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Leg-Extension Machine Busy?Do the seated barbell extension an effective alternate when the gym equipment is in useGrab a...
01/17/2015

Leg-Extension Machine Busy?

Do the seated barbell extension an effective alternate when the gym equipment is in use

Grab a barbell and a flat bench to perform the seated barbell extension - an effective alternative when the leg extension machine is in use.

START: Sit sideways on a flat bench so the backs of your knees are even with the bench’s edge. Your glutes will hang off the other side, so grasp the bench with both hands next to your knees for balance. Slip your feet under a barbell placed on the floor in front of you and lift it just off the floor so the bar sits in the crook of your ankles. Keep it perfectly balanced and your toes pointed up to keep the bar from slipping during the motion.

MOVEMENT: Slowly extend your knees to raise the barbell to the point where your lower legs are almost parallel to the floor; hold for a full second as you contract your quadriceps, then lower your legs to a point just before your heels touch down.

POINTERS: Use a lighter weight than you may be able to handle on an extension machine. Perform each repetition deliberately, and concentrate on using your quads to move the weight.

01/17/2015

Stretching before and after workouts may prevent injury and can make the difference between having a mediocre workout and a stellar one. Keep the following tips in mind:

Before you stretch, warm up by rowing lightly for 3–5 minutes.
While stretching, relax and be patient. Take deep, full breaths to maximize results.
Keep your stretches static: NO bouncing or abrupt movements.
Optimally complete 3–5 reps of each stretch.
Hold pre-workout stretches for about 10 seconds.
Hold post-workout stretches for up to 30 seconds.

Rowing machine workout. The complete guide to rowing workouts. How to do them, why do them, and workout samples for begi...
01/17/2015

Rowing machine workout. The complete guide to rowing workouts. How to do them, why do them, and workout samples for beginners and advanced. Such a good total body work out!

Here's how to do a perfect deadlift:Holding the barbell (or two dumbbells at your side), keep your arms straight and kne...
01/16/2015

Here's how to do a perfect deadlift:

Holding the barbell (or two dumbbells at your side), keep your arms straight and knees slightly bent.
Slowly bend at your hip joint, not your waist, and lower the weights as far as possible without rounding your back, which should remain straight. Make sure you keep your spine neutral with a natural low-back arch, with shoulders down. Looking forward, not at the ground, will help you avoid rounding your back.
Keep the barbell close to your legs, almost touching them.
Squeeze your glutes to pull yourself up at a quicker pace than it took to bend down (Tim recommends that beginners take four seconds to bend down and two seconds to pull up). Don't use your back and do not round your spine.
You should be using a weight where you can do three sets of 12 to 15 reps before fatiguing your muscles — but remember that you should be able to still do the move correctly on your last rep.

Complete 5 sets of the following two exercises.Lower Glute/Inner Thigh Squeeze: 20 repsWeighted Sumo Squat with Heels El...
01/16/2015

Complete 5 sets of the following two exercises.

Lower Glute/Inner Thigh Squeeze: 20 reps
Weighted Sumo Squat with Heels Elevated: 20 reps

Exercise Descriptions
INNER GLUTE/THIGH SQUEEZE

Get Ready. Set up the abductor/adductor machine as if you were going to do inner thigh work but decrease the leg pad/foot holster width. I position it about a third of the width that I would normally use for inner thigh work. (See demonstration picture). Select a light weight, as going too heavy will strain your knees. I typically use 20 to 40 pounds. Place your knees on the seat, position the leg pads between your calves and ankles, and grab onto the back pad.

Work. With your glutes pressed back and your abdominals tight, squeeze your inner thighs and lower glutes to push the pads together. Keeping the glutes and thighs tight, return to the beginning position and repeat.

WEIGHTED SUMO SQUAT WITH HEELS ELEVATED

Get Ready. Holding a 25-pound plate, get into a wide sumo squat and position 10-pound plates under your heels.

Work. Keeping your torso upright, lower yourself into a deep squat. Think about pushing your glutes back and engaging the same area you targeted with the inner glute/thigh squeeze. Return to the starting position and repeat.

Push Toward Your Best

You must give your best to achieve your best. Close enough on your diet isn’t going to get you to your best. Good enough on your training won’t either. So determine your heart’s desire and invest 100 percent in achieving it. When you do, you will stop striving and start arriving at your goals.

