Exercise and Workouts
Gym Equipment Reviews
LifeFitness glute machine is my favorite
exercise for the glutes. As a whole, LifeFitness weight
training machines are
not my favorite exercise machines but there are a few that I do really
like and that I use including 2 excellent leg
machines. One of their leg machines is the the
machine for the gluteal muscles.
Although this machine is designed and labelled as primarily for the
glutes, it also works out the entire leg including the main leg
muscles:quads, hamstrings and calves. For this reason I also
like to refer to
this machine as a full-leg exercise workout machine. If on days you do
time to work the quadriceps and hamstrings, try this machine. I also
use this machine combined with a few other leg machines as preparation for rollerblading
season - getting my glutes and legs strengthened and in shape for
rollerblading. This is also a great machine to tone, firm up and
glutes for the summer. So if your gym has this machine, I recommend
that you use it or at least give it a try.
This is an exercise that when done properly you will feel it and you
will get results.
How to do the exercise
It’s a simple exercise to do.
you don’t have this machine, some gyms
carry other glute machines or you can do it as a floor
exercise for glutes with
your own body weight as resistance or add some strap-on weights around
your ankles to add more resistance and make the exercise more
- Choose a
weight from the stack of weights. What I like about this exercise
machine is that it
also has an adjustable knob to choose incremental weights in increments
of 5 lbs
all the way up to 15 lbs to be added to the existing stack of weights.
- Set the
foot rest for the side,
leg you wish to use. We’ll
start with the right leg, right glute. Adjust the front pad rest to the
position where you will be leaning slightly forward, yet still standing
a little bit upright. I like to have the
pad resting against my abdominals and slightly below my chest. In the
video she likes to have the pad resting firmly against her chest and
abs. Where you set the pad rest will determine how bent over
are on the machine. Also your height will determine where the pad
will eventually be adjusted to and where you will position yourself on
the pad. Try both angles to determine which angle will work the glutes
your right leg out as far as it can go, breathing out as you do so
and keep your left leg slightly bent at the knees and supporting you on
your leg in with your knee bending throughout this movement and
breathing in as you do so.
over the foot pad rest to the left side and repeat the exercise for the
- Do about
3 to 5 sets of 12 to 16 reps.