LaGree Fitness – working out on M3 Megaformer
Today I once again stepped out of my comfort zone and tried something new. A full body workout on a cool yet intimidating looking machine. This workout was not my typical cardio type sweat sesh which works on slow twitch muscles. This class actually slows down the movement working on the fast twitch muscles and making sure form and resistance are the focus.
The M3 Megaformer has 2 color springs that act as weights, cables, handles and a balance bar. I quickly became acquainted with the machine ensuring that I was using both my body and the machine as resistance and in slow and controlled movements.
The first set was for the core and boy did I feel it. I knew my core needed work but not that much.. good to know. We went through legs and arms with a couple of ab exercises in between. It was definitely challenging as I felt every movement – I am sure I will feel it tomorrow. I enjoyed this workout and would definitely do it again.
Below are a couple of videos that will show more in detail
So normally I workout in the morning or at the very latest early afternoon. Well last night I was up all night with thunderstorms, lightening and flash flood warnings going off. And also because the power went out I had to pack all the food that I bought yesterday in a cooler with ice packs (thank you Jet.com). So needless to say after 3 hours of “sleep” I got up late and had to take a nap before my workout. I finally got the energy at 5:00pm. Below is my workout for chest/shoulders and triceps. Again I kept it around 30 min with minimal rest periods.
Tri-set 5 sets 10 reps
Flat bench barbell press
Laying overhead dumbbell pullovers
Incline bench barbell press 3 sets 10 reps
Superset 3 sets 10 reps
Close grip press
Dumbbell lateral raises
Leg Day workout 6/29
Today was the dreaded leg workout. Actually legs are my favorite body part to work on. But still, I was drenched in sweat after the workout so here it is. As always make sure to have proper form and challenge yourself.
Each superset is 10 reps for ARAP for 5 min and 1 min rest after each set
Superset 1: Superset 2:
Superset 3: Superset 4:
Step ups Kneeling leg curl with dumbbell
1 minute calf raises