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Hop on board the Reebok TrainPod for a short and sharp sculpting workout

Kit you’ll need

Reebok TrainPod

In search of flat, sexy abs? Who isn’t! Well, you’ll be pleased to hear we’ve found a new piece of workout kit that’s designed to deliver a strong, sculpted tummy in a matter of minutes.

The innovative Reebok TrainPod is the latest piece of home fitness gear aimed at sculpting your body from head to toe. It works all your muscles but its instability element is particularly great for your tummy because it instantly switches on your core.

The TrainPod is a slightly unusual bit of kit in that it’s only intended to be used for short bursts of activity. Why? Well, it’s actually a pretty tough workout! It works your things and core intensely, as well as providing an amazing cardio workout. You can stand, jump and twist on it and even use it for upper-body strength exercises. So, if you’re up for having fun and working muscles you never knew you had, include the TrainPod in your routine once or twice a week.

How it works

Start by mobilizing your joints and gradually increase your heart rate by performing light body weight exercises, such as lunges, for a few minutes. Then perform each exercise below for the suggested times or reps.

Beginner: 1 x 30 seconds or 10 reps

Intermediate: 1 x 45 seconds or 15 reps

Advanced: 1 x 60 seconds or 20 reps

Pulse

Description: Pulse

1.    Areas trained

Thighs, calves

2.    Technique

Place both feet on either side of the platform

Immediately push the pod against the floor with a rhythmic action and allow it to gently ‘pulse’. Continues for duration

3.    TrainPod safety tips

Keep your core tight and try to stay upright on the TrainPod

Keep your knees slightly bent when standing up straight

Bounce

Description: Bounce

1.    Areas trained

Thighs, stomach

2.    Technique

Place both feet on either side of the TrainPod platform and start pulsing.

Squeezing the pod firmly between your feet, push the pod against the floor so that with each bounce you compress the pod down, then bounce upward about 2 – 3cm

Fitness bridge

Description: Fitness bridge

1.    Areas trained

Bottom, rear thighs, stomach

2.    Technique

Lie on your back, with your legs bent and your feet on the platform. Keep the pod close to your bottom.

Lift your bottom off the floor so your body is straight from your knees to your shoulders, using your abs and bottom to balance.

Lower your bottom back down until it’s nearly on the floor, then squeeze to lift up again for the next rep.

Twist

Description: Twist

1.    Areas trained

Inner thighs, stomach

2.    Technique

Place both feet on either side of the platform and start bouncing.

When you’ve built up a good, comfortable rhythm, start twisting your hips from side to side, making sure your knees and feet point in the same direction.

Make sure you twist while the pod is in the air, not while it’s in contact with the floor.

Press-up

Description: Press-up

1.    Areas trained

Chest, stomach, rear upper arms

2.    Technique

Kneel on the floor and hold handles of the TrainPod with straight arms and your chest leaning over the centre of it. Your body should be in a straight line.

Bend your arms to lower your chest to the pod, keeping your body straight throughout.

Pause, then extend your arms to push back up to the start position

Bounce and squat

Description: Bounce and squat

1.    Areas trained

Bottom, thighs, stomach

2.    Technique

With both feet on the platform, start bouncing

Do two regular bounces and instead of a third bounce, bend at your knees and hips while keeping your shoulders back until your things are almost parallel to the floor, then extend back to the start.

Bounce and jump

Description: Bounce and jump

1.    Areas trained

Bottom, thighs, stomach

2.    Technique

With both feet on the platform, start bouncing

Do two regular bounces and instead of a third bounce, jump up high in the air, keeping the TrainPod between your feet, and then repeat.

Press position lunge

Description: Press position lunge

1.    Areas trained

Front thighs, stomach, chest, arms

2.    Technique

Start in plank position holding the handles of the TrainPod, with your chest over the centre of it. Your body should be in a straight line

Engage your stomach muscles and step forward with your left foot.

Step back again and repeat bringing your right foot forward.

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