If you have ever been to a gym and noticed the artificial turf corner, you might wonder what workouts are best for this area. If you are paying for a gym membership you probably want to get the most out of everything your gym has to offer. Whether that includes the cardio machines and bench press or the turf area. In this article, we will cover some of the most common exercises that gym participants can do on turf installations. If you own an indoor gym and are interested in getting artificial turf for your property, please give us a call.
Full Body Exercises For Turf
One of the benefits of turf is the lack of friction. Most gyms that have a turf strip or section often also have a sled. Sleds can be weighted in a variety of ways using the weights from a bench press. There are dozens of exercises you can do with a weighted sled. And best of all most of these exercises can quickly help you get a full-body workout done. Sled pushes can utilize all of your leg muscles and arm muscles as well. Additionally using ropes you can do sled pulls that focus on your back muscles and core strength.
Plyometric Exercises for Gym Turf
Another benefit of turf is that it provides some give when doing plyometric exercises. Plyometric exercises like box jumps squat jumps and wall ball can help increase strength while also improving heart health. These exercises are perfect for turf as the turf will mimic the feel of a regular field. Plyometric exercises can help you combine strength training with cardio that can improve your cardiovascular system. Each of these exercises is perfect for artificial turf.
Balance & Flexibility Exercises for Turf
Another important group of exercises that can be done on turf is flexibility stretches like yoga or similar stretches. Additionally, ball workouts that focus on the muscle groups that contribute to balance are also perfect for the turf area of a gym. Combining this with various mobility exercises is a great way to work on your lower muscle groups and improve pliability, balance, and strength.
Turf For Gyms and Recreational Facilities
More and more facilities are using turf installations to improve the value of their gym. If you own a gym and are interested in getting turf for your gym, give us a call, we would be happy to discuss gym turf installation for your facility.