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It's the heart and soul of our clubs. So here's what to look forward to when you hit the gym floor.
The classics and the kit fresh out of the lab – primed to push you onwards and upwards
Train like an Eastern European wrestler with the Bulgarian bag. This is a crescent shaped leather bag filled with sand and perfect for both upper and lower body strength training and cardio.
A highly versatile piece of kit, use it as a free weight in dynamic movements to increase your muscular endurance and improve your co-ordination and overall shoulder and joint mobility. Because of its shape and construction, it’ll also help improve your agility in ways that solid weights cannot. Check out a few exercises below.
Get roped in to this fantastic piece of kit for some killer cardio and targeted muscle work. These heavy, supersized ropes add resistance, working your abs, arms, shoulders as well as conditioning and engaging your legs without any of the strain of a high impact activity. Try battling your way through some of these great battle rope exercises.
Developed by a former Navy Seal, this form of suspension training develops your strength, balance, flexibility and core stability, all whilst building muscle.
TRX are those black and yellow straps you’ll see hanging around the gym floor. They rely on your own bodyweight for resistance as opposed to machines or dumbbells, while the infinite variety of exercises makes it perfect for everyone regardless of ability. Try a few of them next time you’re in the gym.
Think outside the box and supercharge your workout with one of these challenging platforms, perfect for plyometric exercise. This refers to activities that allow your muscles to work at their hardest in the shortest time possible. Whatever action you’re doing, whether it’s push-ups, dips, burpees or even just stepping up onto the box, you’ll work different muscles and challenge your body to gain new benefits. See for yourself by trying some of the moves below.
ViPR stands for vitality, performance and reconditioning. Take on the battering ram and discover a workout with muscle. These weighted rubber cylinders make a fantastic addition to your training routine by bridging the gap between movement and strength. You’ll burn big calories and work several muscle groups whilst moving your entire body, burning fat and stimulating the nervous system. Discover a couple of great exercises using the ViPR below.
Want to try the ViPR? Try one of our ViPR classes.