Suitable Exercise Bike for Gymnasiums, Health Clubs & Wellness CentreFriction-free Magnetic ResistanceMotorized adjustab...
01/15/2015

Suitable Exercise Bike for Gymnasiums, Health Clubs & Wellness Centre
Friction-free Magnetic Resistance
Motorized adjustable workout tension for 8 fitness levels
Programmable computer with 2 windows LC D readout 10 Preset programs & 2 Heart rate Programs
Biult-in hand grip pulse sensor
Smooth and quite belt-drive system
Adjustable handle bar

Spin bikes are built to perform to the scrutinizing standards of domestic health club equipment. Compare the features of...
01/15/2015

Spin bikes are built to perform to the scrutinizing standards of domestic health club equipment. Compare the features of the Universal fitness spin bikes and you will find how quality components, precision engineering, state-of-the-art mechanism and the best quality in the industry combine to make Universal fitness the premier name in home cardio fitness.

Features:

Cardio training is the first step to a healthier heart, enabling you to strengthen your entire cardiovascular system.
Fat burning programs are designed to help you quickly reduce your waistline and develop a fitter, trimmer physique.
Workouts can help you fight fatigue in your daily routines, improve your overall mood and develop a healthy, fit appearance.
Highly versatile saddle for simple or professional training.

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01/14/2015

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You may feel like a real badass using the elliptical or non-elliptical cross trainer without the handles, but it might j...
01/13/2015

You may feel like a real badass using the elliptical or non-elliptical cross trainer without the handles, but it might just be counterproductive.

Leaning forward and using the handles on a Cybex Arc Trainer -- the elliptical-esque machine pictured above, where your feet seem to "hang" in individual cradles rather than glide on tracks -- helps you burn almost eight percent more calories than standing upright and not holding the handles, according to a new study by Cybex researchers published recently in the Journal of Exercise Physiology.

Why, you ask? Using the handles actually helps you do more work, the researchers say. “Anchoring the body [by using the handles] improves your ability to drive the pedals,” says Paul M. Juris, Ed.D., executive director of the Cybex Research Institute. “Additionally, this position likely changes the direction you push on the pedals, increasing the workload on the glutes and hamstrings, which also drives up calorie burn.”

One important note on leaning forward: per Juris, that should only be done if you’re using the Lower Body Arc model, as its handles are specifically designed for this type of positioning. (Also, it’s not safe to do so on the other machines!)

If you don’t have access to an Arc Trainer, it might still be worth it to grab the handles on your go-to elliptical, Juris says: “Past research demonstrates that using the handles on an elliptical results in a modest increase in calorie burn,” though not as much as for the Arc Trainer.

Knee Raises on Captains Chair Exercise DemonstrationDid you know? Knee Raises on a Captain's Chair are one of the three ...
01/13/2015

Knee Raises on Captains Chair Exercise Demonstration
Did you know? Knee Raises on a Captain's Chair are one of the three most effective exercises for training the abs. Add this move to your next core training session!

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01/13/2015

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If you're a woman just starting out in the gym, you may be feeling intimidated. Not only is the array of machines overwh...
01/13/2015

If you're a woman just starting out in the gym, you may be feeling intimidated. Not only is the array of machines overwhelming, but most gyms are replete with muscular men who look like they'll crush anything in their way - including you.

If this describes how you feel, you're not alone; many women can identify. But if you're willing to take a tiny step beyond your comfort barrier, you'll be on the road to some fantastic fitness progress.

30 Home Gym Must-Haves - The home gym can be a blessing for a busy mom. There are no closing hours, no waiting to use th...
01/12/2015

30 Home Gym Must-Haves - The home gym can be a blessing for a busy mom. There are no closing hours, no waiting to use the equipment and no need for a sitter to watch your kids. Unfortunately, it can often be confusing to know what items you really need in your home gym. That’s why we’ve rounded up a list of 30 amazing must-haves to add to your home gym today! http://www.skinnymom.com/2014/07/15/30-home-gym-must-haves/

Highly Effective Ab-Toning Moves — No Crunches Required Stand on your knees with your toes tucked. If this hurts your kn...
01/12/2015

Highly Effective Ab-Toning Moves — No Crunches Required

Stand on your knees with your toes tucked. If this hurts your knees, fold up a mat or towel and kneel on that for a little cushioning. Your thighs should be parallel.
Hold a dumbbell comfortably with both hands in front of your chest. I use an eight-pounder.
Take a breath in and as you exhale, use your quad muscles to lower your torso behind you. Don't arch your back as in Camel pose, but instead keep your torso in one straight line. As you inhale, return your torso back to the starting position.
Repeat for a total of 15 times. Complete a total of three sets.
This exercise works the entire abdominal wall and give the quads an active stretch to boot!

A 20-Minute, Calorie-Burning Treadmill WorkoutAll you need is 20 minutes to do this calorie-torching treadmill workout!
01/11/2015

A 20-Minute, Calorie-Burning Treadmill Workout
All you need is 20 minutes to do this calorie-torching treadmill workout!

