Saturday, 7 July 2012

Hello Short Shorts Saturday!

Why short shorts in this awful Melbourne weather? Because you're going to attempt this one with me and trust me, if you're going to work hard, you want to remind yourself why.
So! Get yourself some Kylie Minogue style gold hotpants - hang them where they'll remind you why you're doing this and not eating a family sized block of Top Deck chocolate (mmm...tempting) and here's the strategy (Jaimie Baird of Rx Fitness pictured below):
Smith Machine Press
  1. Place a level bench underneath the Smith Machine
  2. Put a LIGHT load on the bar (Jaimie uses a 20kg plate either side to begin)
  3. Lie on the bench with hips DIRECTLY below the bar
  4. Brace your abdominals and do NOT arch your back!
  5. Place the arches of your feet against the bar
  6. Release the bar and control it on the downward movement and again on the upward
  7. Do not lift your glutes off the bench - this will guide your range of movement
Single leg is an option. Master the double leg first!

IF YOU ARE NOT 100% CONFIDENT IN DOING THIS RIGHT, ASK A TRAINER TO SUPERVISE!

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