Starting a new healthy eating plan can be a bit daunting. With new ingredients and new recipes to master, it takes a bit of planning and preparation to make it all happen. Which is why sticking to the new regime can be the biggest challenge. But it’s worth remembering your goals and why you started in the first place ..
After an intense cardio workout or weight-training session, it’s common to feel exhaustion, muscle soreness and nausea. This feeling that you often wake up to the day after working out is called delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). DOMS is the result of new stress on muscle tissue that's not used to being exerted in a certain way. DOMS c ..
Sometimes it’s tough to just get started, especially if you’ve been putting it off for a while. It really doesn’t help your motivation levels if you’re not sure what to do, knowing where to start, what to eat, how to train and who to turn to. So how do you find the motivation to exercise when you just don&rsqu ..
Bloating is so common and it can leave any of us feeling self-conscious and demotivated. You’re not going to feel good about yourself or feel like training when you’re feeling puffy. Whether it comes with a visibly swollen stomach, or is just causing you pain or discomfort; bloating is caused by gases produced when we eat or drink. ..
This article has been written and published by Fitday. See the full article here - http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/fitness/equipment/do-vibration-plates-really-work.html#b Vibration Plates are becoming increasingly popular in gyms around the nation. Praised by celebrities and even tested ..
We all know that sitting for hours all day at work can affect your health and squash any progress that you’re trying to achieve. Even if you regularly exercise before or after work, it doesn’t offset the damage from sitting down all day. But for a lot of us, there is no choice because of the nature of office life. Here are some ..
You know that feeling when you’ve been at your desk all day and your neck aches, your glutes burn and you could really go a serious shiatsu massage? We’ve talked a lot around here about how exercise can help strengthen muscles and improve function in your everyday life. But what about being able to reverse the effects ..
It’s a great time to start fresh and clear your body of toxins, which will also speed up your metabolism and give your overall health a boost. One way to do this is to decrease the amount of sugar you’re consuming. When you eat more sugar, you ask your body for more insulin, straining your pancreas and wearing yoursel ..
Exercising on your vibration machine can provide a full body workout in just a few easy steps. When it comes to results, the right form is everything! So set your machine to ‘TONING STRENGTH’, following these instructions closely to maximize your workout. We’re particularly loving these three exercises, but we also ha ..
Exercising on your vibration machine can provide a full body workout in just a few easy steps. When it comes to results, the right form is everything! So set your machine to ‘TONING STRENGTH’, following these instructions closely to maximize your workout.
We’re particularly loving these three exercises, but we also have a complete Safe Strength Program available for FREE with your vibration machine.
For best results, hold poses for a minimum of one minute. More advanced Vibration users can hold poses up to one and a half minutes by choosing the Advanced Training setting on your console. Our CV9 and CV12 Vibration machines can also be used for warm up and recovery, in conjunction with other fitness regimes.
This program has been developed by Lloyd Shaw from Vibra-Train, one of the world’s leading commercial Whole Body Vibration specialists.
EXERCISE #1 - Wide Stance Squat
FOR: QUADS, CALVES, HAMSTRINGS, LOWER BACK, HIP & GLUTES – WORKS GLUTES MORE THAN BASIC SQUAT
Put toes over the top of the steel pins (where the arm straps attach) so your feet are pointing at a slight angle outwards. Hold onto handle bar lightly. Drop down into a deep squat by keeping your knees in line with your toes... forehead almost touching the handle bar. Keep most of your weight through your heels. Hold for 60 seconds.
Safety Note: Make sure your knees do not start coming together as you fatigue. Push stop if you feel you are losing form and move onto the next pose.
EXERCISE #2 - Push-Up
FOR: CHEST, TRICEPS (back of arms) & CORE
Kneel in front of machine. Place hands near outside edge of platform. Tip head forward so you are directly looking at your knees. Keeping your back straight, slowly lower your body halfway towards the plate, by bending your elbows in an exaggerated direction out to the sides
Safety Note: Never look up during the pose. If you feel like you are losing form, sit up and move back from the machine.
EXERCISE #3 - Pelvic Stability
Kneel on the ground facing away from the machine, placing your elbows and forearms out in front clasping hands together. Place toes on outside edge of machine. Lift your knees off the ground and lock your body into a classic ‘plank’ position (straight back). Hold for 60 seconds.
Winter has had us all rugged up in PJs, on the lounge and eating comfort food, but we’re not far off spring and that means losing a few layers of clothing. If you’re a little slow at coming out of your hibernation, here are a few tips to get motivated for your body’s spring clean. It’s time to shake off winter and s ..