These are great and build a different kind of strength that you simply won’t achieve if you’re just lifting barbells. Pick it up from the ground and get it to your shoulder is a challenge. But you’ll soon progress to walking with it while it’s up there or even in a bear hug position.
For the powerhouses among you, give the some offset lunges a try for an outstanding all-body workout. Again, you'll get lots of benefits from these in terms of overall strength, conditioning, balance, functional and grip strength.Tsunami Bars (aka Tsunami Salami!) Looks can be deceptive with the Tsunami Bars. They don't really weigh much, but when packed with weights there’s a whole other challenge for your body when it’s across your back. Try lunging with it overhead, front or back racked. Your legs will feel it for a few days due to the balance and stability issues you may have that these bars perfectly highlight and improve. Like the axle bars we have, once you use the Tsunamis, it’ll feel slightly strange going back to the regular barbells. TrueForm treadmill Running on a TrueForm treadmill is a lot different compared to a regular one or even running outside. For starters, it’s not motorised, which means all of the momentum is generated by you.This approach means that not only will you get a better overview of your running form, but the little adjustments you make to increase your balance will benefit your stride and body positioning forever. These treadmills are a revelation and as well as fixing your running form will help to build mental strength and cardio too. Ropes We've now set our ropes to different heights to cater for everyone. Rope climbs are great, and in my opinion provide the ultimate upper body wokout, especially if you can do them without using your legs. The grip strength you get will carry over into gymnastics movements too like pull-ups, toes to bar and muscle ups. Battle ropes also help to shred fat, build muscles and increase cardio to turn you into a lean, mean CrossFit machine! Just ask any of the coaches for tips and they’ll give you some movements to try. *** Seriously, I’ve trained at many gyms over the years, and I have to say that InnerFight has the best mix of fantastic equipment and a friendly, motivational atmosphere. Both of which creates the perfect place to smash your fitness goals and unlock that superstar within you, so come check us out. By: Matt Jones, InnerFight Performance Coach