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.
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.
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Here are 10 attached band exercises to consider
Contrast Band Training - Shoulder Press Example
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Variable resistance training is not just for athletes or power-liftersVery often when trainers or coaches talk about training with variable resistance they do so with athletes or highly-skilled strength training individuals in mind. Combining band resistance with free weight resistance, which is referred to as variable resistance training, is an effective way for anyone to strength train who doesn't want to overload the body and related joints with heavy weight. Plus, when combining free weights and bands, it allows muscles to be challenged through the entire range of motion utilizing different repetition speeds. This, in turn, recruits fast twitch muscle fibers. Both of these benefits can not be achieved when separately training with bands or free weights.
The best way to functionally train the body is through band locomotion
As a guy who goes to a gym pretty regularly, some things never change.It doesn’t matter what gym it is. You see people lying on their backs performing 100’s of sit-ups, crunches, trunk twists, and goofy windshield wipers. ENOUGH OF THIS CRAP!!! They don’t create usable abs. Also, they've been proven to age your body, specifically your lower back.