As a freelance Fitness Coach, I need to be ready to train my clients wherever it suits them. Some clients want to utilise their home or condominium gym. While others prefer to workout outdoors. Therefore, I need to always be flexible enough to customise a fitness programme which meets all of the client’s objectives, at their convenience.
One of my favourite exercise tool is the Gymstick which is a lightweight fibreglass pole with 2 elastic bands attached at each end. At the end of each band is a ring for the user to secure their feet.
How Does It Work?
The elastic bands provide varying degrees of resistance with which the user can strengthen virtually every muscle by following the many exercise routines available for it. With the Gymstick, you can perform both STATIC, as well as DYNAMIC muscle-strengthening exercises.
The Pulling Factor
What makes the Gymstick extremely effective is the constant pulling effect and strain on the targeted muscles all throughout the exercise movement. After 15 repetitions, you can really feel the muscles being worked. Furthermore, the elastic band ensures a smooth stretching movement, rather than a jerky lift or pull.
Low To High Resistance
There are 3 different Gymstick models which offer 3 kinds of band elasticity equivalent to maximum resistance of 5kg, 10kg and 15kg. Working-out with lower weight resistance and more repetitions will encourage a slow-lasting burning effect which reaches both your major and minor muscle groups.
It Is Truly Handy
Since, I am always on the move, the lightweight and portable Gymstick is ideal for me to carry around hands-free in its casing with a shoulder strap. It’s like taking along your own personal gym wherever you go!
Check-out My Gymstick Video Demonstrations 1, 2 & 3. Good news! I will periodically upload more great Gymstick routines on this blog site and on my YouTube channel so we can workout together.
Visit GYM & CARE store at Amcorp Mall on Level 3.
About The Author
Gus Ghani is a HIIT Fitness Coach who provides fitness coaching for Individuals, Corporate or Groups.
He has contributed many articles to The Star newspaper, and written for magazines such as Running Malaysia, Cycling Malaysia and Cycling Evolution.
He has also been interviewed by popular daily newspapers such as The Star, Berita Harian and The Malay Mail regarding his sporting achievements, and passion for adventure.
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