From weights to the BOSU ball, mix won’t let you get boredBy Sarah Dave
October 15, 2008
I am feeling distinctly under the weather but haul myself to see Rich at Pulse 8.
He is taking me to task for six weeks to improve my tone and endurance with personal training.
Ten minutes on the crosstrainer with increasing resistance warms me up, then straight on to resistance training with free weights.
I do chest presses and single arm rows on a bench – all three sets of 15 repetitions with 8lb and 10lb weights.
Work on the tricep and lat pulldown machine is hard but Rich encourages me.
I enjoy the 60 sit-ups and find the 90 squats easy but it’s clear I need to strengthen my back.
We also use a Bosu ball to improve balance – I sit on it while doing bicep curls and shoulder presses.
I also hold a medicine ball while on the Bosu and twist side-to-side. Rich also gets me using a step to do backward leg lunges and side squats.
The hour session passes surprisingly quickly and we finish with 10 minutes on the crosstrainer and stretch.
The great thing about the sessions is Rich mixes them up – you never know what challenge you’ll be asked to conquer so you don’t get bored or complacent.
For more visit Pulse 8 in Mole Road, Sindlesham, call (0118) 989 7580 or visit www.pulse-8.net. Personal training costs £30 for one session or £275 for 10.