Squatting, thrusting, pressing, planking, you name it, we’ve done it! Actually, these terms (and their associated exercises) are part of our everyday lingo at Pinnacle Health Clubs. What we don’t talk about as much is which one of these exercises we truly love (and to be honest, that’s probably because we love ALL exercise!). However, there are some extra special workout essentials that our Coaches have a certain soft spot for – such as the three below.

Add these to your daily routine for added intensity!

1. SQUAT

  1. Start feet shoulder width apart with barbell resting on mid trap
  2. Squat by bending hips back, allowing knees to bend forward
  3. Keep spine in a neutral position with knees tracking in the same direction as feet
  4. Descend until knees and hips are fully bent, past ninety degrees, pause
  5. Extend knees and hips until returning to the original position

2. DEADLIFT

  1. Start feet shoulder width apart with barbell resting at shin level
  2. Grip bar and lift by extending hips and knees to full extension
  3. Keep spine neutral and pull shoulders back throughout lift
  4. Return barbell to floor by bending hips back while allowing knees to bend forward

3. BENCH PRESS

  1. Start laying fat on the bench, gripping the bar with arms just wider than shoulder width apart
  2. Lower the barbell to chest, across nipple line with elbows at ninety degrees, pause
  3. Press bar upward until arms are fully extended

If you are unsure about technique or want further advice before adding any of the exercises above into your workout, we recommend consulting a Pinnacle Coach. Our Coaches are exercise professional with the knowledge and expertise to coach specific movement patterns, training programs and prescribe exercise for results. Pinnacle coaches are industry leading in their field and have the educational backing to advise you on your path to success.

 

*Results may vary. Exercise and proper diet are necessary to achieve and maintain weight loss and/or muscle gain over an extended period of time.

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