It can be hard to keep your workouts interesting in the gym, many of us often get stuck in the same old routines. If you fancy trying something a little bit different, our Fitness Instructor Dan Bartlett shares his top 5 exercises to shake up your current gym routine. All 5 of these new exercises are suitable for regular gym-goers or someone totally new to working out!
1. Foam rolling
There are many benefits to using a foam roller either before or after a workout. Before a workout, a foam roller can be used to activate the muscles or if you are feeling a little sore or lacking range of motion, try the rollers to help smooth out those rough edges. Foam rollers can help ease muscle pain and help you to relax.
2. Rubber Brands
Adding rubber bands to your workouts is the perfect way to warm up muscle activation or as a way to add dynamic tension to your session. Bands can improve the quality of your exercises, help you to focus your control and are a great alternative to machines that can give your workout a bit of variety.
3. Kettlebell swings
These involve various different swinging methods using kettlebells. They are a great way to build strength and improve your cardio, core work and posture.
Suspension training - involves using the suspension ropes which are attached to a high bar for various different pulls/presses using bodyweight against gravity as the resistance.
A brilliant way to do your workout using your own bodyweight to help improve your strength.
Skillmill is an ergonomic treadmill designed to reduce impact forces whilst running/walking.
Just like a treadmill, but not as we know it! Push, run or sidestep your way to fitness. This is a high-intensity workout, great for cardio and improving your speed and stamina.
These 5 exercises can add a new dimension to your existing workouts, giving your workout a bit of variety. Feel free to ask our trainers for help if you need it in the gym, all our trainers are on hand to talk you through the benefits and correct technique.
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