Earlier this month we introduced Richard Metham, 36, who has been a gym instructor since he was 21 and volunteers at Penistone Leisure Centre as an instructor doing inductions and giving advice.
He says he likes to keep his workouts varied to increase motivation and earlier this month he reminded gym users not to let things become too easy in their workout and make steady progress – and he pointed us to one of his favourite exercises, the bicep curl.
This week he’s pointing us at another of his favourites –
“Strong legs are the platform that help you with other exercises. This machine isolates big muscles – hamstrings and quads. It is important to isolate the legs during your work out for attention. It gets the oxygen pumping and your levels up. Then you tire less quickly.
“Do a range of muscle groups each workout. Even if you train with a group or a partner make sure you are actually working individually.”
Let the leisure centre help you Love Yourself Healthy. No contract, simply take an induction (followed by your first session for free) to be able to use the gym whenever it’s open – click for opening times.