Updated: Sep 7, 2022
This blog is updated each month to give you more information about improve your EGYM workouts.
Split your EGYM workout by Tom Shaw
A great way to spice up your workout is to split the EGYM machines into lower and upper body workouts. On the first day you visit the gym, complete the 4 upper body machines once and move over to the free weights to complete more upper body exercises and some cardio. Example: Bicep curls, tricep dips then slam balls. Then it's back to EGYM for the second round of upper body exercises.
On your next visit, do all the lower body exercises on EGYM and then add lower body free weights training and some ab exercises. Example: Squats, lunges, sit ups and plank to failure. Then it's back to EGYM for the second round of lower body exercises.
What about the torso machine? Do that every single time you come in, the core needs to be worked harder than any other muscle group!
IT'S TIME TO SHAKE UP YOUR EGYM WORKOUT by Tom Shaw
We are super grateful that so many of you are loyal customers to us, with some of you being with us since we opened, however this can cause a problem, you've become bored with EGYM! (shocking concept I know!)
So how do we get back on the wagon?? Try this one for size!
Have your programme reset by one of the team, starting a fresh and doing all your strength tests again.
Complete the first four machines.
After the leg extension machine go to the weights area and complete a short workout. (E.g. 20 slam balls, 20 shoulder presses and 20 box jumps)
Go back over to EGYM and finish the last 4 exercises.
Then go to the spin bike or rowing machine and complete a 20 second sprint followed by a 40 second steady pace, do this for 4 sprints.
Now repeat the whole thing!
Adding in those extra exercises between the EGYM circuit makes the coin collecting less repetitive and changes the feel of the workout as adding in cardio exercises can reduce the amount of oxygen you have available which makes strength training harder.
"Long-term workout progress requires new stimuli on a regular basis" by egym.com
Periodisation (i.e. regular introduction of new workout stimuli in phases) sustains workout progress and prevents plateaus (stagnation). As a result, the muscle cannot adapt to any single type of exercise and must continually adjust. We have put these theoretical findings into practice by implementing them in our strength training machines.
After using a workout method for six sessions, the software automatically changes the exercise schedule to prevent the user’s progress from stagnating. It also adds variety to your workouts and keeps you motivated through constantly new challenges.
The exercise routine is changed every six weeks. We recommend kicking things off with strength endurance. This will let you gain a solid muscular foundation before switching to hypertrophy or muscle building. Afterward, intramuscular coordination should be trained to increase your maximum strength. This mainly focuses on the simultaneous innervation of many muscle fibers. The various types of working out differ in how the exercises are carried out, the intensity of the exercises, and the number of repetitions.
What does the imbalances section of the bio age mean? by Tom Shaw
Go to your bio age and click the "strength" age, on this page click "muscle health" at the bottom, here you can your imbalances. Muscular imbalance means that the originally balanced state of muscular tension is off-kilter, and some muscles are too tight or some not tight enough, leading to changes in strength and mobility.
If our body is in balance, then the left side is just as strong as the right. However, it’s possible for one of the two sides to become dominant if this balance is brought out of order by different influences, such as only working out on one side.
Don't worry if this section shows you some imbalances, EGYM is a push/pull all body workout, meaning over time this the machines will naturally pull or push you into alignment.