Today was an eye opener to say the least at the gym. As a reward for being a 24 Hour Fitness member (and to sell training sessions), I received a freebie session which was scheduled for today! And yes, I'm that type of client who reads a lot, have had previous trainers, and I know everything - just need to put it into practice. Well, okay maybe I don't know everything. But I know I can't afford 3-6 monthly sessions with a personal trainer. So, I used my freebie to learn about the one machine that scares me...the FreeMotion machine.
But before we get to the exercises, let's just say that the taping, calipers, and % of body fat was not good news. But numbers don't lie. 36.75% body fat. YIKES!!!!
So LaShaune what's your game plan to get that number below 30 and moving into the 25% range? Enter FreeMotion machine aka the cable machine.
Ariel was a doll to walk me through overhead press, standing row, bicep curls, tricep throws, chest fly, and a tricep press (or the imaginary table top tricep move). Oh yeah, she made me do abs too (plank, crunches, and an oblique move). I get to lay off the lateral and front raises for a while.
Now the game plan is to work in 2 days/week of strength training (those 10 min toning sessions at work are just the tip of the iceberg) and keep up the clean-eating. There isn't a date set, but I'm thinking of re-doing the taping and calipers within 6-8 weeks.
Do you strength train? Do you prefer machines, free weights, bands, cables or do you rotate them all?