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Power Tower Is Ideal For Many Exercises, But What Are They?

June 3, 2016 by  
Filed under Health, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

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(ThyBlackMan.com) A power tower is a very simple but more than just an effective piece of equipment, designed especially for people who want to improve their muscles. In general, there is a bar that can be used for different exercises, for example, where you lift yourself. On the other side, this machine comes with a side handles, so there are a lot of other exercises that can be done via power tower. The best part is the fact you use your own weight, and when you want to increase it, all you need to do is to add a belt with weights. This machine is designed for muscles in arms, back and abdomen.

Close hand pull-ups

This exercise is a variation of ordinary pull-ups. You will have to grab the bar above you, keep your hands close. Then, cross the legs and bent the knees. Pull up your body as high as you can, and then return to the starting position. This exercise is designed for bpowertowerack muscles and biceps. The number of repetitions should be about 10, but you can start with a lower number. The number of sets should be 3-4.

Knee raise

This exercise is a bit different, due to the fact it has been designed for abdominal muscles. All you will have to do is to place your back on the machine and grab the side bar. Then, lift your legs, by bending the knees and move them backwards, toward the chest. Then, return them into the starting position. This exercise may be hard, if your abdominal muscles are not developed completely, but after a few weeks, you will notice first results. The number of repetitions and sets depends on your capabilities, but exercise until you reach 4 sets and each set is made of 12 repetitions.

Triceps dip

This exercise is designed for triceps. You will have to grab the dip handles and cross your legs. In addition, bend your knees as quell. Then, lower down your body, until your chest is in the same level as the handles. Then, pull yourself above. Repeat this exercise as many times as you can. Keep in mind that in order to perform it correctly, you should do it slowly and keep your knees bent.

Wider pull-ups

This is the most known exercise that can be done on a power tower. All you need to do is to grab a bar above you and cross your legs. In addition, bend your knees. Then, pull yourself until your chin is on the same level with the bar. Then, go back and this is known as one pull-up. Now, the number of repetitions depends on you, but as with all exercise, the more is always better. Keep in mind that you can add weight, when you reach the desired level.

A great addition to the power tower is the fact this machine is perfect for exercising at home and at the gym. In addition, this machine is safe to use and treated as a low risk equipment.

Staff Writer; Jerry Love


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