Science-Driven and Purpose-Built
As the inventor, CEO, and founder of Lagree Fitness and The Lagree Method, Sebastien Lagree is not one to shy away from pushing the limits of the fitness industry. With more than 150 patents, over 500 studio locations worldwide, and an ever-evolving line of machines, it is clear to say that Sebastien Lagree is spearheading the fitness industry’s evolution one machine at a time—and with a method that has been named the #1 workout in the US by ClassPass.TRY LAGREE NEAR YOU
What is the Lagree Method?
The Lagree Method is an exercise method specifically engineered to strengthen, tighten, and tone the muscles effectively and efficiently without any excess stress on the joints, connective tissues, or spine. Lagree is intense on the muscles and easy on the joints. The method will make you shake,sweat, and sore the next days. Lagree uses tried and proven training techniques and exercises such as planks, lunges, squats, push up as well as unique exercises such as Super Lunge, Catfish, and Scrambled Eggs. Centered on the eight principles we call the Magic 8, each workout varies in intensity in order to force physical changes, also known as positive adaptation.TRY LAGREE NEAR YOU
THE LAGREE METHOD
THE MAGIC 8 OF THE LAGREE METHOD
In order to teach the method and keep track of progress Sebastien Lagree created the 8 following keys listed in order of importance:
- 1. effective form
- Proper body alignment is paramount to optimize muscle efficiency and integration while eliminating the risk for injury. At Lagree Fitness, our machines are specifically engineered to guide each student in the proper alignment in conjunction with official Lagree Fitness certified trainers who will adjust or correct users during classes.
- 2. effective range of motion
- As users perform an exercise with proper form, they will also develop a greater range of motion. In most cases, users notice a wider range of motion and better control over exercises withing two to three sessions. This range of motion will continue to improve over time.
- 3. effective tempo (isokinetic)
- The Lagree Method utilizes a very slow tempo. Typically, the Lagree instructor will start at a tempo of 4 counts—4 counts to move the carriage out and 4 counts to move the carriage in. (For reference, a tempo of 4 counts represents 8 to 10 seconds depending on the beat of the music. 1 repetition at a tempo of 4 counts represents 16 to 20 seconds.) Lagree Fitness machines are specifically engineered to teach users at an even slower count. In fact, some Lagree Fitness studios may do a count of 8 (32 to 40 seconds to complete 1 repetition); Others may do a count of 16 (64 to 80 seconds to complete 1 repetition). Moving extremely slowly through each exercise will tighten the muscles while reducing overall size (“bulk”). In short, the slower the movements, the more effective the method.
- 4. effective duration (endurance)
- The Lagree Method starts at a minute. Expect each move to be performed for at least 1 minute, with constant and continuous muscle contraction. Resting is not allowed during each set. Some exercises are taught for 5 minutes or longer. Again, our machines are specifically designed to teach long sets. The cardiorespiratory system kicks in after the first 60 seconds of exercise. A heartrate of 135 and oftentimes upwards of 200, depending on the equipment in use and sequence, should be expected. It’s no wonder the Lagree Method will make users sweat!
- 5. effective sequence
- With the Lagree Method, the orchestration of exercise is paramount to the effectiveness of the training. Teaching proper form is not enough; the correct sequence of exercises is critical for optimizing the method. As such, it is important to ensure the trainer is Lagree-certified. To be sure, contact us and we will check our database.
- 6. effective transition
- The Lagree Method is a muscular endurance workout which eliminates any idle time between sets. Having a proper orchestration is not enough; the sequence must also flow in such a way that there is no down time in between exercises. Students should effortlessly move from one exercise to the next without losing any time. The new and improved Lagree 2.0, an advancement of our original method, eliminates transitions completely. Our machines such as the EVO 2 are specifically engineered to either diminish or eliminate transitions.
- 7. effective resistance
- The Lagree Method utilizes two types of resistance: Variable and Isometric. Variable: Please refer to our video titled “Springs vs Weight." Spring resistance is superior to weight because it eases the tension on connective tissues. Isometric: The method requires students to "hold" many movements for at least a minute, guaranteeing serious muscle burn and what we refer to as “The Lagree shakes.” Both types of resistance are superior to regular weightlifting as both variable and isometric resistance protect the joints.
- 8. effective planes of motion
- This principle will apply to the Supra and Ultra, two advanced Lagree Fitness machines not yet released. More information will be shared closer to the launch date of these machines. Sign up for our newsletter to stay in the know!
A Specially Curated Method that Cannot Be Replicated
Sebastien Lagree, creator of Lagree Fitness, has carefully selected each of these "ingredients" to create The Lagree Method, a workout that gets users in shape quickly and safely by protecting delicate connective tissues and joints. Due to the method’s nature, the Lagree Method can be enjoyed at any age.
In addition to the method, Sebastien is in the process of creating special features to optimize the Magic 8. (For example: The new remote control spring change has allowed us to evolve the method to Lagree 2.0 by eliminating the need to change the springs manually, saving ample time between movements). Upcoming patents will solidify the improvement of the Magic 8—adding to the list of reasons why the Lagree Method cannot be replicated on “copycat” machines.TRY LAGREE NEAR YOU
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