Strength Training Gyms Mustang OK
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Yoga, Kick Boxing
CPT - National Health Educators (level 2) Twist Sport Conditioning - Bronze Level Coach
I am owner of Achieve Fitness Oklahoma and a level 2 certified personal trainer with National Health Educators. I also am a Bronze Level Coach with Twist Sport Conditioning. I am working on my Master Level Trainer Certification with Achieve Fitness USA which includes training in kettlebell techniques, medical rehabilitation, and sports conditioning. In addition to personal training, I have led bootcamps, yoga classes, water aerobics, and kickboxing.
51 years old (trains both men and women)
Oklahoma City, OK
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Body Sculpting
National Council on Strength and Fitness
42 years old (trains both men and women)
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The old fashion bench press and bicep curl are great for those that love the classics but there are a dozen new ways to get some resistance training. Go to your local gym and engage in a functional training class where they employ resistance bands. There are resistance band workouts you can do at home with the aid of a DVD or personal trainer. One of my personal favorites is the use of Kettlebells which can be found on a website called dragondoor.com.
Kettlebells take up very little space and can be used to do dozens of different workout that will tax your aerobic capacity and offer resistance training at the same time. Don’t get stuck in the old fashion “3 sets of 10 reps” rut. Try some of the classic lifts with barbells or dumbbells but do it as part of a circuit training routine. Do this with friends to make it challenging or competitive.
Bottom line is that this type of training is very enjoyable and extremely beneficial so if you hold some limiting beliefs then do some open minded exploration on the topic and find an alternative you find engaging.
One of my personal favorites is a circuit that employs 30 seconds of exercise followed by a 15 second rest as you move to the next station. Don’t count reps, just go for 30 seconds. Mix the stations up such as: abdominal crunches, bicep curl, punching against band resistance, box jumps, another ab station, push ups, ham curls, ...