Abdominal Workout on the ARCHON Wall Mount Dual Cable Station
Monday Chest and Back Superset Training v1
It had been a while since I engaged in a week-long superset training, so today was the start with my Monday Chest and Back Superset Training v1. Supersets are ideal for a variety of purposes. Revigorated muscles can provide that lift you are looking for when stuck in a rut. If you are trying to burn fat, “Superset sessions will raise your heart rate and incinerate those stubborn cells.”
What is a Super Set
A Super Set is a routine that involves performing back to back exercises for different muscle groups with no rest in between. For example: Chest / Back, Bicep / Triceps, Shoulders / Legs, and so on. You can also divide up by upper and lower body. Performing super sets is great for your hormonal levels and will provide an extra level of pump and fatigue encouraging muscle growth. Supersets are also great if you are short on time during the week or are traveling and want to burn off that cheat meal you had.
What is a Compound Set
Compound sets are like Supersets, with the exception that you are working the same muscle group. For example: Bench Press / Cable Cross. Dumbbell Bicep Curl / Cable Curl. Much like super sets, the compound set will shock and fatigue your muscles leading to growth. Introducing a different way of hitting muscles can mentally keep you from becoming bored in the gym.
Remember that your heart rate will be elevated. If you are concerned about your heart or currently suffer from any cardiovascular issues be sure to consult your doctor before performing these routines.
Make sure to stretch and drink plenty of water prior. You are going to challenge your body, and this will be very important to reduce injury.
Here is my routine on June 26, 2018: Chest / Back
The equipment used:
- – ARCHON Power Cage
- – ARCHON FID Bench
- – ARCHON Olympic Bar
- – ARCHON Mount Dual Cable Attachment
- – ARCHON Wide Cable Pull Attachment
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Remember ARCHON “Rule your BODY. Rule your MIND!”
Stop Training for Fat Loss
June 2, 2009 by Nia Shanks
I kept trying to find the perfect way to start this article, but I wanted to say so many things at once, so I’ll just list my thoughts here before I explain myself:
- – Most women spend their entire training career working out to lose fat
- – Many of these same women are not overweight and are by traditional standards — skinny
- – Our society has ingrained the ideal physique of a woman into our heads, so we think we have to look like anorexic models. When in the hell did that look become sexy?
- – Why in the hell would women want to look like a skeleton, and be proud of it?
- – Constantly training for fat loss can lead to a negative self-image and decreased self-esteem
- – Sometimes, you just need to stop training for fat loss
- – Other methods of training can keep you much more motivated, so you are more likely to be consistent
Okay. Now I will explain myself.
You Can Click here to read the rest of Nia Shanks Article. Its very good!
I want to introduce you to Nia Shanks, below is her biography and as you can see she is very focused on women “Unleashing Awesomeness!” An awesome line from her about Nia Shanks page.
At ARCHON Fitness we want to be more than just about selling you equipment. We want you to learn how to use it, but also learn how to improve your over health. Only you can Rule your Body Rule your Mind (Our tag line).
Nia writes out of education, experience, and passion for health and wellness, especially toward women’s health. However, her principals apply to both men and women. So, take the time to read about her, follow her on her social media. We will begin posting her articles in the upcoming weeks.
Below is a very good article she wrote in 2009. Something I am still preaching today to women who are in fear of the dumbbell rack and the free weight area.
Nia Shanks is a coach, writer, and author of Lift Like a Girl with a BS in Exercise Physiology from the University of Louisville. She specializes in helping women “unleash their awesome” with an empowering approach to health and fitness. Nia’s philosophy revolves around strength training programs with a focus on getting stronger and flexible, obsession-free, nutrition principles. Through her popular blog and online coaching courses, Nia has helped thousands of women look beyond “quick weight loss” and discover the amazing body they never knew they had.
Her main goal is to help YOU achieve your health, fitness, and physique goals the sane and simple way so you can maintain those results long-term, while becoming the best, most awesome version of yourself.
No gimmicks; no fads; no nonsense.
Nia acquired her Bachelor of Science in exercise physiology from the University of Louisville.
CIRCUIT TRAINING 4-19-18
This is a circuit training workout conducted in my garage gym utilizing our ARCHON Fitness equipment: ARCHON Wall Mount Cable Station, ARCHON Multi-Grip Olympic Bar, ARCHON Trap / Hex Bar, ARCHON Slam Balls, and my commercial TRX Bands.
Both Circuits Separately
15-20 Reps / 5 Rounds / 1 Min Break / Repeat to 5 Rounds
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Review of the ARCHON Multi-Grip Specialty Olympic Bar by Brandon Diamond
If you are looking for a versatile specialty Olympic bar to mix up your routine than look no further than the ARCHON Multi-Grip Specialty Olympic Bar. Because this bar is equipped with close neutral, wide neutral, and angled grip positions, you are able to hit muscle groups in multiple ways. Great for working the triceps, biceps, and pectorals from multiple angles. Probably the most versatile specialty bar you will ever own. Grips are knurled, 28mm, and provide plenty of space for small to large hands. Flip the bar over, and you have a new angled position. While some of the more expensive bars on the market claim to offer performance, few offer chrome bar ends capable of fitting your High Tolerance Calibrated Olympic Plates. Most of all these plates are loaded on a 14″ chrome sleeve with a rubber bushing to protect.