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How to Get the Most out of Octane’s Advanced Programs
8月 11, 2017
If you exercise on an Octane Fitness zero-impact cardio machine, you know that workouts are sure to be motivating, effective and efficient. In fact, Octane Fitness equipment is specifically designed to feel good on the body – even when you are working hard and pushing yourself. The beauty of zero-impact is that you’re not subject to repetitive pounding on the body, which can cause fatigue, poor form and potentially even injuries over time.
Zero-impact doesn’t mean zero effort, of course, so you can capitalize on multiple programs on the machine to vary your regimens and generate results. Octane offers a variety of workouts and resistance levels so you can customize your efforts. While many people simply opt for Manual, it’s beneficial to your body and mind to experiment with different routines to experience various challenges and eliminate simply cruising on autopilot.
To make it easier for you, here we address how to get the most out of Octane’s unique advanced programs, including MMA and 30:30 Interval. Exclusive to Octane, these regimens are specially designed to improve your progress. Lose the intimidation and take advantage of these rigorous workouts to increase stamina and build strength.
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Why Train Laterally?
8月 8, 2017
Most cardiovascular equipment incorporates solely linear (forward and back) motion, where the body performs flexion and extension in the sagittal plane. Consider walking or running on a treadmill, riding a stationary bike, rowing, elliptical training, and climbing stairs. These activities incorporate virtually no side-to-side movement. While much of our daily movement indeed takes place in the sagittal plane, we also move in two other planes – the frontal plane for lateral movement and the transverse plane for rotational motion – which also are prominent in athletic activities.
Although these cardio machines are all great options for exercise, they are limited due to their forward-backward motion. It’s also important to train with lateral movement and rotation to promote greater overall conditioning and sports performance. Muscles need to be stressed in all movement capacities to increase and maintain strength.
When we address lateral motion, we are referring mainly to the core and lower body, which drives this movement. Certainly, the upper body can play a role as well, but the focus here is the core, glutes, hips, legs and feet.
The primary muscles include:
- Glutes and hips – gluteus maximus, minimus and medius
- Outer and inner thighs – abductors and adductors
- Lower leg and feet – peroneals
- Core – rectus abdominis,