How The Machines Work
Double positive action creates alternating contractions of opposing muscle groups.
This loading of alternating contraction and relaxation of opposing muscle groups saves time because effectively the one single power assisted machine is doing the job of two conventional exercise machines.
When exercising with conventional Isotonic equipment only one muscle group is worked, the opposing muscle groups operate only in the relaxation or stretch mode, so usually two separate pieces of conventional equipment are needed to achieve the same result.
The Power Assisted double positive action can decrease workout time by up to 50% because both opposing muscles groups are being exercised during each full repetition, producing results in half the normal workout time.
Add the benefit of the same effect happening with both upper and lower body simultaneously and it is easy to see why Power Assisted Exercise helps clients to achieve amazing results fast.
Chest and Legs
Combines exercise for major muscle groups and an excellent cardiovascular machine. Works the heart and lungs helping to raise energy levels and increase oxygen supply to the cells. Involves upper and lower body for many muscle groups some of which include the buttocks, shoulders, back, arms, chest, legs and core stabilisers.
Alternate Lat Pull Down and Shoulder Press targets the upper body concentrating on the Deltoids, (shoulder muscles–epilets). Also focuses on the larger muscle groups of the upper back, mainly the Lattisimus Dorsi. Overall the effects of using Lat pull/leg step will give definition, shape and strength to the upper back, shoulder and thighs. It will also aid and improve posture whilst shaping the buttocks and strengthening and firming the legs. A great cardio-vascular exercise.
Upright Fly’s and Thighs
Firms inner and outer thighs, helps to develop, improve and shape the chest and shoulder areas. Increases mobility in the hip and shoulder joints. Upper body performs an upright fly exercise targeting the pectorals, (chest muscles) and a rowing type exercise for the shoulder muscles, especially targeting the posterior deltoid. Simultaneously legs are performing exercises for both abductor and adductors, trimming hips and thighs.
Upright Tummy Crunch
Another multifunctional machine working the abdominal, (tummy), and lower back whilst mobilising both hip and knee joint and buttocks. Rectus Abdominus (most superficial abdominal muscle) contracts during the sit up motion and the knees to chest action adds extra workload to the lower end of the muscle, firming and flattening this sometimes problematic area. A back extension follows the sit up which targets the back extensors. (Erector Spinae). These muscles are like powerful columns which support the spine. Exercising these muscles will help to strengthen the back and therefore prevent lower back pain. Overall the effects of a leg press will give definition to thighs.
Upright Waist Away
A superb exercise for working primarily the oblique muscles. Creating a narrow waist line plus firming and flattening of the abdominal wall. The internal and external obliques are two diagonal muscles which lie underneath the rectus abdominus. These muscles are responsible for twisting actions. The erector spinnae muscles are also involved so strengthening the lower back. This unique exercise conbination will provide double fast results creating a slim waist and firm flat abdominals.
Side Bend – Stepper
Combines exercise for major muscle groups and an excellent cardiovascular machine. Works the heart and lungs helping to raise energy levels and increase oxygen supply to the cells. Involves upper and lower body for many muscle groups some of which include the buttocks, shoulders, back, arms, chest, legs and core stabilisers. Rectus abdominis, external and internal, obliques and erector spinae (lower back).
In addition co-ordination is improved, the heart is strengthened, metabolic rate is increased.