I like a lot of variety in my routine, so i don't have one particular favorite. I currently like using the battling ropes, which are long, thick ropes that you can do a lot of stuff with, like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IImEE_IqXi A My gym also has a device similar to a Prowler, which is sort of like a heavy sled that you push or pull: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFmrjpbW0b 0 I like squatting with a heavy boxing bag (arms wrapped around it, bag held vertically) and then walk with it. I'll use the cable crossover machine for things that can't be done dumbbells & barbells, like horizontal movements such as the cable chest press: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONqdwSd0Ez A
Whichever equipment i use, i try to the keep the routine balanced by doing an equal number pushing and pulling sets, and a bit more leg sets. For example, 3 sets of pushing exercises, 3 sets of pulling, 4 or 5 leg sets, and a couple of shoulder sets.
Fitness Minutes: (72,159)
19,758 12/23/12 9:21 A
treadmill and rowing machine
Fitness Minutes: (86,075)
1,981 12/23/12 8:49 A
Lifefitness Treadmill - I can walk hills on a random setting and not have to concern myself with changing settings during the workout and varies things up. It allows me to read or watch TV while working out. I need something to help pass the time.
I'm learning to use the elliptical (increasing 1 minute/day--now up to 25 minutes/session), so it's become my favorite for cardio. I sweat far more on it than I do on the treadmill, which I use daily for 60 minutes.
For ST, I love free weights just because I like to use my own resistance rather than that offered by machines.
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