Don’t be scared to try new things. Whether it be a group exercise class, a certain machine or something you might think is too hard. These three things LOOK scary (or at least I think so) but they are some of my favourite machines to utilize in my work outs.
-The one on the left is called the AbCore. I think it looks like a giant spider, but it works. It triggers all your abdomen muscles, high & low. You can throw weights on the back to increase the intensity. I use 25lb weights and do 5 sets of 10, and I want to cry after.
-The middle one is the CrossArc. It’s like the bad ass version of the elliptical. Regular ellipticals make my toes go numb and it just doesn’t feel like a fulfilling workout. This little contraption takes ellipticals to a whole new level. You can increase the incline and the resistance so that it feels like you are trenching up a mountain of mud, resulting in a kick butt cardio workout. One hour on this baby and I can burn about 800 calories.
-The one on the right is my new favourite discovery J I don’t know what its official name is but I call it the Rope Climber. It’s a stationary version of climbing a rope. You can crank the resistance to a high level to get it as close to the real thing as possible. I do 5, 1 minute intervals and it has really helped with my upper body strength.
Make me laugh, I dare you -_-