So, you're stuck in a gym routine rut: treadmill, Stairmaster, planks, repeat.
The moment you start feeling bored in your workout ways is the perfect time to explore what untapped resources the gym has to offer — which is where Kaitlyn Gannon, NSCA-certified personal trainer, and owner of Dallas Iron Fitness, might be of service to you.
The expert is spicing-up our gym lives by letting us in on her favourite underrated equipment and her preferred exercise for each.
Gannon is a fan of kettlebells because they offer a plethora of technical benefits while engageing a wide range of muscle groups — it's an efficient tool for many exercises, from cardio to strength training.
"A quick [session] using kettlebells can take your workout to the next level," Gannon says.
Single Arm Swings
"People tend to think of resistance bands for rehabilitation purposes only, which is a huge misconception as bands are great to use as part of a warmup for any major muscle group," Gannon encourages.
Resistance bands can be used to engage the muscle groups in both the eccentric phase ( lengthening the muscle) and concentric phase (shortening the muscle), too.
Power Single Arm Press
If you can locate a Bosu ball at your gym, Gannon recommends using it to increase your heart rate during a circuit workout or to help with balance. If you are interested in boosting the intensity of a specific exercise, the unstable surface can do that for you, too.
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