Isometric exercise is one of the fastest, safest and most effective ways to build strength and endurance, increase your flexibility and improve your balance. However, as with any exercise program, it’s not effective if it’s not done properly. So, we’ve developed the Activ5 Simple Daily Workout Series, which utilizes powerful isometric exercises to focus on the parts of your body that you want to improve the most. Ready for a simple daily workout? Let’s get started!
Variety is the spice of life, but it’s also the key to an effective exercise program. There’s a reason most fitness experts recommend incorporating a variety of exercise types into your workout regimen. If you do the same thing over and over, you’re only working on specific parts of your body. Ideally, your workout program is a combination of exercise types, such as strength training, cardio, interval training, weights, cross fit, yoga, and more.
With the Activ5 isometric fitness device, you can replicate almost any kind of exercise. Your muscle groups never plateau, and your entire body gets fit fast. Activ5 pairs with a smartphone app that calibrates to your fitness level, coaches you through the exercises, and tracks your progress. It even functions as a game controller so the actual exercises become fun, challenging games you play on the app.
In part 1 of the Activ5 Simple Daily Workout Series, we’ll show you the Activ5 version of five core exercises that will give you a muscle-crushing, full body workout in under 30 minutes.
There are five basic exercises that have been around since humans have been walking on two legs – the squat, lunge, push-up, pull-up and sit-up. But pull-ups and push-ups can be too difficult for many people and all five can cause muscle strains or other injuries if done improperly. We recommend doing these simple isometric exercises with the Activ5 fitness tracker and app so you can exercise safely and effectively, and also monitor your activity and progress.
The Activ5 version of the isometric squat is the Chair Pose. Often referred to as the “mother” exercise, a properly done squat works almost your entire body with one exercise.
Activ5 has several other simple daily exercises that are based on the squat, such as the Squat Crush and Sumo Squat.
The Activ5 version of the lunge is the Single Leg Deadlift, which is done on both the left and right leg individually. Let’s start with your left foot.
A pull-up requires a great deal of arm and shoulder strength. Activ5 has over a dozen exercises that work the same muscle groups. We’re using the Hook, which works your biceps, shoulders, and core. Do this one sitting down. As with the lunge, you do this for both your left and right arms individually.
As with the pull-up, the push-up requires a variety of muscle groups, including your chest, and Activ5 has several exercises to develop these muscle groups. Let’s start with the Standing Chest Press.
Old fashioned sit-ups often result in back injuries. Activ5 gives you a safer sit-up with the Crunch.
That’s the Activ5 Full Body Simply Daily Workout. If you already have Activ5, you just worked your arms, abs, shoulders, legs and butt. Your app (and the Activ5 Guide) can show you other exercises that replicate these 5 core exercises.
If you don’t have Activ5, give it a try. You will be amazed at how effective isometric exercises can be. We designed Activ5 to be portable, quick, and easy to use, so you can squeeze in short, full-body, low-impact workouts throughout your day. At your desk, in your car, on the sofa watching TV… pretty much anywhere you are, you can workout with Activ5. Here are just a few features of Activ5:
Other benefits of isometrics include:
Over the next few weeks, we’ll show you simple workouts you can do with your Activ5 anywhere and anytime. The Activ5 workout series will strengthen and tighten your body and give you the results you want faster than you thought possible. We are going tone your arms, flatten your abs, build your shoulders, and give your legs and butt the workout of a lifetime!