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Power Challenge - Goal #4 …… Try A New Kind Of Exercise!


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.

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JAZZID 2/25/2010 12:56PM

    Thanks for the link... this will be included on my wish list... Keep up the good work... ~ Dee ~ emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 2/2/2010 4:39AM

    smart idea.never seen one of those.are they expensive and where can you buy it?i am always looking for exercise equipement that doesn´t take up much space as we are very limited for space especially since the last child.

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HEARTOFCHRIST 2/1/2010 10:26PM

    That sounds very SMART! lol

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FITKAT2010 2/1/2010 8:24PM

    I just did some research and I can't find enough info for my benefit. I'll SparkMail you.

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LOPEYP 2/1/2010 7:44PM

    Sounds interesting. Think I'll check it out.
Good for you for getting it out and using it.

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LUCKY-13 2/1/2010 7:10PM

    That's great!!!! It's great that you used the gym during the challenge and even greater that you're going to continue using it!! I'm so proud of you!
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POSITIVELY_EB 2/1/2010 6:17PM

    That's really great! I have a BowFlex I asked my DH to get for me several years ago. I've yet to use it. I think I will see what I can do about dusting it off!!!

Thanks for the inspiration!

Hugs! Beverly

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MARLY53 2/1/2010 5:48PM

   
Way to go Kayalda, I love my strength training sessions at the gym. Now my friend the trick is to keep using it when the challenge is over. I don't know about you, but I love to strength train. I get this amazing high from it even though I am really sore!



Marlene

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MARLY53 2/1/2010 5:48PM

   
Way to go Kayalda, I love my strength training sessions at the gym. Now my friend the trick is to keep using it when the challenge is over. I don't know about you, but I love to strength train. I get this amazing high from it even though I am really sore!



Marlene

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