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Here is the thing. Working out can be very boring. I mean like watching paint dry boring. Because of this conundrum, I am constantly inventing new ways to make fitness engaging and fun. I have written about kettle bells, HIIT and Tabata training but today I am going to share with you some exercises I have learned to do on a piece of equipment I refer to as my new “jungle gym.”

My new little “play place” is called the Primal 7

 

 

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First of all, green is my color jam so they had me at hello, but when I clicked through to their website, I was deeply impressed. This is a resistance trainer, yes, but it is so much more. With the addition of a thick rubber band between two hanging rings, there is the opportunity for an explosive amount of variation on traditional moves.

This piece of equipment is as comfortable in a “hard-core” cross fit gym, as it is being used for rehabilitation in a medical office. As I researched more, the Primal 7 is a Godsend for those rehabilitating their way back from minor injuries like a torn meniscus to severe injuries like paralysis, amputation or stroke. This is the stuff gets me excited because for those that are not moving or exercising because of pain, lack of mobility, scar tissue or flexibility issues, here is the solution to their problems. Some have said that the Primal 7 should be standard in every outpatient’s rehabilitation kit.

The Primal 7 Details

 

The Name: Primal 7 is not just a name, it comes from the deep understanding that as humans we have seven different “primal movements” we need to be able to perform to function optimally: push, pull, squat, lunge, gait, twist, and hinge. The exercises designed for this unit are all based on the appropriate use of these movements.

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The Set Up: When I opened the box I was a little overwhelmed. It was a little bigger than I had anticipated. But once I pulled it out it all easily fit into the “stuff” bag they provided, and set up was as easy as they claim. The quality of the materials on this unit is top notch. I could run over this thing with a truck, and it would not get damaged!

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Customer Service: Customer service has been excellent. I also find that there is plenty of information on their website to answer the questions I had.

The Price: $199.00 – $399.00 depending on what extras you want to include. Most people would be fine with the $199.00 option and that is an excellent price.

You can do a bloody “muscle up” on this thing!

As I mentioned above, the experts at Primal 7 are committed to walking beside people who have been injured or disabled in some way. They work tirelessly to help them get their life back. There is a story about “Scotty” who had a severe heart attack and was partially disabled after he had died on the operating table three different times. He was able to give up his cane after three months of training with the Primal 7! Real tears people!

There are many other stories of people coming back from situations where they were told they would never have the ability to recover. Incredible stories here!

Let’s get down to the business of today. I have five exercises for you that are fantastic for core, endurance, and strength. You can go straight to the video below if you are a visual learner. But here is a short explanation

  • Resisted Runner: Running forward against resistance is an incredible endurance and strength training tool. My recommendation is to perform short, 20-second intervals, as fast and hard as you can. With this resistance band, it makes this easy to do.
  • Split Leg Resisted Lunge Jumps: By using the resistance band on the Primal 7 exercises that you can not or would not do without support suddenly become available to you. Get into a lunge position with the band around your waist. Jump and forward to get the pull of the band. Repeat 10 times per side. 
  • Elevated Inverse Plank Pull Up: I love exploring exercises with functional relevance. As we age, it becomes harder for us to get up from a lying down position. Practicing movements that preserve the ability to perform lifestyle tasks are essential for physical longevity. Try doing 2-4. They are hard! 
  • Resisted Squat Jumps: A regular unassisted squat jump focuses on leg strength. With the addition of resistance your balance becomes more engaged and your core has to contract in order not to be pulled backward. So in this exercise, you still get the leg benefit of the squat with an added core bonus. Perform ten at a time. 
  • Plank To Pike: This is a core burner for sure! Get into the regular plank position and pull in with your abs to bring toes to nose. Slower the better! Repeat ten times. 

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This week can you think of some ways to shake up your workout? Is there a piece of equipment at the gym that you are not sure how to use but have been wanting to try? Let me encourage you to ask someone or research, and then give it a go. It is great for the brain and the body to be physically challenged by new things.

 

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