Improve your strength and balance for a nicely defined body shape with these useful tips:
Improving your leg strength will improve your balance - The Truth on Fitness: Developing Better Balance. Use the Eagle Leg Press with a moderate to light weight. Push hard and fast to develop power, for 10 to 15 repetitions, then rest and do it again. Use the same strategy on the calf raise to develop the muscles around the ankle.
Use the leg press and the hip abduction/adduction. Eagle Leg Press has a patented technology that really helps to tighten your glutes. The addition of exercises to tighten your inner and outer thighs will create the perfect exercise package to get the hips in shape.
Use three machines. The rotary torso, abdominal machine, and back extension (strong abs need to be balanced with a strong back). Remember to use enough weight for a maximum of 15 repetitions. If you can do more than 15 reps, add weight.
Nice Chest and Back
To lift your chest, strengthen the pectoral muscles with the chest press - you’ll get extra advantage by using one arm at a time. Pair this with the incline pull to strengthen the muscles in your upper back and achieve a balanced look.
Nicely defined shoulders help to create a great hourglass look. Combine the overhead press with the lateral raise for a great result.
Develop Your Core
Try working one arm or one leg at a time (on the row, chest press, or leg press). Using only one limb forces your core musculature to work harder to stabilise the motion. Remember - real life is asymmetric.
Upper Arm Flab Reducer
This is a tough one. You can’t reduce weight in spots but you can tighten flabby muscles and build muscle mass in specific areas. Use the triceps extension and remember that weight - not higher reps - builds muscle mass.
Best Butt Workout
Get on the leg press and adjust the back to position #4. Adjust the footplate so that when your toes are at the top of the footplate, your knee is at a 90° angle. Select a weight where you can’t do more than 15 reps. Repeat 15 reps three times. EXTRA TIP: for added variety, do one leg at a time placing less stress on the back and greater emphasis on the glutes.
Get on the Eagle or VR3 Ab machine. It may not look like it is going to work your abs - but from the first lean-forward you will know it’s working just the area you need to tighten up those ab muscles. EXTRA TIP - REALLY IMPORTANT: Always work opposing muscle groups in tandem. Do 10–15 reps on the ab machine and then 10–15 on the back machine. Repeat 3 times.