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Max Litchfield's Home Workout

British International Swimmer and Healthspan Ambassador Max Litchfield takes you through his home exercise routine, as well as the supplements he uses to stay fit and healthy.

"This little home workout is really simple and only requires a mat and some space in your living room or garden. This session is a great full-body workout and is especially good for swimmers or triathletes.

"Swimming is a whole-body workout, and that is really tough to replicate on the bike or going for a jog, so something like this alongside a bike session is really great. The exercises listed below can be done in a progression over a few weeks for most benefit, starting easier and building through a 4-week block. Below the exercise list are some example progressions you could use."

The exercises

See the video above for demonstrations of each – skip to the time to go straight to the exercise.

  • 01:01 – Exercises intro
  • 01:47 – High Reach Sit Up (Abdominals)
  • 20:27 – Russian Twists (Obliques)
  • 03:03 – Dish Ups (Abdominals)
  • 03:43 – Long Lever Bridge Hold (Glutes, Hamstrings)
  • 04:23 – Push Up Position Scorpions (Shoulders, Abdominals)
  • 05:10 – Plank Rotations (Shoulders, Obliques)
  • 05:51 – All Fours Shoulder Touch (Shoulders, Quadriceps)
  • 06:33 – Supermans (Full Body Co-ordination)
  • 07:17 – Cycle Crunches (Abdominals, Obliques)
  • 07:53 – Vaulters (Abdominals)

Example progressions

  • Week 1 – 15 Reps or 20 Seconds x1
  • Week 2 – 15 Reps or 20 Seconds x2
  • Week 3 – 20 Reps or 30 Seconds x2
  • Week 4 – 25 Reps or 40 Seconds x2

Through all these exercises keep a good tempo but don't rush: the more control you can keep, the harder the work will be, so always take good form over more reps if you are using time as your marker.

Hope everyone enjoys the workout and can take something from it!


Max Litchfield

About Max Litchfield

Max Litchfield is a British International Swimmer and Team GB Olympian.