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Use The Gym…All Of It

April 29, 2017

By Jim Quinn, personal trainer

Maximizing Workouts In The Gym…and Outside

If you are paying for a gym membership AND your trainer as well, use it.
What do I mean? Take advantage of the expensive, expansive amount of equipment you have access to.
Squat racks, barbells, dumbbells, weight stack (selectorized) pulldown machines, hammer strength machines to name a few.
Resistance machines are great for programming in safe strength (optimally 5 rep sets) or strength endurance/hypertrophy (growth) sets (optimally 8 rep sets).  Leave the low load, higher rep burpees, push ups as example, out of the gym workouts and while in the gym, use the equipment.
The best way I know to utilize the equipment is via a qualified strength and conditioning specialist.  The same goes for slower, steadier cardio a/k/a. aerobics. Use the treadmills as an adjunct to any outdoor running or a rower.  If high intensity intervals  is your choice, use thestep mill or elevated treadmill runs or push a lighter sled.
In other words, take advantage of your facilities’ impliments (variety of equipment) and keep it simpler outside (like a run on the beach).
Contact Jim today! Jim is an accomplished IFBB professional bodybuilder and has stood toe-to-toe with some of the biggest names in the sport of bodybuilding. A fullback drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the 1980’s, Jim has been helping people of all ages with diet and exercise for decades.

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