We’ve partnered with Bannatyne Health Club to bring you targeted workouts each month with their great personal trainers. This month, we have Megan Symons, who is a level 3 personal trainer, to show you these effective workouts with the focus on getting stronger.
Meg explains the muscles that are activated with each exercise below:
Pistol Squats – One-legged squats work the same primary muscle groups used for running, including the hips, hamstrings, quadriceps, gluteus maximus and calves. Hamstrings are located at the back of the upper leg and quadriceps are in the front part of the upper leg.
Inverted Row – The inverted row is an exercise in weight training. It primarily works the muscles of the upper back—the trapezius and latissimus dorsi—as well as the biceps as a secondary muscle group.
Sandbag Step Ups – Step-ups primarily work your quadriceps, the muscles in the front of your thighs, and involve both your knee and hip joints. However, other muscles involved include your glutes, calves and hamstrings, which assist in the movement.
Kettlebell Upright Row – The primary muscles involved in the upright row are the upper trapezius, deltoids and biceps. The upper trapezius and deltoids work together to elevate your shoulder girdle and raise your arms, while your biceps work to flex your elbows.
Check back next month when we’ll have another Bannatyne trainer with a different workout focus!