Take it from us, these squats will work your butt muscles better than any amount of cardio! You shouldn’t be doing the s...
01/11/2015

Take it from us, these squats will work your butt muscles better than any amount of cardio! You shouldn’t be doing the same type of squats every time you workout. These 6 types of squats were chosen because they range from easy to difficult and can be either modified for beginners, or performed with a heavier weight to make them more difficult. Try out our 7 Types of Squats for a Better Butt to start seeing changes!
1. Body Weight Squats
This is just a regular squat with zero exercise equipment. There are no dumbbells, barbells, or kettle-bells involved. Just get into basic squat form, feet hip width apart, feet slightly pointed out, squat down to where your knees reach a 90 degree angle and then try to maintain the weight through your heels as you push yourself back up to start. Remember to not lean forward and to maintain a flat back throughout the exercise.
2. Plie Squats
In this squat your feet need to be wider than hip width apart with feet angled significantly outward. Same rules of a regular squat apply to this one. Be sure to keep your back in line, and you are going to bend your knees more outward than straight. This is going to target your inner thighs significantly. If you need to make it more difficult, grab some weights or a kettle-bell!
3. Pulse Squats
Get into basic squat form and then once you reach the bottom of the squat, instead of coming back up all the way only come half way up, and then lower back down into the squat. Repeat this multiple times to “pulse”. You will really feel the burn with this one!
4. Plyometric Squats
This type of squat will really get your heart rate up. You use the same rule of form as a body weight squat, but instead when you get to the bottom of the squat, you are going to explode up and land softly.
5. Single Leg Squats
This type of squat is done on one leg. You’re going to lift your left leg either behind you or keep it as straight as possible in front of you while you squat down on your right leg.
6. Goblet Squats
This squat is done in more of a plie form with feet wider than hip width apart and feet angled outward. You can use a kettle-bell or one big heavy dumbbell, hold them at chest level while you squat.
7. Barbell Squats
This type of squat is a pretty advanced exercise that needs to be done in the gym. Put the barbell on your shoulders, mostly laying on your trapezius muscle, the “traps”. This squat is done with normal squat form, but the reason it is more advanced is because it allows you to add a lot of weight.

Great simple strength-training workout that got me from 24% to 18% body fat in FIVE weeks. About 30-45 min in the gym ea...
01/10/2015

Great simple strength-training workout that got me from 24% to 18% body fat in FIVE weeks. About 30-45 min in the gym each day, with links to videos of every exercise so you know you're doing it right.

5 Strength Machines Every Woman Should Use: Workouts: Self.com:We polled 100-plus top trainers for the weight room equip...
01/10/2015

5 Strength Machines Every Woman Should Use: Workouts: Self.com:We polled 100-plus top trainers for the weight room equipment that will get you fittest fastest and got the best moves to master.

The Bosu Ball HIIT Circuit That Cinches and Sculpts. The Pike and Pull exercise works your back, biceps and abs. Try the...
01/09/2015

The Bosu Ball HIIT Circuit That Cinches and Sculpts. The Pike and Pull exercise works your back, biceps and abs. Try the Superhero to work on your balance while you tone

BOSU Ball Exercises For Strength, Balance and Stability-The BOSU ball is a challenging and versatile piece of training e...
01/09/2015

BOSU Ball Exercises For Strength, Balance and Stability-The BOSU ball is a challenging and versatile piece of training equipment. BOSU exercises will build your endurance, strength, balance, and stability with everything from cardio to yoga and thousands of variations of classic strength-training movements.

Lateral Raise Machine Target: Shoulders (middle) Why it's key: Unlike the shoulder press, a lateral raise -- one in whic...
01/08/2015

Lateral Raise Machine Target: Shoulders (middle) Why it's key: Unlike the shoulder press, a lateral raise -- one in which arms are lifted out to the sides -- really targets the round part of your shoulder, which gives your upper arm a sculpted look.

The Best Fitness Tools and Exercise Equipment for Every Budget
01/08/2015

The Best Fitness Tools and Exercise Equipment for Every Budget

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01/06/2015

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Still want to work out but don't want to face overcrowded gyms
01/06/2015

Still want to work out but don't want to face overcrowded gyms

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01/05/2015

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01/05/2015

Leisure Fitness Equipment

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Gainesville, VA
20155

Opening Hours

Monday 5am - 9pm
Tuesday 5am - 9pm
Wednesday 5am - 7pm
Thursday 5am - 7pm
Friday 5am - 9pm
Saturday 7am - 12pm
Sunday 7am - 7pm

Telephone

(571) 248-2626

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