Trade in that gym membership for Bands

Dec 17, 2008
Trade in that gym membership for Bands

Utilizing a new way to improve results!

Is there an easier way to fit in a workout?

Trying to get to the gym for a workout can sometimes feel like a workout in itself. With work, kids and family commitments sometimes you probably think there has got to be a better way. Don’t even get me started on traffic, lines for your favorite equipment, the sweat on that same equipment and the hassle of figuring out what to wear to the gym so that people don’t stare at you. Problem solved: Elastic Band workout. How can some over-sized rubber bands help to get me in shape you say? Well according to a study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning: women who just started working out for the first time got better results both in muscle gain and fat loss using elastic bands than comparable women using resistance machines to work the same muscle groups. So if you are planning on starting an exercise program for the first time you may want to hold off on the gym membership and give the bands a try first.

But I already workout regularly, is there any hope for me?

Of course there is. Adding bands to your current workout routine is just what your body needs to burn more fat, tone more muscle and improve overall strength. Combining bands with free weights allows your muscles to work harder, recruiting new muscle fibers which in turn builds muscle and uses more energy so you can burn fat faster, and if I am not mistaken that is the whole point of working out, get stronger, leaner and more fit. You can use the bands in the convenience of your own home, take them with you when you need to travel or if you like use them at your favorite gym in conjunction with your current workout routine, you really cannot go wrong. For more information on bands and to view hundreds of exciting exercises and workout involving bands check out the Personal Trainer Section of this website Here are a few total body routines you can do using just Bands.

The Whole Body Band Only Workout:

Exercise Sets Reps
Standing Band in doorway Chest Press 3 10-15
Standing Band Bicep Curl 3 10-12
Seated Band Back Row in door 3 10-15
Standing Band Tricep Pushdown 3 10-12
Static Lunge using the Band for Resistance 4 15-20
Abdominal Crunch using the Band for Resistance 3 15-20

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