9/25/2019 0 Comments
New gym on the block
Looking for a gym that has no long term commitment, yet affordable?
We've got just what you may be looking for, but wait, hang on...are you looking for a gym that has a treadmill and filled with machines like the picture above? If so , we might be a little bit more different of a gym. Our gym is a minimalist one, meaning, we have no treadmill, machines nor dumbbells! We have do however, have a few equipments to help you do the same things you wanted to do with more efficiency than those treadmills, or machines! If you're still with us, then read on to see what we've got to offer and why you want to come over and train at MSMC! Our location? We are located at 151a Kitchener Road Singapore 208526.
Touted as the bad ass cardio, strength and full body conditioning, king of all tool in the gym when used correctly. It's known that they burn can burn 400 calories in just 20 minutes and can get you conditioned fast like they did in the movie 300. Kettlebell is also used in rehabilitation by many physiotherapist and rehab specialists as they provide a weight that is off your centre of gravity, making you work harder for less weight. Stabilisation is needed for kettlebells as individuals who has used kettlebells would tell you that your core is engaged throughout the session using Kbs. It helps you to produce power should you need that extra edge for your sports activity, which all power comes from your hips or core. Most of the increments for Kbs are a four kg according to the russians who came up with the training program, saying that in order to progress you will need to ensure the full body recruitment of the whole body, making it safe handling the next progressive weight.
To those who have done battling ropes and still doing it, kudos to you. They will tell you it's one of the hardest things that you will every do for both conditioning and cardiovascular work! Battling ropes was created by John Brookfield, whose training system has gone across the globe and used by many professional athletes, strength & conditioning coaches, rehabilitation experts and literally in every corner of most gyms. The benefits are crazy as the ropes uses a constant velocity that does not allow you to rest, making you wkr more for less time. The post resting metabolic rate from training with them ropes is what most people are after, while you gasp for air The next tie you use them, try a tabatta workout with them and see if you
If you're wondering why many personal trainers and coaches love this particular tool, it's because they allow freedom of movement with a barbell attached to it. The barbell can follow your body type and adjust accordingly to your personal biomechanics by simple shifts of position(s). From rows, to pull, to learning how to perfect that olympic lifting techniques, the land mine tool is gold for those looking to move the body, not in a predetermined manner or motion. This also translate to a much higher transfer or carry over to sports(eg golfers) and rehabilitation for recovery as training in multi-direction assists with multiple engagement of deep stabilisers, improve motor skills, improving proprioceptors, balance, spatial awareness and full body conditioning. Easy to set up and stack away from sight when not in use.
These bars were initially used by gymnastics and fitness enthusiasts, with most schools now having them at the hall for students to use for both mobility and stretching. Nowadays, gymnastics are still using the bars along with professionals who are dealing with postural corrections and strengthening exercises. There are plenty of ways(at least 60 exercises) to start using them, but the main thing to remember with stahl bars is that it's more beneficial for use of correction on posture, and stretching. Other than that, you can get creative with the bars and allow your limit of usage with them to be within your creativity!
Portable drill ladder. For those who wants to get their feet-work in and increase co-ordination and speedwork, this is your best friend! With over hundreds of combination to use during your workouts for either lower or upper body, this ladder will skyrocket your agility and co-ordination!
These straps are similar to those in a yoga class, but better. They allow users to grip wherever their range of motions allow at that moment, and also allows you to closely track if you are able to stretch more every week. Stretches with these straps can be very efficient and deep, thus, used with someone who knows a thing or two about muscles spindles is a bonus, if not it won't kill you trying out some moves on your own. They're about the best simplest stretch aid tool for anyone to have, light, easy to use and lasts a lifetime. For the advanced users, you can add in PNF(proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) in to get the best improvement in a session. Now you don't need any help to stretch, DIY with stretch straps!
TRX made the first hit for these suspension trainers, now there are multiple designs and types of similar benefits. Again, portability is pretty much key in this era of people travelling and wanting to keep fit and mobile at their own convenience, literally! The suspension trainers can be used on any stable structure that you can hang it on, using the hooks, door hook or an extra straps which is usually found inside a box of purchased suspension trainer. They are able to get you the full body workouts throughout the session with unlimited combinations and types from HIIT to just lower or upper body, to core workouts.
They say the barbell is king, king of compound exercise using them that is. Squats, pulling(rows), presses are the usual moves BBs are used for but not limited to. They weigh in differently, depending on the type of barbell you have or want to use. Olympic barbells(what we have) weighs 45lbs, grip size is 28mm, and the length is 1.3m long. The reason to use oly bars is simple, the max loading is much higher before it either bends or break. They can take about 500lbs in total weight before it starts getting a "frown".
Squat Rack (Again Faster folding rack)
There's nothing fancy on why we chose these squat racks, when not in use they can be stored on the walls and gives us more space! They can be used for almost anything you want, squats, presses etc. Heights can be adjusted towards individuals preference.
The title says it all. Power bands are made to help you generate more power by giving you tension throughout the movement(s), either using a barbell or kettlebell etc. They are used widely to help with pull-ups by attaching them to the feet and allow the bands to do their thing. We have different strengths of power bands according to the colours and sizes. The smaller ones are usually used for mobility with traction to help with those sticky hip joints before the squats to help with freeing them through the range of motion, in other words you stretch and allow the bands to simulate having someone else pulls your joint(s) away giving you "distraction".
Similar to the kettlebells, these bad boys will take you through the journey of stability, mobility, full body workout and conditoining without the gimmicky stuff. You need someone who is very competent in using them or teaching you how to use them, otherwise you are left with very limited exercises with them, though, they provide you an array of benefit from performance to rehab, and have a high carry over to sports and daily activities.
Just like the barbell, the Hex bar is better suited for basic lifts such as deadlifts. A more functional move with them is to do walks while loaded with weights(the bar itself weighs 45 lbs)
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