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Oxygen Health & Fitness
TRX Hamstring Curls
To set up the starting position,place your heels in the foot cradles directly underneath the anchor point. Lie on your back with arms by your sides and palms flat on ground. Use your glutes to lift hips off the ground and then draw the abs in tight. The movement involves drawing your heels as close towards your butt as possible, pausing briefly at that point to flex the hamstrings and extending the legs back out.
To advance this movement, you can try several progressions like a) trying to lift the hips as you curl the legs in, b) changing the position of your arms by crossing them on your chest or extending the hands overhead or c) try this exercise one leg at a time to really get the hamstrings burning. If you need to regress this movement, you can rest your butt on the ground whilst performing the movement.
Try to avoid performing your reps too quickly, you will get more from the exercise if you execute them slowly with control. One way to ensure this is to hold the centre position for a 2-3 second pause on every rep. Ouch!
The FitChicks family is growing
It’s very exciting to see the FitChicks family growing these past few weeks. We have every group basically full and the atmosphere at training has been great as everyone pushes and encourages each other to the next level. Just this past month we’ve welcomed Carolyn to the 6am squad, Sarah to the 7pm night crew as well as Kylie and Kelli to the 4:30pm group.
If you have any friends/family members who are talking about getting fit for Spring/Summer/Wedding/Reunion/
Lorien’s lovin life
- 117.5kg Trap Bar Deadlift 3 Sets x 4 Reps
- 110kg 1RM Squat
- 17kg Incline Dumbbell Press 3 Sets x 10 reps.
- 70kg 1RM Incline Bench Press
Along with these impressive feats of strength, Lorien has managed to lose an amazing 56.5cm from her body including 16cm of her Abdominal measurement and 10.5cm off her Waist! Great work Lorien, you’re very inspiring and proof of one of the most powerful body transformation lessons any women can learn: