Tackling Time Under Tension at SculptHouse

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By Alex McCray

We recently stopped by SculptHouse to put our muscles to the test. And boy, were they tested when we gave its Woodway Curve® treadmill and Megaformer™strength training combination a try. The award-winning studio’s signature CardioSculpt class tackles a different muscle each day of the week. Managing editor, Laura J. Downey, and I took the CardioSculpt Down class, which focuses on the hamstrings, quads, inner and outer thighs, and glutes.

Twenty-five minutes of strength work on the Megaformer™ had our lower bodies feeling the burn. The constant tension of the springs amplifies the amount of work the muscle has to do and turns simple moves like lunges into complete calorie torchers. This technique makes SculptHouse classes a little extra challenging for beginners but also great for those who are more advanced. Our instructor guided the students (who ranged in age from 20s to 50s) through all the moves and was sure to intervene if someone wasn’t doing something quite right. For the second half of the class, we hopped on the human-powered Woodway Curve® treadmill for intervals of running, jogging, and walking, which was a great way to systematically increase and decrease our heart rates.

Overall, this workout was a winner in our book because of its dual fat-blasting and muscle-building benefits.

Details: SculptHouse.com

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