Equalizer Single Bar Row

For the equalizer single bar row, lie on your back with knees bent and feet flat on the floor. The Equalizer should be placed above you with the feet of the Equalizer on either side of your rib cage and with the top aligned with your mid-chest. Grasp the bends on the top bar with an overhand grip. Lift your hips off the floor into a hip bridge position. While maintaining the hip bridge pull yourself up toward the top bar. Pause then lower yourself back down toward the floor and repeat for the prescribed number of repetitions. For variation you may also use an underhand grip or an alternating grip.

Equalizer Single Bar Chest Press

For the single bar chest press, set one Equalizer Bar on its side on the floor. The round end should be at the bottom closest to you and the open end should be facing away. Grasp the sides of the Equalizer bar with your hands parallel to each other. To perform the Chest Press you may either begin on your knees in a modified push-up position or with your legs extended in a standard push-up position. Lower yourself down toward the floor maintaining alignment of your spine. Your chest will be about a fist width off the floor in the bottom position. Great cue is to lead with your “Belly Button”. Press your body back up to its starting position again while maintaining body alignment. Great cue is to lead with your “Mid-back”. Repeat the movement for prescribed amount of repetitions.

Equalizer Tandem Chest Press

Place two Equalizers parallel to each other. You can brace them against a wall for more stability or use them in open space. When standing bend forward and place on hand on each Equalizer on the curved end. Place yourself in a push-up position with your head aligned with your shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles. You should have a neutral spine. For better balance and stability you can spread your legs a part to about shoulder width. If you would like more difficulty bring your feet together. Lower your body down to the handles until your upper arms are parallel to your sides and then press your body back up to the starting position. Remember to maintain posture throughout the movement. Another great core and upper body exercise!

Lebert Equalizers!

New equipment at BAC! Both BAC locations have now added the Lebert Equalizers! The Equalizer is a pair of parallette bars that are 28” off the ground, 24” long, and 12” wide constructed out of sturdy steel. They can be used in tandem with each other or individually. The Equalizers portability and versatility provide our instructors, personal trainers, and our members a new fitness tool to enhance, vary, and challenge workouts. To learn how you can utilize this great new tool please speak to one of our BAC Group Ex or Personal Training Staff. They would be happy to demonstrate the versatility of the EQUALIZER!