Making The Most Of The Equipment You Can Use!

Making The Most Of The Equipment You Can Use!

As you head back to school and in-person training, you might still be limited with what and how you can use the equipment typically available during your classes.

To avoid cross-contamination, many schools allow students to pick and use one piece of equipment for an entire class.

As we head into March and you find yourself itching to mix things up, remember all of the creative ways you can add in variation with objects like PVC pipes, medballs, and dumbbells. Check out a few examples of how PLT4M layers in some of these basic pieces of equipment for fitness education.

PVC Pipe Example

This simple variation to the hinge can help reinforce the movement’s points of performance and switch things up with a simple tool! This example comes from our Intro To Fitness program. 

Medball Example

Everyone at this point has probably done lots of air squats! If they have nailed down the points of performance, a simple goblet squat variation can keep things fresh! This example of loading up the squat movement comes from our Intro To Training Program.

Medballs not an option? Swap in any other object like kettlebell, dumbell, or even a backpack!

Looking for more ideas on how to mix things up with your students? Interested in the programs that these videos live in?

Dumbbell Example

In our opinion, the weighted lunge is an often overlooked exercise in both fitness education and performance training. Simple and effective, the DB Lunge is an excellent blend of unilateral strength, capacity, and full body stability.

But I only have one dumbbell!

That is okay. Many of the two-dumbbell movements have some very simple variations that allow for a one dumbbell option. Check out how the same movement pattern can be modified to a goblet lunge!

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