My first home gym was a squat rack, some machines and a bunch dumbbells. It emphasized heavy equipment, minimal floor space and focused on muscle not movement. It's no wonder I was stiff and inflexible. In 2005, at age 42, I decided Movement Not Muscle was how I wanted to train. Don't get me wrong, I wanted to stay strong and maintain as much muscle mass as I could but it became increasing more clear to me that if I was going to enjoy life to fullest, moving well with no joint pain and stiffness had to become priority #1. So I rebuilt my Home Gym into a Home Band Gym with the emphasis on getting mobile, functionally strong, metabolic fit and keeping my joints feeling good.
I just wanted to shoot you a quick note to say “Thank you!” In the midst of the chaos and quickly evolving situation with Coronavirus, many of my friends are stressing because they are scared to go to their local gyms to workout. This fear has not once entered my mind because of RBT. You have prepared me and so many others for being able to workout wherever we are. I won’t miss a workout due to not being able to go somewhere. This situation has also allowed the opportunity for me to share about you & RBT without falling on deaf ears or being dismissed as a fantastic workout option.
Thank you, Dave, for leading the charge!!
See you in the Band Gym, quarantined or not!
Beth M - Proud Band Gym Member
_____________________________________________No concern for damaging walls or floors. Weights, kettlebells and dumbbells leave a mark on carpet or wall. Constantly having to move them around is both a hassle and usually ends up damaging carpet or walls. Bands don't. Therefore you don't have to own your home to have a Band Gym in your home. Bands make all other exercise tools, including free weights, more versatile. Once you get your band gym setup and going, you will quickly discover how bands make other training tools better. For instance if you have a few DB's laying around, combining bands with light weight dumbbells creates an entirely new dimension to your home gym. Body weight exercises become a lot more fun and doable. Adding band resistance to simple body weight push-ups, pull-ups, squats, lunges, and planks can done quickly. However band assistance can also be applied to make these same exercises a "doable" exercise that you can now successfully perform with good quality. Bands train athletic performance as well as fitness. With the explosion of competitive recreation adult events like various runs, tough mudders, spartan races and year-round recreational challenges, it is important to many individuals to have a home gym that allows them to train performance not just fitness. Fortunately a bands variable resistance and non-gravity dependence, allows the aging athlete to train power, speed and 3 dimensional functional strength. Plus many of these same aging adult athletes have athletic children who want to improve speed, power and explosiveness.
Make sure that before you purchase bands, you check to see what training and teaching resources come with purchase. This will be very important, especially if you are new to band training. For example, at Resistancebandtraining.com all new customers are provide login credentials to their own private RBT Customer Portal. This portal provides them with unlimited training, teaching and workout resources that is continually updated to ensure information is the most current.
Our mission is to empower your health and performance in the pursuit of greater golfing success and longevity.Our aspirations extend far beyond golf, but never are decisions made without the game in mind. Your golf success is at the forefront of our goals and we are here to carry your bag on 100% of your journey (metaphorically), but first you must understand… High level golf performance and longevity is created both on and off the course. It is not dependent on the price tag of your clubs or the size of your driver. It’s not dependent on the ball you play or the weather conditions. It’s not dependent on the shoes you wear, or even, and this might surprise you, your lucky ball marker. Your golf success starts with you. Not your golf coach. Not your playing partner that gives way too many tips. Not even us. It starts with you. You have the power to improve your game. We are here to help. We are here to guide. We are here for you. But, after all is said and done, when you feel better, move better, and play better, know that it wasn’t because of us… it was because you decided to empower yourself. Change takes time. Adaptations take time. Golf success takes time. Consistency is the most important attribute to take your game to the next level. This program, and these manuals, are just a stepping stone on your path to peak performance and longevity. Your lowest round is out there, and we want to be there when you find it. Be patient, be consistent, and be ready… to go low. [carter_signature] [post_title] => Welcome to RBT Golf Training [post_excerpt] => Welcome to RBT Golf Training. Our mission is to empower your health and performance in the pursuit of greater golfing success and longevity. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => welcome-to-rbt-golf-training [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2021-06-29 15:09:51 [post_modified_gmt] => 2021-06-29 15:09:51 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://resistancebandtraining.com/?p=46498 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) ID: 46498Array (  => 1824 )
