Fitness enthusiasts and new comers to the gym alike are all interested in getting the most out of their workouts. It is important to remember to focus on working minimal muscle groups at a time in order to truly isolate and get the most out of a workout. The Isolator by Isolator Fitness is a great tool to be used while working out, and specifically while working the back muscle group. The information presented here is a step by step guide that walk users through some of the different back workouts that can be completed through using the Isolator.
Back Workout With The Isolator: One Arm Lat Pull Down
This back workout is completed with a weight machine either in the gym or home. When putting on The Isolator, it is important to remember to have the rings on the top of the arm (both bicep and tricep). This is a very important step because otherwise it will be impossible to complete the exercise correctly. Connect The Isolator to the weight machine’s carabiner. While completing this back workout, it is important to remember to keep the thighs underneath the leg support of the machine and to keep firmly seated. To complete the motion, pull the arm down, bending at the elbow, until the arm touches the side of the body. Be sure to slowly release the movement until the arm is back in a full extension above the head. This is one rep of this back workout.
Back Workout With The Isolator: Seated Row
This back workout should be completed with a cable row machine. It is very important to remember to keep the rings positioned on the top of the arms, just as with the one arm lat pull down. Position yourself in a seated position and slide back on the seat until your knees are slightly bent. Attach The Isolator to the cables using the carabiners, and start the movement with the shoulders rolled forward slightly and the arms in front of the body. Next, pull the arms back using the elbows and be sure to arch the lower back. Slowly, return the arms to the forward position and keep the lower back arched while doing this back workout.
Back Workout With The Isolator: Standing Cable High Rows
When setting up for this workout, it is important to make sure the rings are positioned on the front part of the arms. Make sure the cable weight machine is positioned in the top setting. Attach the machine carabiners to the bicep rings of The Isolator. Position yourself about two-three free away from the machine, and have one foot in front of the other with the front knee bent slightly. Start this back workout with your arms in front of the body, but in line with the shoulders. Make sure the elbows stay bent, and pull arms back so elbows are in line with the torso. Return the arms back to the front position for one repetition. When doing this back workout, it is important to remember to push the chest forward, arch the spin and squeeze together the shoulder blades.
Back Workout With The Isolator: Single Arm Seated Row
With this particular exercise, it is important to make sure the rings of The Isolator are positioned on the front part of the arm. This back workout requires you to make a loop out of the adjustable strap and place it around the grip handles of the machine. Make sure to be squarely seated and have your chest firmly against the chest pad. It is important, while doing this back workout, to make sure that the adjustable strap is adjusted to a short enough length so that there is no slack when in the starting position (arm out in front). To perform this back workout, simply pull the arm back until the elbow is behind the back. Return the arm to the starting position and repeat!
Back Workout With The Isolator
With these back workouts and all other workouts performed while using The Isolator, it is extremely important to remember that slow and controlled movements are the key to success. The Isolator was designed to target and isolate the primary muscle groups without involving the secondary muscle groups. It is important to remember that due to the removal of the secondary muscle groups, much less weight can be used in order to achieve even better results compared to traditional lifting. For more information on the exercises highlighted above, as well as for more back workouts, check out the back workouts page on isolatorfitness.com!