At Home Workout Routines with Bands Keep You Looking, Feeling and Moving GREAT
Yes, looking good is very important.
Strength is great.
Mobility and how we move is huge.
How are you training for the future??
As our body ages, looking good is only one key element to enjoying life. Feeling good and not experiencing daily joint or muscle pain makes getting up every morning a lot more enjoyable. Along with feeling better, being able to move easily and not feel limited or off balance is going to become increasing more important as our body gets 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 bands will make YOUR at home workout routines successful, fun, and intense, if you wish, while keeping your body looking, feeling and most importantly…Moving Great.
Top 10 Reasons Why Bands Have 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 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.
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 in 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.
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.
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, that allows us to do what we enjoy doing everyday.
Here is how 1 band can allow you to train 30 Different Exercises.
3. Benefits of training at HOME
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 is not where I enjoy working out routinely. I enjoy my own space and the ability to get into a zone when I workout.
Over the years I have shot 100’s of videos in my little basement workout room that I have shared with many of you. It has been my number one place to learn and get better with bands while developing awesome at home workout routines. It was where I filmed BandSTRONG and will always be a place I can go to get a great workout anytime and at any intensity.
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 training with resistance bands. Considering the #1 reason people struggle with staying on a routine exercise program is due to their program not having a convenience factor built in, having an anywhere training system will go a long way in getting great results and staying on track with your exercise program.
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 go together like no other 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. However, there is never a workout that goes by that I do not use resistance bands somewhere.
Stretching, strength training, running, body-weight assistance, power training or core stabilization training with bands allows my body to be impacted somehow with the unique ascending resistance that bands create. Contrasting a free weight constant resistance with a band’s ascending resistance is the key to staying strong and still maintaining an athletic moving body.
7. Fat burning interval training workouts are great 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 or 30-15 Tabatas total body at 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 core stabilization. These band workouts I did a few years back continue to be one of the top at home workout routines of all time using resistance bands.
8. Joint friendly training
Back in the day it was two-a-day workouts, super-sets and down sets with dumbbells or barbells. I always enjoyed pushing myself but as I entered into my mid-30’s I noticed how much joint soreness this type of high intensity free weight training created on my body.
Now after 15 years and 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 about resistance band training when I did. Today one of my goals is to continue to help guys and gals that love strength training realize there are strength training alternatives they can do without 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 Fountain of Youth
Few appreciate that as we age the miles keep adding up onto our joints. 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 my adult fitness training camp and it is also one of the top at home workout routines that provides immediate results when it comes to moving better.
Knowing our joints are going to become more stiff as we age, it only makes sense that maintaining our mobility is a key to looking, feeling and moving great. Bands provide a proven flexibility approach that fits how our body needs to lengthen out.
10. Best way to get your athleticism back
My at home workout routines, like my Sunday Morning Speed Workout have always focused on improving athleticism. Athletes are the standard for performance and even though most of us do not play on Sunday, no one says 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.