Oakridge Wellness Center Invests in New Fitness Equipment
Our state-of-the-art Oakridge Wellness Center was already impressive, but it just got a little more cutting edge. From chest press machines to all-in-one trainers and everything in between, The Landings Golf & Athletic club has invested in updated Technogym equipment.
Let’s take a closer look at the new equipment through these helpful videos from our expert fitness instructors.
Should Press Machine
Works the front and lateral deltoid, and triceps muscles. Exercising on this machine requires less balance and coordination than doing shoulder presses with free weights.
This versatile machine can do wonders for leg, hip, and glute muscle groups. Exercising on this machine offers a wide range of exercises for targeting specific muscle groups.
Leg Extension/Leg Curl Machine
Great for working the hamstrings, quads, and calves. Just be sure to keep proper form and avoid straightening the knee completely as this can damage tissue.
A great tool to target abdominal and oblique muscles without the strain of laying on the ground for traditional crunches. Get that six-pack back in no time at all!
Works core muscles such as side abdominal muscles and obliques. This machine allows users to rotate their upper body against a set resistance in a spinal rotation engaging the core and stabilizing the torso.
The Benefits of Using Weight Machines
According to MyFoodDiary.com, strength training is a core component of any fitness routine. Weight machines offer unique benefits that you can’t always get from free weights or other strength training tools.
You Learn Proper Form — Weight machines keep your body aligned and help increase your range of motion without the risk of moving beyond what is safe for your flexibility.
You Gain Consistency — Weight machines have easy to track adjustment settings, which allow you to focus on gradual weight increases knowing that you are performing the exercise in the same way across sessions.
You Can Easily Increase Weight in Small Increments — The key to building muscle strength is gradually increasing the amount you lift. With free weights, you might be forced to increase your weight by five pounds each time, whereas one or two pound attachments can be used with weight machines.
You Can Exercise Alone — When working with free weights, lifting heavier weights requires a spotter to help coach and assist. Weight machines do not require this.
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