Are exercises like the one shown below, an injury hazard?First, let me ask you something, do you play golf? Tennis? Pickleball? Softball? Basketball? Hockey? Baseball? Football? Do you do yard work? Or garden? Carry things? Shovel? If so, your body is going to rotate. It happens. It is one of the 3 primary planes of movement that we must have proficiency in. When we look at our core structurally, we will see that 87.5% of the musculature is directed horizontally or diagonally (as opposed to vertically) (1). This would tell us that the human body, specifically the core, is built in a manner to allow for rotation. In no way am I prescribing the exercise shown above. This exercise is extremely advanced and would need to be progressed correctly based on your overall fitness and mobility level. However, if you look at that and call it dangerous, check out the video of Tiger Woods swinging a golf club below. Now, let’s ask the same question, using the same logic, is this dangerous? Your body is built to move and explore. As part of that, they are built to rotate (and also resist rotation - but that’s a topic for another day). Unless we train it, utilize it and perfect it, we will lose that ability. Furthermore, if we wish to complete athletic movements that challenge us in a rotational manner, like golf, we need to expose our bodies to those movement patterns prior to completing them in the more stressful manner of sport.
For those not familiar with “Contrast Band Training” it involves combining the constant resistance of free weights with the variable resistance of bands.
Squatting is the grandfather of all lower body movementsI know some may argue the deadlifting is more important. However, when you look at how much we squat throughout the day, to me, squatting still trumps deadlifting. There are 6 Band Squat Setups you can use to strength train the bilateral squat movement. Each of these 6 setups has it own advantages and disadvantages when it comes to strengthening the squat motion. However, when you consider that all of them use bands, it's an absolute guarantee that you will find one that works for you. In this article I take you through each setup and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each band squat setup.
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Don't let Father Time take away 2 important elements of functional fitness agility and dynamic balance. Try the Figure 8 Tabata Cone Workout.As an active adult, working on agility and dynamic balance is important, knowing Father Time is trying to take that away from you. Resistance band training is one of the best ways to work on foot agility while training the body to stay dynamically balanced in standing at all times. The Figure 8 Tabata Cone Workout requires minimal space and was one of the first RBT Workouts I created to work on those 2 elements of functional fitness while creating a fun way to burn fat.
Joint friendliness is the key to the Boulder Shoulder Band Workout being sustainable at any ageThe shoulder region is the most frequently injured joint in the body when it comes to training with free weights. As a result, RBT Shoulder Training, especially in the active aging population, has been a game changer over the past 10 years. The Boulder Shoulder Band Workout has not only been an RBT staple shoulder building workout, it has also allowed 1000's of people with nagging shoulder pain, due to long-term weight lifting, to regain complete pain free shoulder functional strength.
Spartacus Band Workout 2 - Attached Triple ThreatSpartacus Band Workout 2 applied the same 3 in 1 progression while using more attached versus attachment free band setups. However, the ability to seamlessly flow from one level of progression to the next was even easier to do with attached resistance band training. This makes Spartacus 2 an even more effective interval fat loss, strength training workout.
Spartacus Band Workouts: The Ultimate 3 in 1 WorkoutSpartacus Band Workouts were designed in 2009, to demonstrate how easy it was to increase exercise progression following the RBT Method. Using the 3 levels of RBT progression (stationary-mobility-integrated) people were shown, over a 60-second work set, how they could seamlessly flow from one progression to the next while never having to change resistance.
The best way to keep weight lifting a part of your weekly workout and avoid constantly beating up your body is to combine bands with weightsI have talked a lot over the years about the importance and benefits of training with a Variable or Ascending "Band" resistance vs always training with a constant free weight resistance. As a 50+ guy, I have found that combining bands with weights is by far the best way to keep some weight lifting into your weekly routine without beating up the joints or placing the body at a higher potential for overuse injuries. The key is learning how to safely apply bands to specific exercises and, in turn, optimize each exercise.