Before I got injured I thought that the Power Tower was only for dudes. I mean most women can’t do pull ups or any of the body resistance moves that they are generally used for. Therefore I think we write them off not realizing the great body resistance workout we are missing.
That being said, what was is a girl supposed to do on those? I can’t do a full pull up, I can barely pull myself up at all, I can barely dip so that seems pointless, and my push ups are always on my knees. It seemed like a pretty useless piece of equipment in my eyes. Then one night when I was feeling SUPER sorry for myself and really upset/frustrated/being a cry baby Paul insisted that I stop pouting do a work out on the power tower. I initially argued, but then thought “what the heck” worse case scenario is still better than doing NOTHING. Ever since that day the power tower has become my best friend for toning my upper body, keeping my mind sane, and my upper body fit while I am injured.
I put some of the quick workouts I’ve been doing in pin-able images for easy reference. A quick note, I have Paul help me with the pull ups most nights, but you could use resistance bands to help you do your pull ups. If Paul isn’t there I just pull up as far as I can or do hangs (both still work my upper body pretty good.) I try and do the work out as fast as possible to get my heart rate up, but I back off if I feel any discomfort in my back/hip. These aren’t super sweaty workouts for me, but they leave me pretty sore and happy to be able to do some kind of work out while I am injured. If your not injured I’d still say they would be a great upper body supplement to any workout on your schedule! I know I’ll be keeping them around even when I am able to return to regular exercise.
Have you ever used a power tower or does it seem intimidating to you? What are your favorite exercises to do using one?