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#114895 6-Mar-2013 15:20
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Hi There!

I am interested in a very short term Gym Membership near Upper Queen St, in Auckland. I want one where I can do a 6 week weights program and focus on a couple of specific things to help improve my squash game.

Anyone able to recommend one?

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  #775742 6-Mar-2013 15:53

I go to jets

$20 a fortnight and no contracts. Trainers are nice to.



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  #775745 6-Mar-2013 15:56
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Oriphix: I go to jets

$20 a fortnight and no contracts. Trainers are nice to.


Is that the one on new north road?


 
 
 
 


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  #775748 6-Mar-2013 16:06
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Oriphix: I go to jets

$20 a fortnight and no contracts. Trainers are nice to.


Is that the one on new north road?



I go to that one.  It's not bad and they just moved into new premises so more space and showers.




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  #775762 6-Mar-2013 16:33
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I don't get the gym. You can do virtually anything with your own body weight if you know how....




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  #775764 6-Mar-2013 16:40
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Zeon: I don't get the gym. You can do virtually anything with your own body weight if you know how....


Well I don't, which is why I want a Gym!

I have a total trainer but can't seem to find a suitable trainer to help me build a program using it.

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#775785 6-Mar-2013 17:13
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You run down the road, and I'll chase you in my car?



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  #775790 6-Mar-2013 17:17
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nate: You run down the road, and I'll chase you in my car?


Heh, I often suggest to wear my kids down I should let them into the back yard with my German Shepherd with a pork chop around their necks!

 
 
 
 


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What are you tryng to achieve for your squash game?

Improved upper body strength?
General fitness conditioning?
Speed work?

For bodyweight strength work -

Lunges
Box Jumps (jumping from a static position to a preset height, increase height - requires stable box)
Push Ups (horizontal or vertical against a wall)
Pull Ups (does require a bar or similar that you can utilise).

These will cover the bulk of your "strength" requirements.

For conditioning (overall fitness), you could try a hiit type routine (High Intensity Interval Training I think it stands for)

Jog 30 - 60 secs, sprint 10-20, jog / sprint. Increase length of sprint / jog and fitness allows and overall training time and mix it up with some hills too, run up small hills then jog back down, rinse and repeat - think the bank at a sports ground 10-20m sort of thing.

Not sure about your "total gym" tho sorry




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  #775807 6-Mar-2013 18:00
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sen8or: What are you tryng to achieve for your squash game?

Improved upper body strength?
General fitness conditioning?
Speed work?

For bodyweight strength work -

Lunges
Box Jumps (jumping from a static position to a preset height, increase height - requires stable box)
Push Ups (horizontal or vertical against a wall)
Pull Ups (does require a bar or similar that you can utilise).

These will cover the bulk of your "strength" requirements.

For conditioning (overall fitness), you could try a hiit type routine (High Intensity Interval Training I think it stands for)

Jog 30 - 60 secs, sprint 10-20, jog / sprint. Increase length of sprint / jog and fitness allows and overall training time and mix it up with some hills too, run up small hills then jog back down, rinse and repeat - think the bank at a sports ground 10-20m sort of thing.

Not sure about your "total gym" tho sorry



Hi There!

Thanks. Mostly upper body right now, especially arms and shoulders.



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  #775860 6-Mar-2013 19:49
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Push ups / pull ups
Inverted Rows (aka rack pulls) (grab a bar from underneath, hands slightly wider than shoulder width apart and pull up)
Dips (feet on one chair, hands on another chair and lower your butt down and back up again).
All these can be done pretty much anywhere (ok, rack pulls and pull ups do require a bar).

If you are going to go to the gym and they have free weights, then standard barbell bench press, standing overhead press, bent over rows, squats and deadlifts will do all the strength work you will need.

Google search for proven beginner strength programs like starting strength, it will help

I went through something similar this time last year, building upper body strength in my shoulder for badminton. I was pointed to the starting strength program and ran it for 3-4 months or so. The extra strength in my shoulder was evident, but also the "core strength" and leg strength really helped with court fitness and many times I won because my general fitness increased markedly with being stronger.

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