Origin Fitness Blog - Part 2

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Origin Fitness Blog Part 2

We are delighted to bring you part 2 of our Origin Fitness Blog. In part 2 we bring you two different workouts that you can perfect in one of our venues. The first of these workouts are designed for our HIIT zones, and the second is perfect for our Strength & Conditioning zone.

We hope you enjoy the second and final part of our special blog series. We would also like to say a big thank you to Origin Fitness for taking the time to put the piece together.

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HIIT Zone Circuit:

HIIT Cardio machines are great additions to any gym. They allow you to jump on and off and complete circuits around them utilising accessories and bodyweight exercises without having to pre-set your workout like most machines.

What you need:

Choose a HIIT cardio machine from the gym. This can be anything allowing you to ‘jump on and off’ quickly and easily, for example, curved treadmills, turbo trainers, Concept2 rowers and Ski-ergs are great for this. You’ll also need a kettlebell and space near the machine to move around.

The Workout:

For the following, we are going to complete this in a 1:1 work: rest ratio. You can play with timings here depending on experience and fitness levels. There are going to be three stations;

  • Kettlebell Thrusters
  • Lunge jumps
  • HIIT Cardio Sprint
  • Let’s start with 30 seconds on each station. Total 90 seconds. Complete circuit and rest for 90 seconds. Repeat eight times. Remember this is a ‘high intensity’ workout, so go hard during the working blocks.

     

    Strength Zone Barbell Complex:

    A common misconception is that burning fat and calories has to take place on a treadmill or cross trainer. This workout is a great fat-burner, but one you can do in the weights room.

    This is a simple barbell complex. A workout that can be done all with one bar, in the same spot, in less than 30 minutes.

    The complex we’ve chosen is made up of five barbell movements, each repeated five times – the whole complex is done in one take, without dropping or racking the bar (so 25 reps in total). Finish off each set by doing 10 burpees over the barbell. Rest and repeat the complex a further three times.

    Work: rest ratio should again be 1:1 basis. So, time yourself and rest for the length of time it took you to complete the complex (and burpees).

    The movements:

  • Back Squat
  • Overhead Press
  • Front Squat
  • Bent Over Row
  • Romanian Deadlifts
  • If you’re unfamiliar with any of the movements in these workouts, just ask one of your gym staff who will be delighted to help.

    Have a go and let us know how it went. If you film it use #NLLSummerShredding as we would love to see you all in action!

    Claire Tracey – Master Trainer at Origin Fitness

    Origin Fitness is the UK’s leading independent fitness equipment supplier and is proud to be working in partnership with NLL to ensure members can train in some of the best fitness facilities in the industry. 

    Be sure to check back next week, for another exciting NLL Blog.

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