JOOLS CHAFFER: BACK, BICEPS AND SUSPENSION TRAINING
Jools and Leanne met for another Personal Training session to concentrate on Back and Biceps. Since Leanne had recently qualified in Suspension Training this was on the agenda for later in the session. Jools is back on track with his training after dropping the volume for a week which was necessary to gain physical and mental freshness. But since Leanne likes to push her clients ‘taking it easy’ was NOT on the agenda for today. The session started with Jools doing pull ups (his whole body weight!) a total of 6 times TWICE. Way to go Jools! As well as numerous sets and reps of Seated Lat Pull-Downs, Seated Back Pulls, One-Arm Dumbbell Rows, Cable Rows, Standing Cable Curls, Preacher Curls and Bicep Curls. At one stage Jools was Pulling 90kgs! Just as impressive as the legs workout he did earlier in the week where he was pushing 160kg on the leg press!
Then as usual Leanne and Jools worked on his abs which was done on the suspension cables where he was holding the plank position for 60 secs at a time. He feet were suspended by the cables with just his elbows on the floor which mean his abdominal muscles had to work twice as hard to steady his core. So after a lot of pushing, pulling, lifting and sweating Jools was finished……..until next time!
Suspension Training is a variety of exercises performed using the body’s weight suspended by secured straps. The body weight is used to work the upper and lower muscles of the body (as well as the core) by manipulating the angle of the body against gravity.
Benefits of Suspension Training
- Improved Core Stability
- Increased Muscular Strength and Endurance
- Improved Balance
- Improved Co-ordination
- Improved reaction time
- Improved Flexibility