Gym Workouts

Gym vs Yoga

 

Together, they form an unbeatable, wholesome work-out.

     GYM TRAINING  

                                           

1.  Is program paced                               

 

2.  Strengthens muscles                           

 

3.  Heats the body                                   

 

4.  Builds strength                                   

 

5.  Uses thoracic breathing                        ​

 

6.  Requires greater inhale                        

 

7.  Involves additional weights                  

 

8.  Radiates external appeal                       ​

 

9.  Expends energy                                  

 

10. Enhances physical fitness                     

 

11. Generates adrenalin rush                      

 

12. Tires the physical body      ​

    YOGA PRACTICE

1.  is self-paced

 

2.  stretches tendons

 

3.  cools the system

 

4.  builds stamina

 

5.  uses abdominal breath

 

6.  encourages deeper exhale

 

7.  uses body weight/ gravity

 

8.  radiates inner glow

 

9.  conserves energy

 

10. heightens mental alertness

 

11. raises endorphin levels

 

12. enhances mental alertness

 

Yoga Counter Stretches for Basic Gym Moves

Compacting of major muscles at the gym is typically followed by various counter stretches, so

that the body experiences a sense of balance. Below are simple stretches for basic gym moves:

YOGA STRETCHES                                    FOR                                   GYM MOVES

 

Yoga Stretches for Gym Moves (Pix)

 

hasta uttana (standing) / bhujanga (prone)

 

matsya

 

supta parivritta

 

trikona

 

parsva kona namaskara

 

uthita pada (standing) / janu sirsa (seated)

 

pada hasta / paschimothana / bala gopala

 

kapota

 

supta vajra

 

kati chakra (standing) / hala (supine)

 

gomukha

 

baddha kona

abdominal crunch

chest press

dead lift

dumb bells

latt pull (upper body)

leg curl (single)

leg curl (double)

leg extension (single)

leg extension (double)

low back extension

triceps press down

wide squat

Ab Crunch

Dumb Bell Side Lift

Leg Curl Double

Low Back Extension

Chest Press

Dead Lift

Latt Pull

Leg Curl Single

Leg Extension Single

Leg Extension Double

Triceps Press Down

Wide Squat

 Photos Courtesy: MAZDIN MOHD, Personal Trainer, Singapore (mazdin@hotmail.com/ www.lifestyle360.asia)

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