This is a video of a (semi-low) row I performed yesterday during a big five. I thought this would be useful to post because I’ve filmed and posted plenty of static contraction videos as of late on the OMNI, and no dynamic movements in quite some time.
The machine is perfect at performing both static and dynamic protocols.
- If you watch the gauge closely you can observe the force read out during the entire exercise, including before movement even beings. (I build up effort before movement).
- If you hit the 720pHD option the gauge should be easier to observe.
- You can go further in the range of motion if so desired. I don’t believe there is any benefit to doing so in this semi-low position (and perhaps any position, for that matter).
- What does matter is using and contracting the intended musculature. Not going through a nifty sounding “full range of motion”.
- I went shirtless during a workout on 4/20/13 for the first time. The improvement in heat dissipation was significant, on top of keeping the air at a cool 66 degrees Fahrenheit, and having 3 different fans going at the same time (two on the sides, one on the ceiling).
- Obviously going shirtless is not an option in public gyms, but at home, it is the new norm for me, and I would recommend it if possible.
- The towel is not necessary … just put it there to prevent any sweat from getting on the machine, of which there is almost none in the first place (which is the goal in the context of the environment I setup).
- If anyone is uncomfortable with my boxers showing during the workout … deal with it. I’m in my home, and it is difficult enough filming my own workout, training myself, controlling the environment, and logging my workout all at the same time.
- I am continually trying to improve the video quality and lighting so the monitor is easier to see. I think I’ll get it locked down eventually.
- I am in the process of building a larger “big-five demonstration” video on the Omni. This video will be part of it, along with the other four exercises.