I work out at the gym almost every other day. I’ve found that for me this is the best way to get in all the exercises i want and importantly lots of rest too.
When it comes to cardio i do my HIIT and sometimes a warm up on the cross trainer. Im not a log distance kinda guy and the times have passed when i would spend an hour on the treadmill. not since i discovered HIIT. Doing this combined with lunges, plies and squats I have seen massive improvements to my body shape and weight loss. My thighs, butt, glutes, calves and bascially everything including my tummy are firming up.
I also do a lot of weights which include compound movements and use various other free weights. Now that my body is starting to tighten and firm up i was concerned that I my muscles will become too tight. I don’t do any stretches apart from the squats and lunges, which is fine but i want to be as flexible as possible.
SO, in my mission to stay lithe and limber id read about how pilates is a great way to do just that. I would love to take a class each week but i simply cant afford that so turned to my trusty iPhone in search of help.
I came across this amazing app ‘My Pilates Guru’ which is free and exactly what i was looking for. the app comprises of nearly 100 exercises of various levels from beginner to advanced. You can search through all the exercises available or more specifically for warming up or joint mobility.
You can save favorites, build you own sessions or follow pre-made programs. I’ve found scrolling through the exercises available the best for me. I am incorporating various movements into every session or if i have a lighter gym day then will do more to further improve my movement and keep my body from stiffening up.
It’s a great app, easy to use and free!
On my quest for the body of an adonis I will pretty much try anything to help me get the results I want! To spur me on I will on occasion, through various recommendations, try out a variety of different apps. I’m never without my trusty iPhone and thought I might be a great idea to throw my opinion into the world about what one’s I think worth checking out.
So, this week I have been checking out a an app by Maximuscle called the ‘Adrian James 6 Pack Abs Workout’. The app comprises of two basic functionalities which are ‘exercises’ and ‘challenges’.
In the exercise section there are three levels… easy, medium and hard. Each level has a range of move’s to help you get rock hard abs and video’s to show you how to do them which are great. Simple to follow, clear to see and has a voiceover to help you perform the exercise correctly.
Within the challenge section there are 8 levels which each have three exercises within them. Starting with three easy exercises then working up level by level to three hard ones. This I think would be great for people who like a clear work out plan and progression strategy. These three exercises are changeable by clicking the ‘random’ button in the top right corner. This means that you are getting a great variation of moves which is better for over all muscle growth.
I have for the minute just been using the exercise section and cherry picking various moves to include in my work out. This is just what works best for me but you have the option of a plan in the challenges section if you need it.
Im someone who does need the help sometimes. I don’t know what im doing in the gym, im still very much an amateur and so this app is fantastic for showing me moves that are going to get result and i have been seeing some great results from it. Just adding in some of even the simpler moves has shown a marked difference in getting definition. Proving that endless amounts are crunches is not the way to get the abs of your dreams lol
This really is a great app for someone who cant afford a personal trainer. All the exercises are explained simply with videos that get straight to the point and are easy to follow! For 69p it’s a bargain and well worth downloading!