In the world of physical fitness, there are seemingly endless ways to maintain optimal wellness, strength, and endurance. Among the many types of training that athletes incorporate into their gym routines, resistance training has become an essential part of workout sessions for many people. If you’ve never done any type of resistance training, or you are thinking about incorporating more of it into your gym routine, you may have some questions about it, and in today’s blog, we’ll review a few frequently asked questions about this simple and effective form of training.

At Inner Strength Asheville, we provide our clients with the incomparable resistance machines produced by ARX Fit. The ARX Alpha and Omni provide perfect adaptive resistance for users, resulting in bigger, faster gains. To learn more about our membership plans and the perks of using ARX resistance machines, call our team at 828-785-1870 today.

What is Resistance Training?

Often referred to as strength training or weight training, this type of exercise has become increasingly popular over the last 10 years as researchers continue to discover the various benefits it can provide. During resistance training, our muscles contract against some sort of external resistance. When done properly, the result is improved strength, mass, tone, and endurance. The external force can be anything from the weight of plates on a weight machine to rubber resistance bands.

As with other industries, technology plays an important role in the resistance training industry, and there have been resistance workout machines manufactured to enhance the workout experience. Based out of Texas, ARX Fit produces adaptive resistance exercise equipment that is specially designed to provide perfect resistance that adapts to your specific needs, resulting in the most effective training session possible. Inner Strength Asheville is proud to feature the ARX Omni and the ARX Alpha in our facility for the benefit of our clients.

Is It Safe?

When it comes to safety, resistance training is one of the most risk-free ways of gaining muscle mass, tone, and strength while increasing your endurance. Although they can produce the same desired effect, activities such as lifting free weights can cause injury if done improperly. This is largely because proper form is essential to prevent overexertion, strains, and other injuries, and when you’re lifting free weights, there is no fixed range of motion as there is with an elliptical machine or an ARX machine.

When you train on an ARX machine at Inner Strength, there are no weights to drop and all resistance is controlled and manageable. Because the machines create resistance based on forces the user produces, the risk of injury is significantly lower than other forms of resistance training.

What are the Different Types of Resistance Training?

There are many different ways to practice this kind of strength training, and nearly all types of resistance training rely on our own body weight to provide the needed push that our muscles need to be strengthened and toned. Simple isometric exercises such as lunges, push ups, planks, and other similar tasks can be considered resistance training, as can isokinetic training activities such as using a weight machine, elliptical, or rowing machine.

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What Equipment is Needed?

Depending on which type of exercise you’d like to do, the equipment can vary widely. Several resistance exercises require no equipment at all as they rely solely on the weight of our bodies and the force of gravity to provide all of the resistance needed. For isokinetic training, the use of machines or rubber bands are required to provide the desired amount of resistance necessary to achieve your fitness goals. Some people prefer to have training equipment in the comfort of their home to allow for convenient and private workout sessions, while others enjoy the environment and variety of equipment that fitness centers provide.

Clients at Inner Strength Asheville can take advantage of the high-quality, full-body workouts that the ARX Omni and Alpha machines deliver. The Alpha machine offers the perfect resistance for a lower-body and upper-body workout with a leg press option and a chest press or rowing option. The Omni also allows for similar upper body workouts, but also offers lower body exercises in the form of belt squats and deadlifts. If you’d like to learn more about this innovative resistance training equipment or try it out for yourself, contact our team at 828-785-1870 today.

What are the Benefits of Resistance Training?

In a previous blog, we briefly mentioned the benefits of training with resistance machines like the ARX Alpha and ARX Omni. When practiced regularly, resistance training comes with the following health benefits:

  • Improved muscle strength and tone
  • Increased muscle mass
  • Reduced risk of osteoporosis
  • Faster metabolism for healthy weight loss
  • Increased endurance
  • Lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure

When incorporated into your regular fitness regime, resistance training can yield impressive results. Because ARX machines instantly and automatically match the level of force you exert, they are able to provide perfect resistance for optimal results.

Asheville ARX Resistance Training

Are you looking for a state-of-the-art facility that offers innovative adaptive resistance training machines, check out Inner Strength Asheville today. Our trainers will be more than happy to show you the ropes with The Alpha or The Omni and answer any questions that you may have about the benefits of training with them. We offer both ARX Starter and ARX Advanced packages for our clients, and pairing your workout with the use of our infrared sauna will provide the most effective fitness experience in the area. Call 828-785-1870 to get started!