Hoist Roc It Fitness System

If there’s a so-called favorite exercise machine, I’ll choose Roc Its various machines.

“Using ROX™ technology, equipment makes the user an integral part of the exercise motion by continuously adjusting the position of the user with the movement of the exercise arm.

ROX™ technology achieves an exercise movement that results in optimal biomechanical positioning and increased range-of-motion throughout the exercise. This exercise motion mimics the more natural, comfortable, and functional movements of free weight training. Additionally, the rocking movement constantly shifts the user’s center of gravity to impose small, yet appropriate challenges to the core musculature, while maintaining adequate stability.”

I totally love the leg press, the low back, chestpress and abdominals. They’re not so easy to work with especially if you put some weight. The weight ranges from…hmmm I forgot, could be about 10 up to 100 more.

I usually put up to 27 kilos. Here’s the specifics:

  • The innovative biomechanical design of the ROC-IT Plate Loaded line delivers a more natural, unrestricted, functional movement
  • Ride Oriented Xercise® provides a rocking movement that constantly adjusts the user to achieve optimal biomechanical positioning throughout the exercise
  • Integrated head support helps maintain a neutral cervical spine on rearward rocking machines
  • Molded plastic upholstery covers add a contemporary and finished look
  • Contoured footrests provide a perpendicular platform for user support and stability
  • Integrated water bottle holder, and accessory tray to keep personal items organized and out of the way of others (less clutter on gym floor)
  • Your custom logo decal placed under the instructional placards to increase brand awareness
  • Easy step through design speeds up workouts by allowing quick entry and exit of the machine
  • Integrated scuff guards are strategically placed to protect the machine’s frame finish
  • Rubber foot protectors to guard facility flooring
  • Oversized handles with bulbed ends provide a more comfortable and secure grip
  • Ratcheting adjuster system provides quick and easy seat adjustment


Power Plate for Starters

I finally went to try the Power Plate last week. After ten months of postponing I went to the gym and tried this new exercise machine for 30 minutes. It takes only that to sweat the same amount that I normally have in 1.5 hours on other gym machines.

When I stepped on it and the trainer pushed the button as I squat on the platform holding on the handles, I felt like Woody of Toy Story when he was blown away by the wind and his face was deformed. ^_^

Power Plate is a vibrating machine, where one steps on the platform, squats, do a situp position, feet up on the platform, hands or knee up on it and vibrated at 25 to 50 times per second. It is highly publicized alright but I feel my muscles totally reacting well to it on my first try.

At the beginning of the session I can already feel the vibration reaching up to my neck…it was a really good sensation like getting a whole body massage in one go.  The trainer showed me different positions and made me do it…I felt I need more core training as I did….

Will I try it again? Of course, I still have 9 sessions to spend and I will surely squeeze all of them in to my schedule this month.

This is the very first post on this blog and I hope to continue writing about my daily routines to keep fit.