K programme, shows you how to do a sit to stand.

Media last reviewed: 3 May 2019
Media review due: 3 May 2022
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This exercise video is suitable for most people, but is not tailored to any specific condition, characteristic or person.

Get advice from a GP or health professional before trying it, especially if:

  • you have any concerns about your health
  • you are not sure if the exercises are suitable
  • you have any pre-existing health problems or injuries, or any current symptoms

Stop the exercise immediately and get medical help if you feel any pain or feel unwell.

Video: NHS Strength and flexibility - wide squat

In this video, Laura from the NHS Couch to 5K programme, shows you how to do a wide squat.

Media last reviewed: 3 May 2019
Media review due: 3 May 2022
See exercise video safety information

This exercise video is suitable for most people, but is not tailored to any specific condition, characteristic or person.

Get advice from a GP or health professional before trying it, especially if:

  • you have any concerns about your health
  • you are not sure if the exercises are suitable
  • you have any pre-existing health problems or injuries, or any current symptoms

Stop the exercise immediately and get medical help if you feel any pain or feel unwell.

Video: NHS Strength and flexibility - bench dip

In this video, Laura from the NHS Couch to 5K programme, shows you how to do a bench dip.

Media last reviewed: 3 May 2019
Media review due: 3 May 2022
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This exercise video is suitable for most people, but is not tailored to any specific condition, characteristic or person.

Get advice from a GP or health professional before trying it, especially if:

  • you have any concerns about your health
  • you are not sure if the exercises are suitable
  • you have any pre-existing health problems or injuries, or any current symptoms

Stop the exercise immediately and get medical help if you feel any pain or feel unwell.

Video: NHS Strength and flexibility - wide pull-up

In this video, Laura from the NHS Couch to 5K programme, shows you how to do a wide pull-up.

Media last reviewed: 3 May 2019
Media review due: 3 May 2022
See exercise video safety information

This exercise video is suitable for most people, but is not tailored to any specific condition, characteristic or person.

Get advice from a GP or health professional before trying it, especially if:

  • you have any concerns about your health
  • you are not sure if the exercises are suitable
  • you have any pre-existing health problems or injuries, or any current symptoms

Stop the exercise immediately and get medical help if you feel any pain or feel unwell.

Video: NHS Strength and flexibility - sit to stand with calf raise

In this video, Laura from the NHS Couch to 5K programme, shows you how to do a sit to stand with calf raise.

Media last reviewed: 3 May 2019
Media review due: 3 May 2022
See exercise video safety information

This exercise video is suitable for most people, but is not tailored to any specific condition, characteristic or person.

Get advice from a GP or health professional before trying it, especially if:

  • you have any concerns about your health
  • you are not sure if the exercises are suitable
  • you have any pre-existing health problems or injuries, or any current symptoms

Stop the exercise immediately and get medical help if you feel any pain or feel unwell.

Page last reviewed: 24 October 2018
Next review due: 24 October 2021