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This is the 3rd test in the flexibility series and focuses on the line of muscle that wraps around the body connecting the ribcage to the pelvis.
The flexibility and functionality of this line is crucial when performing sports that require rotation.

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Todays Goal:  Test your Core 

What do you need:


– Yoga mat (optional) – Timer 

Benefits / Muscles worked: 


Abs of steel

Increased shoulder strength/stability 

Mental toughness

Instructions :

Get into a plank position and start the timer

Hold plank for 30 seconds

Lift 1 leg and hold for 15 seconds (nothing else moves!)

Lift the other leg for 15 seconds

Lift 1 arm and hold for 15 seconds (nothing else moves!)

Lift other arm and hold for 15 seconds

 Lift 1 leg and opposite arm and hold for 15 seconds

Finish!

Were you able to complete it without breaks?

Product review covers the following:

– how does this “know” your posture is bad?
– what happens then?
– what are the key features and draw backs?
– will it improve my posture?
– price & links

From coming month we’ll have it available Movement: Physio l Fitness for rent & sale (limited stock)

Can a 50$ Pulley stack up against an old-school dual pulley?


Hi, guys, Mark here for movement, physiotherapy and fitness as a gadget freak, and of course, as a personal trainer and a rehab specialist, I like to test out new stuff. And so today we’ll be looking at this “Zen Wise” which is an adjustable pulley, set to pretty much replace the sort of old school big machine structures that we use to train in more traditional exercise in the gym.

You simply just attach it to a surface and then you have this little button to adjust the suction. After a while, you keep pressing and then it will be stuck in there and then it will be really, really tightly sealed to the surface. You can attach it to floor, you can attach it to a higher surface if you need it to be on shoulder level, for example, and can pretty much because of that, train any exercise you want, because it has a has a joint that moves in 360 degrees of motion

The machine itself is about 17 by 12, by 27, as you can see, is not very big and would easily fit in a suitcase. And it weighs about 1.3, if I am correct. Now, inside, there’s a structure that is comparable to a rowing machine. There there’s a way to change the resistance, you could take it from 2.5 KG, to 5Kg, 7.5kg and to 10.

You can see in the video that the system in there is very comparable to what you would have in a rowing machine. It’s quite smooth, actually. You can move fast. It doesn’t jam as far as I have noticed, and then very easily switch to lighter or heavier. It is very suitable for a lot of exercise, especially if you’re a beginner in the gym.

So the final verdict; is this a good product and alternative to the dual adjustable pulley?

And the answer is yes, definitely for the price point, the practicality. This is a great piece of equipment. And I think what we’re seeing here could be the start of the future of fitness development that is a bit more minimalist in terms of spacing, in terms of weight. And I think we’re going to see a lot more of this. Thank you. And if you have any questions, put them down.

Comment box below and I’ll see you at the next video.

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Pacer App lets you explore some of the most beautiful and iconic landscapes in the world from the comfort of your own home, gym or local area. You even get a cool medal for completing your hike!

In my previous post I highlighted the Purpose and Goals, in this follow up I’ll talk more about the following.

  • User friendliness
  • Repeat value (Yes/No)
  • What to know before you start

User Friendliness

The Pacer app itself is really easy to use , simply download and go. Once you’re in the app’s main screen you can navigate to your current or new challenge in the “explore” tab. If you have purchased a Virtual challenge like I did through the website you will receive a code to enter (see middle picture) but it’s also possible to simply browse through the app and chose your adventure there.

once you’re set up, you are good to go! Any steps you’re taking along the day will add up to your score and every time you have walked enough to reach a check point, you’ll receive a notification with photo’s and some cool information about the area you’ve now “discovered”.

I MADE IT!

After completing all checkpoints within the time-limit (7 days for this challenge) you will receive both an certificate AND a medal!

These are both included in the price of the challenge (29.99$) and shipping is also included. I just received notice that my medal is on the way so let’s see how long it takes.

I made it!!

Repeat Value Yes/NO

Yes. Both the challenge and the App itself are good value for money and I have already seen some other walks that I find interesting enough to try. It will be more fun to do it with a group so I’ll try to gather some friends for a my next virtual hike!

What I would have liked to know before hand is that the app tracks ALL steps, and allows manual input for anything it doesn’t register.

On a treadmill, for example, the app will not pick up your steps so you’ll have to put them in manually.

Along with my usual steps each day, this amount was far too easy. Time for a longer walk next time!!

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Pacer App lets you explore some of the most beautiful and iconic landscapes in the world from the comfort of your own home, gym or local area. You even get a cool medal for completing your hike!

In these series I’ll highlight, explain and review the Pacer app for the following features:

  1. Purpose and Goals
  2. User friendliness (next post)
  3. Repeat value (Yes/No) (after finishing, 4 more days!)

Purpose and Goals

The Idea behind Pacer seems to be getting people off the couch and into the world (albeit virtual) and get some exercise in as you learn about the history and scenery of the landscape of choice.

My Progress over the Inca Trail

Along the way, the Pacer app keeps track of your distance walked and if you choose to do so, you’ll also see all other hikers over the world on the route with you.

As you make it to a check point, you’ll unlock some pictures and history of the area which really adds to the feeling of exploration. Strange as it may sounds, it feels very rewarding to make it to a new checkpoint because of this!

My starting point post

As of now, I’m off to my 4th day in a row and I’ve already nailed a couple of checkpoints. I also realized some features that can make the experience a lot easier or harder depending on preference. Will share in the next post!

If you’ve become curious, you can find the Pacer App and the Virtual Challenges here:

Pacer App

Virtual Challenges

IMPORTANT NOTE :

Course Launching in January 2021, First 5 Sign-ups receive 50% Discount


* Course comes with Kettlebell to use for duration of the course (Deposit required) 

* This option is only available locally 

* Program can also be followed with own equipment 

* Course needs to be completed within 1 month for certificate 

* Course content will be permanently available 

* Private sessions are available at discounted rate during course

* Kettlebell can be traded for lighter / heavier weight according to needs during program (as available)

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