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My new toy at the gym

Sunday, July 21, 2013

My gym got a new toy, called a rip:60. It is a suspension trainer, and it uses your body weight to do exercises. The amount of body weight used can be changed depending on how close to the machine you are. It is so much fun, and SO hard. You have to use your core to stabilize yourself, and my core is not what it should be. Here are some pictures to give you an idea about what on earth I'm talking about!

I got a trainer to run me through some basics that I could work into my program. I tried pistol squats, rows, push ups (I think I did 5. I can do around 20 usually), pikes, and flys. And they all hurt. In a good way! I could feel my whole body working to stabilize me while I did the exercise. I can't wait to use this more and more!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CARLA-216 7/23/2013 9:31AM

    One of the daily deal websites I subscribe to had this as one of their deals last week for really cheap. I wish I had bought it.

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ILOVEROSES 7/22/2013 12:46AM

    Lucky you! Our gym is old-fashioned and doesn't have anything as fancy as that, lol. Have fun and keep us updated on your progress. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOTHEPRO 7/21/2013 1:35PM

    My trainer has me use these occasionally. They'll definitely give you a great workout.

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DWSCHUYLER 7/21/2013 9:34AM

    Wow. Can't say it looks awesome, but it does look interesting. Keep telling us about it! emoticon

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LIVEDAILY 7/21/2013 6:39AM

    Whoa....WOW!! That look's awesome! I can see how you'd really have to engage your core to use that. Good for you! Keep track of your progress on it and let us know how that's going. How's the foot??

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ZRIE014 7/21/2013 12:19AM

  looks like it can be fun. have a great time.

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