Monday, February 01, 2010
This is the final goal in the series of four weekly goals that made up the Spark Power Team Goal Success Challenge for the month of January. This week the emphasis was on trying a new kind of exercise. Coincidently, another one of my teams - By the Numbers - also had an exercise related challenge … “Dust 'em off “ in which we were required to use one piece of our exercise equipment/gadget that we have not used for a while. So, needless to say, I combined both challenges.
I have an over the door SMART GYM system that I really like but have not used in over a year (oh, how time flies) so this was a very good opportunity to get back into using it again. For those who are not familiar with this equipment/gadget … it is a complete portable home gym that uses a power band system with 8 levels of dynamic variable resistance and Omni-directional high-low pulleys that provide over 70 health club-quality exercises for total body strength and cardio workouts. This may be set up over a door or may be wall mounted. Anyways, even though this wasn’t a new “kind” of exercise I thought that it qualifies as such because I have not used it in a while plus there are some type of exercises that, even though I have done them before, I have not done them using this equipment.
I am so happy that I had decided on using the SMART GYM for this challenge because having done so I was reminded of the fact that I can have a very effective health club-like strength training program in the privacy of my own home. This equipment/gadget have allowed me to target, trim, tone and strengthen the muscles of my upper/lower body, abs and back. I was able to do certain gym exercises that I am not able to do with the free weights or free form resistance bands that I also own.
In conclusion, I am definitely going to continue using the SMART GYM for at least the next five weeks at which time it will be time for me to change my routine.