At Home Workout Routines with Resistance Band Training Keeps You Feeling and Moving GREAT While Working Out Anywhere, Anytime, Anyway
Yes, looking good is very important.
Strength is great.
Mobility and how we move is huge.
How are you training to achieve fitness longevity??
As our body ages, you want to keep yourself feeling good about how you look. However, feeling good also can refer to not experiencing daily joint or muscle pain when you get up every morning. Along with that, being able to move easily and not feel limited or off balance is going to become increasing more important as you get older.
What Good is Strength if You Can’t Use it to Do Things YOU Love??
On that note, I want to share with you “why resistance band training” will make YOUR at home workout routines fun while helping you keep your body feeling and most importantly…Moving Great so can keep doing what you love to do.
Top 10 Reasons Why Resistance Band Training Has Made At Home Workout Routines Unlimited
1. Bands make body weight training a viable option for anyone
I was never good at pull ups or push ups until I started using bands to assist me with these exercises. Bands allowed me to learn how to recruit the right muscles by doing the movements like Push-ups, Pull-ups, Squats and Single Leg Squats correctly without compensation.
So many people underestimate the importance of our body’s ability to lift itself and fortunately with assisted band training, these basic body weight exercises can take on all kinds of movement variations making body weight training a lot more fun and effective.
Getting body weight strong means first making sure you bring the right muscles to the party.
If you don’t believe how important mastering body weight exercises are, watch our children try to do a simple push-up or pull-up. It’s pretty eye opening. Also remember, as we age these simple movements will be the difference between staying independent and needing assistance with life.
2. Unlimited strength training movements
Your body is an amazing machine that is unlimited in how it can move and function. I have always felt your at home workout routines needed to mimic as many of these movement patterns as possible. There is not a movement you cannot simulate using resistance bands and I have yet to find an exercise I can apply band resistance to.
Along with that, a band’s unique ascending resistance simulates many of the same neuro-muscular influences our body is driven by during our daily activities. Things like GRAVITY, MOMENTUM and GROUND REACTION forces are drivers that dictate how functionally strong we are.
If You Think Better Movement is only About Getting Stronger , YOUR WRONG
With resistance band training you’re not just getting stronger, you’re training the body to have better balance, agility and mobility to handle these drivers. In turn, this allows us to do the activities we enjoy doing everyday.
Here is how 1 band can allow you to train 30 Different Exercises.
3. Benefits of training at HOME in Your Band Gym
I quit going to the big box gym several years ago. Even though I enjoy walking into a good gym every now and then, it’s not where I enjoy working out routinely. I enjoy my own space and the ability to get into a uninterrupted mental zone when I workout.
Over the years I have shot 100’s of videos in my little basement Band Gym that I have shared with many of you. It has been my number one place to learn and get better with resistance band training while developing awesome at home workout routines with and without bands. It was where I filmed most of the Band Gym Workouts and will always be a place I can go to get in a great workout anytime doing anything.
Developing great at home workout routines is one thing but being able to take those same workouts on the road with you is a huge benefit to sustaining fitness longevity. Considering the #1 reason people struggle with staying on a consistent weekly exercise routine is because it does not have a convenience factor. Instead they are always relying on a local gym, heavy bulky weights or expensive machines. Having an anywhere training system, like the RBT Method, will go a long way in getting great results and staying on track with your weekly exercise routine.
5. Train inside or outside
I can still remember the first time I went to the playground near my home to crank out a band workout. There is nothing better than an early morning summer or fall band workout at Kinderberg park.
Bands and playgrounds are a perfect combination and it’s so easy to throw a band around your waist and head out for a run to the park. Make sure you try it sometime soon and you will quickly realize how awesome and convenient outdoor training with bands can be.
6. Bands compliment most free weight training tools
I am often asked if I only train with bands and my answer has always been the same… NO But.. there is never a workout that goes by that I do not use resistance bands somewhere in my workout.
Stretching, strength training, running, body-weight assistance, power training or trunk stabilization training are all facets of fitness that bands allow me to impact somehow. I still believe and use free weights. However by contrasting a free weight “constant resistance” with a band’s “variable ascending resistance” is the key to staying strong while keeping the body performing athletically.
7. Fat burning interval training workouts are easily designed with bands
I have always trained using strength intervals but when I discovered bands, interval strength training went to an entirely new level of intensity, energy, versatility and enjoyment. There is no better workout than a 20-10, 30-15, 60-30 Tabata like total body home workout routine using resistance bands.
Band strength training intervals go way beyond doing a simple Tri’s and Bi’s finisher. You can interval everything including cardio, plyos, agility, total body strength, power and of course the trunk stabilization. The Resistance Band workouts I did a few years back continue to be some of the top at home workout routines of all time and workouts that members of The Band Gym continue to enjoy doing.
8. Joint friendly training
As a 20 and 30 something high energy weight lifting meathead it was all about two-a-day workouts, super-sets and down sets with dumbbells or barbells. I enjoyed pushing my body to the limit but as I entered into my mid-30’s I noticed how much joint and tendon soreness this type of high intensity free weight training created on my body.
Flash forward, 15 years and receiving 100’s of emails from guys that can’t lift weights any more due to joint pain and injury, I feel so fortunate to have learned in my mid-30’s about resistance band training and was able to put my iron pumping pride aside to learn a new way. It is this lesson that continues to drive the mission of RBT to help guys and gals that love strength training but are realizing their body doesn’t. It is this population of people I try to reach out to each day to let them see there is a strength training alternative they can do that gets results but doesn’t require them having to hurt for days after a workout.
Muscles are dumb…they don’t know if you have a band or dumbbell in your hand, I promise.
9. Your fitness Fountain of Youth
Few appreciate that as we age how much the miles keep adding up on our joints and how the lack of flexibility only compounds that. When I discovered band stretching it was the day I discovered a fountain of youth. Over the years, band stretching continues to be a staple of every one of my personal and adult fitness training camp workouts. It is also the #1 at home workout routine that instantly impacts your ability to moving better.
Knowing our joints are going to become stiffer as we age, it only makes sense that maintaining our mobility is the key to looking, feeling and moving great. Bands provide a proven flexibility and mobility approach that fits how our body needs to lengthen out every day.
Your Warm Up
10. Best way to get your athleticism back
My at home workout routines, like my Sunday Morning Speed Workout I did for years, have always focused on improving athleticism. Athletes are the standard for how many of use would enjoy being able to move. Even though most of us don’t desire to play on Sunday, that doesn’t mean we can’t try to keep the athlete in all of us game-day ready. At home workout routines using resistance bands can easily accomplish that and you don’t have to place your body at risk of injury to do it.
Why Bands Make You More Athletic
Set up YOUR OWN Home Band Gym and Workout Anywhere – Anytime You Want To