How's everyone doing? I'm trying Pilates for the first time tomorrow. Then for a change I'm going to test out the various machines - the gym has 15 or so from the Matrix G7 series. It's been a while since I felt I had a really good weights workout. I've scoped out what I'll try (if I'm not too knackered from the Pilates; if I am, I'll do this Monday morning instead):
Leg press, leg extension, possibly leg curl, hip adductor, hip abductor, calf raises
Lat pulldown (Kinesis machine), chest press, seated row, pec deck, shoulder press, lateral raise (dumbbell)
Tricep pushdowns, bicep curls (dumbbells)
Core: Swiss ball rollouts, back extension, plank, pelvic tilt - if this works, I'll do it instead of crunches because I'm really wary of my neck/back problems
Then a friend is arriving at the gym, and we're going to swim and jacuzzi for the afternoon after lunch. My final routine after that testing for the month of December will probably be a combination of free weights and machines. I figured out the 4th Kinesis machine with the cable near the floor - it's for hooking round the ankle for thigh abduction/adduction. You can apparently have it going across your stomach for lunges as well.