Strength Training a Different Way
Starting Position: Stand with your feet together. Using an overhand grip, hold the Kettlebell with both hands in front of the body; keep the arms relaxed.
Action Phase: Step to the left into a side lunge position while raising the GymBell™ to shoulder height. Be sure to keep a slight bend in the elbows. When performing the side lunge, remember to bend at the hips and knee. One leg will remain stationary and the knee may extend slightly over the toes. Perform the specified number of repetitions and sets on each side as prescribed by your training program, coach, or trainer.
Starting Position: Place a VersaFit Bag™ around your neck and assume an abdominal crunch position on a VersaBall® Pro. Your feet should be in a wide stance and the knees bent at a 90-degree angle; hips should remain level with the knees. The Resist-A-Ball® Pro should be positioned so that it supports the back.
Action Phase: Gently grasp the VersaFit Bag™, squeeze the abdominals, and perform a crunch. Remember, use your abdominal muscles to pull up, not the VersaFit Bag™. While performing this movement, keep the Resist-A-Ball® Pro stationary. Perform the specified number of repetitions and sets as prescribed by your training program, coach, or trainer.
Starting Position: Assume the push-up position, keeping the handles of the NRG Ball balanced. Position the feet close or in a wider stance for a little more stability.
Action Phase: Perform a normal push-up by lowering the body toward the NRG ball. Return to the starting position. Maintaining a tight core during the downward phase helps to steady the NRG Ball. Perform the specified number of repetitions and sets as prescribed by your training program, coach, or trainer.
Alternating Finger Pinch
Starting Position: With the feet shoulder-width apart, bend slightly at the knees while keeping the torso erect. With the active arm extended, grasp the Grip or Slip™ with an overhand grip, first using the thumb and index finger only.
Action Phase: Raise your arm toward shoulder level, pause briefly, and then return to the starting position. Once fatigue starts, change to the thumb and middle finger. Continue until all thumb and finger combinations are complete. Avoid raising the Grip or Slip™ above shoulder height to reduce the risk of injury to the shoulder and body. Perform the specified number of repetitions and sets as prescribed by your training program, coach, or trainer, or until grip failure. Change arms and repeat exercises.